Mallorcan Walking Tours - Walks in Majorca

We have teamed up with Richard Strutt from Mallorcan Walking Tours who is an experienced guide to offer our clients an alternative holiday in Majorca!  We have listed below the most popular walking tours in Majorca.  If you would like to experience one of his many walks in Majorca then please contact him direct here

Information on the walks available for this year can be found by downloading the following timetables:  Download PDF Spring Walks  | Download PDF Autumn Walks 

Mallorcan Walking Tours Map

Atalaya / Fontanelles (1) | Banyalbufar - Esporles (2)  | Cala San Vicente / Pre- Historic Caves (3) | Cala Torta (4) | Cami S'Arxiduc (5) | Camino de los Cazadores (6) | Cami Vell de Lluc (7) | Cami Vell de Fornalutx (8) | C'an Massia P'amb Oli (9) | Castell D'Alaro (10) | Cuber - Es Cornadors (11) | Deia Coastal (12) | Deia - Soller (13) | Faro de Soller (14) | Farrutx (15) | Font Cuberta - Binifaldo (16) | Foradada - Deia (17) | Lluc - Pollensa (18) | L'Ofre / Sa Rateta Ridge (19) | Mirador Leandro Ximenis (20) | Mortitx Gorge (21) | Puig de Randa (22) | Namarit (23) | Penyals D'Honor (24) | Pilgrim Steps (25) | Puig d'en Gallileu (26) | Puig de Massanella (27) | Puig de Morey (28) | Puig Roig (29) | Puig Tomir (30) | Roca Blanca - Fumat (31) | San Pere Coastal (32) | S'Arenalet Triangle (33) | Santa Maria - Orient (34) | Sa Trapa (35) | Sierra Valldemossa (36) | Ses Barques - Tuent (37) | Talaia Son Jaumell (38) | Tossals Circuit (39) | Valldemossa - Deia (40) | Comasema Circular (41) | Sa Capalleta / Fornalutx (42) | Massanella South Face | Torella Valley | Cami Dels Cingles | Esporles – Valldemossa | Karst Valley | Galatzo - Estellencs | Olive Route | Dragonera Island | Sant Llorenç Torre / Pareis | Deia Discoverer | Cala Murta | Port Des Canonge

 

Atalaya / Fontanelles 12 Km (Grade B) 

 The “Atalaya de Alcudia” walk has long been one of the north’s most recognised walking excursions and this new route underlines how attractive the dominant hill on the cape of pines really is.

Our route starts in the coastal area of S’Illot with it’s much painted inlet.

We travel up through the trees to find the Cami des Fontanelles, which we follow until we get to the rugged wide ridge running up to the Atalaya. This is a superb way to access the top, with clear unobstructed scenery everywhere you look.

Our circuit continues by dropping down to the old hermitage, recently converted into an interesting hotel. From here we make for a pine tree clad valley to lead us to our eventual goal Bon Aire.  

Banyalbufar - Esporles. 13 Km (Grade C+) 

This excursion is known locally as the "Cami De Correu" which was basically the Postman's route. Two very contrasting Mallorcan villages make this route extra special. Banyalbufar is nestled high on top of the cliffs on the lower west coast and is instantly recognisable by the terraced cultivation all around. Our linear pathway climbs up and out of the area passing vineyards and smallholdings, to reach the equally attractive, inland market town of Esporles. 

Cala San Vicente / Pre- Historic Caves. 8Km (Grade C+) 

The idyllic resort of Cala San Vicente is not so difficult to reach from Puerto Pollensa. The mountains on the west fall away at the Coll De Siller to entice us over. The area has long been a favourite with artists wanting to paint and you'll soon see why, as the steep surrounding cliffs become more pronounced and the colour of the sea like something you've mixed on your palette.
We also take time to visit the Talayotic caves Circa 2000 BC   

Cala Torta. 10Km (Grade C+) 

This eastern part of the island has recently been declared a protected area and it's easy to see why. The landscape is very open and the vegetation uniquely different from that of the west. We discover virgin beaches at Estreta and the namesake of the walk, Torta. The scents of wild thyme and yellow gorse are particularly apparent in the early part of the year and the colours in the sea are unforgettable! We travel along lanes, coastal paths and horse trails to finish in Cala Rajada. We visit the historic castle of Arta on the bus journey home.

