Cradle Mountain & the Walls of Jerusalem

My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.

We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.

Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!

So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.

Wayne and Simon C. | Mosman, Australia
 
 

Majorca: Sierras and Monasteries

Away from the burgeoning overdeveloped coastal resorts there is another world in Majorca. The north western spine of the island, the majestic Sierra de Tramontana is a massif of limestone peaks tumbling to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Within this range you can venture forth on a series of mountain and sea cliff hikes; through shady holm oak forests and olive groves; over rough wild rocky peaks and on elaborately constructed coastal paths. Stroll through ancient farmsteads and visit tiny sun-drenched beaches. You will stay at three of the island's most attractive locations giving you the opportunity to explore the most scenic walks in the Tramontana. Our route takes you to two of the highest peaks where there are stupendous views of the northern part of the range and the great fertile Mallorcan plain far below.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Santuari de Lluc
DAY 2 Walk around the magnificent peak of Puig Roig (5-6hrs)
DAY 3 Circular walk with an ascent of Massanella peak (1351m) (6hrs)
DAY 4 Transfer to Cuala Tuent, follow the scenic coastal path to Mirador de ses Barques, by bus to Soller (4-5hrs)
DAY 5 Round walk to the small village of Biniaraix and climb to the Mirador del Ofre (5hrs)
DAY 6 Choice of walks, then afternoon bus to Valldemossa
DAY 7 Walk along the cliff-top path and across the plateau returning to Valldemossa (6hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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