22990
Spain

Mallorca: A Hiker's Paradise

Hike along coastal trails, through ancient olive groves, past castle ruins and to picturesque turquoise bays for an off-the-beaten-track view of this island paradise.
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Program No. 22990RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,699
Flights start at
900

At a Glance

This hiking adventure will take you along the glittering coastlines of Spain’s largest island — Mallorca. It may be a favorite destination for vacationing Europeans, but for those thrilled by going off the beaten path, Mallorca offers much more than just Mediterranean sunshine. Hike quiet, remote pathways with local experts, weaving through ancient, gnarly olive groves, past castle ruins, to unforgettable peninsula views of the turquoise-blue sea. Take in field lectures about flora and fauna, while keeping an eye out for native bird species as you make your way through fragrant pines and dense rocky forests along both gravelly paths and cozy nature trails. Visit quaint and historic villages, and spend a day in the fascinating city of Palma de Mallorca to stroll through narrow streets, catch glances of hidden courtyards and visit the Arab Bath, all that remains of its past as the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 4-7 miles daily. Ascending up to 1500 feet and descending up to 1640 feet. Terrain includes rocky nature trails.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit Castell Bellver for breathtaking views over Palma de Mallorca and a lecture on the history of the fortress.
  • Explore Palma de Mallorca with a local expert, including visits to the landmark Catalonian Gothic cathedral and the 10th-century Arab Baths in the city’s historic old town.
  • Hike to a former monastery and find out about two of its most famous former inhabitants: composer Frédéric Chopin and the French writer George Sands.
Featured Expert
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Nacho Engel
Nacho Engel is a professional certified walking instructor who has been leading explorations in Scandinavia, Spain, and Portugal for 25 years. During that time, he spent four years living in Finnish Lapland, where he worked as a wilderness guide. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Nacho has also led explorations on the Camino de Santiago — the pilgrimage route across northern Spain — for 12 years now. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and he continues to make his home in Spain.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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