Clockwise around the island, starting & finishing at Port de Soller

THE route

Put simply the route took us around the island clockwise, starting and finishing at Port de Soller. Careful preparation is required with any major expedition and this was no exception.  For example, the coastline of Mallorca is largely rock and cliff, so finding suitable places to stop and camp separated by achievable distances was crucial.  We carried our kit with us strapped to our boards in drybags and met support teams across the island for replenishment food and drink. The full account can be found via Strava – Cat Friend. 


Our ambition was to make the journey in 21 days but we adjusted our schedule to accomodate for rough weather and storms setting us back. The summary of distances and stops we made is shown below:




Day 1: Depart from Soller, head North to Sa Calobra (15km)

Day 2: Sa Calobra to Cala San Vicente (27km)

Day 3: Storms prevented progress. Rest day

Day 4: Cala San Vicente – Cala Murta, Around Formentor (25km)

Day 5: Cala Murta – Alcanada, Across Pollenca Bay (16km)

Day 6: Strong winds prevented progress. Rest Day

Day 7: Alcanada – San Serra de Marina, Across Alcudia Bay (16km)

Day 8: San Serra de Marina – Cala Torta (22.5km)

Day 9: Cala Torta to Son Moll (13km)

Day 10: Son Moll – Cala des Tamorells (2.7km) Too much swell!

Day 11: Cala des Tamorells – Calla Millor (16km)

Day 12: Strong winds prevented progress. Rest Day

Day 13: Cala Millor – Cala Barques (17km)

Day 14: Cala Barques – Porto Petro (21km)

Day 15: Porto Petro – Cala Marmols (17km)

Day 16: Cala Marmols – Sa Rapita/ es Trenc (17km)

Day 17: Es Trenc – Cala Pi  (15km)

Day 18: Cala Pi- Cala Blava  (21km)

Day 19: Cala Blava – Les Illetes Across Palma Bay (15km)

Day 20: Les Illetes – Santa Ponca (23km)

Day 21: Santa Ponca – Sant Elm  (16km)

Day 22: Sant Elm – Banyalbafur (22km)

Day 23: Banyalbufar – Valdemossa – Sa Foredada (14km)

Day 24: Sa Foredada – Soller (11km)