Cami S'Arxiduc. 16Km (Grade B+) 

One of the islands most well remembered visitors would have to be the Archduke Luis Salvador, who after touring most of the Med. on his boat "The Nixe", finally set eyes on Mallorca in 1867 and felt compelled to stay. He integrated very well and brought new ideas to the locals, in the area of Valldemossa and the west coast. Over the years he had purchased so much property, you'd have thought it, a mini kingdom. He was desperate to view all of this from above - and a local man told him he could from the top of Teix Mountain.

The Archduke paid a workforce to build a fairytale path of considerable engineering to help him access the great mountain on a mule, so the story goes. The work took 25 yrs, but the results were incredible and the legacy remains in tact for us to enjoy probably one of the best hill walks in the Mediterranean.   

Camino de los Cazadores. 13 Km (Grade B) 

 Curiosity and the need to have a look, lead me to the area where this walk takes place, after being aware of it's existence for quite some time. I remember pulling away from the "Coll de Sabatia" start and quickly arriving at a bluff with panoramic views everywhere you looked. A raggy overgrown route lead you to the edge of a ravine and a faint cobbled path took you down as far as a wood like jungle complete with creepers and vines.

On the other side of the dense greenery, a house appeared from nowhere, to mark our change of direction. An old traders route running parallel to a torrente, took me first to pretty Binibona and second to Caimari for the pub! I distinctly remember thinking I'd found the Garden of Eden.    

Cami Vell de Lluc. 11Km (Grade C+) 

The village of Selva marks the start of our pilgrimage from the eastern flanks of the Tramuntana up to the religious heart of Mallorca - The monastery at Lluc. Along the way we stop off at the pretty village of Caimari, still largely associated with olive cultivation - and then pass through a dramatic steep sided canyon. Our route is largely on cobbled cart tracks and mule friendly pathways. We seem to gain height with the greatest of ease to be rewarded with fantastic views for as far as the eye can see!

Cami Vell de Fornalutx. 11Km (Grade C+) 

This is a great way to explore the Soller Basin and its centuries old terraced slopes. We kick off in the Port of Soller and pull away along a country lane as far as the giant house of "Can Bardi." 16C, an interesting chance to take a look back into the past. From here, we travel through an area rich in vegetation with small market garden plots called "huertas" accompanying us all the way to Soller. In the valleys main town we eat our picnic in style at a venue which in return only requests we patronise the bar (not too difficult).

Later on we climb behind the prominent houses of Binibassi to find an old pathway that will guide us to the namesake of our walk. The village of Fornalutx is without doubt one of the prettiest on the island and sits in the shadow of Puig Mayor - Mallorca's highest mountain. A little later we pass through the cobbled streets of Biniaraix as we make our way back to the town of Soller to board the famous tram.    

C'an Massia P'amb Oli. 10Km (Grade C+) 

The dominant hill backdrop to Alcudia, hidden shrines and the chance to visit one of those houses you’ve always wanted to!

This excursion highlights the contrasts, within the differing areas of Alcudia we pass through. Starting in the medieval walled town with history dating back to Roman times, then passing cultivated fields we touch on it’s modern side and the tourist resort. A horse trail leads us to the hidden shrine of “Sant Marti”, then it’s into pine woodland to the namesake of the walk. Can Massia farm lies idyllically far enough away from the madding crowd on the flanks of the Son Fe valley.

You’re no doubt getting hungry by now, so imagine pouring olive oil onto Mallorcan bread then cutting tomatoes and rubbing in the juice, topped with salt and a cured ham - Menorcan cheese. A very traditional rustic P’amb Oli is what you’ll have in front of you and a barrel of wine on hand to help wash it down – Local fruit to finish.

Exploring the grounds of the farm comes next, followed by a short country lane walk to the awaiting taxis, that will whisk us back home with that great taste still in your mouth! (Picnic is included in the price on this excursion).

Castell D'Alaro. 10Km (Grade C+) 

Puig D'Alaro is a large geological plug reaching for the sky, with the remains of an old Moorish castle on top. Starting in the peaceful valley of Orient we climb up through olive terracing and a small woodland to arrive at a plateau with surprise views all around. We picnic on the summit and half way down the other side of the hill stop at "Es Verger" renowned for it's interesting red wine. This has to be one of the prettiest walks on Mallorca.     

