Set in the western Mediterranean sea and settled for more than 3,000 years, Mallorca/Majorca, Spain’s largest island, boasts a rich history and a diverse ecology. From rugged coastlines and mysterious caves to charming mountain towns and world-class vineyards, there are endless riches waiting to be discovered.
Mallorca offers dramatic scenery and fabulous driving. Whilst it’s a compact island, this tour begs to be lingered over. Distances that appear short on maps usually involve twisting, winding roads and rewarding vistas. There are craggy coastlines, shimmering salt pans and red earth plains dotted with windmills. Roman roads cross apricot and almond groves and through small market towns. Follow the beautiful twisting coast road between the sea and pine-scented hills to one of Mallorca’s prettiest villages with its narrow, steep cobbled streets. Stay in just two exquisite and luxury hotels on Mallorca.
(Cover photo credit: Chris Scholey)
Getting to and from Mallorca
There are regular ferries to Mallorca from Barcelona, Spain and Toulon, France.
For those travelling from the UK there are overnight ferries from Portsmouth, UK to Bilbao, Spain and then it’s a motorway drive to Barcelona. Barcelona will be the meeting point for tour participants (unless you make your own arrangements to take the ferry from France to Mallorca). We shall also be offering transport for your car from the UK to Mallorca, if you prefer a fly-drive option. Please get in touch if this is of interest.
- Drive the coast road along the Serra de Tramuntana – one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world
- Visit pretty towns & villages such as Estellencs, Valldemossa & Fornalutx
- Explore the incredible Cuevas del Drach/Drach Caves with a large underground lake
- Enjoy the unspoilt Vall d’En March, a rural stretch of olive and almond groves, meadows and flowers
- Drive the hairpin-riddled 12km helter-skelter of a road down to Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent
- Discover the cathedral & historic parts of Palma de Mallorca
- Visit some of the 70 or more bodegas/wineries
- Board the vintage train for a nostalgic ride through the evocative valleys and mountains of the Tramuntana
- Indulge in gourmet paradise as Mallorca has 7 Michelin-starred restaurants
- Explore the fascinating ruins of the Roman town of Pollentia
- Visit the Real Cartuja de Valldemossa, a Carthusian monastery and the former residence of royals and Chopin