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This Mallorca hiking tour reveals a magical isle, from its pretty terraced villages to a coastline framed by dramatic mountains and crystalline sea.

Majestic Mallorca, with its terraced hillsides, dramatic coastline, and ancient villages, is prime territory for walkers. And hiking Mallorca is the best way to discover it all up close. Hike the cobbled byways of some of the prettiest towns in Spain, whose roots predate recorded history, and tour fascinating Roman ruins with an expert guide. Breathe in the salty air of its rugged Mediterranean coast, admiring panoramic views framed by a UNESCO-protected mountain range. And experience all its flavors, from rare Malvasia wine and fresh-squeezed juice to tapas and the liquid gold of olive oil.  Each exhilarating day is well rewarded with stays at charming boutique hotels, including the only thermal spa resort in the Balearics.

Highlights

  • Delve into the history of local citrus production on a stroll through a picturesque orchard, and sample a glass of fresh-squeezed juice.
  • Savor a tasting of wine and tapas at a local winery, with the dramatic peaks of the Tramuntana range as your spectacular backdrop.
  • Discover Mallorca’s ancient Roman past on a guided walking tour of Alcúdia, and experience contemporary life here on its bustling market day.
  • Pamper yourself at the only thermal spa in the Balearic islands during a two-night stay at a chic coastal resort set in a serene national park.

Positive Impact

Country Walkers is proud to support Arrels Marines with a donation on behalf of each guest on this tour. Arrels Marines is dedicated to marine conservation, environmental education, and eco-social transition of the Balearic Sea. They have mapped more than 400,000 meters of the Pollença Bay to calculate ecological conservation needed there, and are now instrumental in assisting Mallorca’s reforestation centers.

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Itinerary

Mon, Sep 23 to Wed, Oct 2 - 2024

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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Palma right by having a Country Walkers representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this vibrant city at your leisure.

Ermita de la Trinitat to Valldemossa; 4 miles, easy to moderate. Travel to Port de Sóller

Meet your guides after breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Hotel Convent de la Missió in Palma. They’ll be wearing Country Walkers shirts. Please be dressed for walking. Hiking shoes are required.

Your tour begins with a 30-minute ride to the outskirts of Valldemossa, a charming village situated within the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Serra de Tramuntana range, and famous for its association with composers, artists, and writers, most notably Frédéric Chopin and George Sand. Here, you’ll embark on a tranquil wooded trail through holm oak and olive trees to the Ermita de la Trinitat (Hermitage of the Holy Trinity), a beautiful stone monastery founded in the 17th century and surrounded by palms and elegant cypress trees.

Continue along an easy scenic coastal trail, tracing part of the Cami de S’Escolta (the Trail of the Echoes) below the iconic Dry Stone Route (or Ruta de Pedra en Sec). Stretching for about 100 miles, this famous network of trails, some of which you’ll explore throughout the week, winds through pine and holm oak forests, olive groves, and mountain villages, with scenic ocean views along the way.

Your trail culminates in the hilltop village of Valldemossa, named after Murza, the area’s original Moorish landowner. Surrounded by terraced terrain, Valldemossa’s unique irrigation system was sophisticated for its time—revealing   the lasting impact of the village’s Moorish roots. Stroll through car-free cobbled streets, stopping to enjoy an independent lunch with restaurant recommendations provided by your guides. Afterward, reunite with your group to sample “coca de patata” or potato cake, a famous local sweet that can be found at traditional cafés and bakeries.

Continue by minibus (30 minutes) to Port de Sóller. When land for olive cultivation expanded in this region during the 16th century, Port de Sóller became the main port for export of the olives to France. The name Sóller is thought to derive from the Arabic suliar, or gold, in honor of the golden oil pressed from the fruit. Here, you check into your historic hotel—just a short stroll from the sea and surroundeded by lush gardens, orange and lemon trees, and century-old olive trees.

