You need to arrive in San Telmo before 19.30, to meet and dine with the rest of the group.
“San Telmo – Puerto Andratx”
This is a walk of contrasts. We set off from the serenity of our base over a series of rolling hills and a spectacular coll to arrive at a place which is more French Riviera than Mallorca. Port Andratx is a playground for the rich and famous, with its cosmopolitan array of boats and boutiques. We only need to take a snack today, as the plan is to eat when we arrive at our destination (guests own cost). I’ll book a fleet of taxis, or a bus to take us back to San Telmo a little later.
(3.5hrs Walking Approx)
“Sa Trapa Loop – Torre D’en Bassett”
The ruins of a Trappist Monastery dating back to the Napoleonic wars (and soon maybe? To be a refuge for walkers hiking the GR221). A classic walk passing through pretty woodland, limestone wilderness and complimented throughout by panoramic coastal vistas. The walk offers an extension out to a 15th century watchtower overlooking Cala D’en Bassett.
(5.5hrs Walking Approx inc the extra)
“Port Des Canonge”
The west coast of the island contains arguably some of the best scenery in the Med and this hike is a real beauty. We take transport to the market town of Esporles, just in time for a welcoming coffee start. The walk contours over rolling landscape away from Esporles and heading to the western coast settlement of Port Des Canonge. A cluster of high end properties situated right by the sea. The plan is to picnic here, before heading south along a wide balcony path, through fragrant pine trees, bordered by a very blue sea. After about an hour we get our first glimpse of Banyalbufar. Masses of terraces line the surrounding hillside, offering a reminder of its two biggest businesses in the past – Tomatoes and vines for producing sweet Malvasia wine. The latter successfully trying to reinvent itself nowadays, although tourism is the biggest player in this charming part of the island. We stroll down into the village for well earned refreshment, before our bus picks us up and takes us back to heaven.
(5.5hrs Walking Approx)
Free day to explore Andratx town market or take a boat trip across to the fascinating island of Dragonera. (Highly recommended).
“S’Arraco village / Puig Farineta”
There’s something special about the days you can just set off walking straight from your front door. A forest track trundles over the hills to the pretty village of S’Arraco and we take time to drink in its charm, sitting in the shade of its central church. Beyond this we venture through Es Castelletts rural backdrop, before climbing the steep and ever so impressive sun bleached sides of Farineta hill. Then back down to the sea for a rewarding swim.
(5.5hrs Walking Approx)
“Son Fortesa Circuit”
We travel to the village of Puigpunyent, nestled in a valley of jagged hills and pine woods. This circular walk is a great way to finish the week. We circumnavigate the namesake of the walk, an imposing 16th century Possessio, bordered by impressive trees and greenery. It’s a sheep farm nowadays. Beyond the house we start to climb on a route that offers a bit of everything, before bringing us back to the central square in Puigpunyent to raise a glass to the week.
Please note: There may be some variation to the basic tour plan depending on weather conditions and group interests.