Our hiking weeks are a perfect opportunity to stay in a great place and explore it by foot. Our outdoor weeks are usually 6 days long but easy to extend or shorten and we offer every day a guided hike. Furthermore in our hiking week full board accommodation in a local place is included. We usually stay in traditional chalets or fincas. To indulge our guests we prepare every day a healthy and rich breakfast, lunch-packs with homemade sandwiches, fruits, chocolates and cereal bars and an international 3 course dinner. During our hiking weeks we always consider cultural highlight and we include activities such as wine-tastings etc.
Hiking weeks in Mallorca
For outdoor enthusiasts who can not wait for the hiking season to start in the Alps, Mallorca is the perfect place to go!
While the Alps are still partly covered in snow you can already enjoy the mild and warm climate of this Balearic island. Below some impressions and hiking suggestions for a great and varied week in Mallorca.
Torrent de Pareis – 6 hours - difficult
Starting at Escorca an adventurous hike is leading into the rough and remote Torrent de Pareis. It’s more likely an obstacle course than a hike but this difficult day tour is a great excursion for fit and experienced hikers. After a short but gentle start the trail leads into the dramatic gorge. The route involves finding a way through many big boulders and rock formations that form the bed of the torrent. After many impressive and very varied parts of the gorge we will reach the mouth of the torrent at Port de Sa Calobra. We will get rewarded with a refreshing swim in the sea and some cold beverages before we take the bus back to our accommodation.
Pollença (Cucalla de Faratrix) – 6 hours – difficult
A spectacular walk high up in the north-east of the island. The route is located at the edge of the Tramuntana mountain chain with sensational views on some of the highest peaks of Mallorca. This beautiful but challenging hike requires a good condition as it climbs up steep along dry stone paths, mule trails and narrow goat tracks.
Valdemossa – 5 hours – challenging
We accept the challenge and follow one of the stages of the famous GR221 Dry Stone Route through Mallorca. On this challenging and sometimes steep trail we will see many old buildings (charocoal burners, lime kilns and other ancient forest tools) and learn a lot about the rural history of Mallorca. During the hike we will get rewarded with stunning views down to Palma and the beautiful coast line. After a scenic high traverse the descent starts on a narrow path to Deia, where we will finish the hike.
Tossal Verds (third highest peak of Mallorca) – 4 hours – moderate
In the heart of the mallorcan mountains a great challenge is waiting for us. The peak of the Tossal Verds is the third highest point of Mallorca and offers stunning views over the whole island. Surrounded by the two major lakes Gorg Blau and Gorg Cuber this hike starts at the car park of Cannelata, the point which connects the two reservoirs. A gradually steep path with some scrambling at the top makes this trail to a reward-able hike. The walk itself is not difficult but it gives us all the satisfaction of reaching the summit of a mountain at 1118m above sea level.
Mirardor de ses Barques - 3 hours – easy
This really nice loop starting in Fornalutx is the perfect hike for a half day adventure out in the beautiful nature of the island. A gentle and relaxing stroll on stony paths trough tranquil olives groves is leading up to Mirador de ses Barques from where we will get amazing views of the Soller valley and the coast beyond.
Soller to Port de Soller loop – 5 hours – easy
This beautiful loop from Soller to Port de Soller offers a great mix between hiking, swimming, relaxing and some culinary surprises along the way. From the main plaza of Soller we reach a narrow hiking path which is leading towards Port de Soller. The rocky trail with little ascent crosses some olive groves and orange fields before it follows a little stream which runs into the little village Port de Soller. At the port we will have the opportunity to relax at the beach, have a nice and refreshing swim before we try some of the local specialties in one of the many restaurants and tapas bars along the coast. With a short climb we will hike back to Soller and reach the town center in the early afternoon.
Cala Tuent – 6 hours – moderate
Starting off at the viewpoint Mirador de Barques we will take the old road trough ancient olive groves, along old farmhouses until you reach the short but steep downhill to Baltix d’Aval. In the middle of this peaceful setting we will enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in the farmhouse whilst we listen to some interesting stories about the watch towers outside the building, which have been used to protect the area from attacks from the sea. Re-energized we will continue our path along the cost before we climb up to the Col de Biniamar. Rewarded with a great panorama we will enjoy our lunch before we head down to the Cala Tuent where we will have enough time for a swim in the sea before we take the boat back to Port Soller.
Lluc Monastery - 6½ hours – moderate
A great day out in the heart of the Tramuntana mountain chain offers stunning views over this untouched and rugged terrain. Starting from Font des Noguer (just behind the Cuber reservoir) our trail is leading over two mountain passes (Coll des Prat and Coll des Telegraf) to the monastery. On a clear day we will have great views on the Massanella peaks, the penisulas of Alcudia and Formentor. Along the way we will come across several snow pits and snow houses which have been used to store snow to use as ice in the hotter sumer months. On the way down from the Coll des Telegraf we will join a new built pilgrims path which leads us directly to the Lluc Monastery.
Soller valley loop – 3 hours – easy
This loop is the perfect hiking introduction in Mallorca. From the town center of Soller we will hike up trough orange and lemon groves to the hamlet of Binibassi. On our way up to we will cross many of the over 60 olive groves in this valley before we reach the picturesque village of Fornalutx. After a refreshing fresh orange juice we continue our way up through the Aleppo pine forest on almost 300 meters above sealevel before we begin with our descent to Soller.
Puig des Teix – 7 hours – difficult
We start our big summit day in the picturesque village Valldemossa. A steady climb along a 4x4 track is leading up to the Refugio des Cairats where we can have a rest and eat something out of our lunch-packs. Off-track we follow a poor and narrow path along the side of the mountain before we finally reach the top after a short and steep section below the summit. The view from the top is amazing and we will see the peaks of the Puig Mayor, Puig Massenalla and Puig Galatzo. We follow the Archduke’s path down along the ridge line before we descend trough the neighboring valley back to Valdemossa.
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