Get acquainted with your travel companions over a welcome drink. Then, head to the hotel’s formal restaurant for a dinner of regional specialties, paired with a glass (or two) of local wine.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

4-5 miles, easy to moderate, 1,000-ft. elevation loss

Today’s copious buffet breakfast will fuel you for an invigorating hike along an old, cobbled bridle path to the pretty village of Fornalutx. As you walk along stone-paved paths and dirt trails, you’ll pass citrus orchards, olive groves, and terraced agricultural fields.

Travel by minibus to one of the most spectacular viewpoints (or miradors) over the Port of Sóller and your trailhead. This morning’s trail descends steadily and affords sweeping views over the Sóller Valley, or “valley of oranges,” toward the sparkling sea and Port de Sóller. The quaint villages in the valley, like Biniaraix, are known for their green landscapes, traditional ambiance, and the production of citrus fruits. Your walk culminates in Fornalutx, where you can decide for yourself whether it deserves its reputation as “the most beautiful village of Spain.” Sitting high in its UNESCO-protected mountain range, this iconic stone hamlet dates back a millennium; its charming, cobbled streets transport you back in time. Admire colorful houses sporting tiled roofs adorned with plants and dried flowers, the town hall with its 17th-century defense tower, the Gothic and Baroque church, and the central Plaça d’España plaza, where daily life is on view.

Time and energy permitting, continue on foot for approximately 60 minutes to Binibassi and the outskirts of Sóller. Or board a minibus for the short ride to a nearby citrus orchard under the Alfabia mountain range. Here, as you stroll through the orchards, you’ll learn about citrus production in this fertile valley and its importance to the local economy and culture. A light lunch is served outside on the terrace featuring typical snacks such as Pa amb oli—literally, “bread with olive oil,” in which the bread is typically rubbed with a garlic clove and topped with chopped garden tomatoes—as well as coca de trampo (a Majorcan-style pizza), an assortment of local cured meats, and of course, fresh-pressed orange juice.

Depart the citrus orchard by minibus and arrive in the heart of Sóller, where a web of narrow streets lined with shops and traditional houses leads to the Plaça Constitució—the central plaza of this beautiful town and the cultural heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. Here, you find the Baroque church of Sant Bartomeu, standing on 13th-century foundations, as well as traditional houses, a graceful fountain, and the old train station, a popular gathering place for local residents. Shops, plane trees, and a beautiful mountain backdrop also surround the square.

Browse the local shops for olive oil, marmalade from local oranges, or baskets. Alternately, you may want to visit the Ca’n Prunera with its collection by masters such as Joan Miró, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Paul Klee—all housed in an Art Nouveau villa.

If you prefer to return to your hotel instead of independent exploration in Sóller, the minibus is available to take you back to nearby Port de Sóller.

The evening is free for exploring and dining on your own, with recommendations from your guides and hotel staff.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

3 miles, moderate with challenging sections, 450-ft. elevation gain or 5.5 miles, moderate with challenging sections, 1,150-ft. elevation gain

After a delicious buffet breakfast, depart on a 30-minute drive to Deià. Hailed as one of the loveliest hamlets on the island, the magical village of Deià on Mallorca’s northwest coast lies at the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The unparalleled natural landscape of this idyllic town lends it an air of tranquility that has unleashed the creativity of romantics, bohemians, and artists—from poet Robert Graves to Pablo Picasso and The Rolling Stones. The village’s history dates to prehistoric times, and the prosperity it enjoyed during its Islamic and Roman eras has left a charming imprint. Scenic delights greet the eye, from streets lined with stone houses, typical of traditional Majorcan architecture, to numerous hiking trails.

Set off along a gently descending trail toward the secluded bay of Deià, following a former trade route as it winds among terraced hillsides. This area boasts dazzling views, from mountains, gorges, olive groves, and farmlands to beaches and the sea. You see amazing variety as you walk. Signposts, and your guides, provide context for your discoveries.

