FLY & DRIVE - PALMA DE MALLORCA

The Secret Majorca – Around The Magic Island

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Description
The Secret Majorca – Around The Magic Island

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

  • Day 1 – Arrival to Palma de Mallorca Airport – Accommodation in Puerto de Andratx
  • Day 2 – Accommodation in Banyalbufar
  • Day 3 – Accommodation in Deia
  • Day 4 – Accommodation in Deia
  • Day 5 – Accommodation in Puerto de Pollensa
  • Day 6 – Accommodation in Colonia de San Pedro
  • Day 7 – Accommodation in Cala Figuera
  • Day 8 – Accommodation in Cala Figuera
  • Day 9 – Accommodation in Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 10 – Departure from Palma de Mallorca Airport
Itinerary
Day 1. –  PALMA DE MAJORCA AIRPORT – PUERTO DE ANDRATX (Aprox. 31 Km)

Those amazing route will firstly take you west of Palma airport and towards the beautiful picturesque stylish port of Andratx located in fantastic settings in a wonderful bay including a well-maintained and equipped yacht club. Don’t forget to visit the original town of Andratx located slightly inland from the port to act as a defence against pirate attacks. Evidence of this can still be seen today around the upper part of the town with its narrow cobbled streets and the almost fortress-like church of Santa Maria. The view back from the old town over the beautiful bay makes the uphill walk well worthwhile. Visit also the impressive Centro Cultural de Andratx created by the well-known Danish art collectors Jerry & Patricia Asbaek. Accommodation in centric hotel Catalina Vera** (or similar).

Day 2 – PUERTO DE ANDRATX – BANYALBUFAR (Aprox. 30 Km)

This day will bring you into the breath-taking Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains with peaks reaching over 1,400 m above sea level. Make a stop in Estellencs an idyllic village of cobbled lanes, stone houses, citrus orchards and a handful of cafés for the first coffee break or lunch. Then make your way through the fascinating landscape and the dazzling drive up the west coast of the island involves a seemingly endless series of fabulous views of the mountains and the turquoise sea, interspersed with impossibly pretty villages of honey-coloured stone. Overnight on this dramatic coast in the fascinating village of Banyalbufar where tomatoes grow on the terraced hillside and among many things a look at the 15-century Natividad church and maybe try a glass of the locally-made Malvasia white wine. Accommodation in centric hotel Sa Baronia** (or similar).

Day 3 – BANYALBUFAR – DEIA (Aprox. 35 Km)

After enjoying breakfast on the terrace astonished by the fantastic view, the road winds on towards attractive town of Valldemossa a lovely place to wander around and e.g. visit the Carthusian monastery were Chopin and George Sand spent the freezing winter of 1838-1839. Moving on the road hugs the dramatic coastline and about five miles along one will reach Son Marroig, the palatial former home of the Archduke Ludwig Salvator, the Austrian aristocrat who fell in love with the island and bought up vast tracts of land on his particularly scenic bit of the coast. More jaw dropping views to come as you approach Deià, the village where Robert Graves lived for much of his life. One will understand why as soon as one clap eyes on the ochre houses with green shutters and balconies full of flowers. Accommodation in centric hotel Villa Verde** (or similar).

Day 4 – DEIA

Spend the day in chic & bohemian Deià which ensconced among orchards and cypress trees, Mallorca’s most stylish village looks out over the Mediterranean Sea. Its streets are lined with artisans’ studios and art galleries and e.g. the poet and author Robert Graves lived here until his death in 1985. He is put to peace here and his grave in the churchyard attracts many literary pilgrims. Another seven miles of the mesmeric mountain road brings you to Sóller, framed by citrus groves and craggy peaks. With its art nouveau mansions, boutiques, galleries and pavement cafés, Sóller is the perfect place to visit weather one choose to take one of fantastic Hiking routes or drive. One can also walk downhill to the fascinating Deia cove a take an amazing swing in the Sea. In the evening one can enjoy some of best food on the island in one of the many classy restaurants. Accommodation in centric hotel Villa Verde** (or similar).

Day 5 –  DEIA – PUERTO POLLENSA (Aprox. 67 Km)

Leaving Deia behind the winding road takes you to Soller valley with its charming town that grew prosperous in the 19th century from its orange, lemon and olive groves. Grand old townhouses line the city-centre streets. Following the road north-west it gets even more serpentine as you head towards the imposing 18th century Monastery of Lluc also known as Mallorca’s holiest shrine. It houses a reputedly miracle-working black stone image of the Virgin. Further on passing nearby Escorca, the perfect place for a typical local lunch. Then form there the road slopes downhill to the cosy town of Pollensa and then through lush fields and orchards to Port de Pollensa. The town is a nice lively classy resort located on a sandy beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay. Dine at Celler La Parra where you can sample frito Mallorquin (lamb’s liver, heart and kidneys fried with garlic and peppers) and other typical Majorcan plate. Accommodation in centric hotel Borris** (or similar).