Cuber - Es Cornadors. 16Km (Grade C+) 

 The most inspiring of walks starts at the gates of the Cuber reservoir, where it's not uncommon to be treat to the official Black Vulture fly past, as we set off. We start along a wide track dominated by the islands highest peak Puig Mayor. A bit later we cross deep alpine looking valley on our way to the Cornadors Summit (The Horns in Catalan). The way from the summit is along a spectacular balcony path, that keeps you up high to marvel at the mini villages down below. We have to descend sooner or later and a zig zagging path takes us back to civilisation.

Deia Coastal. 14Km (Grade C+)

We take a pathway often trodden by the late poet Robert Graves as he went down to Cala Deia to swim in its deep azure waters. The waves have weathered the rocks into marvellous shapes and the coastal path across to Lluc Alcari is a landscape artists dream!

We climb up to the houses of Son Mico and then continue along to our final goal, the shell shaped bay of Port Soller.

Deia - Soller. 11Km (Grade C+) 

The Cami de Son Castello was the original access route between the pretty village of Deia and the busy character filled town of Soller. The vibrant colours we encounter on this walk make it easy to understand why this part of the world has attracted artists for so many years. We start by descending towards the coast along lanes and paths full of rich vegetation and then we gently climb back up to a balcony path high above the deep blue Med for our picnic.

Later we see an interesting house called Ca'n Prohom which was used by the then Queen of Spain, Isabel II, for a visit to Mallorca in 1888. A little later arriving in Soller's citrus valley, the day wouldn't be complete without taking time to try the local fruit juice.

Faro de Soller. 13Km (Grade B)

The Cap Gros lighthouse situated on the cliffs above Soller is not terribly high, but gives the impression that you could be in a plane looking down on the surroundings. This attractive circular walk incorporates the best of the Muleta headland from where the big light scans the horizon. The majority of this path, previously only used by hunters, has been forged by the local government to attract people to the recently built refuge of "Muleta", where you can stay the night. 

Farrutx. 15 Km (Grade B) 

The Artana range of mountains across to the east are gaining increasing popularity amongst visiting walkers and of all the things you can do in the area the "Peak of Farrutx" is a must.

We commence near to the small urbanisation of Betlem facing the bay of Alcudia. A very accessible ravine takes us up to the Binialgorfa sanctuary and from here on in, we're up high most of the day. The rocky sculpture of Farrutx is unmistakable and a delight to walk along.

Font Cuberta - Binifaldo. 11 Km (Grade C+)

This walk forms an arc around the sacred Monastery of Lluc. The ground under foot is a combination of country lane, forest track and cobbled path and should present no difficulty to anyone used to walking. We pass through an area previously involved in the felling of oak trees, for the production of charcoal and traces of its preparation are still in existence. We picnic at a rise high above, with sterling views down into the basin that cradles Lluc.

Later we come to the spring water bottling plant at Binifaldo and further still, the rock sculpture known as "The Camel". On return to the monastery we allow enough time to let you truly enjoy your visit.   

Foradada - Deia. 11Km (Grade C+) 

The Archduke Luis Salvador said when asked why he'd paid so much for Son Marroig, that it was for the view from it and not in fact the property. He was referring to the outstretched peninsula of "Sa Foradada" instantly recognisable by the pierced hole in the end. This excursion allows us to walk in his footsteps along to the rocky point and later to visit his house, before dropping down to the heavenly setting of Deia. 

Lluc - Pollensa. 15Km (Grade C+)

The old road from Lluc to Pollensa, was the main access route from the north to the mountains and vice versa until about the 1950's. Nowadays this mixture of country lanes and cart track, give the walker a great chance to explore the Monastery of Lluc, before setting off on a journey northwards along pleasant terrain backed by imposing scenery such as Puig Tomir Mountain. Mostly downhill we finish the excursion just short of a mind numbing road walk to Pollensa at Les Creus, where our transport awaits.

L'Ofre / Sa Rateta Ridge. 14Km (Grade B+) 

Everyone has a personal favourite and this one, I'd have to say is mine. During this circular excursion we summit three very impressive thousand metre plus peaks, with the most breathtaking scenery imaginable anywhere in the Med! Our first is the panoramic vantage point of L'Ofre with its distinct coned shape, then onto the rocky flanks of Na Francesa and finally finishing on the barren looking Sa Rateta Mountain, with it's stunning views of the islands reservoirs. A truly memorable day in the hills!

