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Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.7 Read 12 reviews
  • Walk the GR221 - Dry Stone Route - of the Sierra de Tramuntana
  • The honey coloured villages of Deia, Valldemossa & Soller
  • Ancient cobbled paths and dramatic mountain landscapes
  • Walking the Barranc de Biniaraix from Soller to Cuber
  • The 13th century Lluc Sanctuary, Mallorca's most sacred pilgrim site.
A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village of Esporles and winds its way along ancient cobbled footpaths lined with dry stone terraces to the town of Pollenca. Explore landscapes rich in flora and fauna such as the osprey, black vulture, wild olive and citrus groves. Discover some of the prettiest villages in Mallorca such as Deia, Valldemossa and Soller. And at the end of the day put your feet up in traditional and welcoming hotels.

What To Expect

This route follows our classic inn-to-inn formula and is a challenging walk but one filled with rewards! Each day you will walk between inns following paths on the GR221 - perfect if you want a bit of a challenge but with comfortable hotel stays at the end of each day.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Mountains

Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded as moderate-strenuous, and we recommend that you are experienced walkers to get the most out of it. Most of the walks follow gravel and paved tracks, and you occasionally follow minor roads, with one short section on a busier road between Deia and Soller. The longest day is 17km and the shortest is 8km.  There is a fair bit of ascent and descent involved with 910m ascent being the most on one day.  We do not recommend this walk for anybody who suffers from vertigo as there are some sections where there are steep drop-offs.

Navigation

The GR221 is signposted between Deia and Pollenca, making it fairly easy to follow for those sections. For the section between Esporles and Deia, this is not currently signposted, however, we will provide detailed route notes and maps for the whole route. We recommend that you are comfortable navigating to ensure that you are able to fully enjoy this walk.

Accommodation Information

7 Nights accommodation in 3* hotels and guesthouses and 1 night in a simple mountain monastery is included in your trip.

The accommodation we normally use is detailed on our website, however, is subject to availability and therefore alternatives of a similar standard may be offered.

You can add extra nights at any point during the tour. We can also arrange additional nights in the cosmopolitan city of Palma, which we recommend for those looking for a fix of great shopping and nightlife.

Accommodation Location

We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in your itinerary. Occasionally, because of limited availability, there is the option to be accommodated at an alternative location. In the unlikely event that we have to accommodate you elsewhere, we will advise you of this before confirming your booking.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is not available to solo walkers. If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate your request. A single supplement is payable.

Meals

7 Breakfasts are included. To keep things flexible, lunches and dinners are not included. You can pick up picnic lunches from local shops or markets or stop off at restaurants en-route. Drinks and evening meals are available either at your accommodation or nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 7 Nights in 3 star hotels and guesthouses
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Airport transfers to and from Palma
  • Taxis on Days 5 & 6 between Cuber and Soller
  • Baggage transfers between accommodations
  • Detailed route notes, maps and pre-departure information pack
  • 24/7 emergency telephone support
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to and from Palma
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the tour

When To Go

You can start this walking tour on any day of your choice between April and June, and September to October. We don’t recommend July or August as it tends to be too hot for walking then. The best months for walking tend to be between April and May, and September through to October when the temperatures are a bit cooler. Mallorca is very popular and the accommodations do fill up quickly so we recommend booking as early as possible.

Time of Year

In our opinion, 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 to the Start

By AirPalma is the main airport in Mallorca and has direct flights from most major airports in the UK and flying time is just over two hours from London. Airlines include Easyjet, British Airways, Ryanair, Thomson Flights, Flybe & Jet2.

Airport transfers are included to and from Palma Airport.

Getting from the End

By AirPalma is the main airport in Mallorca and has direct flights from most major airports in the UK and flying time is just over two hours from London. Airlines include Easyjet, British Airways, Ryanair, Thomson Flights, Flybe & Jet2.

Airport transfers are included to and from Palma Airport.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight stay. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes.

Equipment

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Esporles Day 2 Walk to Valldemossa 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Day 3 Walk to Deia 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Day 4 Walk to Soller 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 5 Transfer to Cuber Reservoir, Walk to Soller 8 miles / 13 km Day 6 Transfer to Cuber, Walk to Lluc Monastery 8.7 miles / 14 km Day 7 Walk to Pollenca 12 miles / 19 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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