Mallorca Guided Walking Holiday

Cala Fornells View in Paguera, Majorca
Duration: 7 nights
Type: European Centre Based
Walking Grade: 2 & 4
from £1,249pp with flights

Walk on dramatic mountain paths to reach limestone summits. Discover the secluded coves, trails and wildlife around Pollensa and the crystal clear waters of Cala Sant Vicenç. Venture to the village of Lluc nestled in the Tramuntana Mountains with its 13th century Monastery, a site of pilgrimage for over 800 years. Since the 1960s, Mallorca has been a popular package tour destination and each year millions of Britons head for the island’s main resorts to enjoy a week in the sun. Increasingly, however, the island is being recognised for its beautiful countryside. With an excellent year-round climate and splendid mountain scenery, Mallorca provides the ideal location for a spring or autumn walking holiday. Our base is the attractive coastal town of Puerto Pollensa, once a small fishing village, the town has developed into a lively resort with sandy beaches and a mountainous backdrop. Our walks in this area of the island are varied, with spectacular views from nature reserves to small secluded bays and plunging cliffs. Inland rise the splendid mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana. The lower slopes are richly planted with groves of olives and oranges, which steadily give way to evergreen forests and the open mountainsides beyond.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Mallorca's spectacular coastline, stunning mountains and sleepy ochre villages
  • Superb walking in the breathtaking Serra de Tramuntana mountains
  • Wander through Mallorca's peaceful rural scenery
  • Easily accessible with many flights from regional airports

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
  • "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half board - continental breakfast and evening meal

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Welcome to Hotel Uyal. Unpack and settle in.


Today we explore the area to the north of Puerto Pollensa with its beautiful valleys, coves and headlands.

Option 1 - Boquer Valley

Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (150m)

In summary: Walking from and to the hotel, our destination today is the beautiful Boquer Valley, a bird watcher’s paradise.

Highlight: The rugged coastline of north east Mallorca.

Option 2 - Siller Valley and Puig d’Aguila

Distance: 7½miles (12km) 

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In summary: A short walk through the town brings us to an old path which takes us over the Siller Pass leading to the beautiful coves of Cala de San Vicenc. A well-constructed dirt track then leads us to a headland from where we ascend the Puig d’Aguila for stunning views. We then return to Cala de San Vicenc for some well-earned refreshments.

Highlight: A lovely introductory walk to the local area.


Today we’ll travel inland to the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains to visit beautiful Lluc Monastery and explore the area around Lluc.

Option 1 - Lluc to Caimari

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

In summary: After spending some time enjoying the Monastery and its surrounds, we take the GR222 (Cami Vell) and follow it south through lovely woodland, enjoying superb viewpoints en route, to the charming, traditional village of Caimari.

Highlight: The beautiful monastery in Lluc.

Option 2 - Lluc to Caimari via Menut

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In summary: This walk starts with a circuit around the Moleta de Binifaldo, taking in some dramatic mountain scenery, before returning to the Lluc area and following the same route as the Option 1 walk. 

Highlight: Dramatic mountain scenery.

 


Today we enjoy walks on the Alcudia Peninsula.

Option 1 - Coll de na Benet

Distance: miles (11km) 

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In summary: We walk on an easy track through pleasant woodland to reach the Fontanelles Valley.  Here we ascending gently to the Coll affording us views of the surrounding hills and the coastline. We return on good tracks and paths to our starting point.  

Highlight: Both of our walks today are interesting, with great views.

Option 2 - Talaia d’Alcudia

Distance: miles (11km)

Total ascent: 1,500 (450m) 

In summary: Today, our walk starts at the Ermita de la Victoria.  After a short diversion to a viewpoint, we start our ascent to the summit of the Talaia. After enjoying the panoramic views, we descend on a stony mountain path along a broad ridge to a coll.  After a short walk along a broad dirt track, we enter the Fontanelles Valley and follow the route of the other group’s outward route.  

Highlight: Ascent of Talaia with stunning views.


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. Some options for your free day may include:

Puerto Pollensa: Have a leisurely lunch in the town, visit the local market, take a boat trip from the harbour, or simply enjoy a stroll down the beach.

Pollensa: Visit the beautiful old town of Pollensa by public bus. Explore the old winding streets and climb the steps to the Calvary.

Palma de Mallorca: Take the local bus to the capital, Palma, to explore the magnificent cathedral and the old quarter with its medieval layout of narrow winding streets.

For information on Mallorca please visit www.majorca-mallorca.co.uk

Pollenca, old village on the island Palma Mallorca, Spain


Today we travel south east to the Arta Peninsula to visit the Llevant Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, for our walks. Our journey will take us via the old town of Arta to the Park Visitor Centre where there are toilets and a small exhibition area.

Option 1 - Soldiers’ Camp and Betlam

Distance: 5½miles (9km) 

Total ascent: 700 feet (210m)

In summary: Today we have two short, but equally beautiful walks. Our morning walk will take us on a short but steep ascent to the ‘Soldiers Camp’. After lunch we will return to the Park Centre for a transfer to the coast for a relaxing afternoon stroll to the lovely small town of Betlam for a swim or a visit to a bar.

