Day 7 - Alaro landscape in blossom
Day 7 - Alaro landscape in blossom 
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Mallorca: Palma and the Serra de Tramuntana
Where the mountains meet the Mediterranean
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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.


Grade: medium


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.

  • Sophisticated Palma and its gothic cathedral
  • Winter blossoming orchards and orchids
  • The Postman's Path and the quirky La Granja museum
  • The Archduke’s Path to Deia
  • The alleys and restaurants of Soller
  • Alaro Castle ruins and Es Verger restaurant for your finale
  • Mallorcan warmth and hospitality
  • Birdwatching during spring and autumn migration

OUR RECOMMENDATION:  Why not spend an extra night in Soller/Fornalutx and hire a bike from Tramuntana Tours.  Explore the Soller valley and its byways, ride down to Port Soller for a swim...

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Mallorca: Palma and the Serra de Tramuntana route map
Route designed by

Jesca Scott

Jesca has lived in the foothills of Mallorca's beautiful Tramuntana mountains for eight years with her husband and young family. A keen hiker all her life, combined with a background in the preservation of historic buildings, her favourite island walks are where paths and the built heritage meet, bringing the landscape alive. Her enthusiasm and experience in guiding small groups along Mallorca's hiking paths will delight those who want to experience the real Mallorca.