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Mountains & Villages of Mallorca

Land of oranges and stone villages
 
Enjoy dramatic mountain and coastal scenery, and picturesque villages, on this self-guided holiday, on which your luggage is transported from one hotel of character to the next. Choose to walk as much or as little as you like, thanks to flexible walking and sightseeing options.
Mountains & Villages of Mallorca. 7 nights
Mountains & Villages of Mallorca. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A hotel-to-hotel walking holiday in Mallorca

You are sure to be amazed by the drama of the scenery of north-west Mallorca – here, the rugged mountains of the Tramuntana Sierra plunge into the sea, and villages perch precariously on the slopes above tiny coves. This beautiful sierra offers the island’s best walking – old paved mule tracks wind through wooded valleys, between terraces of olive and citrus groves, and high above the coast. The scent of lemons fills the air, butterflies dance around your feet, and the views are simply astonishing.
Our much-praised walk follows well-waymarked trails that link some of the island’s most picturesque towns and villages – Fornalutx, Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa – where you stay at hand-picked hotels of character. We have designed the itinerary to be as flexible as possible – choose six days of rewarding walking or a mix of walking and sightseeing, making use of the inexpensive trains, taxis, buses, boats and trams if you want more time to explore further.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. 
Pay locally for all transfers mentioned in the description.
  • 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
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 12 12 13 15 19 23 27 27 25 20 16 13
    mm 66 53 55 60 46 28 16 35 65 101 84 74
  • Arrival in Fornalutx
    Night 1: at Fornalutx Petit Hotel in Fornalutx (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night's accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Free day in Fornalutx
    On your day here, choose between a gentle circuit from the hotel door and a longer but highly recommended walk to the Ofre Pass. If you don’t wish to walk, you can take time to explore the cobbled streets of Fornalutx, considered by many to be the prettiest of Mallorca’s villages.

    Circular walk through olive groves: 6km, 2hrs
    This gentle introductory circuit leads from the hotel door, taking in the two neighbouring villages of Binibassi and Biniaraix, and giving some delightful views over the citrus and olive groves that cloak the lower foothills.

    Lake Cuber to the Ofre Pass: 13km, 5.5hrs
    For something a little more challenging, take a taxi (pay locally) to Lake Cúber, from where a path rises gently through pine woods to the Ofre Pass for your first views towards the Mediterranean. From the pass, you descend into the valley and walk down through the spectacular Biniaraix Gorge on an ancient cobbled pilgrims’ trail that incorporates 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. 
    Near Lake Cuber
    Circular walk through olive groves: 6km
    Lake Cuber to the Ofre Pass: 13km
  • Fornalutx to Sóller: 8km, 3.5hrs
    While Sóller is just a few kilometres from Fornalutx by the most direct route, our walk heads up the hillside to the north-west to reach the Mirador de Ses Barques, from where you can admire the views of the port of Sóller and its lighthouse. There is a restaurant here, too (closed in winter). The onward route to Sóller briefly wanders along the high plateau below the mirador before winding down the hillside back to the town.
    You will have time in the afternoon to explore Sóller, which is set in a fertile valley and surrounded by citrus groves. Elegant mansions built by wealthy fruit merchants line the streets, and there are numerous fine examples of modernista (Art Deco) architecture to seek out. You have three nights at Ca'l Bisbe, set in secluded gardens with a pool, or you can upgrade to the superlative Ca’s Curial.
    Fornalutx to Sóller: 8km
    On the route to Soller © Scott Hatch
  • Free days in Sóller 
    There are numerous ways to spend your days in Sóller. For an easy day, take the old-fashioned tram to Port de Sóller, where you can relax on the beach or take a boat trip, or catch the nostalgic narrow-gauge train to Palma for a day of sightseeing and shopping. The train journey to Mallorca’s bustling capital is a highlight in itself, taking you right through the heart of the mountains. For more walking, we suggest four routes. 

    Sóller to Port de Sóller: 5km, 2hrs
    This pleasant walk leads down from Sóller to the port, from where you can return by tram.

    Refugi de Muleta: 10km, 4hrs
    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).

