Mallorca - Tramuntana Traverse
- A walk on the wild side of Mallorca
- Views from the summit of Puig de Massanella
- 2 nights at the tranquil sanctuary of Lluc Monastery
- Varied selection of day-hikes, from the coast to the high tops
- Traditional Mallorcan food and hospitality
Away from its popular resorts, there is another, more rugged and more traditional side of Mallorca waiting to be discovered. Running along the island's north-western coastline, the spectacular 70 kilometre chain of the Serra de Tramuntana is crossed by mountain trails and old drove roads that link medieval villages, such as Valldemossa, Deia, Soller and Escorca. Our continuous traverse is comprised of a selection of superb day-walks that include low-level gems, as well as some of the highest Mallorcan summits, most notably Puig Tomir and Puig de Massanella (1382m). We overnight in a mix of charming accommodation, from hotels with pools, to a comfortable mountain refuge and even spend 2 nights at the atmospheric Lluc Monastery. Perfect early and late in the year, this excellent walking week shows Mallorca at its finest, from secluded bays and timeless villages, to scenic high valleys and rocky crests.
Is this holiday for you?
This fantastic walking holiday takes us away from the busy tourist resorts of southern Mallorca and up into the rugged mountains in the north-west of the island. We can expect to get plenty of sun, have a couple of opportunities to swim in the sea and to sample excellent Mallorcan cooking. But, this is also a holiday for keen walkers and we have made sure to include some of the best walking on the island. After a couple of shorter introductory days, we have 4 long day-hikes, each of which will involve 6 or 7 hours of walking with a fair amount of ascent and descent. The underfoot conditions are generally excellent, following tracks and trails and long sections of well-maintained pathway. We will also encounter rocky terrain and short sections of easy scrambling. This holiday is suitable for the average weekend hiker, looking for tranquility and sun.