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346 hours of sunshine in July, invigorating Mediterranean sea, and premier climbing venues along its coastline—it’s no wonder Mallorca is the cradle of deep water soloing. With one week and endless cruising opportunities at your disposal, this sailing and climbing tour in Mallorca will rock your world. Spend your days swimming, diving, hiking, climbing, or soaking up the Spanish sun—it’s totally up to you, but the highlight of the trip might just be scaling overhanging walls with the turquoise sea ready to catch you. With spectacular 5c-9b climbs dotted along the island’s coast, there’s something for everyone: vertical cliffs, slabs, and overhangs with pockets, tufas, cracks, crimps, or slopers. Wherever the sailing boat takes you, this trip is destined to be the Mediterranean vacation of your dream.

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  • Climb the spot where the idea of deep water soloing was born

  • Limitless lines on limestone cliffs ranging from 5c do 9b

  • A week spent sailing and unwinding on the crystalline Mediterranean sea

Itinerary

You can’t go wrong with Mallorca. Apart from its usual appeal—the sun, the sea, and the food—this charming island is a star in the rock climbing world, and it has been for some time now. The best way to show you these unique spots is by a sailboat, so over the course of 8 days, you’ll explore some of the most iconic climbing venues in the world. Whether it’s the Porto Pi where the sport was revolutionized by Miguel Riera and his deep water soloing or the legendary Es Pontàs arch climbed by Chris Sharma, every single spot of the tour is a climber’s haven. Not only are you getting a rock climbing vacation of your dreams, but also friends and memories for life.

  • You’ll meet your guide and your group in Palma’s harbor at 6 pm. Make sure to book your flights accordingly. Board the sailing ship and let the adventure begin!

     

    Sailing boat and rock climbers in Mallorca
  • Early wake up is followed by morning sailing along Mallorca’s shores to arrive by noon at the Cala Ferrera bay. The place is ideal to approach deep-water solo. There are also plenty of easier routes for beginners to have their first approach at Santanyí. You’ll find endless options here: crimps, holes, slopers, overhanging walls, and vertical cliffs. The first night is spent in this area.

     

    Deep water soloing, rock climber in Mallorca
  • Today you’ll anchor right in front of the wonderful Varques beach—it’s the favorite camping spot for climbers visiting the island. There’s going to be a fantastic selection of climbing routes: some short and easy ones (up to 10-15 m) and some harder and higher ones!

     

    Climber on an overhanging wall in Mallorca
  • Head to Porto Cristo, a picturesque fishing village featuring turquoise waters. Spending the day here will allow you to bask in the sun, swim, hike, or climb the Cova del Diablo and Torre dels Falcons. These are some of the best deep water solo areas in the world, so make sure to take advantage of it!

     

    Climbers on a dinghy
  • Once again, anchor at another exquisite area—today it’s Portocolom. It’s the perfect location for both beginners and seasoned climbers approaching DWS for the first time: some will enjoy easier routes, while others will try and scale difficult, longer routes. You’ll decide whether you want to spend the night in port or in a bay nearby.

     

    Rock climber falling down into the sea
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise to the Sa Nau Bay. This is a spectacular bay harboring some of the best climbing in Mallorca, primarily on holes of various dimensions.

     

    Climbing a vertical wall in Mallorca
  • This Mallorca cruise wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Es Pontàs arch. In the area, there are also easier lines, so everyone will have fun. On the way back, you’ll stop at Porto Pi—this could be an interesting site for the climbing community, since rock climbing there started in the early 80s. Return to Palma’s harbor by 6 pm. You’ll have a goodbye dinner at a restaurant in downtown Palma.

     

    Es Pontas, Mallorca
  • Your cruise has come to an end. Pack up and leave the boat before 9 am. If you wish to stay longer, just ask your guides for some recommendations.

     

    Sailboats in Mallorca in a bay
  • There will be no mountain guides on board as the tour is intended to practice deep water solo only. There will be no climbing guides leading the daily activities on land, and guests who wish to try deep water soloing will do so at their own risk.  If you decide to attempt deep-water soloing, you’ll require a pair of climbing shoes and a chalk bag.

