Mallorcan Walking Tours - Walks, Treks, Hikes in Mallorca (Majorca)
Contact Richard Strutt Tel +34 668 542 274 Email: richstrutt@hotmail.com

Mallorcan Classic Trek

Sat 21st - 28th April 2018
£695 / 825 € p.p

Tour Includes

6 Evening Meals
Breakfast Everyday
3 Picnics
Vehicle Assistance for your baggage as per dossier
AND a very experienced Guide

The classic traverse of the mountains, which form the islands backbone is now a firm favourite and it’s easy to see why.

We start our trek in the pretty village of Valldemossa and finish in the far northern town of Pollensa. The scenery and colour you’ll view on this six day route is simply breathtaking. Centuries old traders paths, previously used by old rural industries, will show us the way through canyons and over peaks.

Just imagine setting off each day knowing that you’re going to be staying and eating somewhere completely different that night and to get there, all you’ll need is a day sack, as this trek offers full vehicle assistance for the rest of your things.

PLEASE NOTE:

We also offer - Self-Guided Treks on request with your baggage moved on and tailored to the amount of time you have.

Day one : Welcome to Palma de Mallorca
Arrival at Palma airport, from where you'll make your way to our first accommodation in the capital Palma de Mallorca. (Details of hotel in Palma and how to get to it, sent with booking confirmation).

The hotel is family run and extremely well located.
Taxi fare (2016) from the airport to the hotel is approx 27 euros.
Alternatively you can take the public bus into central Palma on the airport /city centre shuttle, which runs frequently and can be found just outside the terminal.

If you arrive early, try and take full advantage of this wonderful city. Perhaps visiting the Cathedral, or the impressive Bellver Castle.

This first evening we all dine together at a very traditional celler restaurant, where they used to celebrate after bull fights.
Please arrive at the hotel before 8pm if you want to take part in the evening meal / Get together / Brief outline of the exciting week ahead.
Day two : Valldemossa to Deia
Archduke's PathwayWe transfer to the colourful mountain village of Valldemossa where we allow time to explore.

This is where we start the trek north, as our route climbs up to reach the majestic "Archdukes Pathway", offering stunning coastal views, before descending to the heavenly setting of Deia.

Our accommodation is a comfortable guest house in an enviable location. We dine together in Deia and stroll its streets by moonlight!

15kms / 6.5 Hrs Walking Approx.

Day three : Deia to Soller

A lazy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the village and then we continue the walk to Port Soller situated on the edge of a crescent shaped bay and surrounded by high mountain scenery.

To get there from Deia we take the old fisherman’s way above the sea to the hamlet of Lluc Alcari, then climb up to the House of Son Mico with its lofty position, to view as far as the eye can see.

The high balcony path is dominated by gnarled olive trees and great photographic opportunities.

We arrive at the back of Port Soller and conveniently right behind a bar, before checking into our seafront hotel for the next two nights.

15kms / 5 Hrs walking approx.

Day four: Rest Day!
The TunnelsRest day! But that's entirely up to you, because a guided walk in the locality will be on offer. (This will usually be decided in Soller). Whatever you choose to do, having another day in this marvellous valley with its rich vegetation and attractive warm stone buildings is a must. Please note: This is the only night you need to find your own food.

Day five : Soller to Tossals Mountain Refuge

Tossals Mountain Refuge Today’s leg of the journey takes us through an incredible variety of scenery.
After breakfast we taxi up to Soller Town and walk through narrow twisting streets as we head towards the pretty hamlet of Biniaraix to start the ascent of a 16th century limestone staircase which has some of the most spectacular vistas anywhere in the Med.

We continue to the distinct cone shaped peak of L'Ofre at 1091m. The day just gets better and better.

We then follow the water pipeline from Cuber Reservoir down through a series of tunnels (Big enough to stand up in) to reach a hidden valley where we find tonight's place to sleep "The Tossals Verds Mountain Refuge". This is trekking at its best, staying up in the hills away from urbanisation under a star-studded sky.

The meal at Tossals will give us another chance to sample local cuisine.

We sleep in the very comfortable, recently refurbished Tossals Verds Refuge in bunk style dormitories.

