Most Inspirational Moment
Views of the coastal walking particularly dramatic but all days had views to savour.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Eduard is a top professional but at the same time passionate, and very good, at communicating his enthusiasm and knowledge about all aspects of Mallorquin life, culture and history. Memorable moments included his account of charcoal burning and how important it was to Mallorca and how tough a life it made for the people involved. Also, dry stone walling, ice houses, Mallorquin cuisine especially Pa Amb Oli which usually formed the centrepiece of our picnic lunches and which construction(!) Eduard took great pleasure in describing. Very knowledgeable about flora and fauna as well, particularly birds, of which we saw many including vultures and open to answer any questions about aspects of island life and history. Good sense of humour as well although one or two groan-inducing jokes(!).
Advice for Potential Travellers
Put aside any preconceptions you may have about Mallorca and go and find the real Mallorca for yourself.
I did a land-only trip as booked quite late. It is easy to get to Palma from the airport via bus and then there are options - bus or train/tram from the central integrated InterCambio(left luggage and bike hire here) - for getting to Puerto Soller from Palma. All for less than 10 Euros. Had I had more time, I would have spent a day or two in Palma before or after as there is plenty to explore there. We visited some interesting towns/villages during the course of our walks e.g. Valldemossa, Deia, Soller etc. so it would be good to have more time to explore. It is easy to get around generally - there is a good bus service if you don't want to hire a car.