The Port of Soller is a wonderful little village situated in one of Mallorca’s most beautiful horseshoe harbours on the west coast. Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains, this town has the best of both worlds – magnificent mountain scenery and a sea view to boot. It has not been over-developed in the past and is now a sophisticated holiday destination. Add to this the proximity of the charming inland town of Soller (5 km away and accessible by vintage tram), and you have the almost perfect place for a walking holiday. The bay is lined by a sandy beach with a pedestrianised promenade behind, where you will find cafes, restaurants and shops.
The variety of walks on Mallorca is remarkable, ranging from gentle strolls along peaceful country lanes through to energetic hikes on cobbled donkey trails. There are opportunities to do ½ day walks, returning to Puerto Soller or Soller for lunch, to do linear walks along the GR 221 and return by local bus or taxi, to walk down to a beautiful cove and return by boat – the possibilities are endless. Whilst we have an idea of each day’s walk we will take a view on the weather forecast and how everyone is feeling.
We have two trips to proposed to Mallorca this year.
MALLORCA – CIRCULAR WALKS AROUND THE SOLLER VALLEY & MOUNTAINS
Quiet country lanes, dirt tracks, and ancient cobbled ways. Soller and Puerto Soller lie in a beautiful bowl surrounded by majestic mountains. There are many very beautiful walks around the Soller valley visiting ancient villages, stunning coves and coastal trails.
If you are fit and healthy, and regularly Nordic walk then this trip is for you. The trails in the mountains are seldom flat so do expect a reasonable amount of ascent and descent. This can mean a climb of 300-500m (984-1640ft) and the same on descent. You will normally walk for 4 to 5 hours a day and a maximum of 10 miles per day.
If you have not done a Mallorca NW trip before I strongly recommend that you start with the September trip. These walks generally have coffee and lunch stops and usually offer the opportunity to either return to base or walk back to base after lunch if preferred. There is a huge variety of walks around the Soller bowl and I will try to vary them as much as possible so that you will not be repeating the exact same walks if you have done the trip previously. The walks are always geared to the group’s abilities and of course are heavily influenced by the weather conditions.
The costings include:
Bed and breakfast accommodation.
Transfers to and from Palma Airport.
4 days guided walking.
Lunches, evening meals, drinks.
SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER.
Mallorca Easy walking.
Please note; if the conditions are good we will do the Cala Tuente walk which includes a return trip by boat.
3 nights at 4* Hotel Es Port in Puerto Soller and 1 night at Hotel Almudania in Palma.
COST : £450 sharing in a TWIN room / £570 single occupancy.
Flights: RYANAIR Depart Manchester 10.10am Sunday 22nd (FR9036) return from Palma 21.30 Thursday 26th (FR3446.)