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10-Day Trek of Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca

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

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Tramuntana

10 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

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!

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

Accommodation

We will spend eight (8) nights in hotels during the trek, and one (1) night in a refuge.

Meeting point

Port d´Andratx.

About the guide

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'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

Residence

Les Houches, Chamonix


What people are saying about Emma Jack

Jill Seabrook

5.00

July, 2022

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.

Frank Van Nieulande

5.00

January, 2022

Emma is a very humble guide in a good way. Always in a good mood full of laughter who puts safety first and in for a good story about her previous adventures. We enjoyed her company a lot! Thanks Emma we had a wonderful time. Greetings Frank

Piyush Yawalkar

4.00

September, 2019

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Paul Connolly

5.00

March, 2019

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.

Jule Mansfield

5.00

January, 2019

We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.

Heather

5.00

September, 2018

Your service was wonderful - it was easy to use and put me in touch with my hiking guide Suze through Cloud 9 Adventure! I couldn't have asked for a better guide or day of hiking in Chamonix.

Vijay and Rosheen

4.00

March, 2018

Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.

Siti Aminah Othman

5.00

December, 2017

We had fun on that day!! The sun was shining all the way the there’s a lot of snow ? my kids enjoy the trip. All of the arrangement up to the guide is very professional handled & we enjoy the company..and will definitely booked with explore share again..keep up the good work guys!! ?

Virginie Poulin

5.00

August, 2015

Emma is a very nice and attentive guide. She is super healthy and energetic, always smiling. She has a great enthusiasm in general. Very knowledgeable about nature, she shares and teaches with care. Also, she always pays attention to each and any person, and especially adapts pace so that the hike remains a pleasant adventure and memory for all. Plus, she is very cautious of weather and mountain conditions, and has a lot of resources and ideas to adapt to the situation and hikers. In short, very nice and professional! You feel in good hands.

Mariann

5.00

June, 2015

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!


Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 2

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 3

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 4

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 5

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 6

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 7

GBP 1933 Each

Group of 8

GBP 1933 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- 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, transport from airport upon arrival, personal food and drink(s), tips.




 

 

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