The initial part of the coastal route is commonly called the Camí dels Pintors or “Painter’s Path” and it’s easy to see how painters like Picasso were mesmerized by the turquoise waters and the breathtaking vistas. The walk climbs to the tiny village of Llucalcari, where the minibus awaits for anyone who prefers not to embark on the 700-foot ascent to our lunch spot, a beautiful old finca (farm estate) with gorgeous views over the sea and the Tramuntana range. For those who push on through the rocky climb, your hike culminates at a very special country estate above Sóller. Your morning efforts are rewarded with a tasty lunch of quiche and salad, topped off with a slice of homemade cake.

After lunch, continue by minibus to your boutique hotel in the authentic town of Pollença, near the island’s northwest coast. Settle in to your comfortable room, relax and refresh before enjoying an independent evening of exploring and dining. Your guides will provide recommendations of their favorite tapas bars and restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

4 miles, easy to moderate

A variety of tasty offerings and piping-hot coffee greet you at the breakfast table this morning and put a spring in your step for today’s hike. Set out for nearby Santuari de Lluc, located in a high mountain valley in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains—and the most important religious and spiritual site in Mallorca. Founded in the 13th century, the sanctuary was built after a Moorish shepherd discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary on the site. Today, visitors and modern pilgrims travel to the monastery to worship, connect with nature, and experience the vibrant local culture of the region. Santuari de Lluc is also home to a 17th-century basilica—featuring a 20th century interior designed by Antonio Gaudí. The complex includes a bakery, shop, and botanical gardenshome to two hundred varieties of wild, aromatic and medicinal native and endemic plants.

Your trail departs from the sanctuary through a unique karst landscape, heading east across a stream. Soon, you arrive at Es Camell—named for the distinctive camel-shaped rock which was formed through natural erosion of rainwater on limestone. The path continues through holm oak forest to the Cometa des Morts cave, the site of Bronze and Iron Age burials—the artifacts of which can be seen in the Museum of Lluc. The trail loops back to the monastery, offering some “miradors” or viewpoints en route.

Midday, you travel (15 minutes) to a nearby winery set among some of the oldest rock outcrops in Mallorca—and the passion project of a group of local wine enthusiasts. Here, a combination of traditional winemaking and modern technology result in a wide range of whites, rosés, reds and the unique Mallorcan Malvasia. You’ll tour the bodega, and enjoy a tasting of several wines savored with traditional specialties, including goat cheese and sobrassada, produced at the neighboring organic farm.

Mid afternoon, you return to town, where you enjoy time to relax, explore on your own, and enjoy a delightful evening of independent dining. Perhaps you’ll climb the Calvari Steps, a 365-step stairway leading to the Calvario Chapel with its glorious views. Or you might pop into the Museum of Pollença, located in an ancient Dominican cloister, or one of the galleries that dot the town. You might choose to visit the thriving Port de Pollença or lounge on the rooftop terrace, poolside, with a book. Your guides, and hotel staff, will be happy to make personalized recommendations for dinner on your own this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

3 miles, easy to moderate and 1-2 miles, easy

Savor a breakfast of seasonal fruit, homemade bread, fresh local eggs, and yogurt to start your day. Then, bid Pollença farewell and travel 20 minutes to nearby Alcúdia. Your first stop is the trailhead located just outside a famous art foundation, Sa Bassa Blanca. This lovely coastal trail begins through the woods and descends through Mediterranean scrub and eventually along an easy seaside promenade. Panoramic views of the turquoise sea, a lighthouse, and, on a clear day, the neighboring island of Menorca, reward your every step. Afterward, continue to the town of Alcúdia. You will be here on market day—a perfect opportunity to witness daily local life up close. Indulge in an independent lunch, armed with restaurant and tapas bar recommendations, before reuniting with your guides and travel companions.

