Majorca Spain - Hiking
Majorca Spain - Hiking
- 7 Nights Lodging
- Airport Shuttle
- All transportation during the week
- 5 guide-led hikes
- 2 winery tours, tasting & tapas
- All Meals
- Entrance Fee for Cave Tour
2020 Trip Dates:
April 25 - May 2 or May 10 - 17
Majorca (or Mallorca) is one of our favorite destinations. Located in the western Mediterranean Sea, the main Balearic island combines gorgeous tree-lined hillsides, beautiful Mediterranean seascapes and quaint hillside villages off the beaten path.
The dramatic western peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains are an official UNESCO World Heritage site. Our villa for the duration of this adventure, is in the heart of this mountain range ... and it is gorgeous!
Everyone will book their own flights into Palma Majorca (PMI). Generally, look for flights arriving in the afternoon, then plan to leave in the morning on departure day. We will pick you up at the airport.
$2,117 (per person, double occupancy)
A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot on the trip.
Single Supplement: $607
7 nights lodging at 18th century country house (double occupancy), round trip airport shuttle, all transportation during the week, guide-led hikes, at least two wine tastings at different vineyards (including tapas or lunch), all meals including 2 chef-prepared meals at the house and cave tour entrance fee.
Price does not include:
Airfare, guide tips, wine purchases.
Click the Itinerary tab above for daily details.
We are still tweaking the schedule below ... doing a bit more research on which hikes and other activities will be the most awesome. We want the "WOW factor" on this trip to be very high.
Just know, we are looking for not only the most scenic hiking trails but also those that will end up close to say a winery, a cave tour, a local market or an absolutely gorgeous lunch stop. We will probably not hike the distances listed below in order to give more time for exploring the other spectacular things on the island. Oh and we've identified a couple of chefs who will come to our Villa to cook for us, on a couple of the nights. Won't that be fun?
We are traveling to Majorca in October to figure out all these details and will post them here on this web page shortly after returning. The listed price will not change.
Arrival in Spain and settling in. Flights from the U.S. will land early afternoon. We’ll greet you at the airport then shuttle you to our destination for the week. It’s about a 20-minute drive.
Depending on what time everyone arrives, and how tired you are, we might have time for an easy stroll about town to familiarize ourselves with our surroundings.
About our Villa
We lucked-out finding this fabulous 18th century country house (finca), on the west side of the island, near the town of Bunyola. This is a one-of-a-kind house that was originally built as a farm house over 300 years ago.
The house has recently been renovated and has 8 double bedrooms, decorated and furnished in a Majorcan style, each equipped with a full bathroom, heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, Internet and mini-bar.
Located in the middle of the Tramuntana mountain range, one of the quietest and most heavenly locations on the island of Majorca. It is 9 miles from the capital city of Palma, and very close to the village of Sóller, the small coves on the Northern coast such as Cala Tuent, Cala Deia, Banyalbufar Cove and Valldemossa port with its small beach and its crystal clear waters.
Beautiful views can be enjoyed from the terrace and the swimming pool of the mountains and along the Bunyola valley as far as Palma Bay.
Route: Mountain Peaks & Turquoise Bays
Distance: 6 miles (about 3.5 hours)
A walk of Mallorcan contrasts! Sleepy villages, a tiny fishing port, high peaks, incredible rock formations, rivers, turquoise seas, deserted beaches, and a sophisticated little port with delightful bars, cafes and boutiques to finish off with! This is a fabulous walk that shows the diversity of the south-west of the island to its very best. We’ll do dinner at the Villa tonight.
Route: Circuit of Valldemossa & along the Archduke's Bridleway
Distance: 7 miles (about 4 hours)
This hike is a real treat and the good news is that the length and difficulty of the route can be varied to suit everyone’s abilities and energy levels! This particular hike duration and grade are of moderate difficulty, but includesan ascent of the Teix which makes it a much longer and more difficult hike. The climb out of the valley is steep, but it is well worth the effort for the rewards when you've reached the top - we get the most amazing views to Deiaand Puig Major beyond!
Local Market Not to be missed on any visit to Majorca are the local markets. There is one, in a different town, each day of the week. Today we visit Sineu. This ancient agricultural hilltop town comes alive on Wednesdays for market day, and offers a true view of a typical Mallorcan town. The streets throng with visitors that come to buy, see, breathe and generally experience one of Mallorca's most diverse markets.
After the market, we’ll take a drive to visit our favorite winery, the Bodega Son Puig. There, get a tour, sample four of their varietals and have lunch in a beautiful garden setting.
About BODEGAS SON PUIG
Located in the southwestern, mountainous region of Majorca, we’ve visited this winery several times. The wine is fabulous, and we can’t wait to buy more every year. The winery only produces enough wine to be sold locally, so you will never see or taste any of them in the States. That’s why it’s so special to be able to visit while we’re in Majorca. We’ll have a relaxed evening at the villa tonight … enjoying some of our day’s purchases.
