Where the mountains meet the Mediterranean
This stunning walk shows to perfection two unspoilt faces of the island of Mallorca. Spend a day in the relaxed and historic capital - Palma - and explore its labyrinthine streets, palace courtyards, art museums and elaborate cathedral before heading for the hills - the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. These limestone mountains form a dramatic landscape of peaks and deep valleys, largely undiscovered except by walkers. The fauna and flora are undisturbed and early spring (late January/early February) walkers can have the added bonus of almond blossom time.
Much of the route we have selected is on the GR221 so navigation is easy, allowing you to enjoy the breathtaking views and dramatic landscapes. This is a route that can be enjoyed as a winter break (mild, though occasionally rainy), for the spring flowers or for autumn colour, and its extended season will suit those who can't get away during the more conventional walking season.
Discover the other face of Mallorca – remote, high and wild, but with unequalled hospitality and wonderful food, and as far away from the seething crowds as it’s possible to be. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Mary and Emma
See walker Frank Hofmann's photo album of his Autumn 2014 trip here.
Note: from April to September the route is busy and it is normally not possible to arrange one-night stays in Estellencs and Banyalbufar (nights 2 and 3). Additionally in December and January our Estellencs hotel is closed. Instead walkers normally stay two nights in Banyalbufar and use the local bus to enable all described walking to be done.
Standard 8 -night route - as per "itinerary"
7 nights (one night only in Soller/Fornalutx)
Faster 7-night option - combine walking days 2 and 3 and miss Estellencs night
6 nights (1 night in each hotel) - walk days 2,3,4,5, and 7
5 nights - stay Palma, Banyabufar, Valdemossa, Soller/Fornalutx and Alaro, walk days 2/3,4,5 and 7
4 nights - stay Palma, Banyalbufar, Soller/Fornalutx, Alaro, walk days 2/3,5,7 (taxi transfer to start day 5)
Custom options also possible - check with On Foot Holidays
Self-Guiding introduction day by Jesca Scott (subject to her availability) - accompanying you from Es Capdella to Estellencs or Banyalbufar. Other possible days -Valdemossa to Deia and/or Soller circuits.