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Meet your guides

Vertical Sailing Tour
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Vertical Sailing Tour
Vertical Sailing Tour
Since 2013, Vertical Sailing Tour have been sailing the Mediterranean sea and climbing in the best locations in the area. Being able to access the wildest places by boat gave them the opportunity to expand the list of magical climbing spots and combine the best of sailing, climbing and other outdoor activities. Explore with them the most beautiful destinations around the world!
Lorenzo Pernigotti
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Lorenzo Pernigotti
Skipper and Passionate Climber
Passionate about outdoor sports since a young age, Lorenzo chose to pursue his passions and share his enthusiasm. In the winter he teaches them how to ski by working as a ski instructor, while in the summer he makes them experience his favorite combo: sail and climb! Head of the Vertical Sailing Tour, onboard he becomes the skipper. As soon as the boat anchors, you might find him making cocktails, cooking Italian risotto, spearfishing for dinner, climbing a crag, flying down a mountain on his paraglider…
Alberto Trombetta
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Alberto Trombetta
IFMGA Mountain Guide
Alberto is an experienced UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain guide and the chief guide at the Vertical Sailing Tour. From the point of Cerro Torre to the wall of El Capitan, from the desert of Saudi Arabia to the picks of Mt. Blanc, he has travelled the world to climb in the most remote places. Since the beginning, he has been on board with the VST and his kind personality combined with his great expertise are the things that make the clients love him.
5.00 (5 reviews)
Bryan Madrigal (source: Google Reviews)

If you’re looking for an adventurous time rock climbing and hiking but in the same time relaxing on a boat with beautiful scenery, this is the tour you’re looking for. The crew are very friendly and can guide the perfect climb for you based on your experience. Don’t overthink it, just book it already. You won’t regret it.

Monica Rogers (source: Google Reviews)

A whirlwind experience that brought on life long memories and new friends. Excellent, capable and fun loving crew – Lorenzo, Theo, and Patrick guided us with safely and with ease, while having having fun through the whole adventure. Could not recommend more, say yes to this and you will not be disappointed!

Faustine PREVOST (source: Google Reviews)

Amazing experience between sea and rocks! Beautiful landscapes, wonderful climbing moments and… what a team!!

Thank’s Lorenzo and Théo, our two perfect skippers! See you for others adventures!

Adnaan Soorma (source: Google Reviews)

Always an amazing adventure with Vertical Sailing Tours. For the cost of one week’s lodging at many places, you get a week on a sailboat with an amazing crew, and they take you to all the best climbing crags and tavernas around. If I could do one of these trips every year, I would!

camilla de nardi (source: Google Reviews)

I would totally recommend the Vertical Sailing Tour experience to any climbers, from the most passionate and advanced to the beginners and the ones that are curious to discover this amazing sport in the best way possible, on a sailing boat ! The team is very professional but above all fun, the best mix to have an incredible climbing experience in the best corners of Europe !

Things to know

  • What you get in this adventure:

      • VST well-proven organization (world-leading Sail & Climb guided tours since 2013)
      • Skipper 
      • Accommodation on a sailing boat — double size bed or bunk beds sorted and arranged by and among guests
      • VTS T-shirt
      • Insurance covering the crew and the group during sailing and climbing
      • Pantry-ready service (shopping for food and beverages will be done by the VST staff prior to your arrival)
      • Two nights in the harbor (first and last day of the itinerary)

    If you have any dietary restrictions, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    Due to the nature of this adventure, the guide requires that a part of the cost of the trip, 300 euros, is paid upon boarding in cash. This will cover the costs of:

      • Food and pantry service
      • Bedsheets and towels
      • Final cleaning of the boat
      • Other incurred costs during the trip.

    If you have any questions about this, contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

    What’s not included:

      • Travel expenses to reach/leave the harbor of departure
      • Meals on land (skipper’s and guide’s cost of the meal on land divided among all guests)
      • Harbor fees for any extra nights spent in the harbor (if the skipper decides to stay due to adverse weather or sea conditions)
      • Boat fuel (to be divided equally among participants, estimated to be €25 per person)
      • Alcoholic beverages on board
      • Personal items and equipment
      • Climbing shoes and a chalk bag
  • Deep water soloing is what you’ll be practicing on this sail & climb tour. It’s a rope-free climbing discipline, so to guarantee a clean fall into the sea and to prevent the climber from hitting a rock, the routes are mostly overhanding and only in a few cases vertical.

