Dates: 28 March – 04 April 2020
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: EUR 1,259 per person
Booking window closes 21 days before departure date.
You will pay a deposit of 10% to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
Terrain: Trail Running
Average daily running distance: 10-15 km.
Longest running distance in a day: 18 km.
Group size: up to 12 participants
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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What Level of Running is this Trip suitable for?
Are there any Alternatives for Non-runners?
Cyclists can join or can opt to walk some of the trail. We have a support vehicle with us on each day of the trip.
Twin/Double Share. Single supplement available on request
If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them in a comment upon your booking.
DAY 1 | ARRIVAL INTO MAJORCA
Welcome to Majorca! Arriving into Palma de Majorca Airport we’ll pick you up in the arrivals area of the airport (you won’t miss us!) and take you straight out to the charming towns on the northern coast of the island. Majorca is quite big, but it is remarkably quick to get around and it won’t take us long to reach our accommodation. Check-in with some time to relax and get your bearings after the flight. We will all catch up and get to meet your fellow Pure Trail runners, as well as our trail guides for a briefing of the adventure that lies ahead for us. Then it’s off out to explore the local town with a Mediterranean feast waiting for us later.
DAY 2 | HIT THE TRAIL
We spend the day on a beautiful trail exploring the pretty inland villages of Es Capdella and Estellencs. After breakfast, we hit the trail which starts gently running on dry undulating trails through forests and olive groves. After a while, we head up a steep, but very satisfying climb which tops out over an easy, wooded descent with beautiful coastal views. Arriving into Estellencs, a sweet little village, we head down along country lanes and dry stone tracks until we reach a mountain pass which connects S’Esclop (926m) and Galatzó (1,026m) mountains in full magnificence. There is the option to carry on up to the summit of S’Esclop without much of a detour before we descend through woodland to our final stop of the day.
DAY 3 | ESTELLENCS – ESPORLES – VALDEMOSSA
We hit the trail again this morning with much of the early route travelling through oak woodland and mountain trails. The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean are within touching distance the whole time. We begin a steep climb up to the Coll de Sa Basseta passing ancient homesteads which time has forgotten. The crux of our day is navigating a very steep and rocky descent which is followed immediately by a very steep ascent as we head towards Sa Comuna, before we finally descend into the pretty village of Valdemossa. It is a long day today, but the views and arrival into the beautiful town of Valdemossa make it all worthwhile.
DAY 4 | VALDEMOSSA TO SOLLER
One of our favourite days of the whole trail running journey. This is a beautiful, but challenging part of the journey with a steep climb out of Valdemossa as we head towards the charming town of Deia and onward along the northwestern coast. An old cobbled path helps us along our way as we travel down into the breath-taking village of Deia where we have time to explore and enjoy a delicious lunch. From Deia we pick up a relatively easy trail through olive groves towards the charming town of Sóller. Our route sits between the sea and the mountains, leading down a donkey track as we arrive into the delight of the old Majorcan town. Time to chill, rest and take in a Sangria in the old square.
DAY 5 | SOLLER – CUBER
After a beautiful breakfast, we begin early to make the most of one of the best days on the trail. As we run through the ancient streets of Soller we arrive in the curious little town of the Barranc de Biniaraix which is the gateway to a spectacular gorge. The dry stone trail ascends steeply via the ancient cobbled pilgrim’s path, alongside sheer cliffs and shady terraces which time has seemed to have forgotten. Looking behind the views of the mountains and oceans is simply spectacular. Arriving at the top of the gorge the trail slackens with the option of scaling a nearby mountain summit if you prefer. Through pine woodland, the trail descends wonderfully as we head towards the Cúber reservoir, a welcome landmark with outstanding mountain views on all sides. Our vehicle will be waiting for us here, as we take the impressive mountain road back down towards Soller.
DAY 6 | CUBER TO LLUC
Another truly rewarding stage of the route – we travel along a remote and exposed section of the trail. After breakfast, we take our transport back to the Cubér reservoir and hit the trail towards the Font des Prat which is an easy path, to begin with. We’ll pass a series of ancient snow-pits along the way giving us an insight into the island’s rural history. We’ll travel through oak woodland and after a slow climb through the top of the treeline we emerge at the top of a mountain pass – the Coll des Prat. The views from here are extraordinary with Puig Major (the island’s highest peak) standing proud behind us. Our trail then descends through old villages, with one final climb, as we head down a stone path until we see the Lluc Monastery coming into view. If we arrive before 5 pm we’ll be able to see the famous choir school’s daily rehearsal, before heading onto our accommodation for the evening.
DAY 7 | LLUC TO POLLENCA
Our final day on the trail. Much of the day is an enjoyable descent as we pick up the trail from the Lluc monastery. A familiar sight is the oak woodland which we once again travel through before picking up country lanes that route through old villages. In the near distance, we can see the bay of Pollensa as we descend gently the whole way down. Arriving into this old town we’ll take some time to explore and enjoy a drink in the provincial square to celebrate our journey. Our transport will then be waiting to take us the short distance to the Port of Pollenca where we check into our hotel. The location of a white sand beach and the warm Mediterranean being just a few metres away is very appealing, with the afternoon spent relaxing on the beach or swimming in the sea. This evening we’ll have a slap-up celebratory meal to toast our crossing of Majorca.
DAY 8 | HOMEWARD BOUND
It’s time to pack up and bid farewell to your new-found trail running friends and our local team. Private transfers are arranged for you back to Palma de Majorca International Airport in time to connect with your onward flight back home.
What’s Included in the Price?
- 7 nights accommodation in beautiful boutique accommodation
- Fully-supported trail running trip
- Cultural sightseeing
- Full board throughout the trip
- All transfers
- 1 : 4 Guides to Runners Ratio
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- International Flight Ticket
- Travel Insurance
- Snacks, beverages and souvenirs