Majorca Spain - Hiking
Majorca Spain - Hiking
- 7 Nights Lodging
- All Meals
- Round Trip Airport Shuttle
- All Transportation during the week
- 5 Guide-led hikes
- Bodega Son Puig, wine tasting & tapas
- Wine Tasting at Son Alzines
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.
Your arrival in Spain. Travelers from the U.S. will arrive early afternoon in Palma. We’ll greet you at the airport then shuttle you to our destination for the week. It’s about a 20-minute drive from the airport to our villa in Bunyola.
Depending on the time and condition everyone arrives in, we might take an easy stroll through the lands surrounding our private villa to familiarize ourselves with this unique property and its prized location in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
Today's Hike: Mountain Peaks and Turquoise Bays
Route: Volta des General
Distance: 9.6 kilometers / 6 miles RT/ 2.5 hours hiking time
A walk of Mallorcan contrasts! Big coastal views, high peaks, incredible rock formations, turquoise seas and deserted beaches. Cap it off with a sophisticated little port village where time stands still, and sangria and tapas are always on the menu. We’ll stop here for a lunch break. This is a fabulous first-day walk that highlights the dramatic diversity on this part of the island while not wearing us out.
We will have a light and easy home-cooked dinner tonight at our villa.
Today’s Hike: : History and Pilgrimage
Route: Son Alzines to Lluc Monastery
Distance: 8 kilometers / 5 miles RT/ 2.0 hours hiking time
The Lluc Monastery, dating to the 13th Century, is a profoundly meaningful place to Mallorquins and is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. It is the spiritual, agricultural and geological heart of the island and a draw for visitors from around the world. Rather than driving in with the crowds, we choose to hike in. Our starting point is the nearby Son Alzines, a centuries-old family farm that is now an elegant agritourism resort. When we return here, we rest easy on an expansive view terrace while enjoying wine and tapas and learning about the local varieties of olives and olive oil.
Today’s Hike: Epic Climb to Panoramic Views
Route: Valldemossa to Caragolí Viewpoint
Distance: 10.5 kilometers / 6.5 miles / 4.0 hours hiking time
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Literally breathtaking, this hike starts in Valldemossa and immediately takes off sharply uphill through a thick forest. Eventually the path moderates and the views open up. Soak in a spectacular 360-degree view from cliffs that plunge into the Balearic Sea before returning downhill to where we started.
Valldemossa is a village that buzzes with activity and is one of the most visited places for a day trip in Mallorca. Those who have the energy after this hike, can stop for some shopping, drinking or dining. Others may want to head straight to the villa for a dip in the pool. This evening, we’ll indulge in a well-deserved happy hour and hearty dinner.
Explore a Local Market: Not to be missed on any visit to Majorca are the local markets. Each village has their own, and each is one is a unique and long-standing tradition. Today we visit Sineu. This ancient hilltop town comes alive every week on Wednesday when the streets fill with locals and visitors who come to see, savor and buy local produce, flowers,crafts and Spanish delicacies.
After the market, we’ll take a scenic, winding mountain drive to Puig de Randa and visit the Santuari de Cura. Here, we can enjoy lunch in a relaxing garden setting while soaking in the panoramic views, serene spirituality and ancient history of this former monastery site.
Today’s Hike: Walking and Wine
Route: Calvià to Puigpuyent
Distance: 9.6 kilometers / 6 miles / 3.75 hours hiking time
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
This day’s itinerary is focused on reaching our favorite winery on the island in time for a personalized tour and tasting. We start off from the tiny village of Calvia, on the southwestern end of the Tramuntana mountain range. The hiking route proceeds north from here up a mountainside which happens to be one of the wealthiest enclaves on the island, as evidenced by the number of luxurious mansions and gated retreats we pass by. On this route of roads and trails, we will ascend about 800 feet (240m) before the route moderates on a high plateau and we find ourselves suddenly surrounded by a much different rustic rural scene. Finally, we walk downhill and through the heart of little village called Puigpunyent before reaching our destination. The Bodega Son Puig is a well-established winery operated out of a stately centuries-old manor house set among acres of vineyards and gardens. We’ll meet the wine-making family that lives and works here, and they will proudly lead us on a private tour and tasting.
Today’s Hike: Coastal Walks (Two Options)
Option 1: Deià to Port de Sollér / 7 Miles (11.5km) / Moderately Strenuous
Option 2: Sollér to Port de Sollér (easy)
For the longer hike from Deià, we start from the highest point of this charming hilltop village and immediately descend towards the Cala Deià. At the beach, we can dip our toesin the turquoise waters of the Balearic Sea before starting towards Port Sollér. The route between these two coastal villages runs between the sea on one side and steep mountains on the other. We walk up and along the terraced hillside, through groves of olives and oranges, before descending into the idyllic Port de Sollér.
The shorter hike option will start in the village of Sollér, near the church square. The walk from here to Port Sollér is short and mostly downhill. Our two groups will meet up in Port de Sollér– a perfect crescent shaped port with sandy beaches, sidewalk cafés and specialty shops – before catching an historic street trolley back to the church square in Sollér.
If we start early enough, either hike will afford us some time to pick up souvenirs along the boardwalk and still have leisure time at the villa this afternoon into happy hour. And, alas, it will be time to start packing for the trip home tomorrow.
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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