Sleepy Port Soller has been an escape for Majorcan city dwellers since Victorian times. Follow the locals’ footsteps on this trip, starting in the grand capital of Palma and ending up among the panoramic hotels and family-run restaurants of Port Soller.
Fly straight into Palma, where your trip begins. This stately island capital hides in plain sight – most visitors fly in and bounce straight to a beach resort or mountain village.
But this itinerary gives you the chance to dig deep into a lively Spanish city that deals out a Gothic cathedral and royal palaces.
Palma doesn’t stint on views, either. Climb up to Bellver Castle for bird’s-eye vistas or take a market picnic and a bottle of Majorcan red to the harbour-view Parc de la Mer.
A transfer picks you up from Palma and takes you to Port Soller.
This is small-town Majorca – a friendly fishing port and little sister to Soller, which sits a few miles uphill.
Settle in to your hotel and take in the views over the calm harbour (perhaps with G&T made with gin from the neighbouring isle of Menorca).
Port Soller might be small, but its to-do list is long. It’s something of a relaxed retreat, so activities involve leapfrogging between the paella restaurants along the bay and chartering boats to explore the turquoise calas along the coast. And you can’t miss the vintage trams – these bright-orange carriages climb into the mountains to Port de Soller’s second town centre in the mountains.
You’ll also find that walking boots and cycling lycra are practically a uniform in Port de Soller. Do a quick march up the headlands bookending the bay or clamber to Tramuntana villages like Valldemossa and Deia.
On day 11, make the most of your last day on the island with an al fresco lunch and a walk along the harbour-front.
When it's time to head home, take the easy route with a private transfer back to Palma de Mallorca Airport.
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