This is a delightful day's itinerary full of variety! We start the day with a fabulous walk, during which we enjoy stunning views of the south western end of the Tramuntana mountain range, and the peace and tranquility of Mallorca's mountains. We see some of the island's most luxurious mansions, as well as lots of glimpses of rustic rural life, and some fine examples of the island's ancient springs and water reservoirs. And finally to finish off the day, we visit a stunning ancient winery for some wine tasting and tapas.
We set off on our walk in the pretty village of Calvia and soon begin to climb gently passing through a wealthy mountainside urbanisation with stunning views and some fabulous villas. We continue up the mountain - steeply at times - along a combination of road, tracks and paths while the views get better with every step! We ascend about 250 meters and then our route becomes more even and we find ourselves in rural terrain with no-one else in sight. Our path is now a wide easy track, which meanders along ancient terraces. After a delightfully tranquil section of the walk we then join a quiet country lane, which takes us down the valley towards Puigpunyent.
Finally we arrive in the little village of Puigpunyent; we pass the church and continue through the village. We then follow a quiet and charming country lane, which leads us directly to our destination - the stunning Bodega of Son Puig.
This delightful, well established family-run bodega is a magnificent manor house set in about 7 hectares of vines. The family is very hospitable and they take immense pleasure in showing us around the vineyard and finca (including the tiny family chapel), and telling us about their vines and how their wines are produced. Tapas to go with our wine tasting are all home-made and outstanding - a real treat!
Finally we sit and relax under the shade of a wonderful vine-covered terrace, where our very own wine educator Martin Ward leads us through a tasting of the Son Puig wines. He will literally educate us about wine growing in Mallorca and about the wines we're tasting, while we enjoy the different wines from this lovely vineyard and re-charge our energy levels with a delicious tapas lunch.
A perfect way to finish a perfect day!
Please note that our Walking and Wine Itineraries are only available as a tailor-made day out and that the price of the wine tasting / tasting of local products is not included in our price list published on this website. So please get in touch with us and we will send you all the necessary information regarding this special walk & wine hike.
Island weather can change very quickly and unexpectedly, so it is always advisable to be ready for anything. In the mountains, cloud can drop quickly and mist can come in from the sea, causing loss in visibility and fall in temperatures.
The terrain in Mallorca is rough so good footwear is essential. Most of our walks require walking boots with hard soles, good grip and ankle support. It is a good idea to wear your boots in well (if they are new!) before putting them to the test on some of our uncompromising, rocky surfaces.
September to early June are the main walking months on the island, and although not as hot as the summer, Sept/Oct and April/May can still be hot, and even in mid-winter sensitive skins can burn. Consequently, anything that you like to use to protect yourself from the sun – hat, cream, glasses, lip salve, long sleeves and long trousers….. is advisable.
Whatever the month it is essential to carry plenty of water, and a few snacks to top up your energy levels, are always advisable – just in case!
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