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

    Ses Barques to Cala Tuent: 9.5km, 4hrs
    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).
    On the walk to Cala de Tuent © Scott Hatch
    Sóller to Port de Sóller: 5km
    Quiet western hills: 11km
    Refugi de Muleta: 10km
    Ses Barques to Cala Tuent: 9.5km
  • Sóller to Deià: 9km, 4hrs, then bus to Valldemossa
    The route to Deià for the most part follows the Camí del Castello, a series of cobbled mule tracks that have linked the two towns for centuries. You skirt the edge of the Muleta Plateau, with mountains to your left and the sea to your right – here, the peaks of the Tramuntana Sierra are just two kilometres from the coast. You are rewarded with sweeping sea views even before you reach the coastal path and you arrive in Deià in time for lunch at one of the many restaurants lining the main street. We offer options to extend your walk along the cliffs around Deià after lunch, then take a bus or taxi the short distance to Valldemossa, where you spend your final two nights at Es Petit.
    Sóller to Deià: 9km
    On the walk from Soller to Deia
  • Free day in Valldemossa
    For a spot of culture, you can spend the day exploring the village of Valldemossa – described by Chopin as “the most beautiful place in the world” – and 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.

    Circular walk from Valldemossa: 11km, 5hrs
    A rewarding route winds steeply uphill from Valldemossa to the Cairats Refuge, passing beneath the peak of the Teix (1,064 metres) for superb views of the coast. You then follow bridleways created by the island's benefactor, Archduke Luis Salvador, across a limestone plateau high above Valldemossa before descending through woods of holm oaks where small family groups of wild goats often graze.
    Circular walk from Valldemossa: 11km
    Around Valldemossa
 

Accommodation

You stay in charming accommodation that is full of character.

We offer an upgrade option in Sóller. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking. Whichever hotel you choose, we recommend adding extra nights in Sóller to give you ample time to explore the town and to enjoy our walking routes.
 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 01 June - 30 June 2019, 01 September - 02 November 2019 & 01 March - 30 June 2020

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 May - 23 June £965 £240
    1 September - 26 October £995 £250
    1 - 19 March £885 £240
    20 March - 30 April £945 £245
    1 May - 23 June £965 £240
    3rd & 4th person discount -£25
    Single traveller supplement £25

    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.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Fornalutx Petit Hotel
    Junior suite: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £42
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £42
    Junior suite: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £40
    Mountain view : 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £8
    Mountain view: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £8
    Mountain view : 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £8
    Mountain view: 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £8
    Mountain view : 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £6
    Mountain view: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £6
    Mountain view & terrace: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £18
    Mountain view & terrace: 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £18
    Mountain view & terrace: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £18
    Suite 'Rustica': 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £50
    Suite 'Rustica': 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £50
    Suite 'Rustica': 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £46
    Suite 'Sa Capella': 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £65
    Suite 'Sa Capella': 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £65
    Suite 'Sa Capella': 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £65
    Ca'l Bisbe
    Balcony: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £6
    Suite with balcony: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £16
    Suite with balcony: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £16
    Suite with balcony: 01 Oct - 02 Nov 2019 £14
    Suite with balcony: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £16
    Suite with balcony, top floor: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £22
    Es Petit
    Superior with terrace: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £17
    Superior with terrace: 01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £17
    Superior with terrace: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £17

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

    Fornalutx Petit Hotel (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £110 £120
    01 Sep - 02 Nov 2019 £120 £132
    01 Mar - 21 Mar 2020 £98 £108
    22 Mar - 30 Jun 2020 £110 £120
    Ca'l Bisbe (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £93 £129
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £98 £132
    01 Oct - 02 Nov 2019 £95 £130
    01 Mar - 30 Apr 2020 £94 £129
    01 May - 27 May 2020 £96 £131
    28 May - 30 Jun 2020 £100 £132
  • 7 nights staying in Ca’s Curial (7 dinners)

    1 - 30 June 2019 1 September - 2 November 2019 1 March - 30 June 2020 Price Single room
    1 May - 23 June £1125 £590
    1 - 27 September £1165 £615
    28 September - 26 October £1125 £590
    1 - 19 March £895 £435
    20 - 27 March £960 £445
    28 March - 26 April £1070 £555
    27 April - 23 June £1130 £595
    3rd & 4th person discount -£25
    single traveller supplment £25
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Palma

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

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

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

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to 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. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). 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.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Palma

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Palma airport to hotel (0h35) £30 flexible
    bus Palma to Sóller (0h30), bus Sóller to Fornalutx (0h10) pay locally 1445
    bus Palma to Sóller (0h30), taxi Sóller to Fornalutx (0h15) pay locally 1700(1630 Sun)
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Palma airport (0h35) £20 flexible
    bus Valldemossa to Palma (0h30) pay locally 1100 (Mon-Fri) 1300 (Sat-Sun)
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 1 dinner
    1 picnic
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
 
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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 hotel to hotel, 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.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. 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. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted 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.
  • 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 cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • 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 (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). 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 can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 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.
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