Citrus Groves & Dramatic Coast

Mallorca's Tramuntana Sierra
 

Holiday Highlights

Spectacular scenery | Craggy peaks contrast with the sea, and honey-coloured houses sit amid citrus groves.
Easy exploring | Thanks to an efficient and widespread local transport system.
Sóller | For its botanical gardens, elegant streets and inviting pavement cafés.
Prettiest villages | Including Valldemossa, described by Chopin as ‘the most beautiful place in the world’.
Citrus Groves & Dramatic Coast. 7 nights
Citrus Groves & Dramatic Coast. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A centre-based walking holiday in Mallorca

Dramatic, rugged mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to pretty villages, which you can explore on this self-guided, single-centre walking holiday. From your well-located, high-quality hotel, walk and sightsee at leisure, making use of the widespread local transport.
Mallorca’s most dramatic scenery – and its prettiest villages – are to be found in the Tramuntana Sierra in the north-west of the island. With their craggy limestone peaks contrasting with the sea below, the rugged mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to clusters of honey-coloured houses which sit amid immaculate terraces of orange and lemon trees stretching as far as the eye can see.

One such town is charming Sóller, a bustling place nestling in a fertile, bowl-shaped valley planted with yet more citrus groves. Within easy reach of the capital, Palma, it makes a great base for walking and exploring in Mallorca’s magnificent north-west corner and beyond using the efficient and widespread local transport system (or taxis).
 
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Walking & more

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of our suggested walking routes as the mood takes you.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    The proximity of mountains and sea means that the weather can change quite quickly. The spring flowers start to appear in early March.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
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    mm 66 53 55 60 46 28 16 35 65 101 84 74
  • An introduction
    From the centre of Sóller you can catch buses, trains, trams or taxis (pay locally in all cases) to travel between villages and access the walks and places of interest that we suggest.
  • Choice of routes: 5km to 10km

    Sóller to Port de Sóller (grade 1): 5km, 2hrs; ascent 100m/descent 135m
    This pleasant walk leads down from Sóller to the port, from where you can return by tram. 

    Refugi de Muleta (grade 1-2): 10km, 4hrs; ascent 315m/descent 355m
    Taking you up onto the Muleta plateau, high above Port de Sóller, this is a panoramic walk which passes the distinctive lighthouse at Cap Gros. Our notes lead from Sóller, though it is possible to shorten the route by taking the tram to Port de Sóller and beginning the walk there (deduct 3km). 
    Sóller
    Sóller to Port de Sóller: 5km
    Refugi de Muleta: 10km
  • Choice of routes: 9km to 12km

    Fornalutx & Ses Barques: 11km, 5hrs; ascent/descent 530m
    Quiet tracks and paths lead up the side of the valley to Fornalutx, a delightful little village, before heading up the hillside to reach the impressive Ses Barques viewpoint and then descending back to Sóller. 

    Quiet western hills: 11km, 4.5hrs; ascent/descent 390m
    Starting and finishing in Sóller, this well-shaded walk takes you up into the hills to the west of the town. 

    Sóller to Deià: 9km, 4hrs; ascent 535m/descent 390m
    This walk uses the old tracks and mule paths that have linked the villages of Sóller and Deià for centuries, and can be undertaken in either direction. We also provide notes for a short town trail in Deià, and there is the option to extend the walk by visiting the lovely fishing cove of Cala de Deià, where you can swim (add 1.5km/45mins).

    Ses Barques to Cala Tuent: 10km, 4hrs; ascent 525m/descent 890m
    Take a taxi to the Ses Barques viewpoint above Sóller and walk along ancient cobbled trails through a deep, fertile valley coated with orange groves. After rising out of the valley, you descend to the coast and follow the spectacular coastal path to the beach at Cala Tuent, enjoying some of the best sea views on the island before returning to Sóller by taxi (or boat on weekdays from May to October).

    Lake Cuber to Sóller: 12km, 4.5hrs; ascent 165m/descent 865m
    Take a taxi to Lake Cuber (a reservoir), from where a path rises gently through pine woods to the Ofre Pass for views of the Mediterranean in clear weather. From the pass, you descend into the valley and walk down through the dramatic Biniaraix Gorge on a cobbled pilgrims’ trail comprising almost 2,000 shallow stone steps that are thought to have been originally cut by the Carthaginians for transporting olive oil some 2,500 years ago. It is then a short and gentle onward stroll from the foot of the gorge and the pretty village of Biniaraix to Sóller.