Please note: We take what we need for the day and night at Tossals in our rucksacks, because our luggage has gone to the next stop at Lluc monastery.

20kms /9 hrs. walking approx.

Day six : Tossals to Lluc Monastery

Massanella Waking refreshed and ready to tackle anything, today's objective is to ascend the mighty "Puig D’en Gallileu" (1189m) en route to the religious heartbeat of the island "The Monastery of Lluc".

The mountain has a long flat back and stands clear of anything that might obstruct the stunning views from it.

The Monastery is our accommodation for the night and naturally an experience not to be missed. Clean cotton sheets are placed neatly at the end of your bed, but you have to make it yourself. Then it's down to eat a well earned meal with the rest of the group. The food experience here is always a treat!

16Kms / 7.5 Hrs walking approx.

Day seven : Lluc to Pollensa

Our last walking day starts after breakfast at Lluc. The route takes us up through Holm Oak woodland to a plateau called "Coll Pelat" then cuts across a hillside to the spring water bottling plant at Binifaldo. Here we follow the Cami Vell de Pollensa (The old way north before the asphalt road was built) hugging the sides of the mighty Puig Tomir mountain.

Our arrival in Pollensa square marks the end of the trek, but never the memories!

We are transferred down to Port Pollensa and the final accommodation on the tour, a centrally situated B&B full of character. This is our last night together and I guess we'll have a lot to talk about over dinner.

17Kms / 6.5hrs walking approx.

Day eight : Destination Airport.

The tour ends after breakfast on day eight, the homeward journey and getting to Palma Airport :-

Taxi to Palma airport from the north costs approx 80€, but many shuttle companies now offer a very competitive alternative.

The Public bus times can be located on tib.org and this service takes you into Palma city, so you can connect with the airport shuttle bus.
If you arrive in Palma station early and wish to explore the city, there’s even a place to leave luggage and not expensive.

Any information needed on this subject will be available from the tour leader.

Level of Difficulty

This holiday should present no difficulties to anyone in good condition who’s used to undulating mountain walking. Most of the route is on well-defined footpaths but there are a few stretches over rough ground.

The trek is graded B overall.

Please note: While the intention is to adhere to the tour itinerary that you’ve just read, a degree of informality and flexibility is built in. There may be some variation to the basic trek due to the weather.

Climate

We’ve operated the Classic Tour in Spring and Autumn successfully for thirteen years in all kinds of weather, but September and May will be on average 21-25 grads.

Trek Dates 2018
Sat 21st - 28th April 2018
£695 / 825 € p.p
What's Included
  • The price is based on two people sharing a twin or double room, except in the case of Tossals Verds Mountain Refuge, from arrival on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.
  • The meals included are as follows :
    • Evening Meals on Nights 1/2/3/5/6/7.
    • Breakfasts Days 2/3/4/5/6/7/8.
    • Picnics on route days 2/3/6 when its difficult to organise for yourself and one of these is a true Mallorcan P’amb Oli.
  • Type of food on route:
    • Two choice menu of the day at most venues and all breakfasts are continental.
  • The tour wouldn't be complete without the services of the Guide to escort you through the mountains.
  • The vehicle assistance, to take your extra belongings between night stops -Palma to Port Pollensa (with the exception of Tossals)
  • The group transfers from Palma to Valldemossa and from Pollensa town to the Port. .
What’s not included

To take advantage of this tour you need to find a flight to arrive in Palma on one of the trek start dates offered.
Accommodation can be extended if you wish to arrive before the tour or extend afterwards.
Your tour starts as per dossier from official start date above at the hotel in the city of Palma and finishes after breakfast on day 8. If you’d like a taxi booking or a bus timetable we’d be only too happy to help.

Please note :-
Hotels and Apartments in the Balearics, now impose a small tourist tax. Unfortunately this cannot be included in the holiday cost. The rate of tax varies on location and the star rating of the hotel; reception will ask for this tax in cash (approximately €0.75 - €2 per person, per night).

Insurance
Each walker should have adequate travel insurance for the trip and a photo copy of this must be given to the walk leader on arrival.
Group size 14 max
Enquiries or bookings, please contact me on
Tel: 00 34 668 542 274 or Email : richstrutt@hotmail.com