Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 200m, Descent 260m
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Return: 20 minutes by car
This excursion is a perfect introduction for those that are new to hiking in the valley and would like to learn some of its history and experience the surrounding landscape.
Starting from our shop in Port Soller, we head along an ancient cobbled path that used to act as a trade and communication route. This path leads us up the mountain, winding through private olive groves and affording spectacular views down onto the harbour below. From there we take a quiet road that leads us onto an earth track and to the highest point of the tour at 220 metres, reaching the fabulous Son Mico estate.
We make a stop here for a freshly squeezed orange juice. Delicious homemade cakes are also on offer for those not counting the calories. After a 20 minute break, we continue on the trail which traverses along the mountain, through a forest of holm oaks and pines, catching glimpses of the dramatic coastline below and the beautiful village of Llucalcari.
The path eventually descends to the cove of Cala Deia, which is a lovely swimming spot, so don't forget your swim wear. There is a great beach cafe providing cold refreshments and light lunches, at reasonable prices. Alternatively, you can pack a picnic for the beach. We are collected by private vehicle from the beach and returned to Soller / Port Soller in the early afternoon.
Requirements: 1.5 litres water, snacks, light weight, comfortable clothing, hiking shoes or running shoes with good soles, hat or cap, sunscreen and swimming costume (optional).
Terrain: Mainly earth track and rocky in some sections. We normally have a couple of hiking poles available for use, please ask about availability when booking.
Guides: Our guides all live locally and tours are conducted in English and Spanish only.
Price: 28€ per person, cash only, based on a minimum of 4 people, maximum 12. For larger groups please contact us directly. The price includes an orange juice at Son Mico and return journey from Cala Deia in private minivan.
Option: For private groups, there is also the option of starting from Soller.