The Best of Mallorca

Tramuntana Mountain Range in Majorca North Coast from Verger Viewpoint
Duration: 7 nights
Type: European walking holidays
Walking Grade: 2 & 4
from £1,619pp

The biggest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca rewards with golden beaches, sparkling Mediterranean waters, traditional villages, and a cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy showstopping adventures in the UNESCO-listed Tramuntana Mountains, explore the narrow backstreets and cobbled squares of Palma, and spend time in the nature-rich Llevant Natural Park – a walker’s paradise cherished for its remote beaches, mountain goats, and exceptional bird life.

What you’ll love

  • Exploring the Serra de Tramuntana mountains on foot
  • Visiting the former monastery and pilgrimage site in Lluc
  • Sampling traditional food
  • Walking the islands stunning coastline
  • Spending your free day exploring Puerto Pollensa
  • Spotting wildlife and endemic plant species at Llevant Natural Park

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks led by local HF Holidays Leaders
  • HF Holidays Tour Manager
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Half-board (breakfast and evening meal)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees (as per itinerary)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

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: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (160m)

Total descent: 550 feet (160m)

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 - Puig d’Aguila and the Siller Valley

Distance: 7.5 miles (12 km) 

Total ascent: 1,160 feet (350m)

Total descent: 1,180 feet (360m)

In summary: A short bus ride will take us to Cala de San Vicenc for the start of our walk. 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 before making our way over the Siller Pass and back to the hotel.

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 (8 km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

Total descent: 1,210 feet (370m)

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 (14.5 km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

Total descent: 2,050 feet (620m)

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 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 Colonia de Sant Pere

Distance: 6 miles (9.5 km) 

Total ascent: 700 feet (200m)

Total descent: 670 feet (200m)

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, where we will get the bus down to the coast. Our afternoon walk has an easy descent to the coastal path which we follow to the village of Colonia de Sant Pere for refreshments.

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

Option 2 - Puig del Migdia & GR222 to Colonia de Sant Pere

Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

Total descent: 1,575 feet (380m)

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 the coastal path which we will follow to Colonia de Sant Pere. 

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


Today 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 (11 km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (280m)

Total descent: 900 feet (280m)

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 - Pollensa to Lluc

Distance: 10.5 miles (17 km)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

Total descent: 700 feet (220m)

In summary: We start our walk from Pollensa going through the Vall d’en Marc, following the GR221. At the beginning we follow some quiet roads and river footpaths, then we start our hike. At the end of the route, we will have the chance to visit “Camel Rock” before finishing at the Lluc Monastery.

Highlight: Enjoy stunning mountain views.


Today we enjoy walks on the Alcudia Peninsula.

Option 1 - Puig d'en Vauma

Distance: 5.5 miles (9 km) 

Total ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In summary: Today we summit our own mountain. We follow a forest track through the Fontanelles valley to Col de na Benet before heading to the summit of Puig d'en Vauma. After taking in the views we descend to the coast for refreshments at the S'llot Bar and perhaps a swim. 

Highlight: Stunning views across the bay of Pollenca, the bay of Alcudia and the whole array of the Tramuntana mountain range.

Option 2 - Talaia d’Alcudia

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (440m) 

Total descent: 1,930 feet (590m)

In summary: Today, our walk starts at the Ermita de la Victoria from where we start our ascent to the summit of the Talaia. After enjoying the panoramic views, we descend on a stony mountain path to a picnic area. After a short walk along a broad dirt track, we enter the Fontanelles Valley ascending to another viewpoint and then descending to join the route of the Option 1 group to the Marina for refreshments.

Highlight: Ascent of Talaia with stunning views.


We hope to see you again soon.


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Hoposa Hotel Uyal -Mallorca

The 4-star Hoposa Hotel Uyal is located in the resort of Puerto Pollensa. This small town is situated on the Bay of Pollensa in the north of Mallorca and 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 en-suite and include:

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

About your stay

The hotel has a 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 a buffet style 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 seafront. 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.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised prices listed below show the lowest economy flight price option for that departure. On holidays where we offer local UK airports, details will appear in the “Important Information” section below and available alternative flight options will be offered when you book. Seating upgrades may be available on request and at an additional charge, please call 020 3974 8865 for a quote.

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20 Apr - 27 Apr 2024

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24 Sep - 01 Oct 2024

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01 Oct - 08 Oct 2024

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£1,976

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15 Oct - 22 Oct 2024

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Important information

  • With flights holidays: Price includes return flights to Palma Airport, hold baggage and airport transfers
  • Our airport taxi service operates at this resort - price available on request
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Palma Airport - please contact us for prices
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
European walking holidays
Walking Grade:
2 & 4

7 nights from £1,619pp

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