Alcúdia’s position between the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença has attracted conquerors over the centuries, from the Phoenicians and the Romans to the Vandals and the Moors. The Roman city of Pollentia was founded here in 70 BCE and rose to become one of the most important port cities in the Balearic Islands. Now an active archaeological site, Pollentia features the smallest Roman amphitheater in Spain, as well as a forum and many temples, houses, and monuments. With only a small excavation area completed, the site has limited hours and will not be visited on tour. Your guides, however, bring the town and its history to life during a walking tour, where you’ll stroll the cobbled streets of its Old Town, encircled by medieval walls. Marvel at the magnificent Església de Sant Jaume cathedral, and admire the gardens and landscapes of this strikingly beautiful town.

Late afternoon, climb aboard your minibus for a ride of about an hour to your final home away from home, a boutique hotel and thermal spa retreat adjacent to the salt mines of Es Trenc. Enjoy time to relax and settle into your room before gathering for a very memorable meal of local specialties. Retire in comfort this evening after a full day.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

5 miles, easy to moderate, with one challenging section

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, step out with your guides for a beautiful coastal walk. Embark on a scenic trail along the southern coast from the Cap Blanc lighthouse, a picturesque tower that has been guarding this coastline for more than 150 years and is still in operation today. Arrive in Cala Pi, a tranquil beach town set on a harbor between two cliffs. Along this rocky path, pass trees twisted by the wind, low scrub furring the rocks, and stunning sea views—as well as views of the unspoiled island of Cabrera, home to Cabrera Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, sanctuary to a host of birds, whales, loggerhead turtles, dolphins, and other native species. As you walk, you might well see indigenous bird species, as well as migratory birds that wisely enjoy a break here on their way back to Europe in the spring. Breathe in the scent of the Mediterranean macchia shrubbery as you trace this trail.

Arriving at the sparkling bay of Cala Pi, you may want to stop at the stunning fjord-like bay for a swim, or walk to the ancient stone watchtower, built in 1663 to protect against attacks by pirates coming from North Africa. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch before continuing on to the nearby Es Trenc salt flats, uniquely situated within a nature reserve. On a guided walk, you’ll learn about the difference between table salts and the premium-quality “flor de sal,” harvested and packed by hand. Your visit culminates with a tasting of some special salt varieties.

Returning to your hotel this afternoon, take time to relax before reconvening for a festive dinner, complete with a glass of local wine to toast the week’s adventures.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an included breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your travel companions. At 11:00 a.m., you will be transported to Palma, where you settle in to your hotel for a post-tour night stay.

Lunch and dinner are on your own today and may be enjoyed at the hotel, or at the many wonderful eateries throughout the city. Use our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Please note: If you arrive early, and your hotel room is not available prior to the designated check-in time, you may store your luggage with the reception desk.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation will be provided to Palma Airport based on your departure time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Wed, Sep 25 to Tue, Oct 1 - 2024

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Ermita de la Trinitat to Valldemossa; 4 miles, easy to moderate. Travel to Port de Sóller

Meet your guides (after breakfast on your own) in the lobby of Hotel Convent de la Missió, Carrer de la Missió, 7A, in Palma at 8:30 a.m. They’ll be wearing Country Walkers shirts. Please be dressed for walking. Hiking shoes are required.

Your tour begins with a 30-minute ride to the outskirts of Valldemossa, a charming village situated within the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Serra de Tramuntana range, and famous for its association with composers, artists, and writers, most notably Frédéric Chopin and George Sand. Here, you’ll embark on a tranquil wooded trail through holm oak and olive trees to the Ermita de la Trinitat (Hermitage of the Holy Trinity), a beautiful stone monastery founded in the 17th century and surrounded by palms and elegant cypress trees.

Continue along an easy scenic coastal trail that traces part of the Cami de S’Escolta, (the Trail of the Echoes), below the iconic Dry Stone Route (or Ruta de Pedra en Sec). Stretching for about 100 miles, this famous network of trails, some of which you’ll explore throughout the week, winds through pine and holm oak forests, olive groves, and mountain villages, with scenic ocean views along the way.

