Arrive in our base in the town of Valldemossa, home to Carthusian
monastery around which the town is built. The town of Valldemossa
can be easily reached by public bus from Palma de Mallorca.
This is an easy day walk to get your legs under you. You follow
the horse-riding trail of Archduke Ludwig Salvador which provides
you wonderful views over the Mediterranean Sea along the way.
If you are feeling energetic there is the option to extend the
walk with an ascent to Es Teix peak (at 1062m).
A short transfer brings you to artists colony of Deia where you
start to walk along the coastline. You walk through an ancient
Mediterranean woodland of oak, pine and the 'Strawberry Tree'
or madrone. You continue on the trail through private orange
estates as you head on to the coastal town of Puerto Soller and
its famous old tramway.
After a short transfer by tram to Soller you enjoy a walk today through the hills of the Serra de Tramuntana
range. Today therefore provides you with the opportunity in the
morning to enjoy the rugged (and quieter) Mediterranean coast
here in western Mallorca or to visit the old town centre of Soller
and shop for Mallorquin delicacies. Heading off on your walk
ascends gradually through citrus trees and into the hills and the rural hamlet of Balitx d'Avall. You continue down to
follow the coastline and on to Cala Tuent, a summer village with a picturesque beach.
From the port of Soller, you have a steep ascent to the cliffs which form a natural
breakwater overlooking the bay. From the cliffs you have lovely views from the old watchtower (Torre Picada)
along the rocky coastline to the tiny island of S'Illeta. From your highpoint, you then have a steep
descent along a ravine to reach teh promontory at Sa Punta Llarga.
You head off this morning along the 'orange
valley' and head deep into the Serra de Tramuntana. Today's walk
involves a fair amount of ascent and leads you right across the
Tramuntana range. Heading up along part of the GR221 you pass
the Torrent d'Almedra on your way to the col before descending
to Orient's hidden and lush valley - home to some of the best
apples and cherries on the island.
Our final day's walking brings you to the centre of the island
- atop the impressive Alaró mountain (822m) where you are rewarded
with magnificent views over Mallorca as far as the Palma and
Alcúdia bays. It
is also the location of the Alaró castle - an ancient fortification
dating back to the Moors. You return to our base for the evening.
The tour is completed following your breakfast. We will transfer you to the nearest railway
station, where you can catch a train to Palma de Mallorca and
then continue on to the airport by shuttle bus
7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our approved
partner hotels (normally with en-suite facilities) on a bed
and breakfast basis.
Lunches and dinners are not included, but packed
lunches can be bought in most of the villages or ordered directly
from your accommodation.
Luggage transfers between hotels, route description
Airport transfers to and from Mallorca airport
are not included. Please contact us if you wish to arrange taxi transfers.
For more information on Mallorca visit the Mallorca
Tourism website at http://www.illesbalears.es/ing/majorca/home.jsp.
Flight schedules and information on Palma de Mallorca
The price for the Mallorca self-guided
tour is £695 Sterling (approx $1,145 US Dollars or €780
Euro) per person sharing.
- 7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our approved partner hotels (normally with en-suite
facilities) on a bed and breakfast basis. Note that breakfast on days 7 and 8 is not served, but has to be prepared by the clients.
The housekeeper will leave a tray with all the ingredients in the kitchen.
- All transfers as described in the itinerary except those that specify the use of local
buses. Where public bus transport is used, this must be paid for locally.
- Luggage transfer between hotels, detailed daily
route notes, and map(s).
- Airport transfers to/from Palma de Mallorca Airport are NOT included. Please contact us if you wish to
arrange taxi transfers.
Single supplement -
The additional supplement for single occupancy (if accompanying a party) is £200.
Lone traveller price - The total cost for a person travelling
alone (not with a party) is £990.
Availability - Note you can start your self-guided tour on any day that
you wish throughout the season from 1 March to 15 December 2011. Please complete a booking
form, or contact us to arrange.