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Mallorca: High Trails of Tramuntana

Overview

Explore the tranquil heart of Mallorca – the wild Serra de Tramuntana. Walk along high mountain trails and pilgrim paths across olive groves and past picturesque villages, discovering the best sections of the famed GR221 Dry Stone Route. Stay at charming hand-picked hotels and enjoy time for long dinners of tapas and wine.

  • The best sections of the famed GR221 Dry Stone Route
  • Walking through the Tramuntana Sierra in North-West Mallorca
  • Amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea
  • Nice country hotels full of character, including two nights in the idyllic Lluc Monastery

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Port d’Alcúdia

Arrival in Port d’Alcúdia, a resort town with a great beach that can easily be reached by public bus from Palma de Mallorca (1 hour).

Day 2: Port d’Alcúdia Coastal Walk | 15 km

Take in one of the most beautiful paths stretches between the bay of Pollenca and Alcúdia. You follow the coast and climb a stunning rocky peak. On winding paths with incredible panoramic views, you cross soft hills back to the historic town of Alcúdia and finally to the promenade of Pt. Alcúdia.

  • Walking for the day: 15 km, 6 hours, ↑690 m ↓820 m
  • Accommodation: HSM President 4* or similar

Day 3: Pollença to Lluc Monastery | 13 km

A short transfer will bring you to Pollenca, where you join the historic pilgrim path to Lluc. With the Serra de Tramuntana’s high summits in full view, you walk up onto the pass past Puig Tomir. Shady stone oak forests, orchards and rough meadows compose a varied scenery. Do not miss walking around the botanical garden of the monastery.

  • Walking for the day: 13 km, 4-5 hours, ↑600 m ↓220 m
  • Accommodation: Lluc Monastery or similar

Day 4: Cuber Reservoir to Lluc Monastery | 15 km

In the morning a short transfer will bring you to Cuber Reservoir where you join a further stage of the pilgrim path to Lluc. You walk high up into the Serra and on passes down to Lluc. An interesting scenery with high grass, rocks and crossings that resemble high alpine territory lies ahead of you. The sunny vistas on the steep rocky coast and fertile valleys certainly belong to the most marvellous sights Mallorca has to offer. Return to monastery Lluc for another overnight stay.

  • Walking for the day: 15 km, 5-6 hours, ↑880 m ↓590 m
  • Accommodation: Lluc Monastery or similar

Day 5: Lluc Monastery to Port de Sóller | 12 km

You will walk along the Cuber reservoir to the L’Ofre pass where a superb panoramic view of the Serra de Tramuntana peak is waiting for you. You take the winding path up to the Es Cornador peak where you can enjoy the view into the distance across the coast and to Palma. On your way to Sóller you will walk along the well-known panoramic path through the Biniaraix gorge, which is one of the nicest landscapes in the Tramuntana mountains. You will reach the lively centre of Sóller by walking alongside beautifully scenting orange plantations. By taking the old tram, you will get to the Port de Sóller.

Day 6: Deia to Port de Sóller | 13 km

Transfer to the artists’ village – Deia. You will start today’s walk from Deia Bay, and you will head along the wildly romantic rocky coastline towards Sóller. You can expect a diverse route with great views and numerous quiet places to sit back and relax. In a Finca’s flourishing garden, high above the Sóller valley, you can refuel with some freshly squeezed orange juice and a tasty piece of cake before you end your day’s walk by walking along Port de Sóller’s promenade.

Day 7: Palma | 13 km

Take the retro tram through the valley of oranges into the bustling capital Palma. Stroll along the lively alleyways and the impressive cathedral before walking along the beach promenade to the Playa de Palma. Alternatively, we recommend a walking tour to Fornalutx, into Mallorca’s most beautiful village. You walk along olive groves, almond trees and fragrant orange groves through the green and fertile valley of Sóller and then take the retro tram to Palma.

  • Walking for the day: 13 km, 2-3 hours (Playa) or 13 km 3-4 hours, ↑370 m ↓360 m (Fornalutx)
  • Accommodation: Caballero 4* or similar

Day 8: Departure

Your trip comes to an end today after breakfast.

What to Expect

Accommodation

Accommodation is in charming 3 and 4-star hotels, some of them with swimming pools, as well two overnights in the idyllic Lluc Monastery. All accommodations have private en-suite rooms and offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We have carefully hand-picked all places and regularly monitor their quality. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.

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HSM PresidentLluc MonasteryLos GerraniosMarina SollerCaballero

Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates, we will replace it with a hotel of equal or higher value and quality level. We will provide exact accommodation details to you upon booking confirmation.

Meals

Breakfast is included on all days. When no restaurant location is available on the route, lunches and snacks should either be bought from local shops, or packed lunch can be pre-ordered from your hotel the night before. You have plenty of options for dinner in villages and towns.

Difficulty & terrain

Surefootedness and stamina are required, and walking times are up to 6 hours. You are rewarded with an unusual and beautiful perspective of Mallorca. The paths can be rocky; therefore, sturdy walking boots are highly recommended (read more about difficulty grades). Some of the walks are way-marked with signs for the GR221 or other local paths, and we will provide you with detailed road notes, GPS tracks and maps. We strongly advise you to follow the trails and never try to shorten the path through the unknown and unmarked terrain. You can call our 24/7 local assistance phone number anytime. More detailed info on route navigation will be included in your holiday information pack.

When to go

Departures are possible on Fridays and Sundays only, between mid-February and end-June and from the end of August till the end of October.

If you prefer to start on another day of the week or in July, August, November or December, you should consider our Mallorca Coast and Mountains itinerary instead. 

The weather is pleasant and spring-like most of the year. The best months to travel are May and September when the temperatures are nice and pleasant for walking. Flowers will also be in full bloom in May.

Getting there

FCO up-to-date travel advice

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By plane

The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca (PMI)

By train or bus
  • Arriving by plane to Palma de Mallorca airport: there is a shuttle bus (line 01 or line 21) which runs from the airport to the bus/train station in Palma de Mallorca every 15 min. By bus, it is 1 hour to Pt. Alcúdia. Check timetables at www.tib.org.
  • Return from Playa de Palma to the airport: short ride by taxi cost approximately EUR 25 per fare.
  • If you are travelling to and from Barcelona by private or rental car, you can take the ferry to Palma de Mallorca. However, it is not at all convenient to take your car over to the island, as the cost is quite high. In addition, at the end of the trip, it is faster and easier to get back to the ferry terminal by public transport or taxi than by car.

Inclusions

Included

  • 7 nights in charming hand-picked 3 and 4-star hotels as listed above
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Detailed journey documentation and practical information (road notes)
  • Transfers to/from trailheads as listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers when changing hotels (up to 20 kg per person)
  • Train fare retro “red lightning train” from Sóller to Palma
  • 24/7 phone assistance by our local office/representative

Excluded

  • Airfare and connecting land transfers
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks
  • Travel insurance (required – get a quote online)
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as ‘included’ in the programme

Options, extras & supplements

  • A supplement applies to members of a group who require a single room
  • This holiday is available for solo travellers; a supplement will be charged as accommodation and luggage transfer costs are not shared (we never mix and match – solo travellers will be accommodated in single rooms)
  • Entrance fees for attractions and museums
  • Tramway fare from Sóller to Pt. Sóller approx. EUR 5 per person
  • Extra nights before and after the tour

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Emrys J

Well planned walking routes through spectacular landscapes.