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Hiking and Yoga on the Wild Side of Mallorca

4 nights
Moderate

An island adventure between the mountains and the Mediterranean in a chilled corner of the Balearics

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with expert, local hiking guides and yoga instructor

Agroturismo

4 nights at a luxury agroturismo

Meals

4 breakfasts and 4 organic Mediterranean dinners, made from tasty local produce

Transfers

Airport transfers and everything in between

Equipment

Yoga mats and blocks

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 12 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

5.0
| 5 reviews
Loved it!
April 2024
Selina G.
Loved it!
April 2024
Selina G.
Loved it!
April 2024
Selina G.
Loved it!
April 2024
Selina G.
Loved it!
April 2024
Selina G.
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Hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos
Agroturismo Alqueria Blanca, Mallorca
Yoga at the Alqueria Blanca, Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos
Cap Formentor, Mallorca. Photo: Canva - https://www.canva.com/photos/MADIQXkporU-rocky-landscape-of-cap-formentor-mallorca-spain/
Tramuntana summits, Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos
Cala Murta, Mallorca. Photo: Canva image - https://www.canva.com/photos/MAD7WOCnTxg-hiking-trail-to-cala-murta-in-mallorca/

Hike epic mountain trails in the Serra de Tramuntana, the stunning backbone of Mallorca, to reach dreamy Mediterranean swim spots

Tackle the Three Peaks of the Tramuntana: an incredible circular day hike with 360º views to Menorca, Ibiza and all the way to mainland Spain

Stretch out and unwind with sunrise and sunset yoga sessions in sumptuous surroundings, led by an experienced instructor

Kick back in an idyllic agroturismo, the perfect rural retreat in which to relax, disconnect and tuck into tasty local cuisine

Key Information

Day 1

Settle in to your beautiful base

Yoga

1hr

Touch down at Palma de Mallorca Airport and get whisked away by your host to the Agroturismo Alqueria Blanca, nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana. Relax into the serene surroundings, take a swim in the pool or lounge on the terrace before meeting up with your fellow adventurers and hiking guides for a chat about the next few days. Your yoga instructor, Mia, will lead the first session of meditation and yoga this evening within the grounds of the agroturismo. Tuck into a delicious welcome meal of typical Mediterranean flavours before setting in for a good night's sleep, ahead of the explorations starting tomorrow.

Day 2

Formentor lighthouse and a sumptuous sea swim

Cap Formentor Viewpoint, Mallorca. Photo: Canva image - https://www.canva.com/photos/MAFAS11VBn8-cap-formentor-insel-mallorca-spanien/

Hiking

4-5hrs · 13km · 600m up · 700m down

Yoga

1hr

After waking up in your peaceful retreat, enjoy a relaxed breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean before hitting the trails for your first taste of hiking in the Tramuntana: one of Mallorca's most stunning hikes around the Formentor lighthouse. This rugged coastal area on the northern end of the island is stunningly beautiful, and you'll follow parts of the 'lighthouse keeper's walk', eventually winding your way to Cala Murta where there is a dreamy swim spot and on to Faro Formentor for a lookout over the huge clifftops. Head back to the agroturismo for an evening yoga session to stretch out your limbs post-hike, then wind down into another delicious dinner taken late in the day – Spanish style.

Day 3

The Three Peaks of the Tramuntana

Tramuntana summits, Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos

Hiking

5-6hrs · 15km · 650m up · 650m down

Delve deeper into the Tramuntana today on a memorable circular route through the heart of the Serra, dominated by the imperious peak of Puig Major. Begin your ascent to three magnificent peaks; first clambering up to Sa Rateta at 1113m, then a small descent and slight climb on to the next summit – Na'Franquesa at 1067m, for views over the lakes below. Descend to a hill linking up to the final summit of the trilogy: Puig de l'Ofre at 1093m. The view from the summit is an incredible 360º panorama of the whole island. Tuck into a picnic lunch here and then take the GR trail back to the road. In the afternoon, visit the lovely town of Soller, which is nestled between the green of the mountains and the blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Grab a beer or ice cream, swim in the sea and soak up Soller at sunset, before heading back to Bunyola for dinner and a well-earned sleep after the biggest hike of the trip.

Day 4

Along the GR221

Hiking along the GR221 in Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos

Hiking

4-5hrs · 12km · 700m up · 700m down

Yoga

1hr

Today's route starts in the town of Valldemossa, ascending the GR221 trail known as the Coma des Cairats (the Archduke Trail). Hike through this area of rugged, forested landscapes past the refuge until the Puig de Gros summit. Continue on to Puig Caragoli with stunning views towards the North Coast and the community of Deià. Begin the descent along the Cami del Arxiduc all the way back to Valldemossa, where you will try the traditional coca de patata – a local recipe of flour, gourd and potato baked in ball shapes and a jealously guarded secret of the bakers here. Settle in for an evening of meditative yoga as Mia leads another session in the grounds of the agroturismo, before enjoying dinner and bedding down for the night.

