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Mallorca highlights - 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3
Bohemian villages, coastal views, oranges and mountains. On each day of this level 3 walking tour, you can explore some of Mallorca’s walking classics, which do require some good fitness. You will walk on good, sometimes stony footpaths. For the walk from Valldemossa to Deia you need to be sure-footed and you need to have a head for heights.
This week’s walking presents you with the “best of Mallorca “every day. Each day, you will follow a new, dreamlike path with wonderfully diverse scenery as far as the eye can see and of course, you will see lots of typical Mallorcan villages. In fact, you will go from one highlight to the next! You will be thrilled by how diverse this island really is. Right from the start you will visit lovely places, the mountain village Valldemossa is a particularly lovely place, which has attracted lots of celebrities. The rugged west coast is fascinating and has many panoramic tours to offer with coastal views and unique scenery. Sóller, the capital of the oranges and a jewel of the island is well-known for its culinary delights. The Orient valley also has ample culinary delights for you to discover after you have hiked through the sparse Serra de Tramuntana mountain landscape. At the end, you can look forward to arriving in the capital city, Palma, which is a modern yet also traditional metropolis on the island.
On each day’s walk, you can explore some of Mallorca’s walking classics, which do require some good fitness. You will walk on good, sometimes stony footpaths. For the walk from Valldemossa to Deia you need to be surefooted and you need to have a head for heights.
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Individual journey to Valldemossa
This idyllic artists’ village, which is embedded in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, invites you to go on an exploratory walk. Stroll along the traces of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand through the lively little alleyways with numerous cafes and galleries. You can take a magnificent rest in the garden of the well-known charter house
Valldemossa – Deia (approx. 5 hours 12 km +550 m -830 m)
Looking back at the wonderful Valldemossa silhouette’s, you will take an easy walk through the olive gardens before you go along the old coal paths in the Tramuntana mountains. Soon you can expect some breath-taking views from the sparse mountain landscape over the coast towards Palma. On the spectacular Archduke Johann horse track, you will go along mountain paths with magnificent views over towards the next artists’ village, Deia.
Coastal path from Deia to Sóller (approx. 5 hours 12 km +300 m -430 m)
Before you set off on your walk to Sóller, you can take a detour to Deia bay where the crystal clear, green-shining water invites you to go for a cool down. Well refreshed, you walk through fruitful gardens down to the old mailing route and into the orange valley, which takes you through pleasantly shady holm oak forests with a fantastic view of the west coast up to Sóller.
Circular walk Sa Calobra (approx. 4 to 4.5 hours 16 km +660 m -990 m)
Short transfer to the Mirador de ses Barques with a view of Pt. Soller and its bay. You will walk unhurriedly through picturesque farmland to a finca where you can refuel with some freshly squeezed orange juice. You will then be rewarded for doing the subsequent ascent to Cami Costera with a beautiful view. One of the island’s loveliest coastal paths takes you along the Cala Tuent shingle beach and then further on towards Sa Calobra where you can hike along the impressive Torrent de Parais. You will then take a boat ride along the coast to Pt. Sóller.
Sóller – Cuber reservoir – Orient/Alaró (approx. 5.5 hours 13 km +1080 m -660 m)
Today you will be walking one of the classic walks in Mallorca. Accompanied by the smell of oranges, you will leave Sóller and then you will soon get to the wonderfully cool Biniaraix canyon. You will then walk up to the Pass de L’Ofre by going along the terraced pilgrimage path looking towards Sóller. From there, you can see the Cuber reservoir and the mighty Puig Major. The descent is on an old shepherds’ path to Orient, which is Mallorca’s orchard
Circular walk Castell d`Alaró (approx. 4 hours 12 km +490 m -505 m)
On a leisurely circular walk, you will discover the Orient valley with its orchards and flocks of sheep. You will walk on lovely panoramic paths as well as on stepped paths with wonderful views of the picturesque scenery and of Castell d’Alaró, which is a place of pilgrimage with hermitage. Make sure that you try out the local specialties in the Es Verger finca before you then head back to Orient.
Orient/Alaró – Palma (approx. 5 hours 14 km +440 m -680 m)
Today you walk through densely packed holm oak forests up to the Penyals d’Honor high plateau where you will keep getting wonderful views back to the green Orient valley. On your way to Bunyola, enjoy the view of Palma’s coastline, which you will soon get to by taking the nostalgia train, “Roter Blitz”. At the end of your tour, you will dive into the lively activity in Palma’s capital city.
Individual departure or extra days
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