Mallorca - Tramuntana Traverse
Spain, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £795 (land only) - from €955 (land only) - from $1,295 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Valldemossa. A single timed group transfer from Palma de Mallorca Airport is provided in the late morning. Afternoon free for independent sightseeing. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, we set off walking on a trail overlooking the north coast, taking minimal personal gear for the overnight with us. Great views of Palma Bay and of the peninsula of Na Foradada. After 4 hours we reach Deia and overnight in the newly renovated refuge of Can Boi. Afternoon free to check out the village.
Day 3: Hike to the bay of Cala Deia for a swim. Then, continue along the north coast. After 2 hours, through green oak trees, we arrive at the idyllic hamlet of Lluc Alcari. Then descend in a further 2 hours to Porto Soller, where we check in at a hotel with pool. Afternoon free.
Day 4: Once again, we need to take minimal personal gear for the overnight with us. We take the tramway up to Soller, then set off through the Biniaraix Gorge, ascending on the 'Pilgrim's Path' to the Ofre Pass (1091m) and the mountain lake of Cuber. We reach our overnight stop at the Tossals Verts Refuge after 7 hours of walking.
Day 5: Today, we traverse the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, hiking through a rugged landscape on good paths and ascending the peak of Massanella (1382m) from the north. We then descend via the Voltes des Galileu pathway to Lluc Monastery. We spend 2 nights at the Sanctuary de Lluc, a veritable haven of peace.
Day 6: Directly from the monastery, we climb the most northerly summit of the Serra de Tramuntana, Puig Tomir (1102m). There are great views of the Bay of Pollenca and the Bay of Alcudia. We return to the monastery for a second night after around 6 hours of walking.
Day 7: An easier day-hike, as we follow the route of the GR221 (Ruta de Pedra en Sec) to Pollenca. Arriving at our hotel around midday, we have the afternoon free to look around this charming town. Overnight in Pollenca.
Day 8: KE group package services end after breakfast with a single timed early morning group transfer to Palma Airport.