Day 5

Sunrise yoga and a trip to bohemian Deià

Yoga at the Alqueria Blanca, Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos

Rise early today for a sunrise yoga session, taking to the mat one last time with your instructor for a restorative start to your final morning of the trip. Soak up the last of the dreamy agroturismo, grab a swim and enjoy breakfast before heading off to visit the bohemian village of Deià, a place that has drawn artists, painters and writers over the years. Head down to Cala de Deià for one last swim in the Mediterranean, before your host transfers you back to Palma de Mallorca airport for your onward flight home.

*Note: if you have a flight in the morning or early afternoon, you can head straight to the airport from the agroturismo and skip the visit to Deià.

Day 1

Agroturismo · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 4

Agroturismo · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Breakfasts at the agroturismo each morning will offer you an array of delicious options, such as fresh tropical fruits, local pastries, breads, cured meats, cheeses, eggs, Spanish tortilla and freshly squeezed orange juice. You'll buy a packed lunch each day, either from the agriturismo or from local shops and bakeries suggested by your guide, which you will take out with you on the trails so you can enjoy a picnic in a scenic spot. You should budget €10-15 per day for your lunch. Settle in for peaceful evening meals back at the agroturismo's outdoor restaurant after your sunset yoga session each day – there will be a variety of options which change daily, but the dishes on offer will always utilise local produce, many of which are grown on the grounds of the agroturismo using organic methods. Mediterranean-style dishes will lead the way, with fresh seafood and vegetables washed down with local wines.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for – please just request this on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Agroturismo Alqueria Blanca, Mallorca. Photo: Host/Rumbo a Picos & Agroturismo Alqueria Blanca
Agroturismo Alqueria Blanca

Your base on this trip is a truly special one. Agroturismo Alqueria Blanca welcomes you for a peaceful and restorative stay as you enjoy the beautiful architecture, luxurious rooms, relaxing lounges and tranquil terraces each morning and evening, before and after your hiking escapades. There is an inviting pool and lovely gardens to relax in during your downtime, while the yoga sessions are taken in the grounds for a perfect setting. You'll stay in twin-share rooms with ensuite bathrooms – unless you request a double room if travelling as a couple, or book a private room upgrade if travelling solo.

Note: Groups from April 2025 onwards will stay in an alternative accommodation base on this trip, the equally special 'Monnaber Agroturismo Hotel'.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, a private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking – single rooms are limited and subject to availability.

This trip has been rated as Moderate

Anyone with general fitness levels and able to hike for several hours continuously – sometimes on uneven terrain – will be fine on this trip. The elevation gain is fairly sizeable, up to 700m up and down each day, which will get the heart pumping at times to reach the higher points of the Tramuntana. However, the going is steady and the views more than make up for the effort. The yoga sessions are easily manageable and tailored to suit the individual needs within the group. You can simply wait out any of the more difficult postures if necessary, or do an alternative posture as advised by your instructor. The yoga sessions are designed to help you recover from the long hikes as well as to relax and unwind, with a focus on the meditative side of yoga in this tranquil part of Mallorca.

What will I need to carry?

You'll need to have a larger bag suitable for all your belongings which will be transported for you, and then a small daysack to carry personal items during each day of hiking.

Mallorca has a typically Mediterranean climate and is usually lovely and warm. During April in the Tramuntana region you can expect temperatures of around 18-20°C (64-68°F), while the average low temperature can range from 9-12°C (48-54°F). April is considered a transitional month, with mild temperatures and the possibility of occasional rain showers. Spring is underway, and the landscape starts to turn greener.

In May and October, the average highs range from 21-24°C (70-75°F), and the lows around 12-15°C (54-59°F). There is less rainfall in May and the region becomes even more lush and vibrant, while October marks the transition into autumn with lower temperatures towards the end of the month. September is a great time to visit as the weather is still warm, but the intense heat of summer has subsided, with average highs of 25-28°C (77-82°F), and lows of 17-20°C (63-68°F).

The sometimes uncomfortably high temperatures and greater tourist numbers in July and August make this a less desirable time to visit Mallorca, so we are not running group departures during this period (if you are interested in a private booking during July and August please feel free to enquire as this can be accommodated, subject to availability).

