Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Approximately 4¾ Hours
"The Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana located on a sheer-sided mountain range parallel to the north-western coast of the island of Mallorca. Millennia of agriculture in an environment with scarce resources has transformed the terrain and displays an articulated network of devices for the management of water revolving around farming units of feudal origins."
This walk between Deia and the town of Sóller is a delightful but relatively strenuous walk. There are a number of variations to the route, and the one you will take today offers a glimpse of some of the backyard activities of rural life in Mallorca
Setting out from Deia, you immediately descend through olive groves on a cobblestone path. You'll take a slight detour to see charming Cala Deia with lovely views of the village and mountains.
With the sea on one side and steep mountains on the other, follow paths, tracks and lanes winding through farmland and along the terraces. Occasional views of the sea, a manor house, and the little hamlet of Llucalcari greet you along the way. Pass among the fine buildings of the Can Prohem Farm and stop for a snack that includes a fresh-squeezed orange juice and a piece of quiche. Don't miss the fantastic views of Sóller below.
There are two possible routes from here, both part of Menorca's Dry-Stone Route, which refers to the incredible network of dry stone walls that run hither and yon across the island. A wide track through the Muleta valley passes through lovely farmland, finally reaching the La Muleta Refuge and Lighthouse. From there a windy lane leads down to the port. Alternatively, you will follow the Cami des Rost into Sóller -- this is a dirt track that joins a lovely cobblestone path and a stepped donkey trail down into the valley, eventually reaching the edge of Sóller.
Return to the ship in Palma after your hike.
Please note: Wear sturdy walking shoes. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Minimum age is 10 years.