Mallorca Spain - Hiking & More!
Mallorca Spain - Hiking & More!
· 7 Nights Lodging
· All Meals at Villa
· Round Trip Airport Shuttle
· All Transportation during the week
· Guide-led hikes
· Winery Tours and Tastings
· Flexible and Optional Activities
TRIP DATES: September 25 - October 2, 2022
TRIP PRICE: $2,290 (per person, double occupancy)
Not Included: Airfare, meals not mentioned above, tips for F4A Guides, personal expenses (souvenirs, alcohol, etc.)
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 Mallorca International (PMI). Generally, look for flights arriving in the late morning or early afternoon on September 25 (be aware that originating flight may start the day before, so be sure your arrival in Palma is September 25. Plan a morning departure on October 2. We provide airport pickups and drop-offs.
A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
Final payment will be due July 15, 2022. You will receive a reminder email when this payment is due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.
By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee.
By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date.
F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, testing, travel insurance, or non-refundable flights.
The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight or you can book though our partner World Nomads.
*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously. We will follow all local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines while on this trip.
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Joe@Fit4Adventure.com
Mallorca is a Spanish island in the Balearic Sea - a warm and welcoming destination with abundant sunshine, diverse scenery, and an endless list of things to see and do. Most visitors to Mallorca are here to lie on the beach, sunbathe, eat great food and drink refreshing cocktails. Of course, we do all that – but also so much more. Come along with us for incredible hiking across ancient routes in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, coastal sailing and cycling excursions, tasting tours, market foraging, and more.
SUNDAY – September 25
Your arrival in Spain. Travelers from the U.S. will arrive early afternoon in Palma. We’ll greet you at the airport then take you to our private villa at the impressive estate of Finca Biniforani Nou in Bunyola. It’s about a 20-minute drive.
Depending on the time and condition everyone arrives in, we might take an easy stroll through the lands surrounding our 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.
MONDAY – September 26
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 before returning to the start. This is a fabulous first-day walk that highlights the dramatic diversity on this part of the island, and is moderate enough that it won’t wear us out.
We will have a light and easy home-cooked dinner tonight at our villa.
TUESDAY – September 27
Today’s Hike: Flora, Fauna & History
Route: Mortitx Valley Gorge
Distance: Variable based on group / 4-hour tour duration
This morning we meet up with local naturalists who will guide us on a private and personalized trip to one of the islands best spots for biodiversity. On this moderate hike, we’ll have a chance to learn about the flora and fauna that occupy the forests, cliffs and coves on the north shore of Mallorca. We’ll also have a chance to walk through vineyards and ancient olive groves.
Then, we’re off to explore the history and culture of the island, at the Lluc Monastery. Dating to the 13thCentury, Lluc is a profoundly meaningful place to Mallorquins - the spiritual, agricultural and geological heart of the island. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch here, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, before exploring the grounds and some of the extensive pilgrimage pathways that for centuries have drawn followers and the faithful to the site. Today, there are beautiful gardens, ancient forests, fantastical rock formations and modernized refuges for us to explore along these routes.
WEDNESDAY – September 28
One of the must-do’s in Mallorca: explore a local market. Each village on the island has their own market, 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. Established in 1306, it is the most authentic market on the island.
After the market, we’ll take a scenic, winding mountain drive to Puig de Randa where we can enjoy lunch in a relaxing garden setting at the Santuari de Cura while enjoying montain top views that stretch from coast to coast.
While we’re out there is one more stop, and it is always a favorite. The Bodega Son Puig is a well-established winery operating 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.
THURSDAY – September 29
Today’s Hike: Epic Climb to Panoramic Views
Route: The Archduke’s Bridle Path
Distance: 10.5 kilometers / 6.5 miles / 4.0 hours hiking time
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Literally breathtaking, this hike starts 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. A rich man’s folly, this extensive path, with elaborate stonework, was built by Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator in the 19th Century so that he could tour his estate by mule.
We will see many examples of new and ancient stone work throughout the island, including stone pathways, walls, terraces and structures – unique treasures to the Serra de Tramuntana. As a paving technique it is used to build pathways that connect villages and ports throughout the island that can last for centuries. But they can sometimes provide tricky footing, and we’ll take these sections slowly. Bring sturdy shoes with good ankle support.
Our hike today is a loop that will start and finish in the town of Valldemossa. It is a crowded 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 catered dinner.
FRIDAY – September 30
At the northern end of the Serra de Tramuntana, where the mountains taper to the sea, lies the port town of Pollença. Abundant sunshine, a vibrant bay, and a sweeping beachfront boardwalk make Port de Pollença one of the island’s main visitor draws. Here, you can rent a bike or kayak. Try your hand at a stand-up paddleboard. Walk the sandy beach and take a swim in the turquoise waters. Hike to a dramatic and secluded cove. OR, just follow the relentless line of shops and restaurants lining the bay until you find a coffee shop or seaside lounge to pass time at.
The first half of today is on your own - just don’t miss your ride home in the afternoon. We’ll be stopping in nearby Alcudia for a guided tour along the old town’s cobblestone streets, past 13th Century homes, and along the top of a medieval fortress wall built by the Romans.
SATURDAY – October 1
Today’s Hike: One-Way Coastal Hike with Boat Return
Route: Port de Sóller to Cala Tuent
Distance: 10 kilometers / 6.5 miles / 4 hours hiking time
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Not to say we saved the best hike for last - but it is hard to beat a dramatic coastal hike to a unspoiled beach…with a boat ride back! Starting in the postcard-perfect village of Port de Sóller, we follow an uphill track leading away from the bay in the direction of a more remote and unspoiled beach a little further north. Once we crest the first hill, we will have a long descent towards the coast, with a stop for lunch (and perhaps sangria) at Es Vergerets. We’ll have just a few more minutes of walking after lunch before reaching our destination and boarding an hour-long coastal boat tour bound for Port de Sóller- where we started. Tonight, at the villa, we’ll enjoy a traditional Paella dinner and a final toast to good times and good friends.
SUNDAY – October 2
We’ll head back to the airport this morning and treasure the many memories we made this week. Adéu, Mallorca!
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