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Palma de Mallorca Airport

Afternoon on Day 1

Ends

Palma de Mallorca Airport

Any time on Day 5

Transfers

Your host will meet you at the airport on arrival at Palma de Mallorca airport and transfer you to your agroturismo in Bunyola. Rooms are available for check-in from around 2pm. There is a yoga session at approx 5:30pm and dinner will be at approx 8pm, so arriving between 2-5 pm is recommended.

On Day 5, your host will transfer you back to the airport in time for your onward flight. There is a morning yoga session and a trip to the coastal village of Deià included on Day 5, so if you don't want to miss out then we recommend that you book a flight departing from 17:00 onwards. If you do need to get to the airport sooner on Day 5, this can be arranged with your guide.

Travel options

Palma de Mallorca airport has a plethora of direct flights servicing it from various regional airports across the UK and Europe, plus a direct service from Newark Airport in New York.

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What's included?

  • Yoga mats and blocks

What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Soft overnight duffel bag or rucksack
  • Daypack (20-30 litres)
  • Waterproof liner for daypack

CLOTHES

  • Light waterproof jacket
  • Fleece jacket or similar for evenings
  • Buff or neck scarf for additional sun protection
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Swimwear - multiple sets for sea swimming and the pool at the agroturismo
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Sleepwear
  • Hiking boots or trail runners (worn-in)
  • Sandals

OTHER

  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Reusable water bottle x1 litre (or x2)
  • Energy bars and snacks - read our article on Best Hiking Snacks
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Chris M.(June 2024)
Stunning and memorable trip

I’d been really excited about doing this trip; and now having done it I don’t think I could find a single fault.

The three hikes were each different and unique, but all equally spectacular: a great way to see the natural beauty of Mallorca. The accommodation at the Agrotorismo Alqueria Blanca was high quality: in a beautiful rural location with plenty of historic charm, and felt like good value; the garden and views were are super setting for the yoga. And the food was excellent, local and varied throughout.

The trip was easy to book and our guides and hosts Midori and Miguel were excellent: friendly, organised and made a big effort to engage everyone in the group. Also really enjoyed the stops at Valldemossa, Deià and Sóller after the hikes.

One thing to be aware of if you are considering this trip is that the itinerary is pretty packed: this suited me, but if you are looking for a bit of down time alongside it would suggest you tag a couple of days on at the beginning or the end to enjoy Mallorca’s beaches or hang out in Palma.

Thanks to Much Better Adventures and the Spanish team: will be looking for another!

Hester L.(June 2024)
An unexpected view of Mallorca

This trip was an extraordinary experience and the Tramuntana mountains are startlingly beautiful. The scenery is varied, from woods to stony peaks – all of it is gorgeous. The views keep you constantly in wow mode, and always with deep blue sea close by. This was my first visit to Mallorca and it was unlike anything I’d have expected from the island. Visiting towns like Deia and Soller was great too, but the best part of the trip was the mountain trails that are only accessible on foot.

Much Better Adventures organised everything brilliantly, and our guides, Midori and Miguel, were exemplary. I’d prepared for the distance and the ups and downs, but the factor I found most challenging was the heat, even in May (Dorset just doesn’t reach those temperatures!) and I found I needed a slower pace than some of the other participants. Midori and Miguel made sure everyone was looked after, and I was glad of those experienced guides -and I also really appreciated the friendly and welcoming group dynamic that didn’t make me feel I was slowing everyone else up.

The accommodation was wonderful (comfortable beds, an amazing terrace with lemon trees growing close by, and goats trotting by in the morning, collar bells tinkling), and the food was extraordinarily good – particularly the plentiful multi-course breakfasts. Ripe local tomatoes and local fish were especially delicious, and the steak on our final night was wonderful (the vegetarian and vegan options available looked fantastic too).

One of the high points was getting into the sea, clambering down to get into that enticing water ahead of the final section of the walk to Cala Deia. I was really glad I’d slipped a pair of beach shoes into my rucksack. If I was doing this trip again, I’d walk straight up to Deia from Cala Deia and spend a little more time in the town, rather than pausing in Cala Deia, which was quite crowded and busy. There were no low points: it was a great trip, Midori and Miguel were fantastic, and I feel I was particularly lucky to find myself in such a great group.

Penelope(May 2024)
Hiking and yoga on the wild side of Mallorca

I was really looking forward to this trip and it exceeded expectations !

Just loved the 3 varied hikes, including stops in pretty villages and dips in the sea. Being outside all day was a huge luxury - right up to evening yoga in the beautiful grounds with the personable Christina - ideal for stretching the old legs after a day’s walking.

