Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will say our goodbyes after breakfast, and a transfer will take you to Palma Airport (included) at 10:00am.
|18/04/2020 to 27/04/2020|
|02/05/2020 to 11/05/2020|
|23/05/2020 to 01/06/2020|
|05/09/2020 to 14/09/2020|
|19/09/2020 to 28/09/2020|
|17/04/2021 to 26/04/2021|
|01/05/2021 to 10/05/2021|
|22/05/2021 to 31/05/2021|
|04/09/2021 to 13/09/2021|
|18/09/2021 to 27/09/2021|
We will spend eight (8) nights in hotels during the trek, and one (1) night in a refuge.
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.
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