Mirador Leandro Ximenis. 13Km (Grade B) 

Leandro Ximenis was a very accomplished mountaineer from the vicinity of Bunyola. A well liked charismatic character, who the "Fomento de Turisme" decided to commemorate after his death by re-naming a local Bunyola hill called "Sa Gubia", with the new title "Mirador Leandro Ximenis".
I'm pretty sure the man would approve of the accolade and certainly the venue, which boasts commanding views back to the village and shows you the entire bay of Palma almost at your feet.

The circular walk we operate, takes us through the secluded valley of "Biniforani Vell" up to some oak woodland and an interesting tree assisted climb (steepish - if you like?) At the top the scenery opens out and continues to surprise at every twist and turn. A very satisfying day out!

Mortitx Gorge. 8 Km (Grade A) 

This has to be one of the wildest places in the entire Tramuntana range. It's recognised for its unusual karst rock formations, its many endemic plants and for being the island's main feeding ground for the island's Black Vulture colony. This walk is not very long in distance, but it helps if you're sure-footed and adaptable enough, to suit the rugged terrain.

Puig de Randa 8 Km (Grade B )

Great chance to explore yet another part of the island, this time in the south. The village of Randa sits in a fertile valley bordered by a large flat topped hill “Puig De Randa”.

We scale the hill to arrive at a well known religious sanctuary on top where we picnic. On a clear day you can make out 32 towns and villages below. Our descent route is really spectacular passing under rugged cliffs and overhangs with lavender hugging the banks.

Namarit. 14Km (Grade B) 

The village of Bunyola is some seven miles north of Palma, nestled in amongst the Tramuntana Mountains and the setting for some great walking. The "Namarit" excursion starts along country lanes and then forest track to bring us up to a plateau where the rolling hills fade away to reveal the capital. An interesting wooded valley called the "Comellar del Buscante" is used to access our 670mtr. summit. The area is recognised for the intense level of "Madroños"(strawberry trees) which bear fruit in Autumn. Our return is via a deep crease in the landscape that guards the fairytale cave house of the "Comuna de Bunyola".

Penyals D'Honor. 13Km (Grade B)

The Penyals are high jutting peaks of limestone escarpment overlooking a dense green valley floor. Located near to the attractive village of Bunyola, which has always offered great possibilities for walking. We commence our day, pulling up through the cobbled streets, which connect the tight cluster of houses; Thus giving us a real feel for the place! Our climb throughout the day is about 400 Mtrs in total, but for this, you're rewarded with some truly outstanding scenery. 

Pilgrim Steps. 14Km ( Grade C+) 

Undisputedly the most popular and well acknowledged walk on the island. Every twist and turn of our route from the high mountains down to the sea reveals something special. Along the way we pass through a deep limestone valley and then drop down into an impressive canyon, where we touch on the 16 Century pilgrims route, which was once used regularly to get access to Lluc Monastery. The day would not be complete without taking a journey back in time on the Soller to Port tram which has been functioning since 1912.

Puig d'en Gallileu. 13 Km (Grade B) 

The commanding peak of "Gallileu" looks over the monastery of Lluc. Our route takes us from the reservoir at Cuber toward the oak woodland surrounding the Font Des Prat watering hole.
We then begin a gradual ascent through forest and rocky limestone desert to arrive at a high coll, which used to be a settlement for snow collectors up until the 1920's. From here we move onto the mighty backbone of this mountain, which offer's some of the most satisfying walking anywhere on the island.

Until you arrive at the top - the very best of this rock giant is not revealed, but the views when you get there are well worth waiting for! 

Puig de Massanella. 11 Km (Grade B+) 

Since the height of the Cold War, when Puig Mayor (True roof of Mallorca 1445mtrs) was declared out of bounds for anyone other than the military, it's neighbouring peak "Massanella"1352mtrs has become known as the islands highest accessible point. It's higher than anything in the British Isles and is without doubt a classic mountain walk.

The excursion follows paths laid down by the people who used to collect snow from near the summit, pre-fridges. This took place up until about the 1920's and great climatic change. Anyone who likes a challenge and the thrill of looking down on the full expanse of the place they've come to visit, will relish this! 

Puig de Morey. 12Km (Grade B+) 

This peak is the highest in the Arta range of hills at 561 mtrs. The path travels through a ravine to arrive at a tiny shrine with it's own spring! We're up high for most of the day on rugged pathless terrain right until we reach the summit after a short steep climb. The views are very surprising as most expect scenery like this only in the west. We make our return journey along the cliff edge, but on better ground and this section is truly breathtaking.

