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Spanish tapas allow diners to taste many small meals at once. Think of your hiking journey in Mallorca the same way. Picturesque coastal towns. Soaring mountain ranges. Golden Mediterranean beaches. Rustic old-world fincas. Welcoming locals. Incredible food. Once you have a taste of Mallorca, you'll want to come back again and again.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start/End Palma, Mallorca
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Explore the Serra de Tramuntana, a World Heritage landscape | Hike past striking cliffs and silvery-green olive groves en route to Galilea, a lovely village perched in the mountains | Enjoy a seaside lunch in the sleepy fishing town of Sant Elm | Admire the Tramuntana mountains and sapphire sea from the Sa Trapa ruins, an ancient monastery reachable only on foot | Climb to the site's former defensive watch towers and gaze out over the island of Sa Dragonera | Post-hike siestas await at a splendid hideaway.
From castle to estate to hotel, this Leading Hotels of the World property's history is as extraordinary as its natural setting, world-class hospitality and sophisticated décor. (pool, spa)
Embark on an exhilarating Zodiac boat ride to the bohemian town of Port de Sóller | Cruise past rugged coastal cliffs, hidden caves and quaint fishing villages with old-world charm | Hike along the coast past beautiful hamlets, traditional houses, monasteries and sunny terraces blanketed with olive trees | Soak up the Mediterranean sun and cool off with the gentle sea breezes in Port de Sóller | A walking route takes us from our hotel through limestone mountains to Fornalutx and Biniaraix | Savor the flavors of tumbet (roasted vegetables) and other Mallorcan specialties over lunch | Follow forested footpaths along the Tramuntanas' postcard-perfect cliffs to Sóller | Shop for souvenirs and visit art galleries displaying original paintings by Picasso and Miró | Meander through the enchanting Moorish hamlet of Valldemossa | Hike along a stretch of historic Camí de s’Arxiduc, an awe-inspiring trail | Sample delicious tapas and local fare | Sway to the melodies of Spanish guitar played by a local guitarrista | Visit a local artist at his studio in Deià | Extend your vacation in glorious Palma.
Featuring twin manor houses dating back to the 14th century, this luxurious boutique hotel is surrounded by mountains and citrus groves on the edge of town. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
Note: The terrain on this trip can be rocky or more technical in sections, including steep downhills and overgrown paths. Some of our routes are on well-preserved mountain trails and dirt roads. This mix of rocky terrain and exposure to sun on hotter days can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Belmond La Residencia is a Premiere Hotel housed in beautiful historic buildings. While it offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.