Labelled as a hot holiday destination throughout the year, Majorca cools down in the Autumn, with peak holidaymakers heading for home and temperatures pleasantly panning out to the mid 20s, making it an ideal time to more tranquilly explore the island on foot, yet still with the promise of a warm ocean dip at the end of the day.
Making the best of the island’s sunny disposition, Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) the original walking holiday specialists, offer the choice of two autumnal week long breaks taking in some of the island’s top coastal and inland trails.
Based in the lagoon port of Puerto de Soller and in the south-west seaside settlement of San Telmo, these seven night holidays have also been cleverly designed to be combined for a longer two week break.
Walking from Puerto de Soller (moderate – grade 4 or moderate & challenging – grade 4 & 7)
Following remote coastal and mountain paths on the North West of Majorca bordering the Sierra de Tramuntana range, Walking from Puerto de Soller covers aromatic trails through fertile hills cultivated in orchards of olive, carob, fig and citrus. Based in the picturesque coastal port of Puerto de Soller, where the mountains meet the sea, access to some of the islands best walks are literally on the doorstep. Highlights include rambling through the lemon and orange groves in the beautiful small village of Soller, a walk through farmland and along the cliff tops with great sea views to one of the island’s best beaches Cala Tuent and the hike down the gorge Es Barranc along the old Pilgrim’s Way. This holiday also includes the opportunity to book a two grade departure, lead by two leaders, that caters to different levels of fitness with a choice of an easier or harder walking option each day.
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133,www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) Walking from Puerto de Soller one week half board holiday starts from £1055/person including return flights, en-suite B&B accommodation, dinner at hotel and local restaurants, all local transport costs. Departures 23 September 2017, 7 & 14 October 2017 with flights available from Heathrow, Manchester & Birmingham.
Walking from San Telmo (moderate – grade 5)
From a superbly located waterfront base in the attractive seaside settlement of San Telmo, this week long walking holiday covers a mix of unspoilt mountain and coastal trails on the south-west of Majorca. Affording exceptional vistas throughout, scenic highpoints include the challenging climb around the hills of S’Arraco along Archduke’s Trail for heady mountain and seascape views. In addition to great walking, time is also spent a short boat ride away on uninhabited island of Dragonera picnicking and exploring the pretty, culture rich, hillside village of Valldemossa where Frederic Chopin and George Sand famously spent the winter of 1838.
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133,www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) Walking from San Telmo one week half board holiday starts from £915/person including return flights, en-suite accommodation, and all local transport costs. Departures 9, 16 & 30 September 2017, 7 & 14 October 2017 with flights available from Heathrow, Manchester & Birmingham.
Taking in the best of the west of the island, a combined San Telmo and Soller break starts from £1,450/person for departures on 30 September and 7 October 2017.
For further information or bookings, visit Ramblers Walking Holidays, 01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk
Ramblers Walking Holidays is one of the holiday brands from RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays), the experts in guided walking adventures. Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays is the cruise ship based walking programme, run in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
With over 70 years’ heritage, other brands within the group include Chapters Experience Holidays – memorable experiential holidays around the world; Adagio – leisurely walking and cultural holidays at a gentle pace and Load Off Your Back – a self-guided UK and European walking programme.
For its walking holidays the company is the proud holder of Which? Recommended Provider status i.e. companies which are highly rated by Which? Members and reach the exacting standards of Which? Researchers.
Each of the Ramblers Walking Holidays has been graded to help clients choose their preferred pace, with categories ranging from Grade 1-3/Leisurely (usually two hours walking); to Grade 4-6/Moderate (a combination of full and half day walks); and Grade 7-9/Challenging (full day walks where stamina is key).
On some dates, there is the chance to experience more than one walking grade with two leaders. Perfect for couples who prefer to walk at a different pace or have different walking abilities.
To help clients choose the type of walking holiday that will appeal to their interest, Ramblers Walking Holidays also uses symbols that depict the main interest on the walks. Categories include: Pioneer; Continuous Walks; Flora & Walking Holidays; Bird Watching & Walking; Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History; Hutting; Rail & Walk; Sightseeing.
The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide.
With its not-for-profit philosophy, the company contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole – an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited both in the UK and overseas.
RWH Travel also runs The Walking Partnership – an initiative which champions walking at the ‘grass roots’ level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK. Ramblers Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which drove the recent Big Pathwatch project, and has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA (No V5094) and as holders of an ATOL licence (No 990). RWH Travel is also a member of AITO and ETOA.