Your trail culminates in the hilltop village of Valldemossa, named after Murza, the area’s original Moorish landowner. Surrounded by terraced terrain, Valldemossa’s unique irrigation system was sophisticated for its time—revealing the lasting impact of the village’s Moorish roots. Stroll through car-free cobbled streets, stopping to enjoy an independent lunch with restaurant recommendations provided by your guides.  Afterward, reunite with your group   to sample “coca de patata” or potato cake, a famous local sweet that can be found at traditional cafés and bakeries. Continue by minibus (30 minutes) to Port de Sóller. When land for olive cultivation expanded in this region during the 16th century, Port de Sóller became the main port for export of olives to France. The name “Sóller” is thought to derive from the Arabic suliar, or gold, in honor of the golden oil pressed from the fruit. Here, you check into your historic hotel—just a short stroll from the sea and surrounded by lush gardens, orange and lemon trees, and century-old olive trees.

Get acquainted with your travel companions over a welcome drink. Then, head to the hotel’s formal restaurant for a dinner of regional specialties, paired with a glass (or two) of local wine.

Included Meals: Dinner

4-5 miles, easy to moderate, 1,000-ft. elevation loss

Today’s copious buffet breakfast will fuel you for an invigorating hike along an old, cobbled bridle path to the pretty village of Fornalutx. As you walk along stone-paved paths and dirt trails, you’ll pass citrus orchards, olive groves, and terraced agricultural fields.

Travel by minibus to one of the most spectacular viewpoints (or miradors) over the Port of Sóller and your trailhead. This morning’s trail descends steadily and affords sweeping views over the Sóller Valley, or “valley of oranges,” toward the sparkling sea and Port de Sóller. The quaint villages in the valley, like Biniaraix, are known for their green landscapes, traditional ambiance, and the production of citrus fruits. Your walk culminates in Fornalutx, where you can decide for yourself whether it deserves its reputation as “the most beautiful village of Spain.” Sitting high in its UNESCO-protected mountain range, this iconic stone hamlet dates back a millennium; its charming, cobbled streets transport you back in time. Admire colorful houses sporting tiled roofs adorned with plants and dried flowers, the town hall with its 17th-century defense tower, the Gothic and Baroque church, and the central Plaça d’España plaza, where daily life is on view.

Time and energy permitting, continue on foot for approximately 60 minutes to Binibassi and the outskirts of Sóller. Or board a minibus for the short ride to a nearby citrus orchard under the Alfabia mountain range. Here, as you stroll through the orchards, you’ll learn about citrus production in this fertile valley and its importance to the local economy and culture. A light lunch is served outside on the terrace featuring typical snacks such as Pa amb oli—literally, “bread with olive oil,” in which the bread is typically rubbed with a garlic clove and topped with chopped garden tomatoes—as well as coca de trampo (a Majorcan-style pizza), an assortment of local cured meats, and of course, fresh-pressed orange juice.

Depart the citrus orchard by minibus and arrive in the heart of Sóller, where a web of narrow streets lined with shops and traditional houses leads to the Plaça Constitució—the central plaza of this beautiful town and the cultural heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. Here, you find the Baroque church of Sant Bartomeu, standing on 13th-century foundations, as well as traditional houses, a graceful fountain, and the old train station, a popular gathering place for local residents. Shops, plane trees, and a beautiful mountain backdrop also surround the square.

Browse the local shops for olive oil, marmalade from local oranges, or baskets. Alternately, you may want to visit the Ca’n Prunera with its collection by masters such as Joan Miró, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Paul Klee—all housed in an Art Nouveau villa.

If you prefer to return to your hotel instead of independent exploration in Sóller, the minibus is available to take you back to nearby Port de Sóller.

