La Luminosa, the enlightened, is the Spanish name for Majorca. The largest of the Balearic islands has many hidden secrets and shows off to her best advantage. Explore the tranquil core of Majorca the wild Sierra de Tramuntana with good walking paths over rocks and though sun drenched scattered oaks. Cross olive groves to picturesque villages with manor houses and castles. Now and again you enjoy marvellous views of the sea and small islands. Sun, beach, sea and recuperation are the strong points of the idyllic coastal villages.
Day 1. Arrival
Individual journey to Pt. Alcúdia
Day 2. Coastal walk on the peninsula of Alcúdia
One of the most beautiful paths stretch between the bay of Pollenca and Alcúdia. You follow the coast and climb a stunning rocky peak. On winding paths with incredible panoramic views you cross soft hills back to the historic town Alcúdia and finally to the promenade of Pt. Alcúdia.
Walking time approx. 6 hrs, 15 km, uphill/downhill: 500m/620m
Day 3. Pt. Alcúdia - Monastery Lluc
Short transfer to Pollenca, where you join the historic pilgrim path to Lluc. The high summits of Serra de Tramuntana in full view you walk up on the pass past Puig Tomir. Shade stone oak forests, flushing orchards and rough meadows compose a varied scenery. Connoisseurs walk through the botanical garden of the monastery.
Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs, 13 km, uphill/downhill: 670m/290m
Day 4. Pilgrim path Cuber Reservoir
In the morning transfer to Cuber Reservoir where you join a further stage of the pilgrim paths to Lluc. You walk high up into the Sierra and on passes down to Lluc. An interesting countryside with high grass, rocks and crossings that resemble high alpine territory lay ahead of you. The sunny vistas on the steep rock coast and fertile valleys certainly belong to the most marvellous sights Majorca has to offer. Return to monastery Lluc for another overnight.
Walking time: approx. 5-6 hrs, 15 km, uphill/downhill: 59
Day 5. Monastery Lluc - Pt. Sóller
You will walk along the Cuber reservoir to the L’Ofre pass where a superb panoramic view of the Serra de Tramuntana peak is waiting for you. You take the winding path up to the Es Cornador peak where you can enjoy the view into the distance across the coast and to Palma. On your way to Sóller you will walk along the well-known panoramic path through the Biniaraix gorge, which is one of nicest landscapes in the Tramuntana mountains. You will reach the lively centre of Sóller by walking alongside beautifully scenting orange plantations. By taking the old tram, you will get to the Port de Sóller.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs, 15 km, uphill/downhill: 380m/990m
Day 6. Coastal path from Deia to Sóller
Transfer to the artists’ village – Deia. You will start today’s walk from Deia bay and you will head along the wildly romantic rocky coastline towards Sóller. You can expect a diverse route with great views and numerous quiet places to sit back and relax. In a Finca’s flourishing garden, high above the Sóller valley, you can refuel with some freshly squeezed orange juice and a tasty piece of cake before you end your day’s walk by walking along Port de Sóller’s promenade.
Walking time: approx. 5 hrs, 15km, uphill/downhill: 340m/470m
Day 7. Pt. Sóller – Playa de Palma
Take the nostalgic train through the valley of oranges (“Picking of oranges during the train ride forbidden”) down to Palma. Enjoy this ride along the mountains of Tramuntana and through the fertile plains of Palma. The beach promenade takes you to the lively Playa de Palma. Take a stroll through the historic old town of Palma with little alleys and the majestic cathedral.
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs, 10km
Day 8. Departure
Individual journey home or extra days.
Price includes: ►7 overnights on half board ►Luggage transfer ►Welcome meeting ►Transfers according to program ►Train fare with nostalgic “red lightning train” Sóller – Palma ► Detailed route instructions ►24 hours service
Not included: ►flight tickets ►drinks and meals not mentioned in the program ►Tramway fare from Sóller to Pt. Sóller (approx. € 5,- per person) ►insurance ►entry fees
Optional expences: ►single room surcharge 175 EUR ► Extra nights at Pt. Alcúdia 3***, Playa de Palma 4**** or another hotel
How to get there?: ►By air to Palma de Mallorca. ►Take the coach to Palma bus station and then approx. 1 hr. to Pt. Alcúdia. Or organised transfer available to Pt. Alcúdia cost € 80,- per fare (up to 4 persons). Reservation required, payable locally.
►Return from Playa de Palma to the airport: short ride by taxi, cost approx. € 25,- per fare.
Good to know: Sure footedness and stamina are required for walking times up to 6 hours. You are rewarded by an unusual and beautiful perspective of Majorca. The paths can be rocky therefore sturdy walking boots are necessary.