Walking from Puerto de SollerGreat walks from a remote and attractive part of Majorca.
The mild, dry climate of Majorca makes the island ideal for walking during much of the year. The north-west coast, one of the most picturesque in the western Mediterranean, runs parallel to a range of mountains stretching from San Telmo in the west to the Cabo de Formentor in the east. Below the jagged summits, the upper slopes are terraced and cultivated with olive, carob and fig; on the lower slops are the huertas, small citrus orchards irrigated by a host of narrow canals.
In the spring and autumn, avoiding the bustle of the hottest summer months, Puerto de Soller is an ideal base in every way for our style of walking holiday.
The picturesque coastal port of Puerto de Soller lies on a lagoon where the mountains meet the sea. Despite being a popular resort with tourists, Puerto de Soller is an unassuming and relaxed place and retains much of its local character. It is a good starting point for walks along the coast and into the mountains where the views are magnificent. We’ll walk both on the coast and in the mountainous hinterland. This area of Majorca offers a great variety of scenery and difficulty of terrain.
From our resort we can see Puig Mayor (1,400m) and Teix, the two highest peaks of the west coast Sierra de Tramuntana range. These mountains, which largely separate the Soller area from the rest of Majorca and their gentler foothills, provide some wonderful walking. Walking inland, passing through olive groves and quaint farmsteads, we can also visit the small town of Soller. Connected to its coastal namesake by a three mile ancient tramway, this attractive town maintains a traditional Spanish feel.
The beautiful landscapes and Spanish atmosphere are there to be enjoyed and we explore the mountains, villages and coast on good paths and tracks.
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- The picturesque horseshoe bay of Puerto de Soller – great views from our hotel.
- The spectacular walk down the gorge Es Barranc along the old Pilgrim’s Way.
- Coastal walks to Cala Tuent and Deia.
- Climbing l’Ofre before the descent down to Es Barranc.
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- Return flights and airport transfers
- En-suite accommodation.
- Breakfasts at the hotel.
- Dinners at hotel and local restaurants.
- Services of a dedicated leader.
The tastefully refurbished three-star Hotel Marina, located just a stone’s throw from the sea in Puerto de Soller. We stay in mountain view rooms, but sea view rooms may be available at extra cost. Please check when making your booking.Travel
- Arrival transfer by road (c1hr).
- Gatwick–Palma (c2hrs 30mins), charter.
- Direct flights Manchester, Birmingham, and other regional airports may be available, supplements and details on request.
- Please note: A wait at Palma airport may be necessary to enable all clients to travel together to and from the hotel.
Holiday: Alf Robertson a really excellent, competent leader. Superb walks on easy-to-follow trails. LOVELY place, Puerto de Soller - sea swimming right across the road from the hotel.
Holiday: Very good walk leader. A map of the walks done, at the end or during the holiday, would be welcome. More detail on the degree of fitness / difficulty of walks would help - I gather there is quite a range under Grade D. I would prefer a smaller group. The venue, food, walks were all excellent.
Holiday: Really enjoyed the holiday. Well positioned hotel and a good walks leader. Would definitely recommend this holiday.
Holiday: Fantastic...from a very happy Aussie!
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With his great passion for mountains, he is to be found in Europe each summer leading our hut to hut tours, and then in winter heading for the snow. His vast knowledge of wild flowers and geology, could take him to any continent the rest of the year.