The evening is free for exploring and dining on your own, with recommendations from your guides and hotel staff.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

3 miles, moderate with challenging sections, 450-ft. elevation gain or 5.5 miles, moderate with challenging sections, 1,150-ft. elevation gain

After a delicious buffet breakfast, depart on a 30-minute drive to Deià. Hailed as one of the loveliest hamlets on the island, the magical village of Deià on Mallorca’s northwest coast lies at the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The unparalleled natural landscape of this idyllic town lends it an air of tranquility that has unleashed the creativity of romantics, bohemians, and artists—from poet Robert Graves to Pablo Picasso and The Rolling Stones. The village’s history dates to prehistoric times, and the prosperity it enjoyed during its Islamic and Roman eras has left a charming imprint. Scenic delights greet the eye, from streets lined with stone houses, typical of traditional Majorcan architecture, to numerous hiking trails.

Set off along a gently descending trail toward the secluded bay of Deià, following a former trade route as it winds among terraced hillsides. This area boasts dazzling views, from mountains, gorges, olive groves, and farmlands to beaches and the sea. You see amazing variety as you walk. Signposts, and your guides, provide context for your discoveries.

The initial part of the coastal route is commonly called the Camí dels Pintors or “Painter’s Path” and it’s easy to see how painters like Picasso were mesmerized by the turquoise waters and the breathtaking vistas. The walk climbs to the tiny village of Llucalcari, where the minibus awaits for anyone who prefers not to embark on the 700-foot ascent to our lunch spot, a beautiful old finca (farm estate) with gorgeous views over the sea and the Tramuntana range. For those who push on through the rocky climb, your hike culminates at a very special country estate above Sóller. Your morning efforts are rewarded with a tasty lunch of quiche and salad, topped off with a slice of homemade cake.

After lunch, continue by minibus to your boutique hotel in the authentic town of Pollença, near the island’s northwest coast. Settle in to your comfortable room, relax and refresh before enjoying an independent evening of exploring and dining. Your guides will provide recommendations of their favorite tapas bars and restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

4 miles, easy to moderate

A variety of tasty offerings and piping-hot coffee greet you at the breakfast table this morning and put a spring in your step for today’s hike. Set out for nearby Santuari de Lluc, located in a high mountain valley in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains—and the most important religious and spiritual site in Mallorca. Founded in the 13th century, the sanctuary was built after a Moorish shepherd discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary on the site. Today, visitors and modern pilgrims travel to the monastery to worship, connect with nature, and experience the vibrant local culture of the region. Santuari de Lluc is also home to a 17th-century basilica—featuring a 20th century interior designed by Antonio Gaudí. The complex includes a bakery, shop, and botanical gardenshome to two hundred varieties of wild, aromatic and medicinal native and endemic plants.

Your trail departs from the sanctuary through a unique karst landscape, heading east across a stream. Soon, you arrive at Es Camell—named for the distinctive camel-shaped rock which was formed through natural erosion of rainwater on limestone. The path continues through holm oak forest to the Cometa des Morts cave, the site of Bronze and Iron Age burials—the artifacts of which can be seen in the Museum of Lluc. The trail loops back to the monastery, offering some “miradors” or viewpoints en route.

Midday, you travel (15 minutes) to a nearby winery set among some of the oldest rock outcrops in Mallorca—and the passion project of a group of local wine enthusiasts. Here, a combination of traditional winemaking and modern technology result in a wide range of whites, rosés, reds and the unique Mallorcan Malvasia. You’ll tour the bodega, and enjoy a tasting of several wines savored with traditional specialties, including goat cheese and sobrassada, produced at the neighboring organic farm.

Mid afternoon, you return to town, where you enjoy time to relax, explore on your own, and enjoy a delightful evening of independent dining. Perhaps you’ll climb the Calvari Steps, a 365-step stairway leading to the Calvario Chapel with its glorious views. Or you might pop into the Museum of Pollença, located in an ancient Dominican cloister, or one of the galleries that dot the town. You might choose to visit the thriving Port de Pollença or lounge on the rooftop terrace, poolside, with a book. Your guides, and hotel staff, will be happy to make personalized recommendations for dinner on your own this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

