Day 1 - UK to Palma
Today you'll fly to Mallorca's capital, Palma. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel in Colonia Sant Jordi, a peaceful resort located on the south coast of the island. Once you've unpacked, why not head out for a stroll.
Back at the hotel, get to know your fellow travellers this evening over a welcome drink before dinner.
Day 2 - The Postway Path
Walk 7km - 4.3 Mi – 3 hours
A good breakfast will set you up for today's 7km walk, which should take about three hours.
We'll head through the old post and transport route from Esporles to Banyalbufar, which dates back to the 15th century and was the only link between the two villages until the 19th century. This was the commercial route of the fishing industry and also of the postal service of King James III.
The path we follow takes us through a pine forest and then uphill, where the panorama changes and we'll see traditional stone buildings. As we get closer to Banyalbufar, enjoy impressive views of the ocean and the island's rugged west coast. Once we reach Banyalbufar we'll see the ancient terraced hillsides that were introduced to Mallorca by the Moors.
Day 3 - The Oranges Path
Walk 6km – 3.7mi – 4 hours
You can simply relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel today. Alternatively, you might like to take an optional leisurely hike through the fertile Soller Valley to Fornalutx. As we walk we'll see swathes of citrus trees that carpet the valley floor and terraced olive groves. We'll also be able to take in wonderful views of the towering Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, including Puig Major, Mallorca's highest peak. Our hike ends in the pretty village of Fornalutx, where there's free time to stroll through its narrow lanes lined by charming stone-built houses.
Day 4 - The Coastal Path
Walk 6km – 3.7mi – 3 hours
We will discover one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Mallorca on our hike today. First we journey by road to Cala Ratjada, the island's easternmost village, and our walk starts on the gorgeous Blue Flag beach of Cala Agulla, which boasts white sand and is backed by pine trees. We'll follow the coast to the secluded resort of Cala Mesquida, which is surrounded by sand dunes and crystal-clear waters. We'll take in views of picturesque bays as we continue to Cala Torta, from where we'll return to our hotel by road.
Day 5 - Palma
After few days out and about exploring Mallorca you might want to spend today relaxing. But if you want to discover even more of the island, why not head to its capital, Palma, on an optional excursion. Here' we'll stroll through the narrow streets and ancient passages of the Old Town, where we'll see honey-hued buildings and the impressive Gothic cathedral. Close by we'll also admire the Royal Palace, the residence of Spain's royal family when they visit the Balearic Islands.
After your tour, there's free time in the city to explore – there's no shortage of attractions, from shops and galleries to cafés and an impressive harbour.
Day 6 - The Painter Path
Walk 7.5km – 4.6 mi – 3 hours
We're going to get out and about again today, on a walk that takes us along Mallorca's west coast. Over the years, this area has attracted many artists who come here to capture the beautiful landscape of dramatic cliffs looming over turquoise waters. We'll take in this sight before making our way to the mountain village of Deià, where the English poet and novelist Robert Graves lived, and where he died in 1985. He is buried under a cypress tree in Deià's graveyard, which you can visit.
Day 7 - The Castle Path
Walk 6km – 3.7mi – 3.5 hours
Our walk today begins from the small hamlet of Orient, and we will follow a path through olive groves up to the ruins of the hilltop Castell d'Alaro. Here we'll also see the chapel of the Virgin of the Refuge and enjoy wonderfully panoramic views. We'll then make our way downhill to a traditional farmhouse, where we'll enjoy refreshments before we continue to Alaro.
Day 8 - Palma to UK
Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.