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Behind Mallorca’s (also known as Majorca) façade lies a tranquil and timeless landscape. Rising abruptly out of the island’s interior are the craggy outcrops of the Tramuntana Mountains (Unesco site since 2011), over which birds of prey can often be seen soaring on the breeze. Following a network of established trails, we trek to some of the highest peaks and enjoy spectacular vistas to the Mediterranean. Elsewhere, we discover picturesque hamlets complete with mediaeval churches, and pass terraced hillsides adorned with sun-kissed citrus trees. In contrast, our coastal walks will reveal sleepy fishing marinas, secret coves and pebble bays.

Quick Facts

  • Walking & Trekking
  • Coastal Walks

Whats Included

All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)

What to expect

* 4 nights comfortable hotel and 3 nights monastery, usually with en suite facilities * 5.5 days walking; 1 free afternoon * Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs * Low altitude throughout * Challenging departures available on selected dates

Spectacular walks to discover the interior and coastline of this traditional Spanish island

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Days : 8

Price : From AED 4,887*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3

Trip Map

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Reviews

Title : Fantastic experience!
Summary : Absolutely stunning walks every day, fabulous food and so much fun!
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Being surrounded by amazing scenery and people every day.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Eduard Casajuana is a brilliant guide and so passionate about sharing his knowledge and love for all things Mallorcan, the mountains and wildlife. He made the holiday about so much more than just walking - fantastic!

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Title : Walking Mallorca
Summary : This was an amazing experience. Our leader Eduard was delightful and friendly. Each day when a picnic lunch was included he went out shopping for typical Mallorcan food, with different cheeses, sausages ey each day. He spread everything out on a tablecloth on a flat area and we helped ourselves...no pre-packed soggy tasteless sarnies for us! There were only 7 of us in the group and we all got on really well, and despite some rainy days when Eduard had to change the plan, we had a wonderful week. And the accommodation was fantastic too! Fabulous week.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Everything was superb...Eduard, accommodation, food, walks, landscapes, fellow hikers...
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : He was great, delightful, always cheerful.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Whatever the weather, whatever the makeup of your group....just enjoy everything, go with the flow...
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Think I've said it all, other than to say the week was good value for money.

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Title : Walking in Mallorca
Summary : Lovely relaxing week on an island I hadn't visited before. Two centres with the contrast between the lively Puerto Soller with plenty of choice of restaurants and the quieter(and enjoyable) more remote environment of Lluc Monastery. A variety of walks exploring different aspects of the Sierra Tramuntana from dramatic coastal paths and views of turquoise seas and steep cliffs to more sustained mountain paths leading to 360 degree views of the mountain range. Not strenuous walking but pretty much all walks on good rocky paths, some uneven, which are perfect for regular walkers(I do use poles but didn't need them on this occasion) ; for early April we were lucky apparently as we had no rain - if it had been wet, the walks could have been much trickier. All of this superbly orchestrated and managed by our experienced local guide Eduard who was a star in every respect from planning the logistics of the walks, leading professionally, making sure everyone was safe, preparing lunches, driving, and particularly gelling with the group and communicating his passion for everything Mallorquin having grown up on the island.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Views of the coastal walking particularly dramatic but all days had views to savour.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Eduard is a top professional but at the same time passionate, and very good, at communicating his enthusiasm and knowledge about all aspects of Mallorquin life, culture and history. Memorable moments included his account of charcoal burning and how important it was to Mallorca and how tough a life it made for the people involved. Also, dry stone walling, ice houses, Mallorquin cuisine especially Pa Amb Oli which usually formed the centrepiece of our picnic lunches and which construction(!) Eduard took great pleasure in describing. Very knowledgeable about flora and fauna as well, particularly birds, of which we saw many including vultures and open to answer any questions about aspects of island life and history. Good sense of humour as well although one or two groan-inducing jokes(!).
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Put aside any preconceptions you may have about Mallorca and go and find the real Mallorca for yourself.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : I did a land-only trip as booked quite late. It is easy to get to Palma from the airport via bus and then there are options - bus or train/tram from the central integrated InterCambio(left luggage and bike hire here) - for getting to Puerto Soller from Palma. All for less than 10 Euros. Had I had more time, I would have spent a day or two in Palma before or after as there is plenty to explore there. We visited some interesting towns/villages during the course of our walks e.g. Valldemossa, Deia, Soller etc. so it would be good to have more time to explore. It is easy to get around generally - there is a good bus service if you don't want to hire a car.