Highlight: Extensive views of wild and unspoilt countryside from the 'Soldiers Camp'.

Option 2 - Soldiers Camp and GR222 to Betlam

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

In summary: Initially we take the same route as the Option 1 group.  After visiting the Soldier’s Camp we take the GR222 and follow this all the way to Betlam enjoying the peace and solitude of this lovely area.

Highlight:  Walking along the GR222 long distance trail with fantastic views.


For our final day, we return to the Tramuntana Mountains for further exploration. Both walks will use part of the GR221, a long distance route which runs the length of the Tramuntana Mountains.

Option 1 - Lluc to Binifaldo Circuit

 Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (270m)

In summary: Starting from Lluc Monastery for our circular walk, we will enjoy the pleasant karst and woodland scenery north of the area. Our walk will include a visit to the 'Camel Rock' and will pass evidence of previous woodland industries.  Our return leg back to Lluc will follow part of the long distance GR221 path.

Highlight: The interesting and varied scenery of the Tramuntana mountains.

Option 2 - Cuber Reservoir to Lluc

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,800 feet (540m)

In summary: Staying on the coach for a little longer, the walk starts from Cuber Reservoir and follows a water canal for a while. The walk initially takes us through woodland, opening out as we ascend to the highest point on our week’s walk. A steep descent in the afternoon brings us back to Lluc for a well-earned drink.

Highlight: From our highest point, on a clear day, the views are breath-taking.

 

 


We hope to see you again soon.


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Hoposa Hotel Uyal -Mallorca

New to HF Holidays in 2019 is the 4-star Hoposa Hotel Uyal located in the resort of Puerto Pollensa.  This small town situated on the Bay of Pollensa in the north of Mallorca offers all the shops and services you could require. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre and gym.  The bedrooms are light and airy and contemporary in design.  The beach is just 10 metres from the doorstep. 

Rooms

Hotel Uyal has 116 rooms spread over two buildings, the oldest built in 1954. All rooms are ensuite and include:

  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe deposit box
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities

The hotel has delightful terrace and garden areas as well as an outdoor freshwater pool (seasonal) and a wellness centre which includes a small pool, gym, and sauna.  There is a laundry service and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Food & Drink

Our holidays at Hotel Uyal are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.

Breakfast

There is an extensive selection of hot and cold options for breakfast from a self-select buffet.

Evening meal

Enjoy three courses with a range of international and local dishes available. There will be a vegetarian option but if you have any special dietary requirements we recommend that you discuss your preferences with the hotel management.

Drinks

There is also a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine, and spirits.

Dress code

There is a dress code for dinner: long trousers for gentlemen

Your Evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's activities.  Your evening meal is the main focus of the evening.  However, you may like to join your leader for a short stroll along the beach.  Your leader will check for any local events being held in the resort so you do not miss out on any fun.  Alternatively, you may choose to just relax with a good book on the terrace or chat with your fellow guests

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents.
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares).
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers.
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra.
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks.
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner.
  • Thermos flask for hot drink.
  • Water bottle (at least 2 litre).
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch.
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream.

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2019
28 Sep - 05 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,449 Unavailable
2020
04 Apr - 11 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,249 Available Book Now
11 Apr - 18 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,249 Available Book Now
18 Apr - 25 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,249 Available Book Now
25 Apr - 02 May 2019 Itinerary £1,249 Available Book Now
02 May - 09 May 2019 Itinerary £1,349 Available Book Now
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05 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,499 Available Book Now
12 Sep - 19 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,499 Available Book Now
19 Sep - 26 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,499 Available Book Now
26 Sep - 03 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,499 Available Book Now
03 Oct - 10 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,349 Available Book Now
10 Oct - 17 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,349 Available Book Now
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2019
28 Sep - 05 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,249 Unavailable
2020
04 Apr - 11 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,049 Available Book Now
11 Apr - 18 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,049 Available Book Now
18 Apr - 25 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,049 Available Book Now
25 Apr - 02 May 2019 Itinerary £1,049 Available Book Now
02 May - 09 May 2019 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
09 May - 16 May 2019 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
16 May - 23 May 2019 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
05 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,299 Available Book Now
12 Sep - 19 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,299 Available Book Now
19 Sep - 26 Sep 2019 Itinerary £1,299 Available Book Now
26 Sep - 03 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,299 Available Book Now
03 Oct - 10 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
10 Oct - 17 Oct 2019 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now

Important Information

  • Sea view: £24 per room per night
  • Double room for single occupancy: £44 per night
  • With flight holidays include flights from Heathrow. Flight supplements from Manchester and Birmingham: £90
  • Indpendent travellers can join our transfer from Palma Airport: £21.50 single
  • Our airport taxi service operates at this resort: £85 per single taxi journey
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
European Centre Based
Walking Grade:
2

7 nights from £1,249pp with flights

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