Puig Roig. 16Km (Grade B ) 

Wild limestone scenery, Vultures, Smugglers paths and Cave Houses are all ingredients in this classic mountain walk. We commence our route at the gates to the Mossa farm, in between Pollensa and Lluc.

Shortly after passing the house the path stretches out before you, like a stairway to the sky, on a famous section known as the "Corniche". Travelling through a magnificent limestone valley we arrive at the coast, which should give us the chance to witness Black Vultures in flight, as this is regarded as their "Comedor" (Dining room). Further on, we'll see the fascinating cave houses at Coscona, carefully built into an overhang, before crossing a large cultivated area, to arrive at what is commonly known as the sting in the tail - which will take us up to the monastery at Lluc and well earned refreshment!

Puig Tomir. 13Km (Grade A) 

The dominant Puig Tomir is somewhat symbolic in the north and watches over the town of Pollensa. The excursion we take is full of diversity - Walking across scree slopes, tackling rock chimneys before gaining one of the best views on the island, which is held back as an incentive until you're actually sat proudly on top. An impressive coll, a wild looking valley and a karst staircase (if your imagination is good) all follow the summit on this cracking day out!     

Roca Blanca - Fumat. 8Km (Grade B+) 

If you're adventurous and well equipped to tackle mountain walking with some light scrambling you'll love this! The Formentor peninsular is shown at it's very best on this excursion, as we head out to the furthest tip of the island to watch visiting Eleanora's Falcons grace the skyline. We surmount "Roca Blanca", with it's steep terrain and this requires a short scramble ie. No hands in pockets!

The prize is worth the effort and we follow it, with the peak of "Fumat", which is accessed by a much better route than it's neighbour. We picnic on top and then drop down to reach the old lighthouse track that will take us to Cala Figuera for a chance to swim. We travel by bus to the "Albercuitx Watchtower" on top of a hill overlooking Formentor's most famous beach and hotel. Here we toast the day with champagne as the sun dips.

San Pere Coastal. 13Km (Grade C+) 

The starting point for our hike is the once thriving fishing port of Colonia San Pere at the foot of the Arta Mountains. The coastline between here and our finish in Son Baulo (C'an Picafort) has very contrasting terrain - sometimes soil / sand stone, or dusty Mediterranean horse trail. One of the most interesting parts of the walk, being the ancient burial grounds we pass near to Son Serra. On arrival at Son Baulo bay with its translucent waters we finish with a well earned dip!     

S'Arenalet Triangle. 15Km (Grade B) 

Recently declared a protected natural park, the Arta coastline and a fair amount of the interior provide the backcloth for this interesting walk to a little known walking part of the island. The fields we pass have an almost North African look to them. This is as near as you'll get, to visiting another island whilst not leaving Mallorca's shores! The main crops that line the way, are Figs / Prickly Pears and Almonds, until our return via an old fisherman's coastal path.

Santa Maria - Orient. 15Km (Grade C+)

Just on the outskirts of Santa Maria village lie the houses of Son Torrella, almost stately in their appearance. They mark the entrance to a magical place, which connects the busy east of the island with the somewhat lost in time Orient. Our passage to get there takes us through a deep gauge in the landscape called the Coanegra valley (Black cave). Named after an unusual hidden cave found in 1824.

Sa Trapa. 14Km (Grade B ) 

An abandoned Trappist monastery located in the far-flung southwest is our destination. This walk is truly a classic, with endless rocky scenery around every twist and turn. Our hike starts and finishes in the pretty village of S'Arraco not far from Andratx. On the way we pass a mirador called "Cap Fabioler" which is one of those places you never forget, keeping watch over the sleeping "Dragon island" (Sa Dragonera) floating off shore!

Sierra Valldemossa. 14 Km (Grade B)

The hills west of Valldemossa offer the scene for this unforgettable journey. A steady climb takes us to the Son Gallard pass and this is where the trees part and reveal a breathtaking mountain vista. What comes next is pure magic as we travel along a stoney path to arrive at the edge of these steep crags with the full south west coast at our feet. Throughout the day we’ll see the outstretched Foradada rock and the house of S’Estaca and Son Marroig way below.

Above us we should see one of the islands impressive Black Vulture colony. The descent path is one of the very best with aerial views of Valldemossa village as we decide which bar?