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Title : Walking in Mallorca
Summary : Lovely relaxing week on an island I hadn't visited before. Two centres with the contrast between the lively Puerto Soller with plenty of choice of restaurants and the quieter(and enjoyable) more remote environment of Lluc Monastery. A variety of walks exploring different aspects of the Sierra Tramuntana from dramatic coastal paths and views of turquoise seas and steep cliffs to more sustained mountain paths leading to 360 degree views of the mountain range. Not strenuous walking but pretty much all walks on good rocky paths, some uneven, which are perfect for regular walkers(I do use poles but didn't need them on this occasion) ; for early April we were lucky apparently as we had no rain - if it had been wet, the walks could have been much trickier. All of this superbly orchestrated and managed by our experienced local guide Eduard who was a star in every respect from planning the logistics of the walks, leading professionally, making sure everyone was safe, preparing lunches, driving, and particularly gelling with the group and communicating his passion for everything Mallorquin having grown up on the island.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Views of the coastal walking particularly dramatic but all days had views to savour.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Eduard is a top professional but at the same time passionate, and very good, at communicating his enthusiasm and knowledge about all aspects of Mallorquin life, culture and history. Memorable moments included his account of charcoal burning and how important it was to Mallorca and how tough a life it made for the people involved. Also, dry stone walling, ice houses, Mallorquin cuisine especially Pa Amb Oli which usually formed the centrepiece of our picnic lunches and which construction(!) Eduard took great pleasure in describing. Very knowledgeable about flora and fauna as well, particularly birds, of which we saw many including vultures and open to answer any questions about aspects of island life and history. Good sense of humour as well although one or two groan-inducing jokes(!).
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Put aside any preconceptions you may have about Mallorca and go and find the real Mallorca for yourself.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : I did a land-only trip as booked quite late. It is easy to get to Palma from the airport via bus and then there are options - bus or train/tram from the central integrated InterCambio(left luggage and bike hire here) - for getting to Puerto Soller from Palma. All for less than 10 Euros. Had I had more time, I would have spent a day or two in Palma before or after as there is plenty to explore there. We visited some interesting towns/villages during the course of our walks e.g. Valldemossa, Deia, Soller etc. so it would be good to have more time to explore. It is easy to get around generally - there is a good bus service if you don't want to hire a car.

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Title : Walking in Mallorca 30 April - 6 May
Summary : Just what I was expecting from previous reviews and one previous visit to Mallorca: wonderful scenery, well planned and interesting walks, good locations. Port de Soller is a pleasant and sedate place with lots of good restaurants. Our hotel was the Eden (instead of the usual Eden North) to accommodate all of us, and it was excellent: large rooms, recently refurbished, and an amazing selection for breakfast. The monastery at Lluc is more like a youth hostel without the self catering, with - at this time of year - mostly walkers and cyclists. There are wo restaurants here, a food shop and pharmacy in addition to the refectory, so there is still plenty of choice.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Any of our walking days: seeing the extraordinary colours of the sea from the cliff tops; watching the black vultures perched on the rocky edge above us as we approached the 16th century farm house where we had freshly squeezed orange juice; the panoramic views of the sea and the central plain from the mountain tops we climbed up to.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Very knowledgeable about Mallorcan life, and happy to share his knowledge with us. His Mallorcan picnics gave us an insight into the food traditions of Mallorca, and his friendship networks enabled us to go through otherwise closed hunting areas and so have a better day's walking. At Lluc he organised very successful evenings of exceptionally good food at one of the local restaurants, and his flexibility and dedication to giving Exodus clients a good experience meant that those who wished to had a morning and early afternoon in Palma before meeting up at the airport to get out flight home.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : No surprises here: the trip notes cover all the ground.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Previous Exodus reviews were accurate and helpful - they said how good this holiday was. I and two friends had been intending to do a walking holiday in Mallorca, and they were thinking of self-catering and self-guiding. I persuaded them otherwise, on the basis of the reviews. While I enjoyed my previous self-organised walking trip in Mallorca, this was much, much better. And they are more sociable, too: everyone on the trip was good company and pleasant to be with.

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Title : Walking in Mallorca
Summary : March proved to be a lovely time to walk in the mountains of Mallorca. Having been on many guided walks this was up there with the best; the group dynamic was supportive and fun, the group leader managed the pacing of the walks to suit the range of walkers, and the variety of the Mallorcan landscape was magical.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : There were so many such moments. Such as the walk from Valdemossa to an amazing viewpoint where we took in the stunning panoramic views of the coast and the mountains. Almost everyday provided tremendous scope for memorable photographs of the colours, textures and shapes of the varied terrain.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Eduard was terrific. He was knowledgeable, attentive, personable, and well organized. His leadership was a major contributor to our overall rating of excellent. Eduard's regular accounts of the island's history and culture were informative and entertaining; so much so, that the idea of becoming a charcoal burner has its attractions!
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : The stay at Lluc Monastery provided a distinct contrast with the excellent time spent in Puerto Soller and the coastal walks.The collection of historic buildings at Lluc amidst tranquil mountains was a good base for the second part of the week. Travellers should be aware that at the monastery Wifi is available, at a price but is extremely unreliable. In addition, be aware that the use of a hairdryer and TV controller each require a 20 Euro deposit.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : The choice of restaurants in both locations was superb. Eduard's recommendations for eating out were spot on.

