Easter options

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by Davy, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Going into Palma on the airport bus or picking up a car?

    If in town...opening hours willing


    But I use alcohol; as it can be bought even in the airport

    And....to get a bus somewhere you have to head into the centre anyway.

    The buses are good - and cheap.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
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  2. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Another thread prompted a thought..

    Anyone used the left luggage In Palma, apparently there are non in the airport but two in town?


  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

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  4. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Good info - and worth the price for cycle packaging... For my GR hikes, I just carried everything I brought both times.
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  5. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Was thinking to drop off 2x pack covers and fresh clothes for the return journey.
  6. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    One of the advantages of train travel... don’t have to worry about carrying walking poles or tossing my precious pack into an aeroplane hold :whistling:.

    Plus lunch at chez Casimir in Paris and late dinner in Barcelona :cigar:

    Eco-warriorism is such a self-flagellating drag.

    Anyway, as you were..
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  7. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Alicante Town is a nice place to explore with your kids together with a nice beach and very nice restaurants that wind up and down the streets, only 2hrs 20mins flight and you don’t have to hire a car the terminal bus A1 just outside 15mins takes you into Town centre, together with very good train links if you wish to explore even further. The main walking appears to be behind Benidorm, the Gualdalest valley is a nice place/area https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attra...a_Province_of_Alicante_Valencian_Country.html
    There is a slow coastal train that goes from Alicante town through to Benidorm and then on to Denia.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  8. Stuart

    Stuart Ultralighter

    Pottering around northern Aragon on the GR1 and in the Parque Natural de Guara y los Canones is still Plan A for me but it would be to see your plans for Mallorca. I'm thinking it may be good to have a back up plan in case the weather is poor on the mainland when I arrive in Barcelona. Going south around the Sierra Nevada is one option as well for this.
  9. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Current plan is to arrive at Palma late morning, drop off excess baggage, hit Intersport for fuel and any odds and ends, and then head to Valldemossa via bus/taxi and wing it.

    Return flight 5 days later. I'll develop a plan B nearer the time when the forecast is a bit more reliable and I've read the Cicerone guide on my phone...

    Flights and leave are booked and a test run on SDW for new shoes and a Gatewood Cape (cheers Jon) mid March is pencilled in.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  10. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    @Stuart My Current plan is arrive Palma in mid evening on the ferry, set off next morining by bus for St Elm and do a truncated/variant version of the GR 221 for 7 days then get the midnight ferry out of Palma. Although admittedly I have only just started to look properly at the maps and guides and I might be getting some route planning help :angelic: which I imagine could be shared with you, once completed.
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Truncated...I think not :D
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