3 miles, easy to moderate and 1-2 miles, easy

Savor a breakfast of seasonal fruit, homemade bread, fresh local eggs, and yogurt to start your day. Then, bid Pollença farewell and travel 20 minutes to nearby Alcúdia. Your first stop is the trailhead located just outside a famous art foundation, Sa Bassa Blanca. This lovely coastal trail begins through the woods and descends through Mediterranean scrub and eventually along an easy seaside promenade. Panoramic views of the turquoise sea, a lighthouse, and, on a clear day, the neighboring island of Menorca, reward your every step. Afterward, continue to the town of Alcúdia. You will be here on market day—a perfect opportunity to witness daily local life up close. Indulge in an independent lunch, armed with restaurant and tapas bar recommendations, before reuniting with your guides and travel companions.

Alcúdia’s position between the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença has attracted conquerors over the centuries, from the Phoenicians and the Romans to the Vandals and the Moors. The Roman city of Pollentia was founded here in 70 BCE and rose to become one of the most important port cities in the Balearic Islands. Now an active archaeological site, Pollentia features the smallest Roman amphitheater in Spain, as well as a forum and many temples, houses, and monuments. With only a small excavation area completed, the site has limited hours and will not be visited on tour. Your guides, however, bring the town and its history to life during a walking tour, where you’ll stroll the cobbled streets of its Old Town, encircled by medieval walls. Marvel at the magnificent Església de Sant Jaume cathedral, and admire the gardens and landscapes of this strikingly beautiful town.

Late afternoon, climb aboard your minibus for a ride of about an hour to your final home away from home, a boutique hotel and thermal spa retreat adjacent to the salt mines of Es Trenc. Enjoy time to relax and settle into your room before gathering for a very memorable meal of local specialties. Retire in comfort this evening after a full day.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

5 miles, easy to moderate, with one challenging section

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, step out with your guides for a beautiful coastal walk. Embark on a scenic trail along the southern coast from the Cap Blanc lighthouse, a picturesque tower that has been guarding this coastline for more than 150 years and is still in operation today. Arrive in Cala Pi, a tranquil beach town set on a harbor between two cliffs. Along this rocky path, pass trees twisted by the wind, low scrub furring the rocks, and stunning sea views—as well as views of the unspoiled island of Cabrera, home to Cabrera Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, sanctuary to a host of birds, whales, loggerhead turtles, dolphins, and other native species. As you walk, you might well see indigenous bird species, as well as migratory birds that wisely enjoy a break here on their way back to Europe in the spring. Breathe in the scent of the Mediterranean macchia shrubbery as you trace this trail.

Arriving at the sparkling bay of Cala Pi, you may want to stop at the stunning fjord-like bay for a swim, or walk to the ancient stone watchtower, built in 1663 to protect against attacks by pirates coming from North Africa. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch before continuing on to the nearby Es Trenc salt flats, uniquely situated within a nature reserve. On a guided walk, you’ll learn about the difference between table salts and the premium-quality “flor de sal,” harvested and packed by hand. Your visit culminates with a tasting of some special salt varieties.

Returning to your hotel this afternoon, take time to relax before reconvening for a festive dinner, complete with a glass of local wine to toast the week’s adventures.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an included breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your travel companions and depart at your leisure (and by the hotel’s check-out time of 11:00 a.m.) to Palma to make flight connections for your onward travels. The hotel can assist with departure transportation arrangements.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

Linger Longer with a Tour Extension

Spain: Balearic Islands, Mallorca & Deia 8
Pre-Trip
Airplane Air Package Only
2024

2024 Pre-Trip Extension - Palma

  • Two nights at the Hotel Convent de la Missió
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

2 Nights From $545
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $295

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A Country Walkers representative will greet you at the airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this vibrant city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Convent de la Missio

