Dominated by the splendid Serra de Tramuntana range, Mallorca’s northwest coast and hinterland are remarkably wild. The scarred limestone peaks and cliffs loom like ramparts over the brilliant blue sea. This is a hiker’s paradise where we walk ancient paths through evergreen oak forest and olive groves to small mountain villages. Rich in fauna and flora with an abundance of endemic species, the mountains can be explored on a network of paths including the long distance GR221. In the footsteps of celebrated writers, actors and musicians we wander ancient 'drystone’ pathways and terraces that march up from the coast, some dating back to the Moorish occupation. This World Heritage listed landscape is marked by agricultural terraces and inter-connected water works including water mills as well as dry stone constructions and farms. Over time, these systems have extended farmland, improved harvests and exploited the irregular rainfall. Gold and ochre coloured hamlets sit atop hillsides, their rhythms giving insights into ancient rural Mallorca. We begin and end in the historical capital of Palma visiting the Gothic cathedral, Alumdaina Royal Palace and the lively sea park promenade. We move quickly into the countryside for extended time in the well preserved villages while staying in private estate accommodation. Besides half and full day walks, there is time to explore markets, mountain hamlets and soak up the authentic nature of the island. Be rewarded with gastronomical delights and magnificent viewpoints at every turn.