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“Sa Roqueta”, the other Mallorca

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Far from the crowds, you’ll seek out local culture and traditions proudly upheld by the Mallorcan people of the Serra de Tramuntana (a UNESCO world heritage site). With its magnificent agricultural terraces, charming villages, dry stone lanes, fishing and a fine cuisine, this culture-packed getaway from mountains to sea reveals the most secret and intimate side of the island.

HIGHLIGHTS

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • UNESCO-listed landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, renowned for its stunning dry stone terraces that swathe the hillsides.
  • Beautiful coastal scenes.
  • Traditional activities with local people (harvesting olives and oranges, dry stone building techniques), culinary workshops to make preserved “trencades” olives, jams or “Herbas de Mallorca”, a local liqueur (subject to season).
  • Option of a day out at sea on a traditional fishing boat with local fishermen.
  • Tasting fine local foods and wine.
  • Visit a Talayotic archaeological site and ancient island culture unique to Mallorca and Minorca.
Meeting the Mallorcan people , from the mountains to the sea

Mallorcans lovingly call their island “Sa Roqueta”. Far from the summer masses, you’ll discover that Mallorca brims with treasures in spring and autumn. Deep in the olive and orange groves, you’ll see the superb landscapes of the UNESCO world heritage-listed Serra de Tramuntana, with astounding agricultural terraces raking across the hillsides. You’ll experience the island’s history and culture from the islanders themselves through lots activities, such as picking olives and oranges, dry stone building techniques and a day fishing in a traditional fishing boat. You’ll explore unique places steeped in history, such as the Chartreuse of Valldemossa, home to Frederic Chopin and Georges Sand, and a Talayotic archaeological site, to see a fascinating ancient and unique island culture. The icing on the cake is the local gastronomy to delight your taste buds!

PROGRAM

DAY 1

“UEP!” arrival at Palma de Mallorca

  • Arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).
  • Check-in to a charming hotel in the historic centre of Palma.
  • Free time to visit the historic city centre.

DAY 2

On the road to Sóller

  • Leave Palma on the Sóller traditional wooden tourist train, including a unique approach to the Serra de Tramuntana.
  • Visit to the Sóller Farmers’ Cooperative to see olives and oranges and tour of the workshops where the fruits are processed.
  • Traditional Mallorcan lunch at the cooperative.
  • Seasonal workshop : marmalade-making, preparing olives, or making the famous “Herbas de Mallorca” (a typical liqueur from the island).
  • Check-in to a charming hotel in the port of Sóller - Dinner in the port of Sóller.

DAY 3

Deep in the orange, lemon and olive groves

  • Visit to an island farm, introduction and harvesting of olives or citrus fruits, according to season.
  • Meet and talk to the farmer over a typical Mallorcan lunch which he has prepared for you.
  • Dinner in Sóller.

DAY 4

Hiking on the dry stone trails

  • Easy, 2-hour, hike on the dry stone trail of Barranc de Biniaraix (GR221).
  • Demonstration of dry stone building techniques by a master stone mason, or “Marjer”.
  • Picnic of local produce - Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 5

In the footsteps of Frederic Chopin and George Sand

  • Leave for the village of Valldemossa, capital of the Tramuntana.
  • Guided visit of the village and Chartreuse, where Frederic Chopin and George Sand lived.
  • Lunch in Valldemossa, in a typical restaurant.
  • Visit to the beautiful village of Deià.
  • Return with a stop at a viewpoint for a panoramic view of the Mirador de Sa Foradada.
  • LuDinner in Sóller.

DAY 6

All aboard with Pep and his fishing nets:

  • optional extra subject to availability/weather with substitute programme of free visits and participatory ac¬tivities on dry land!
  • Early morning start and departure for the port of Sóller.
  • Dawn sea excursion with several fishermen.
  • Experience a day of traditional fishing.
  • Lunch on board with the day’s catch.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 7

From the Talayots to Bodegas

  • Departure for the centre of the island.
  • Visit to the Talayot archaeological site of Son Forners.
  • Visit to the Mesquida Mora winery to taste its biodynamic wines together with a buffet lunch.
  • Arrival and check-in to charming hotel in Palma.
  • Free evening.

DAY 8

« ADEU »

  • Free time to visit the centre of Palma depending on departure times.

 

DATES & PRICES

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Dates:

February to 21 May and 1 September to 19 November 2017

Prices:

8 days - 7 nights
In Euros per person, full-board in charming 4* and 2* hotels

Group of 8-12 persons Feb/Mar Apr May/Sep Oct Nov
Twin/double room : 1,146 1,205 1,269 1,205 1,146
Single room: 1,336 1,417 1,500 1,417 1,336

 

Group of 12+ persons Feb/Mar Apr May/Sep Oct Nov
Twin/double room : 1,066 1,125 1,189 1,125 1,066
Single room: 1,256 1,337 1,420 1,337 1,256
This holiday package is retailed by

Mes CulturaAssociation Més Cultura
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