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10-Day Trek of Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca

10-Day Trek of Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca | Spain

Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Emma on a stunning 10-day trek around Mallorca through the unforgettable Serra de Tramuntana.

Tramuntana

10 Days

Apr - Sep

High

Intermediate


Description

I need you to experience the impossible depths of Spanish allure – come with me on this unbelievable 10-day trek through Mallorca and the Serra de Tramuntana. Walking and hiking along footpaths of an unimaginable island, you will experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Along the coast of Mallorca, the largest Balearic island, I have planned a trip that will put all of your other adventures to shame. Weaving through the olive groves of past lifetimes and the sleepy villages sprouting up along the way, you will live the magic of its intimate culture and heritage.

Mallorca is a popular destination for tourists and travelers from all over the world. It offers peaceful excitement within the context of an ancient culture.

While it is a artistic and cultural hub, the serenity of our trek along the famous GR221 route will give you a quieter and more unique story to remember. From historic cobblestone trails to ocean views over landscapes forgotten by time, the beauty of our mountain route is unprecedented.

Over the course of 10 days you will reach the highest accessible summit on the island, study the stonework of ancient cities, and get lost in the charming whitewashed towns dotting the coast.

We will cover about 18 kilometers each day, with some longer days that necessitate 20+ kilometers. This means 4-7 hours of walking each day, so you should be in reasonably good shape to take this program.

For the most part, the paths are maintained and will provide reasonable trekking routes. The course is fairly long, and we should occasionally be prepared to endure more difficult trails.

Book this trip and spend ten days experiencing true magic and beauty in the Serra de Tramuntana of Mallorca!

If you wanted to see a different island, I can guide you on a difficult hike in Corsica! Or I can take you on a hidden gem trekking in Tuscany!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

The price includes all accommodations in hotels and a refuge, breakfasts and dinners, established transportation within the trek, equipment transfers, guide / guiding fee, transport to airport for departure.

The price does NOT include lunches, flights, travel insurance (mandatory for every participant), transport from airport upon arrival, personal food and drink(s), tips.


Itinerary

Day 1: Port d´Andratx

Upon arrival at Port d´Andratx, we will meet at the hotel to discuss the trek ahead of us. You will enjoy dinner and a night in the hotel.

Day 2: Coll de Sa Gramola

We will head through the port villas into remarkable pine forests on a gentle hike to Coll de Sa Gramola. You will enjoy historic villages of past conquests (Sant Elm) and an incredible view of the Sa Dragonera National Park – a small island off the coast.

Taxis will return us back to the hotel at Port d´Andratx after we reach Coll de Sa Gramola. This is a moderate day, covering about 18 kilometers over roughly 6 hours.

Day 3: Estellencs

Our backdrop of farms and pastures leads us along the trail, where we will eventually climb the ridgeline. Reaching 800m, you will have mountain views side by side with the picturesque Mediterranean.

After hiking below the Moleta de S´Esclop, we will descend into Estellencs and a hotel for the night. This is a difficult day, covering 15 kilometers over 5-6 hours.

Day 4: Esporles

You will take a historic path of royal proportions, walking beside incredible houses of past nobility. Our trail follows the coast and up to a pass that offers views of Puig Major (1,445m) and ultimately we will pass through a quaint terraced village – Banyalbufar.

At the end of the ´Cami des Correu,´ we reach Esporles for a night in a hotel. This is a moderate day, covering about 15km over the course of 5-6 hours.

Day 5: Deiá

On a more sustained trek, we pass varied landscapes from hills and waterways to exposed rock. With an artistic stop in the village of Valldemossa, we will cross the mountain to reach our destination, though the miraculous views from our stops will offer unrelenting beauty.

We will end the day on the coast in a hotel at Deiá. This is a difficult day, covering 20km in 6-7 hours of hiking.

Day 6: Port de Sóller

We will spend an extended amount of time exploring the charm of Deiá before moving past flower-filled meadows. With the coastline to the west and a gentle path, we will arrive in Port de Sóller to exhaust a few hours in your choice of leisure.

We will remain in a hotel for the evening. This is an easy day, covering roughly 13 km in about 4 hours.

Day 7: Tossals Verds

Our day begins with a tram ride, the only remaining operational tram on the island. We will face rocky gorges and storied irrigation to add depth to the beauty of the region. Traversing mountain paths and passes allows us hands-on experience in this captivating nature.

The Rifugio Tossals Verds will be our stop for the night. This is a difficult day, covering 24km in 6-7 hours.

Day 8: The Monastery of Lluc

We will cross the mountain range to explore the snow huts of the Serra de Tramuntana. We will take on the Puig de Massenella (1,354m) – the highest accessible point on the island – and will require a little bit of scrambling. Our destination – Monastery of Lluc – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many consider it the spiritual heart of the island.

We will end the day at the monastery and stay ina hotel for the night. This is a difficult day, covering 15km in about 5 hours.

Day 9: Pollença

After touring the monastery, we will head through the oak forest and pass canals and historic stonework. Reaching the end of GR221, we trek through the valley to our final destination of Pollença.

We will stay in a hotel on this night. It is an easy day, with an 18km hike over roughly 5 hours.

Day 10: Palma Airport

We will say our goodbyes after breakfast, and a transfer will take you to Palma Airport (included) at 10:00am.

 

Details

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Insurance

It is compulsory that you take out adequate travel insurance, and it is a condition of booking with us that your insurance covers the following as a minimum: medical expenses, injury, illness, death, repatriation, personal accident, mountain rescue including helicopter evacuation, along with cancellation and curtailment. Your insurance must be valid for the duration of your tour.

Meeting point

Port d´Andratx.

About the guide

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-Emma & Guides' team

4.60

(9)

Mountain Leader

I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others. I work together with qualified mountain leaders like me, If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take care of you.

I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).

Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.

Languages

Russian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about -Emma & Guides' team

5.00

Emma was a very sweet and knowledgeable guide. She was adaptive to the different personalities and skill level of our group. Easygoing, talkative, friendly and pleasant to be around! Couldn't be happier with our guide!

Paul

5.00

Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.

jeanne

4.00

We were Very pleased With Emma guiding us through the hikes. We really enjoyed the entire trip:) As we were just our family we would have loved a little more flexibility hiking in our own pace - felt we were rushed a bit too much. We should have informed Emma about this but we were too compliant:) The explore-share platform was a bit rigid/ formel - it was not clear that exploreshare hired another firm to do the job. Also quite a High fee to explore share We were first told to have an (expensive) extended travel insurance (with mountain rescue) up to departure / after we had plaid. We should have been told this before signing up. Another mistake were that explore share had told us last payment were due closer to departure - so in a rush we had to pay up 60 days before as this is cloud9advenures policy. This made us uncertain if it was fraud. But it wasn’t:) overall pleased with our trip

Fausto

4.00

Bruno our guide was very helpful and profesional

Jill

5.00

AMAZING! This was a last minute decision and my first multi day trekking tour and it far exceeded my expectations. The communication and preparation was comprehensive and accurate. Our guide (Lindsay) was phenomenal. The route was the perfect mix of challenge and comfort. I will definitely be booking my next hiking trek thru Emma.


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