The Hotel Convent de la Missió puts you at the heart of Palma’s Old Town. Nestled among narrow lanes and intimate courtyards, this unique hotel occupies a former convent and educational center for missionaries. Today, the serenity of its former incarnation remains, yet it has been carefully refurbished with an eye toward elegance and beauty. The walls of this wellness hotel are adorned with local art, and its restaurant is helmed by Marc Fosh, a Michelin-star chef. With all of Palma right outside your door—and ample pleasures inside—it’s the perfect place for rich discoveries.
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Spain: Balearic Islands, Mallorca & Deia 9
Post-Trip
Airplane Air Package Only
2024

2024 Post-Trip Extension - Barcelona

  • Two nights at the Hotel 1898
  • Airport car service for arrival and departure
  • Flight from Palma to Barcelona
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

2 Nights From $795
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $395

After a delicious included breakfast at Fontsanta Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness, travel to Palma Airport for a short flight to Barcelona. On arrival at Barcelona Airport, you are whisked to your centrally located hotel.  Country Walkers provides city information to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation is provided to Barcelona Airport based on your departure time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel 1898

Discover a true treasure. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the historic Hotel 1898 was once home to the Philippines Tobacco Company. The structure was built in 1891 by architect Josep Oriol Mestres. Early in this century, hotelier Núñez i Navarro restored the property, preserving its historic splendor and 19th-century architectural elements and transforming it into the modern-day Hotel 1898. Today, this unique, colonial-style structure exudes a special personality that brings the best of Barcelona’s rich past to its guests. Centrally located on Las Ramblas Boulevard and just a block from Placa de Catalunya, the hotel is an easy walk to all of Barcelona’s important sites. The elegant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, and beautiful marble bathrooms. The rooftop terrace features a heated swimming pool, as well as a lovely indoor pool, fitness center, and spa in the tastefully designed basement of the hotel.
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

What's Included

Air Package
Tour Only
Exceptional boutique accommodations Check Check
13 on-tour meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners Check Check
Local guides with you throughout tour Check Check
Local wine and/or beer with dinner Check Check
Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary Check Check
Telescopic walking sticks provided on tour Check Check
Roundtrip airfare Check
One extra night in Palma and one extra night in Campos Check
Airport car service for arrival and departure Check
Pre- and post-tour breakfasts Check
Business-class upgrades available Check
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Dates & Prices

Departing Airport :

Select Year :

Air Package

10 days, includes roundtrip international airfare, airport shuttle, and additional hotel night with included breakfast.

Single Supplement: From $1,195.00

Private Group

Mon, Sep 23 - Wed, Oct 2, 2024

Air Included

From
$6,145.00

Per person, double occupancy

Currently Full

Mon, Oct 7 - Wed, Oct 16, 2024

Air Included

From
$6,145.00

Per person, double occupancy

Join Waitlist
Call Required

Mon, Oct 14 - Wed, Oct 23, 2024

Air Included

From
$5,895.00

Per person, double occupancy

Request a Call
Call Required

Mon, Oct 21 - Wed, Oct 30, 2024

Air Included

From
$5,895.00

Per person, double occupancy

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Select Year :

Tour Only

7 Days. Includes walking vacation only.

Single Supplement: From $0.00

Private Group

Wed, Sep 25 - Tue, Oct 1, 2024

From
$5,145.00

Per person, double occupancy

Currently Full

Wed, Oct 9 - Tue, Oct 15, 2024

From
$5,145.00

Per person, double occupancy

Join Waitlist
Call Required

Wed, Oct 16 - Tue, Oct 22, 2024

From
$4,895.00

Per person, double occupancy

Request a Call
Call Required

Wed, Oct 23 - Tue, Oct 29, 2024

From
$4,895.00

Per person, double occupancy

Request a Call

For more information, call: 800-245-3868

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I’ve taken many CW and VBT trips- Mallorca is right up there at the top ! Wonderful guides Isabel and. Helle made sure everything was optimal even though the weather didn’t completely cooperate. their Plan B museum visit gets my A+. Scenery, accommodations, food, and visits to citrus farm and salt flats were outstanding! Highly recommend

Patricia,

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Beautiful country, wondering and fun hiking. Great guides!!

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