Day 6 – PUERTO POLLENSA – COLONIA DE SAN PEDRO (Aprox. 37  Km)

Before leaving one should consider going all the way to Cap de Formentor along one of the most scenic drives in the world and see the spectacular lighthouse at an elevation of 384m above sea level located in the eastern end of Majorca on the northernmost point of the Balearic Island Majorca in Spain. Leaving and going eastward though the wonderfull bay of Pollensa home to a multitude of luxury yachts as well as a mixture of colourful local fishing boats and a number of small natural beaches in the area. One should make a stop in the beautiful medieval town of Alcúdia located on a peninsula that separates the bays of Pollensa and Alcúdia. It boasts a beautiful medieval centre as well as an authentic local atmosphere. The further one to what one will discover as a true gem of a place. Charming Colonia de San Pedro sits at the end of bay of Alcudia on a wide sweep of coastline. This little fishing village may be small but it packs a mighty punch of special facilities such as small white sandy beaches, a busy little harbour and lovely coastal walks that lead to secluded beaches and coves. It’s backed by a wild terrain of fig and olive trees that stretches up to a vast granite outcrop of rock. No tall buildings will be found here, no large hotels, no flashy bars, in fact nothing to distract from the laid back, unpretentious feel of the resort. Accommodation in centric hotel Sonne & Mehr** (or similar).

Day 7 – COLONIA DE SAN PEDRO – CALA FIGUERA (Aprox. 60 Km)

Leaving San Pedro behind one should make a stop in Arta a beautiful town which surprises. Heritage, tradition, modernity, nature and tourism make this corner of the island a must see, returning to moments of the true Mallorca.  Driving further south along the eastern coast of Mallorca which is flat and in contrast to the dramatic western coastline. This coast is an area of great beauty and it consists of hundreds of small coves or huge sandy beaches and the possibilities are endless. Why not make a stop the pretty fishing village of Porto Cristo where fishing boats bob on the wave in the natural harbour the largest on the east coast and also home to the Caves of Drach. Making way further south you will end up in Cala Figuera which long attracted artists from around the globe and is to this day a small villages unperturbed by the tourism boom. Known as “Little Venice” the picturesque town still serves as the home to a thriving fishing community, spreading its tentacles from the spectacular high cliffs down to a rocky cove and sheltered harbour. Quaint and traditional white washed cottages and boat houses with painted shutters sweep down to the water’s edge where fishermen sit mending their nets to the delight of visiting tourists. Cala Figuera will take your breath away. Accommodation in centric hotel Ventura** (or similar).

Day 8  – CALA FIGUERA

Calla Figuera was originally a small and picturesque fishing village and harbour which has retained its inherent charm and is arguably one of the most photographed little havens on the island and the prefect place just to stroll around and enjoy. Otherwise take a swim in the vicinity in one of the fascinating rocky coves. Lying inland from the coast is the residential town of Santanyi just 3km from Cala Figuera and a very typical Mallorcan “pueblo”. It has a colourful market every Wednesday, while its neighbour Felanitx has its market on Sundays. Cala Figuera is also the perfect place to enjoy quality and ecological tourism or why not escape to the fascinating island of Cabrera an uninhabited island which floats remotely ten miles from the southern tip of Mallorca. Here the landscape has remained unchanged for centuries. Because of its natural abundance of seabirds, rich marine life and its indigenous flora and fauna it is protected as a national park and an existing experience to visit. Accommodation in centric hotel Ventura** (or similar).

Day 9  – CALA FIGUERA – PALMA DE MALLORCA (Aprox. 57 Km)

On this last day one will travel towards the fantastic & lively island capital Palma de Mallorca along a nice and easy capitol road from where the landscape and the many wind mills can be enjoyed. Once in Palma it’s really a question of to decide what not to do. Recommendable is to visit the old town of the city which is full of ancient passages, historic monuments and magnificent architecture. Here one will find no shortage of sights or refreshment stops within its many pedestrianized lanes, quirky cafes, galleries, and boutique shops. Plaza Mayor & Paseo del Borne is a must of course, and from massive Gothic cathedral one should go down by the sea front and enjoy the fascinating promenade and the hip yacht club. Dinner could be taken here and then why not a night cap in the bohemian La Llotja area where one can find a string of bars with live music and cosy atmosphere. Palma also hosts many cultural events and concerts depending of the time of year and all in all a thrilling experience. Accommodation in centric hotel Horizonte*** (or similar).

Day 10  – PALMA DE MALLORCA – PÀLMA AIRPORT (Aprox. 12 Km)

After breakfast and before making way to the Palma airport if this is available one should make a visit at the intriguing Joan Miro Museum and also the Bellver Castle located above the city. One could also take the veteran train line to Soller another breath-taking tour, or simply enjoy strolling around the fascinating city of Palma with plenty to do.

Includes

Full itinerary of the route

Phone assistance on route

Car Rental

  • Group A: Fiat Panda (0r similar)
  • Partial Damage Cover with excess (CDW) and occupants insurance.
  • Free cancellations & amendments.
  • Unlimited mileage.
  • VAT included.
  • The vehicle will be delivered with half a tank of fuel (between 30 € and 65 €, depending on the hired car group) and you can return it empty.We don´t charge refuelling service.

Accommodation

In Centric 2** or 3***  Beautiful Rural or City Hotels with Breakfast.

Accommodation

Charming Centric Quality Hotels

Price

Available: All Year Round

Price Example: 499,00 Euros Total Price 2 Persons.

Including:  1 Double Room with breakfast in the above mentioned hotels (or similar) and 1 rental car including the above mentioned conditions.

Early Booking Discount.

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