Eating, Drinking & Walking In Mallorca – Day 5


On our fifth day in Mallorca, we spent a couple of hours exploring La Granja, hiked from Eporles to Banyalbufar on the ancient ‘Postman’s Route’, tasted Malvasia at the Banyalbufar Co-op and went to dinner at Can Amer in Inca. La Granja You hear and see the springs as you walk up to La Granja,…

Eating, Drinking & Walking In Mallorca – Day 4


It’s another beautiful day in Mallorca. After an early breakfast at Sa Bisbal in Selva, we drive to Palma to catch the mid morning vintage train to Soller. Following a quick visit to the Miro and Picasso exhibitions at the handsome Soller railway station, we hike to the pretty village of Fornalutx about 4 km…

Eating, Drinking & Walking In Mallorca – Day 3


On a warm sunny morning, we embarked on our first hike in the Tramuntana Mountains – the 9 km guided walk from Calvi to Puigpunyent through beautiful countryside, visited the fine family run Bodega of Son Puig with its ancient manor house, orchards and 7 ha. of vineyards to taste and lunch, and after a…

Eating, Drinking and Walking in Mallorca – Day 2


Dawn of Another Day The church tower glows golden in the slanting morning light against a clear blue sky. I brew coffee and listen to the pigeons cooing on the balcony. Breakfast is eaten in the garden. Oranges are squeezed and pots of tea and coffee made. The scent of freshly baked bread is in…

Eating, Drinking and Walking in Mallorca – Day 1


A dozen members of the Harrogate Medical Wine Society spent a week in Mallorca in April 2013, visiting vineyards and producers and tasting their modern wines, sampling the cuisine and hiking in the Tramuntana Mountains. This is their story. GETTING THERE We left home before dawn. The car was left at Leeds/Bradford airport. Girls at…