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Mallorca - Serra de Tramuntana - Walking Holiday

Region: Europe // Dates: 06 - 13 April 2018 (7 nights)
Mallorca - Serra de Tramuntana Walking Holiday

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.

Overview

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.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Explore this Western Mediterranean gem in the Balearic Island group
  • Hike on shepherd trails, coastal & mountain paths in the World Heritage listed region of Serra de Tramuntana
  • Marvel at the ‘drystone’ building & agricultural techniques that have preserved centuries-old pathways, terraces, waterways & mills
  • Photograph the many endemic species of fauna and flora
  • Stay in family estate accommodation while exploring the small mountain villages
  • Visit the Gothic cathedral, Royal Palace and seaside promenades of Palma
  • Delight in the island’s gastronomy with tasty local specialities

Details

Details:

06 - 13 April 2018 (7 nights)

Twin share/person (ex Palma)
Advanced Early Bird: A$3,780 until 25/08/2017
Early Bird: A$3,980 until 08/12/2017
Regular: A$4,280
Single Supplement: A$895
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 8 guests

Accommodation:
4 star family estate accomodation with private facilities (shared common area)

Special Interest:
Gourmet, Botanical, Geology, History

Walk Rating:
Moderate: 5 - 18km pe walking day (with some easy and challenging options). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

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Leader

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  • Leo San Sebastian

    Leo San Sebastian grew up in Spain’s Basque Country and has been a professional tour leader for over three decades, leading walking holidays throughout Spain, Morocco, the French Swiss & Italian Alps, South America and Asia. Over the past 13 years he has created and led IPT’s Spain and Morocco programs. Leo’s knowledge, care and concern for travellers and passion to showcase local areas will ensure a wonderful journey.

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