Summer & Autumn hiking week 2020 April – May – June and September – October – November
Monday 9:00 a.m .: Breathtaking cliffs and the sound of the sea on La Victòria in Alcúdia
Bus trip to the lonely fortress hermitage La Victòria in Alcúdia. First ascent through a gnarled pine forest to the Penya Roja defense tower with fantastic photo opportunities on the cliffs of Cap des Pinar and the neighboring island of Menorca. Further ascent via a forest path and stone paths to the Talaia de la Victòria peninsula. Magnificent panoramic views of Cape Formentor, the Bay of Alcudia, the Bay of Pollença and the Tramuntana Mountains. Hearty local outdoor snack. We descend on an old, stony goat hunter path in the scrub forest past the La Victòria hostel to the small, fine bathing bay S’Illot. Bathing opportunity. Bus return.
Moderately difficult mountain tour – 12 km- altitude: approx. 290m uphill and 440m downhill.
Premium tour Tuesday 9 a.m .: Exclusive Fornalutx! Orange fragrance and village romance in Fornalutx
Short drive to the foot of the highest mountain on the island, the Puig Major, at 1445m. Past the imposing rock walls, we hike down a private finca area through holm oak forests and well-groomed olive groves with views of the enchanting mountain village Fornalutx, the wide sea and the Tramuntana mountains. Hearty local lunch on a finca surrounded by an orange plantation. Tour through the idyllic place. The path then leads mainly downhill via the Binibassí settlement past citrus plantations to the small town of Sóller. Return to the port on the antique train.
Easy to moderate hike. Approx.12km. Height: 650m downhill.
Wednesday 8:45 a.m .: NEW! Pine scent and sea backdrop to the wildly romantic terrace village of Banyalbufar
45min. Bus ride to the Coll des Grau. An approximately one-hour climb, mainly uphill, over old cart paths and donkey paths through mixed forest with unknown beautiful views of the remote mountain village of Puigpunyent, the surrounding Tramuntana Mountains and the Bay of Palma far away to the Coll d’Estellencs. Immediately on the northwestern mountain slope of the mountains we continue downhill in a dense holm oak forest via sneaking paths, above the hidden mountain village of Estellencs, in a high valley, with a view of the “proud” mountain range Galatzó to the then big olive oil producer Finca Planícia. Local lunch with red wine outdoors. Then an old connecting path leads us downhill through gnarled olive trees and past the fortress finca Es Rafal with wonderful sea and cliff views to the famous Malvasia wine village of Banyalbufar. Drink break and return by bus to the port.
Moderate hike – approx.13km. Height: from 470m up to 650m and downhill at 160m.
Thursday 9.30 a.m .: The exclusive panoramic hike over the closed high valley of Bini around the unknown north side of the Puig Major
15 min. Drive to the community forest of Fornalutx. An old lumberjack path leads us through a dense mixed forest with beautiful panoramas of the surrounding mountains, the Puig Major and the valley of Sóller. We continue uphill to the Coll de Bini saddle in the Finca Bini. It continues downhill on a wide forest path on mineral-rich landscapes of the northern slope of the Puig Major above the green valley of the Binis. We ascend a panoramic path to a karst rocky area with views of the far north coast and Sa Calobra up to an old cable car platform. The narrow, stony donkey path leads us downhill through cut grass meadows with gigantic views of the Lluc valley, the Massanella mountain range, the unknown north side of the Puig Major to Formentor. Then we climb through an old holm oak forest into the Finca Turixant to Ses Arcades on the country road to Lluc. Drink break and return trip.
Moderate mountain hike – approx. 11 km. Height: from 620m. at 900m. uphill, downhill at 740m, uphill at 810m. and downhill again at 580m.
Friday 8.45 a.m .: NEW awakening of nature over the valley of silence – from Bunyola to the romantic mountain village Valldemossa
Approx. 10 min. Drive towards Bunyola. On an old cart path we hike past several almond plantations until the “illustration time” Finca Raixa. It continues comfortably past old fields to the finca ruin Raixeta. The old mule track leads us uphill in a mixed gorge in a gorge, soon past the well-kept ancient and gnarled olive trees of the unknown mountain valley Pastoritx, to the Finca Son Verí. Local picnic on the way with beautiful views of the Bay of Palma. Mainly downhill and with gigantic views of the mountain village Valldemossa we reach the romantic place. Coffee break and return trip.
Moderate hike – Approx.11km altitude: 250m uphill, 80m downhill and 70m uphill again.
Premiun tour Saturday 8.30 a.m .: The unknown dragon island nature reserve Approx. 50 min.
Drive to Sant Elm. 15 min. Boat trip to Dragonera Island. A simple but long ascent past old fields over a mule path through the maquis forest with beautiful views of the wide sea and the island of Mallorca to the old lighthouse Na Pòpia (352m). Descent and local picnic outdoors. A convenient forest path leads us through pine forest along the cliffs to the Tramuntana lighthouse. On the way back we hike over the Na Miranda viewpoint with panoramas of Sant Elm to the small Cala Lledó. Bathing opportunity. Boat trip back to the port of St. Elm.
Moderate hike – Approx. 13km. Height: 352m downhill and downhill.
Premium tour Sunday 8:45 a.m .: Dream paths to Cala Tuent and the turquoise-blue paradise in Sa Calobra
Short bus ride to the Mirador de Ses Barques viewpoint. Hike past old gnarled olive trees mainly downhill through 3 farms to Finca Balitx d’Avall. Short orange juice break at the farmer. Steep climb (about 2km) to the saddle of Biniamar. We continue on a narrow, old mule track above the cliffs to the lonely bay of Tuent. Magnificent views of the sea and the mountains. Lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Sa Calobra and walk to the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis. Bathing opportunity. If the sea is calm, take a boat trip back to the port, or take the serpentine Sa Calobra road back to the port.
Moderate hike – 14 km – descent 280m, ascent 240m.
Meeting point for hiking tours.
The meeting point on all hiking days is at the Hotel Es Port car park
Services: Insurance, private coaches, rail and boat trips, qualified, licensed & well-trained local English-speaking mountain tours, exclusive Finca rights of way and toll fees, and local picnics or hot lunches included in the hike. In the bars, drinks are not included in the tour price.
Minimum number of participants: 4 people Prices 2020
6-day hiking week: € 300 per person
5-day hiking week: € 260 per person
4 hiking days: € 210 per person
3 hiking days: € 160 per person
Bookable daily: 55 € per person
Premium tours: € 58 per person
Prerequisite / equipment list / organization The hiking trails in Mallorca are almost exclusively privately owned and very often stony & rocky and covered with cutting grass. Good physical condition, health and surefootedness such as proper weather clothing are therefore important prerequisites. Sturdy hiking shoes with a good profile, backpack, water bottle, sun cap and rain protection are required. Telescopic walking sticks are an advantage. The included picnic for on the go has to be carried in a backpack. Mallorcan red country wine is offered exclusively for the picnics. Drinks, fruit, biscuits for in between are to be brought along. Our program focuses on: Enjoying and experiencing the landscape, having fun and enjoying hiking, gaining valuable knowledge and experience about the country and its people, flora and fauna and finally sniffing out the culinary highlights of the local, simple and delicious Mallorcan cuisine. The hiking week always starts on Mondays, but we are flexible.