    Valldemossa & the Puig des Teix: 11km, 5hrs; ascent/descent 590m
    This is a rewarding walk high above the sea with amazing views. After a short bus journey to the beautiful village of Valldemossa, you climb steeply up into the mountains, passing beneath the peak of the Teix (1,064 metres) for superb views of the coast in clear weather. You then follow bridleways created by Archduke Luis Salvador, Mallorca’s great benefactor, across a limestone plateau before descending back to Valldemossa through woods of holm oaks where wild goats often graze.
    Biniaraix gorge © Scott Hatch
    Fornalutx and Ses Barques: 11km
    Quiet western hills: 11km
    Sóller to Deià: 9km
    Ses Barques to Cala Tuent: 10km
    Lake Cuber to Sóller: 12km
    Valldemossa and the Puig des Teix: 11km
  • Explore the sierra's pretty villages

    Sóller
    The charming town where you are based boasts botanical gardens and a lively Saturday market as well as an attractive main square where you can watch the world go by from one of the pavement cafés. The church here has a striking early 20th-century façade and there are other examples of modernist architecture among the manor houses and colourful gardens that line the elegant streets. On the nearby coast, neighbouring Port de Sóller boasts a horse-shoe shaped beach ringed by a pleasant seafront promenade dotted with restaurants and bars.

    Deià
    Deià is a very pretty village and a favourite of many bohemians, writers and poets in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is worth spending some time strolling through the cobbled streets of honey-coloured buildings (we provide notes for a short village trail).

    Valldemossa
    Described by Chopin as ‘the most beautiful place in the world’, Valldemossa is another village not to be missed, and is again easily reached by bus. It is dominated by its famous Carthusian monastery which houses a 17th-century pharmacy, Chopin’s piano and an excellent small art collection that includes works by Picasso and Henry Moore.
    Port de Sóller
  • Spend a day in the island’s capital
    Experience the nostalgic – and very dramatic – narrow-gauge railway through the heart of the mountains to Palma for a day of sightseeing and shopping. Mallorca’s bustling, cosmopolitan capital boasts a magnificent sea-front cathedral, some of the best restaurants on the island, and a walled old quarter in which medieval architecture contrasts with many late 19th-century buildings. In fact, why not add-on a couple of nights to your holiday to explore cosmopolitan Palma – a real revelation – before catching your flight home?
    Palma's impressive waterfront cathedral
 

Accommodation

We offer a choice of three hotels in Sóller, including our luxurious upgrade option, Ca’s Curial. Please state your preference when booking.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • Hotel El Guía, 7 nights: 01 January 2024 - 30 June 2024, 01 September 2024 - 30 June 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 07 January 2026

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 7 Jan 2024 £755 £475
    10 Feb - 15 Mar 2024 £645 £415
    16 - 31 Mar 2024 £790 £495
    1 - 30 Apr 2024 £805 £505
    1 May - 23 Jun 2024 £825 £505
    1 Sep - 25 Oct 2024 £835 £515
    26 Oct - 31 Dec 2024 £755 £475
    1 - 7 Jan 2025 £790 £495
    8 Feb - 15 Mar 2025 £675 £435
    16 - 31 Mar 2025 £825 £515
    1 - 30 Apr 2025 £840 £530
    1 May - 23 Jun 2025 £860 £530
    1 Sep - 25 Oct 2025 £870 £540
    26 Oct - 31 Dec 2025 £790 £495
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • 7 nights staying at Ca'l Bisbe: 01 March 2024 - 30 June 2024, 01 September 2024 - 11 November 2024, 01 March 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 30 November 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 19 Mar 2024 £895 £430
    20 Mar - 30 Apr 2024 £950 £430
    1 - 27 May 2024 £1050 £430
    28 May - 23 Jun 2024 £1085 £410
    1 - 29 Sep 2024 £1085 £405
    30 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £995 £430
    1 - 4 Nov 2024 £955 £425
    1 - 19 Mar 2025 £935 £450
    20 Mar - 30 Apr 2025 £990 £450
    1 - 27 May 2025 £1095 £450
    28 May - 23 Jun 2025 £1130 £430
    1 - 29 Sep 2025 £1130 £425
    30 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £1035 £450
    1 - 23 Nov 2025 £995 £445
    3rd & 4th person discount £0 to -£62
    Single traveller supplement £60 to £62