Today’s Hike Route: Cuber Reservoir to Biniaraix
Distance: 9 miles (about 4 hours)
This spectacular and unforgettable hike has fantastic views all the way! On this downhill route, you will enjoy the open mountain scenery and follow an easy track into the woods and along the paths of the Ofreestate. A detour to the summit of L'Ofre, at just over 3,300 feet, is well worth the effort and a short scramble, for the spectacular 360º views from the top. You can see right over to the Bay of Palma, as well as the Bay of Alcudia and the east of the island. Continuing our route down into Sóller, we enter a stunning gorge, the Barranc de Biniaraix where we begin our spectacular and steep descent via an ancient cobbled pilgrim's path.
Once we’re back home, we’ll look forward to well-deserved relaxation by the pool followed by happy hour and dinner (either at the villa or in town).
Route: A loop around the Tossals Verds peak
Distance: 9 miles (about 4 hours)
This is an excellent and nicely varied circular walk around the Tossals Verds peak, the 3rd highest on the island. It is an energetic route, which takes us high into the Tramuntana with far reaching views virtually all the way. This fabulous hike includes a couple of steep ascents and a well-located stop at one of the island's beautifully restored refuges.
Tossals refuge is a great place to stop for a Pamboli lunch or a menu del dia, and the views from the refuge terraces are quite lovely! We’ll dine at the villa tonight. Local chefs will do the cooking.
Route: Deia to Puerto Sóller
Distance: 6 miles (about 3 hours)
Starting from Deia, we set off and immediately descend through olive groves on a cobbled path, on a slight detour to see charming Cala Deia. On the way down,we get lovely views of the village and mountains as we look back. Our route runs between the sea on one side and steep mountains on the other. We walk along cobbled paths, tracks and residential lanes winding through farmland and along terracing. Occasionally we get views of the sea, a senyorialmanor house, and the little hamlet of Llucalcari. We pass through the fine buildings of the Can Prohemfinc, and get the opportunity to stop for a freshly squeezed orange juice and a rest while enjoying fantastic views of Sóller.
We’ll head into town tonight for our final dinner tonight.
“We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely jug of sangria whilst enjoying the view of the bay. We decided to try the tapas and they were superb. Everything was lovely and freshly prepared. The staff were charming and so friendly. I would definitely return when I am in Soller again, great place.” -Jules Andee
We’ll head back to the airport this morning. Majorca will definitely be missed!
Majorca is a magical place to hike! From the sweeping coastlines to the Lord of the Rings forests, we explored many parts of the island without a day that felt the same. Our guides melted right into our awesome group and taught us about the history of the island, the foliage, and when we could, we got their stories along the way (which were always fascinating). Our villa was sprawling and comfortable, and I joked about our Big Chill mornings (since I was up to observe!). We ate in, we ate out, we shopped, and we did some gnarly yoga. Just when I didn't think I could bend anymore, I would look out at the blue ocean vistas and suddenly stop cursing the instructor :) I don't do yoga, but would do it every day on that patio if I could! Highlights were definitely those days when we ended a gorgeous 7-8 mile hike at a rustic winery where we were treated to such delights I can't even describe. I loved the bike trip, but when I close my eyes and think of Majorca, it's the hiking week that always comes to mind.
Great hiking through various climates with fabulous destinations each day. One day may be a working winery and another may be steep and rugged hills. Lots to see on each hikes including evidence of old forgotten charcoal pits from centuries ago, hidden caves and incredible vista views. All of the hikes were significant but anyone in good to great shape will not have a problem.
The Majorca trip with Fit4 Adventure was stellar. I am a long-time hiker from the Pacific Northwest, but nothing compares to the hiking we did on this trip in terms of beauty, no big crowds, welcomed challenge In terms of mileage and wonderful wine and meal soirées afterwards. I went with a dear friend and we had a blast in this sweet, sweet country. Great villa! Fun crowd! Even yoga! I look forward to another "Fit" trip. Thank you, Diane!
I did this trip in 2014. Majorca is a beautiful little island. The hiking trails take you through mountains with great views of the Mediterranean Sea and often end up in historic villages. This is more than just a hiking trip, though. We were immersed in culture, history (as far as back as the Moors from over a thousand years ago), and even got personal tours of Majorcan wineries. Our local guide really knew her stuff! And we stayed in a really cool 400 year old villa on the top of a mountain. I highly recommend this trip!
My husband and I booked a hiking trip while we were single and on a whim, decided to get married in Majorca. We spent our honeymoon on a Fit 4 Adventure hiking trip. It was magical! The hikes were stunning everyday and we our guides were knowledgeable about the history of island. We toured several wineries where we drank excellent Spanish wines. The entire trip was a once in a lifetime experience!
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