    Because of the overhangs, to get the most fun out of DWS, it’s recommended that you come to the tour with a minimum grade of 6b. This doesn’t mean that less experienced climbers will not enjoy DWS—just be prepared for a physical climbing style!

    While the tour will take you to numerous world-renowned deep water soloing spots, it’s important to note that you will not have a mountain guide by your side and that Vertical Sailing Tour cannot be held responsible for any accidents that may occur when participants independently choose to practice deep water soloing.

  • This tour is perfect for those with a minimum grade of 6b because of the overhangs that you’ll mostly be climbing. This doesn’t mean that less experienced climbers will not enjoy deep water soloing, just be prepared for a physical climbing style!

    You will spend your week on a 45 to 55-foot Monohull or Catamaran sailing boat. This magnificent boat has 4-5 two-people cabins, a spacious living room, well-equipped kitchen, and a deck perfect for late night hang-outs. With her, you’ll sail countless coves and experience the island the way it was meant to be experienced! If this is your first time on a sailing boat and you don’t know what to expect, here is what you can expect from life on board:

      • On board, everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves.
      • Teamwork makes the dreamwork! Be ready to participate in cooking, prepping food, washing the dishes, etc. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to cook or if you hate to wash the dishes, you can always swap the job with another crew member.
      • When at sea, it’s important to use water and electricity conservatively. You may be asked to use water and electricity with moderation while out at the sea.
      • Don’t worry about any sailing knowledge. The skipper will be there to ensure your safety and will give you precious tips on how to live on board.
      •  If you wish to learn how to sail or if you are an experienced sailor and want to help your skipper, they will be glad to operate the sails with you and teach you anything you want to know!
  • Rigid suitcases are forbidden! Please bring a suitcase that can be easily folded and stored once empty. It is important to save space onboard.

    Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

      • Backpack for daily tours
      • Hiking shoes
      • Climbing shoes
      • Chalk bag
      • Warm pullover and a waterproof jacket
      • A pair of long pants and a pair of short ones
      • Water bottle
      • Bathing suit and a towel
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group rock climbing tour in Mallorca, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 9:1. 
      • It takes a minimum of 5 people for this tour to operate. 
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
      • Each boat has at least 3 cabins with double-size beds, so if a couple signs up, they will have priority on them. Other than that, climbers can agree on the arrangements among themselves.

    Sailing and rock climbing in Mallorca can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • The easiest way to get to Palma de Mallorca, the starting point of your adventure, is to fly into Palma de Mallorca Airport. This is an international airport connecting Mallorca to the rest of Europe. Once you land, you can either take a taxi or a bus—the airport is just 30 minutes away from downtown Palma.

    You’ll meet your guide and board the sailing ship in Palma’s harbor at 6 pm on the first day of your adventure. On day 8 of your tour, you will disembark the sailing ship in the morning, before 9 am. Book your flights accordingly.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Mallorca, Spain, please refer to requirements for travel to Spain

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • Secure your spot for this year with a $550 deposit due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 2 months (60 days) prior to departure.

    Secure your spot for 2025 with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you’ll be the first one to know. Pick the month that suits you best and we’ll let you know once the dates are live—don’t risk missing out on your bucket list adventure!

    • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure in case the dates don’t suit you by the end of the year.
    • Once the set dates for the following season are live, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
    • The final balance is due 2 months (60 days) prior to departure.

    Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. If the Client does not pay the remaining balance at the latest 2 months prior to the tour, the Guide reserves the right to cancel the Booking and retain the Client’s deposit. If the Client cancels…

      • More than 45 (forty-five) calendar days prior to the start of the tour, the balance payment will be fully refunded.
      • 45-30 (forty-five to thirty) calendar days prior to the start of the tour, Client is entitled to a 50% (fifty percent) refund of the balance payment.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund.

    Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Payment for boat extras has to be paid in cash at boarding. If the Guide cancels a tour, Client who has booked the tour will receive a full refund of the amount paid to the Guide at the time of booking. The Guide will not refund any additional expenses incurred by the Client related to the tour (such as transportation tickets, hotels, etc.). Client will also have the option to apply the amount paid towards joining another tour. In the unfortunate event of tour cancellation caused by a force majeure event, including but not limited to natural calamities (e.g., storm, earthquake), political tensions, national disasters, medical emergencies, or any other cases beyond the Guide’s control, no refunds will be provided.

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