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Old 09-09-2005, 01:19
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I am planning a visit to Majorca next April and wondered if anyone could give me info on walks?
What books to buy and whether you need any special equipment?
I've never been to Majorca before so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-09-2005, 01:20
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Have a look at this page - you may like to do a walk lead by Rich Strutt of Mallorcan Walking Tours - we are thinking of doing one in October - see www.puertopollensa.com/walking_cycling_golf.html There are several books listed on the right & more on www.puertopollensa.com/Books2.html#walking

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Old 09-09-2005, 04:09
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Would Rich Strutt be the tall guy who used to work for Globespan a few years ago?

I remember one of their people who was in to walking.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:23
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Yes he's a tall blond guy who used to do the Globespan walks. He now runs his own at www.mallorcanwalkingtours.puertopollensa.com We do his site for him & whenever I'm updating it I promise myself we must try a walk - so am hoping to when we're out this Oct.
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Old 09-09-2005, 16:56
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Thank you for all the help. If we don't join the group does anyone know if there are easy trails to follow?
Ella
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Old 09-09-2005, 18:28
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If you buy one of the Walking Books, the most up-to-date is Walk! Mallorca (North & Mountains) with its accompanying very detailed map (Tour & Trail), you will find plenty of walks to follow. It is an excellent book & even has GPS grid references. However none of these are signposted on the actual paths as in the UK, you need to use a map & follow the directions.

The simplest local ones include the one to the Boquer Valley from Puerto Pollensa & from Pollensa town up the Puig de Maria to the monastery. The one to from PP to Cala San Vicente is currently cut off although some forum members have ventured through the private land.

Why don't you buy the book & map, have a look & then ask more questions if you are not sure.
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Old 10-09-2005, 16:59
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Thanks for all your help
Ella
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Old 15-09-2005, 18:25
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Ella a really nice wee walk is from lluc to Pollensa (5-6 hours). you'll find it in the Walk Mallorca book. I've used it as a means of escape from the area after a climb (lack of buses), there are also lots of mini walks around Lluc which would allow you to catch the afternoon bus back to PP.
I rant on about this book and just can't recomend their books enough, there is so much detailed information you just can't go wrong. why on earth do I now wish I hadn't just said that!. I can just bet someone will write on here that they followed one of the books routes and got lost:eek .

Trust me Ella, if you buy only one book make it this one, Oh and buy the map it's the best I've seen for the area.

Happy hiking.

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Old 18-09-2005, 21:09
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hi Rob
Thanks for your message. I will try and get the book before I go. I have read your posts on this section and it sounds like you love walking, like me.
Just about decided where we will stay in Majorca. Puerto Pollensa is the favorite at the moment but might go further south.
ella
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Old 19-09-2005, 02:28
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Going futher South would be your first big mistake. There also some nice walks in PP and around.
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Old 17-05-2006, 16:58
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can i get this book at the resort ?
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Old 17-05-2006, 19:45
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Yes in W H Smiths if not try Martins >D
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Old 17-05-2006, 20:31
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Thanks snowy, so they have a W H Smiths there, nice one !
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Old 17-05-2006, 22:47
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Am not aware of any WH Smiths in Mallorca - there's a newsagent/book shop in PP which has some guide books but to be sure I'd get one before you go - you can get them all online easily - see www.puertopollensa.com/Books2.html#walking
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Old 17-05-2006, 22:54
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leaving tomorrow and just assumed I would get a walk guide book there, various walks, trails etc......so thats a no then ?

Thanks

debs
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