The views were fab & waking up to just the sound of goats’ bells and swallows was so great.

The places we saw and the accommodation were great, but the group dynamic (8 Brits) meant it really worked.

A huge shout out to our awesome guide Midori who from the meeting place at the airport on day 1 through to the last day brought everything together just perfectly, seconded by the attentive Miguel. The trip would probably not have been the same without their expertise, great sense of humor and also excellent driving. They went over and above to make sure everyone was ok at all times.

The meals were really tasty & copious .

To enjoy this trip to the full, make sure you are capable of walking for a couple of hours a day up and down steep slopes and also on uneven terrain at times.

Try and organize your flight times to enjoy Palma before meeting up on the first day and to make the most of what’s on offer the day of departure.

Annie G.(April 2024)
a LOVELY escape!

I am so glad I decided to go on this trip. Mallorca is beautiful and our guides did an amazing job of giving us a taste of the island. I was so happy to spend time with such a kind, conscientious, and fun group of co-adventurers.

The hikes were as billed - moderate in difficulty in terms of terrain, elevation, and distance. There were beautiful views every minute. Each hike was unique from the others, which made for a very rich experience!

The yoga was gentle and seemed appropriate for all levels of practice. Expect more breathwork than intense vinyasa.

The hotel was quite possibly the most beautiful place I've ever stayed. Spacious rooms, gorgeous grounds, incredible views. And, the food was unbelievable. Expect a variety of Mediterranean flavors with lots of color and large portions. We were served a set menu (no options), which felt totally appropriate. The hotel was super accommodating to additional requests/dietary restrictions.

Overall, quite a beautiful trip :)

Selina G.(April 2024)
Loved it!
Loved it!
Loved it!
Loved it!
Loved it!
Loved it!

Everything was great, from the challenging hikes, the amazing views and the yoga lessons to the stunning accomodation, exceptional food and lovely people. Just be aware that there can be major changes to the itinerary and the days are quite intense and packed. But everyone involved made sure we all feel comfortable and have a great time. I really recommend the trip!

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 108kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

Anyone with general fitness levels and able to hike for several hours continuously – sometimes on uneven terrain – will be fine on this trip. The elevation gain is fairly sizeable, up to 700m up and down each day, which will get the heart pumping at times to reach the higher points of the Tramuntana. However, the going is steady and the views more than make up for the effort. The yoga sessions are easily manageable and tailored to suit the individual needs within the group. You can simply wait out any of the more difficult postures if necessary, or do an alternative posture as advised by your instructor. The yoga sessions are designed to help you recover from the long hikes as well as to relax and unwind, with a focus on the meditative side of yoga in this tranquil part of Mallorca.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion and are non-compulsory on this trip. Of course, if you feel that your guides provided an exceptional experience then you are welcome to tip as much as you feel is appropriate. You should factor in tipping 10% on top of the bill in any bars and restaurants during the trip.

The drinking water in Mallorca is perfectly safe to drink. You should fill up a reusable bottle or two from the agroturismo each morning before heading out for that day's hiking.

Mallorca has a typically Mediterranean climate and is usually lovely and warm. During April in the Tramuntana region you can expect temperatures of around 18-20°C (64-68°F), while the average low temperature can range from 9-12°C (48-54°F). April is considered a transitional month, with mild temperatures and the possibility of occasional rain showers. Spring is underway, and the landscape starts to turn greener.

In May and October, the average highs range from 21-24°C (70-75°F), and the lows around 12-15°C (54-59°F). There is less rainfall in May and the region becomes even more lush and vibrant, while October marks the transition into autumn with lower temperatures towards the end of the month. September is a great time to visit as the weather is still warm, but the intense heat of summer has subsided, with average highs of 25-28°C (77-82°F), and lows of 17-20°C (63-68°F).

The sometimes uncomfortably high temperatures and greater tourist numbers in July and August make this a less desirable time to visit Mallorca, so we are not running group departures during this period (if you are interested in a private booking during July and August please feel free to enquire as this can be accommodated, subject to availability).

This is a centre-based trip, so your luggage will remain with you in your room at the agriturismo for the duration of the trip.

We recommend checking out the country specific information and also talking to a travel nurse.

There are plentiful flights into Mallorca, so in the event your flight is cancelled, your airline will arrange alternative transport and your host will adjust your collection time from the airport.

If bad weather affects any of the hiking routes in the higher part of the Serra de Tramuntana, your host will deviate to a more sheltered part of the island for an alternative hike.

No. You'll need to have a larger bag suitable for all your belongings which will be transported for you, and then a small daysack to carry personal items during each day of hiking.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

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