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Mallorca Tramuntana Traverse
Mallorca, Spain - Trip code OL Walking and Trekking
Days 8
Deposit From £114
Was From £1225
Now from £1135
Flights inclusive
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Why book this trip?

Explore the rugged terrain of Mallorca's spectacular Tramuntana Mountain Range from Port de Soller to the 18th century town of Port de Pollenca, including the Victoria Peninsula. Walk along coastal pathways and historic merchant routes to traditional villages and beautiful lakes, to be rewarded with panoramic views of the coast and surrounding mountains. Experience staying in a remote 13th century monastery in Lluc.

    • Included meals

      Breakfast: 7

    • Trip staff

      Explore Tour Leader

      Driver(s)

    • Transport

      Bus

      Public Bus

      Taxi

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      Accommodation

      7 nights standard hotel

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      Walking grade:

      Moderate

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      Group Size:

      10 - 16

    Itinerary

    Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

    Day 1 - Trip starts in Port de Soller

    Trip starts in Port de Soller, a pretty harbour town surrounded by the Tramuntana Mountains and our base for the next three nights.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: None

    Day 2 - Coastal walk from Deia to Port de Soller

    Early this morning we take a public bus the short distance to Deia, a beautiful village and once the home of poet Robert Graves. We wander through Deia with its stone houses stacked one above the other, and continue through the stone-built terraces of olive trees, to the tiny Cala de Deia, a rocky fishing cove. We follow this dramatic coastline north, through Llucalcari village and back to Port de Soller.

    Today's 11 kilometre linear walk is expected to take around five hours with 300 metres of ascent and 540 metres of descent.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 3 - Bus to Valldemossa to begin the circular walk known as the Archduke's Trail

    After breakfast we travel by taxis or minibus to the attractive rural town of Valldemossa. From here we take a circular walk along the stone path known as the Archduke's Trail, part of which was laid by Archduke Ludwig Salvador of Austria who owned the local estate in the 19th century. The path offers some insight into rural life, including lime kilns and charcoal stoves , as well as stunning coastal views. We return to Port de Soller from Valldemossa by taxi or minibus.

    Today's 11 kilometre walk is expected to take around three-and-a-half hours with 400 metres of descent.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 4 - Take the tram to Soller to start the walk. Hike to Cuber Lake. Bus to Lluc Monastery

    This morning we take the historic tram out to the town of Soller, just inland. Here we start our walk to Cuber Lake in the heart of the Tramuntana Range, an area rich with bird life. We walk via the village of Biniaraitx and cross the Coll d'Ofre pass (890m) en route to the lake, which lies in the shadow of the highest peak on the island, Puig Major (1443m). We then travel by minibus or taxi to the remote valley where Lluc Monastery has quietly existed since the 13th century, and where we will spent the night. The 'Monestir de Nostra Senyora de Lluc' is an historic sanctuary and place of pilgrimage, and still takes in visitors. We can eat in the atmospheric wooden-beamed hall, formerly the monks' dining room. The impressive Basilica is well worth visiting, and the peaceful and beautiful setting is best appreciated by a short walk to the Mysteries of the Rosary which will take you up to the crucifix at the peak of a nearby hill. Look out for granite stations, some of which were worked on by Gaudi himself but never completed due to his sudden and unexplained departure from the island.

    Today's 12 kilometre walk is expected to take around four-and-a-half hours with 850 metres of ascent and 150 metres of descent. To note that today's walk is point to point and there is not the option to be picked up along the way.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 5 - Descend from the Monastery along a pilgrims trail to Port de Pollenca

    Following one of the oldest pilgrimage trails on the island, we start our walk from Lluc passing through shady woodland, with the imposing north face of Tomir looming over us. As the path starts to descend, we get our first stunning view of Pollenca, built a few kilometres from the sea to protect against pirate attacks, and the port beyond. Entering denser woodland, the steep, scree covered slopes of Tomir tower even nearer as we continue our descent. Finally we join a small lane going past pretty cottages and fields of almond and orange trees, a serene farming landscape with the mountain range rising majestically behind. As we approach the main road into Pollenca we meet our minibus and continue to Port de Pollenca by bus. For those wishing to explore the ancient narrow streets and impressive plaza of Pollenca there is the option to be dropped off en route, making their own way to Port de Pollenca.

    Today's 12.5 kilometre walk is expected to take around four-and-a-half hours with 200 metres of ascent and 600 metres of descent.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 6 - Free day. Opportunity to take a boat trip, walk to Cala Boque or visit Palma

    Today is free to relax, swim, walk or take one of a number of excursions in and around the Peninsula de Formentor. For those who wish to explore on foot a little more, it is possible to walk to Cala Boquer. The route affords superb views into the bays and winds among the palms and pine trees. The peninsula is also popular amongst ornithologists due to its resident birdlife and in April to October it's location on the migratory routes. The largest marshland in the Mediterranean is located at the Natural Park of S'Albufera, just south of Port d'Alcudia and is criss-crossed by paths linking bridges and hides from which to view the varied birdlife. Alternatively you may choose to visit Mallorca's capital Palma. Palma dates back to pre-Roman times, the architecture shaped by the ebb and flow of trade. For many people the highlight is the warren of narrow streets, reminders of its prosperity before Spanish trade shifted to the New World.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 7 - Taxi to Victoria Peninsula, hike a circular walk via Penya Roja viewpoint. Bus to Port de Pollenca

    This morning we travel by taxi to the Victoria Peninsula, on the north coast of the island. Starting from Chapel Ermita de la Victoria we walk to Talaia peak (451m), with an optional detour to Penya Roja viewpoint before descending to S'lllot beach. The route takes us along a wide forested road and single trails. There will be time for a swim and rest before making our way back to Port de Pollenca by public bus. On the return journy there will be an opportunity to be dropped off at Alcudia, a medieval town with a popular market, and make your own way back to the hotel by public bus (approx. 11kms).

