Tramuntana's Hike and Picnic
Hike from the hillsides of the UNESCO World Heritage Site mountain landscape down to the spectacular Mallorcan beaches by way of ancient paths.
This impressive mountain range - almost 90 km long - forms the backbone of Mallorca and is a combination of Islamic and Western cultures. What's more, ancient irrigation systems from the time of the Arab occupation of Mallorca still exists.
The scarce water resources and terrain have transformed the topography into a display of articulated networks of water management mechanisms of feudal origin. Your tour guide will make sure to take you through paths that were ones used centuries ago by ancient populations, where you will encounter endemic plant species and breathtaking landscapes.
Your hike up is relatively low impact and will last approximately 90 minutes. You will arrive at the beautiful terracing village of Banyalbufar, a quaint Mallorcan district nestled among four smaller peaks where farms and vineyards scale the heights around the historic town center.
As you reach a stone beach, you will set up your picnic area and allow yourself to be dazzled by the majestic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy your picnic with plenty of traditional Mallorcan foods and drinks including empanadas and cocas de trampo from the village bakery, ensaimada (pastry), orange juice, water, and ice cold beer. You will enjoy it all in a "cala" (cove) along the beach.
Following your relaxing picnic, you will hike back while enjoying the natural landscapes and the beauty that only the hillsides of the Serra de Tramuntana can provide.