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Title : Walking in Majorca
Summary : Walking in the western and northern mountains of Majorca was beautiful. My first visit to the island and I was not disappointed. A good group of sixteen like-minded people, two very different bases, secluded coves, rugged mountains and excellent tapas - what was not to like.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Eduardo! A superb guide. Eager to share his knowledge and obvious love of his home country and the pa amb oli lunches were wonderful.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : See above
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : The trip is rated moderate in the brochure but at times sections were fairly challenging. Proper footwear and a stick a must!

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Title : Walking in Mallorca
Summary : Another wonderful Exodus holiday. The walking was superb and the accommodation characterful, with the contrast of the hotel near the seafront of the beautiful coastal town of Puerto Soller and then the stunning converted monastery at Lluc. Highly recommended.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : There were many during the week however the summiting of the two high peaks(957m & 1,181 m) and the stunning coastal walk to Cala Tuent were the highlights.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Eduard was absolutely superb. His leadership of the walks was first class. His knowledge of the local environment and history of so many aspects of the island was also excellent. Above all else he was an extremely sociable person and simply great fun to be with. He also supplied delicious packed lunches! Keep doing what you're doing Eduard!
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Mainly if you're thinking of booking this holiday then definitely go for it. With regard to the weather it was 33 degrees on one of the days, even in September, therefore make sure you have plenty of water and sunscreen with you.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Already can't wait for my next Exodus holiday!

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Title : Walking in Mallorca - May 2016
Summary : My brother and I booked the "Walking in Mallorca" holiday and we went in mid-May as we knew the weather would be nice but not too hot for walking. The flight from Gatwick was hassle-free and we were met by our guide at Palma Airport and transferred to the hotel in Port de Soller. The hotel was nice but the room could have been cleaned a little better (our bathroom bin hadn't been emptied and the floor not swept) and the beds were a bit too hard. We also had a problem with the air con, which was fixed the day after we reported it. The breakfast was good with a wide variety of options to choose from. On the Thursday we transferred to the Lluc Monastery, which was simple yet peaceful and comfortable, although an extra pillow would have been welcome. On our last day we were helpfully taken back to the airport by our guide. As the monastery is quite remote and ideally you need a car to explore the area, I feel we could have gone back to Palma earlier than our check-in time requirement rather than waited at the monastery for several hours with little to do so that we could have explored some of the city instead (e.g. the cathedral) before our flight home. Unfortunately the check-in process at Palma took much longer than at Gatwick and our flight was also delayed by just over an hour, which was frustrating after a nice holiday. The walking aspect of the holiday was described as moderate difficulty and the distances/ascents given in advance, which was very useful. Although I consider myself reasonably fit, I did struggle a little bit with some of the walks due to the humidity and where the climbing was quite steep and slippery under foot. However, the guide was very helpful and supportive on these occasions and adjusted the pace of the walk accordingly. In future I would probably choose to do an "easy" level holiday so that we have more free time to explore the surroundings (e.g. it would have been nice to have spent more time in Valldemossa). Overall we had a very pleasant and memorable holiday and would definitely return to Mallorca. I would also consider booking with Exodus again.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Reaching the summit of Puig d'en Galileu (1181m), one of the island's highest peaks. The coastal walk along a mule trail to Cala Tuent was also very impressive.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Our guide was Eduard, who was very knowledgeable about the island's social and political history, flora, fauna and bird life as well as local information (e.g. restaurants). He expertly led us on a range of walks that encompassed the best aspects of the island - the coast, mountains, forests and olive/citrus groves. His humour kept our spirits up during the difficult moments and he was very thoughtful when it came to preparing the picnics each day, making sure that the spread included a range of Mallorcan fayre.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : I would particularly recommend the Sa Font Coberta restaurant at Lluc Monastery: the traditional, home-cooked food was great and the owner was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Walking poles are advisable to help with the tougher ascents and descents.

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Title : Walking in Majorca
Summary : Thoroughly enjoyable, good being based in two centres, each day a different and lovely walk, top quality picnics, very well organised and excellently guided by Eduardo.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : shedloads of lycra !
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : A local guide, very experienced and knowledgeable about the area. Charming and considerate. He looked after us very well.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Would recommend.

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Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2019-03-17 - 2019-03-246 AED 4,887
2019-03-31 - 2019-04-078 AED 4,887
2019-04-14 - 2019-04-218 AED 5,042
2019-05-12 - 2019-05-198 AED 4,887
2019-09-08 - 2019-09-158 AED 5,145
2019-09-15 - 2019-09-228 AED 5,145
2019-09-29 - 2019-10-068 AED 5,145
2019-10-13 - 2019-10-208 AED 5,145
2019-10-20 - 2019-10-278 AED 4,887