    Today's 13 kilometre walk is expected to take around five hours with 360 metres of ascent and 400 metres of descent. The optional walk to the viewpoint is not suitable for vertigo sufferers.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 8 - Trip ends in Port de Pollenca

    Trip ends in Port de Pollenca.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Trip information

    Country information

    Mallorca

    Spain

    Climate

    Overall, spring, early summer and autumn are ideal times for a Spanish trip - though the weather varies enormously from region to region. The high central plains suffer from fierce extremes, stiflingly hot in summer, bitterly cold and swept by freezing winds in winter. The Atlantic coast, in contrast, has a tendency to damp and mist, and a relatively brief, humid summer. The Mediterranean south is warm virtually all year round. Spain's Islands the Canaries and Balaerics experience very mild winters and warm summers making them ideal year round destinations.

    Time difference to GMT

    +1

    Plugs

    2 Pin Round

    Religion

    Roman Catholic

    Language

    Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque

    Budgeting and packing

    Optional activities

    The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.


    Soller - Tram from Soller to Port €5 per person
    Lluc museum €4 per person
    Port De Pollenca - Bus to Alcudia €3 per person; Bus to Palma €5 per person; Boat Trip €55 per person (upto 12 people)

    Clothing

    As in other mountainous areas the weather in the Serra de Tramuntana can change suddenly. It is therefore essential that you bring waterproofs and a fleece. We also recommend a hat and gloves early and late in the season when the weather may be variable.

    Footwear

    We recommend you bring walking boots with ankle support- leather or fabric are both fine. Make sure that your boots are worn-in and comfortable before the start of the trip. Also trainers or sandals for relaxing and general wear. We suggest that on international flights you either carry your walking boots in your hand luggage or wear them - should your luggage be lost or delayed, your own boots are the one thing that will be irreplaceable.

    Luggage

    20kg

    Luggage: On tour

    One main piece of luggage and a daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own baggage as we travel using public transport between hotels so don't overload yourself.

    Equipment

    We recommend you bring a water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses and trekking poles for steep descents, full waterproofs (Autumn departures). Please note that the walk on day 3 is mostly downhill.

    Tipping

    Explore leader
    At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
    Local crew
    Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour.
    Accordingly, you should allow at least €5 for tipping.

    Mallorca

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Foreign Exchange

    Spain

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Lunch price
    £8.00 - 12.00
    Dinner price
    £16.00 - 20.00
    Beer price
    £1.50 - 2.50 (depending on the region/area in Spain)
    Water price
    £1.4
    Foreign Exchange
    Local currency
    Euros
    Recommended Currency For Exchange
    We recommend you take the majority of your spending money in Euros cash.
    Where To Exchange
    We recommend that you change any currency into Euros prior to arrival. Bureau de Change are generally only found in major cities and large airports.
    ATM Availability
    In cities and most major towns.
    Credit Card Acceptance
    Visa and Mastercard are generally accepted in larger restaurants and some shops.
    Travellers Cheques
    Not recommended.
    Transport, Accommodation & Meals

    Transport Information

    Bus, Public Bus, Taxi

    Essential Information

    FCO Advice

    We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

    For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
     

    Under 18 immigration guidance

    Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

    Visa and Passport Information

    Spain: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office.


    If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
     

    Booking conditions

    Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Transfers

    Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

    Booking a land only package with Explore

    Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

    You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


    Joining Tour Abroad

    Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

    Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

    If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


    For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

    Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
    Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

    Flight information

    Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


    Flight Information

    You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

      

    Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

    We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

    On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

    Mallorca

    Spain

    Vaccinations

    Nothing compulsory but Tetanus is usually recommended as a precaution. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

    Walking and Trekking information
    Walking grade
    Moderate
    Trek details
    Walks on 5 days for between 3.5 to 5 hours, with an additional optional walk on day 6. Follow forested roads, unmade roads and dry stone paths along the Archduke's Trail.
    Additional Information

    Dates, prices and booking

    All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
    Sat 11 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019 Guaranteed departure
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    Price from £975
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    Single room option +£160
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 1 Jun 2019 - Sat 8 Jun 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £975
    Save was
    Single room option +£160
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 14 Sep 2019 - Sat 21 Sep 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £1099
    Save was
    Single room option +£190
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 5 Oct 2019 - Sat 12 Oct 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £1045
    Save was
    Single room option +£190
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 11 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £1135
    Save £90 was £1225
    Single room option +£160
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 1 Jun 2019 - Sat 8 Jun 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £1135
    Save £94 was £1229
    Single room option +£160
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 14 Sep 2019 - Sat 21 Sep 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £1275
    Save £50 was £1325
    Single room option +£190
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sat 5 Oct 2019 - Sat 12 Oct 2019 Guaranteed departure
    OL_2019
    Price from £1199
    Save £46 was £1245
    Single room option +£190
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Port de Soller
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Port de Pollenca
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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