Ses Barques - Tuent. 12Km (Grade C+) 

This has to be one of the most complete excursions there is! A viewpoint high above the Soller, is our starting point. We travel through centuries old olive terracing to reach our picnic spot, the 16th Century farmhouse at the bottom of Balitx valley. After lunch we climb out of the valley to meet a welcoming breeze on the coastal section of the walk. Our cliffside path offers spectacular views down to the aqua marine sea below and the rugged limestone shapes up ahead. We finish in Tuent with a beer and the possibility to swim in its cove. The journey back is via the breathtaking Sa Calobra road.

Talaia Son Jaumell. 10Km (Grade C+) 

Talaia is the name given to a series of watchtowers strategically placed around the Mallorcan coastline. About five hundred years ago, the island was the target of many raiding pirate invasions, so the locals decided to develop an early warning system with Talaia's operating as fire beacons, to warn the community of imminent attack. Our walk starts at arguably the best beach on the island "Mesquida" and that is where we find a prominent hill that is begging to be climbed "Son Jaumell". On the other side of it we find pine woodland, that takes us down to the inlet of Cala Molto, with its intense aqua marine colours. A short stroll and we invade Ratjada to collapse by its pretty marina with a rewarding drink. 

Tossals Circuit. 14Km (Grade B)

High in the central area of the Tramuntana, in the vicinity of the islands two reservoirs we find the Tossals group of peaks. Birds of prey command the sky and the scenery is magnificent. Some of the best ingredients you could ever throw into a walk are included in this excursion! Large tunnels housing the water pipe leading from Cuber take us down into a dramatic canyon for our morning break. The tunnel section should answer that burning question of "Why did I pack that torch in my case?" We arrive just after the tunnels in a lush valley, that leads up to the mountain shelter "Tossals" where we picnic.

Once beyond the house we climb to reach a well constructed path that would have been ever so busy during the times of charcoal production. Looking north the barren slopes of the mighty Massenella mountain are up ahead and to the east a cascading ravine opens out with the village of Mancor to be found at the bottom. The return route starts through woodland and offers a magnificent view of the other reservoir Gorg Blau.

Valldemossa - Deia. 14Km (Grade B+)

The two named villages are perhaps the most photogenic on the island. Lush vegetation brought back from far away places flourishes in both valleys giving them a unique splash of colour, as they lie cradled by the mighty Tramuntana Mountains. A centuries old, rural industry pathway, enables us to get from one to the other on foot.

Comasema Circular. 14Km (Grade B+) 

This is truly the best way to see two high mountain valleys. Our route initially starts by following the pipe down from Cuber reservoir to an area previously dominated by the production of charcoal “Coll de Bosc”. A pleasant forest track takes us down through the trees to the Comasema estate near to the pretty village of Orient. The adventure begins as we tackle the high rocky staircase “Es Barrancons” to arrive at a spectacular picnic spot. The way continues as colourful as it began with great views across to the surrounding peaks from the Coll De L’Ofre.

Sa Capalleta / Fornalutx. 11 Km (Grade C+) 

Sa Capalleta is a unique shrine built high on the slopes overlooking the busy town of Soller. It’s unusual fairytale like appearance makes the climb up to it all the more rewarding. We continue upward to the Mirador Ses Barques to picnic. Afterwards a recently restored pathway leads us to the village of Fornalutx with its network of narrow cobbled streets and its magnificent backdrop. We make a stop for refreshments and then it’s back through Binibassi to reach Soller town.

Massanella South Face. 14Km (Grade A) (Lluc Area) 

This has got to be one of the top three excursions on the island. The route is circular and pushes up through the Comafreda valley reaching the old snow houses at the “Coll des Prat” (1126m) before following a narrow goat trail to the breathtaking view point of “Ses Bassetes” which displays depth and ruggedness, and puts you in one of those adrenalin filled, “Ain’t life great!” situations.

A rocky scramble (and the reason why the walk is graded ‘A’) takes us up to the summit area. Afterwards we drop down the eastern side of the mountain, passing and entering the “Font de S’Avenc” cave along the way.

Torella Valley. 13Km (Grade C+) (Cuber Reservoir) 

In the central part of the Tramuntana mountain range we find an area the locals call Mallorca’s lakes. These are indeed the island’s two main reservoirs, which have been here since the sixties and are bordered by some of the most impressive limestone scenery anywhere. Starting at the gates to Cuber Reservoir we head towards the Sierra Torella massif, making for the islands main junction for classic walks – the “Coll De L’Ofre”. From here, an old drovers path climbs to the edge of a lost deep gully – the hidden Torella Valley.