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • 7 nights staying at Ca's Curial: 01 March 2024 - 30 June 2024, 01 September 2024 - 11 November 2024, 01 March 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 10 November 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 25 Mar 2024 £1050 £965
    26 - 30 Mar 2024 £1290 £1025
    1 - 24 Apr 2024 £1365 £1160
    25 - 30 Apr 2024 £1430 £1250
    1 May - 23 Jun 2024 £1495 £1250
    1 - 24 Sep 2024 £1610 £1365
    25 - 30 Sep 2024 £1555 £1315
    1 - 25 Oct 2024 £1495 £1250
    26 - 31 Oct 2024 £1365 £1160
    1 - 4 Nov 2024 £1110 £955
    1 - 25 Mar 2025 £1095 £1005
    26 - 30 Mar 2025 £1345 £1070
    1 - 24 Apr 2025 £1420 £1210
    25 - 30 Apr 2025 £1490 £1300
    1 May - 23 Jun 2025 £1555 £1300
    1 - 24 Sep 2025 £1675 £1420
    25 - 30 Sep 2025 £1620 £1370
    1 - 25 Oct 2025 £1555 £1300
    26 - 31 Oct 2025 £1420 £1210
    1 - 3 Nov 2025 £1155 £995
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel El Guía, Sóller (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £68 £121
    21 Mar - 31 Oct 2024 £86 £150
    01 Nov - 31 Dec 2024 £73 £131
    01 Jan - 20 Mar 2025 £71 £126
    21 Mar - 31 Oct 2025 £89 £156
    01 Nov - 07 Jan 2026 £76 £136
  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Ca'l Bisbe, Sóller
    Balcony: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2024 £11
    Balcony: 01 Sep - 11 Nov 2024 £11
    Balcony: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2025 £11
    Balcony: 01 Sep - 30 Nov 2025 £11
    Suite with balcony: 01 Mar - 31 May 2024 £21
    Suite with balcony: 01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £21
    Suite with balcony: 01 Sep - 11 Nov 2024 £21
    Suite with balcony: 01 Mar - 31 May 2025 £22
    Suite with balcony: 01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £22
    Suite with balcony: 01 Sep - 30 Nov 2025 £22
    Suite with balcony, top floor: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2024 £32
    Suite with balcony, top floor: 01 Sep - 11 Nov 2024 £32
    Suite with balcony, top floor: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2025 £33
    Suite with balcony, top floor: 01 Sep - 30 Nov 2025 £33

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Ca'l Bisbe, Sóller (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Mar - 31 May 2024 £121 £169
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £125 £173
    01 Sep - 11 Nov 2024 £140 £186
    01 Mar - 31 May 2025 £130 £180
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £130 £180
    01 Sep - 30 Nov 2025 £150 £198
  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Ca's Curial, Sóller (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Mar - 31 Mar 2024 £125 £250
    01 Apr - 30 Apr 2024 £175 £350
    01 May - 30 Jun 2024 £195 £390
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £200 £400
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £185 £370
    01 Nov - 11 Nov 2024 £132 £264
    01 Mar - 31 Mar 2025 £130 £260
    01 Apr - 30 Apr 2025 £185 £370
    01 May - 30 Jun 2025 £205 £410
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £210 £420
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2025 £195 £390
    01 Nov - 10 Nov 2025 £140 £280
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Palma
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Palma TUI 
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    Belfast Intl. - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Birmingham - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bournemouth - Palma Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bristol - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Cardiff - Palma TUI,  Vueling 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Edinburgh - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Exeter - Palma TUI 
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    Glasgow - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Glasgow Prestwick - Palma Ryanair 
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    Humberside - Palma TUI 
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    Leeds Bradford - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Liverpool - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    London City - Palma British Airways 
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    Gatwick - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Palma British Airways 
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    Luton - Palma easyJet,  TUI,  Wizz Air 
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    London Southend - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair 
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    Stansted - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Manchester - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Newcastle - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Palma TUI 
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    Southampton - Palma British Airways,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Palma

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    bus Palma to Sóller (0h35-1h25) pay locally 1800 (1700 Sat, 1630 Sun)
    taxi Palma airport to hotel (0h35) £41-£43 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    bus Sóller to Palma (0h35-1h25) pay locally 1200 (1230 Sat & Sun)
    taxi hotel to Palma airport (0h35) £41-£43 flexible
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • Yes, prior to going on holiday you will be able to download GPX tracks so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you use them – our detailed, step-by-step route notes remain the principal means of guiding you from A to B – but we provide them as a secondary means of navigation for additional reassurance when walking.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; Catalan, Basque and Gallego have equal status in Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia, respectively. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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