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Mountains, Villages, and a Hidden Beach Day Tour from Palma

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Overview
Head beyond the city to the beautiful Mallorca mountains and walk the “old post trail” from sky to sea. Hang out at a hidden beach where few tourists ever go — and dive in for a watery dip or just relax on the rock. Discover the amazing seaside village of Banyalbufar in the Serra de Tramuntana. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach with typical Mallorcan food and drinks. Learn about the Mediterranean flora of this mountain region. This small group tour is limited to maximum 9 guests.
Highlights
  • Discover the history of rural Mallorca from your local guide
  • Travel by local bus for insight into real island life
  • Escape the crowded beaches with a visit to a secluded shore
  • Enjoy an authentic, locally sourced picnic lunch included in the price
What to Expect
Meet your guide on Plaza Espana in Palma and board the local bus (fare included) that will take you to the starting point for your hike. As you’ll be walking natural terrain, it’s advisable to wear comfortable footwear, and pack your swimsuit for a dip in the sea. On arrival, leave the bus and begin your gentle hike along a mountain trail, admiring the landscape and discovering its history and biogeography from your guide as you stroll. Reach the village of Serra de Tramuntana, and explore with your guide to learn more about its Arabic influences and rural traditions. Head to a secluded beach, popular with locals. Here, pause for an authentic Mallorcan lunch of empanadas and cocas de trampó (flatbread with vegetables), followed by pastries like gató and ensaimadas. Relax with a swim in the Mediterranean or sunbathe on the shore, before catching the local bus back into Palma, where your tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plaça d'Espanya, 07002 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • One drink (such as beer, orange juice, coffee or water)
  • Local transportation fee
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes (such as sneakers, but trekking shoes are recommended). Also be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, towel, and a bottle of water in a small backpack. You may want to bring a snorkelling mask as well, so you can spot the sea life!
  • Please note that we have classed the hike part of this tour with a ‘medium’ difficulty level. It will take approximately 3 hours (including stops) and is a total of 10 kilometres long, with elevations of 300 metres up and almost 400 metres down.
  • Closure of sites: In the unlucky event of bad weather, we will postpone the tour to the following day. This tour is available year-round, but please note that swimming is not available during the winter months.
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • As part of this tour you will be hiking in the UNESCO-listed Sierra Tramuntana Mountains where your guide will explain how to respect and conserve nature in Mallorca. Along the way you will learn about the environmental challenges Mallorca is facing today and how you can contribute to increasing your positive environmental impact.
  • All the vendors you visit on this tour are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that local people benefit from tourism to their island. So any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I very much enjoyed my time with Helena during the hike. The hike was a workout at the beginning and the end--you may want to do some incline walking on the treadmill to practice if like me, you're a little out of shape! I also appreciated that Helena helped me get a cab back
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We had a wonderful hike today with the guide Helena. Very professional and fun. Demonstrating deep knowledge about Mallorca both historical, cultural and also daily life. If you want to do a really great hike with very nice views and possibilities for longer or shorter stops
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Response from HelenaUrbanAdventure, Tour Guide at Mountains, Villages, and a Hidden Beach Day Tour from Palma
Responded 26 Oct 2019
Dear Lars&Camilla, Thank you very much for your review! It was delightful to get to meet you both, I am very happy that you enjoyed the experience. See you on your next visit to Palma! :D Hugs, Helena
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Great day out. Group size was 5 people. Our guide Carmen, a native Mallorcan, was absolutely lovely! We took the bus to a village, hiked for about 10km, ate delicious fruits and foods picked up earlier in the market and bakery than walked down to the blue clear water for a swim.
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Response from Marialaura D, Manager at Mountains, Villages, and a Hidden Beach Day Tour from Palma
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Hello Dorota, I am glad you enjoyed the hike and thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review so other people may get to know us. I am sorry it wasn't good enough for a 5 star review, but we will definitely work on the feedback you have given us in order to improve! The beach, as the tour description and as mentioned at the beginning of the activity at the bus station is a pebble beach. Natural sandy beaches as we said are found in the south and east side of the island, but we choose hiking in the north-west so we can walk through the spectacular Sierra de Tramuntana, and visit a coastal area where locals would go. As per the transport, we offer private transfers in our private tours if the customer prefers it, but in our public join-ins we have opted to take the public bus as it's a very efficient service, and the tour can be as sustainable and affordable as possible. We would definitely be looking at the way we communicate our product and the timings for the different parts of the tour to avoid misunderstandings. Thanks again, and I hope you had a nice weekend in our little island :) Carmen
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The walk itself is gorgeous, and the beach at the end is incredible (even for a novice swimmer like me). Helena was an amazing guide, full of knowledge and very accommodating of any and all requests. Thankyou very much! Best wishes, Jordan
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Response from HelenaUrbanAdventure, Tour Guide at Mountains, Villages, and a Hidden Beach Day Tour from Palma
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Hello Jordan, Thanks so much for your review! Loved how we all ended up dipping in the water! :D Good luck with the rest of your trips and until next time. Hugs, Helena
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My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour from Palma to Banyalbufar with our guide Helena. We loved being able to see another side of Mallorca and try the local food. Our group was so fun and Helena was very informative and a joy to be around! We are definitely doing
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Response from HelenaUrbanAdventure, Tour Guide at Mountains, Villages, and a Hidden Beach Day Tour from Palma
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Hello!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review! It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed so much! See you next time! Hugs, Helena
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