Cami Dels Cingles. 13Km (Grade C+) (Puig Mayor)

This excursion has previously featured before and I’m pleased to say that it re-appears with a new modified route, but retaining all the original ingredients and much more.

The path follows the old muntanyençs way, which once linked Soller and the north coast and hangs under the neck of Mallorca’s highest mountain Puig Mayor 1447mtrs, like a string of pearls.

Esporles – Valldemossa. 16Km (Grade B) (South West) 

If you were trekking from Andratx to Pollensa, this section would surely play a major part. The walk takes us through an area heavily used in the production of charcoal until the 40’s.
Esporles is a distinct market town with an unusual shape and interesting buildings, which is seldom included on the tourist trail – all the more reason to take a peek!

The walk itself twists and turns as it gains height, taking us through woodland to surprise vistas, as we make our way to one of Mallorca’s real treasures : the hillside, flower-bedecked village of Valldemossa.

Karst Valley. 9Km (Grade C+) (Lluc) 

Dramatic, twisted and weathered karst rock offers the backdrop to this circuit near to Lluc Monastery. One section of the route is like a secret garden with velvety moss coating the jagged shapes and you’d be forgiven for thinking yourself on the Lord of the Rings film set, as this is truly fairytale stuff! 

Galatzo - Estellencs. 10Km (Grade B+) (Puigpuyent) 

Located in the Calvia region, this prominent giant looks every bit the part, with it’s shark toothed form. A great opportunity to explore an area untouched by Mallorcan Walking Tours until now, with the village of Puigpunyent proving a real discovery.  

Olive Route : 9Km (Grade C+) (Soller)

This is the tale of two contrasting walks, blended into one day. The first starts at the “Mirador Ses Barques” and drops down through a canyon to the “Coll den Marques” arriving in Port Soller via the attractive “Can Bardi” House, with a chance to have a look around.

After spending some time in Port Soller for our picnic, we travel inland to Soller town, some 2.5Km away, to start the second part of our day with a charming little circuit walk, which travels up to the monument of “Tres Creus”, offering fantastic views of the town and valley, all the way down to the splash of blue back in the port.

Dragonera Island : 8Km (Grade C+) (South West)

The island takes on the shape of a giant dragon sleeping off shore, and the fact that it is inhabited by thousands of little lizards gives a clear indication as to how it got it’s name “Dragonera”.

We travel to idyllic Sant Elmo in the south west to take a short boat trip across to the start of our walk at the jetty of this wonderful natural park. We make for the highest part of the island to survey its contents on a true voyage of discovery, finishing with a swim in an aqua marine heaven! .

Sant Llorenç Torre / Pareis. 10Km (Grade B) (West) 

A recently restored tower overlooking Tuent and Calobra is where we’re heading. The tower was originally built, like so many others in the sixteenth century, to protect the locals from pirate attacks. We also visit Sa Calobra and take a short walk to the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis canyon, which is surrounded by a thousand foot amphitheatre of rock. Not to be missed!

Deia Discoverer. 8Km (Grade C+) (West)

This village is an absolute must to visit and it’s easy to see why it’s warm stone architecture and lush flower filled terraces have inspired artists from all over the world. We walk to and old defence tower overlooking the sea and swim in crystal waters at a place previously known as “Smugglers Cove”. The day also includes a stop at Valldemossa and sparkling cava at Foradada.

Cala Murta. 10Km (Grade C+) (Formentor) 

When you’ve seen this inlet, it’ll never leave that special part of your mind which stores select images. Cala Murta is located on the south side of the rocky Formentor peninsular and is not too far from the lighthouse itself. Maritime Pine and Dwarf Fan Palms dominate the vegetation in this area and pleasant walking enables us to better explore this unique part of Mallorca. There will be chance to swim, and snorkelling is highly recommended.  

Port Des Canonge. 14Km (Grade C+) (South West)

Steep landscaped terracing cascades down to the community of “Port des Canonge”, on the beautiful south west coast. This excursion takes us off the beaten track and into an area that you really should take time to see! South of “Canonge” Aleppo pines fringe the shoreline and our route becomes a magic carpet high above the Med, as we head for the very attractive Moorish influenced village of Banyalbufar.


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