For decades, Mallorca has been one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. But Mallorca has much more to offer than a lot of sun, beaches and the famous Ballermann. If you like to discover the island in a slow and individual way and you also want to do something for your health, hiking on Mallorca is a good alternative for you!
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From easy to challenging – There is something for everyone in Mallorca!
As usually, the hiking routes of Mallorca can be categorised. There are easy ones, moderately difficult ones and some that are really challenging. Of course, there are many providers for guided tours and especially for longer and more complex tours it makes sense to use this offer. Still, you can also do some tours on your own. In this case, it is recommendable to take some of the shorter and easier ways.
One of the easy walks
The way from the Banys de Sant Joan to the Salines de Llevant in the south of the island is a nice example for an easier walk. It takes about 2,5 hours to do it. The destination is one of the last, nearly untouched natural beaches of Mallorca, the Platja de es Trenc. The largely asphalted and even hiking trail passes by a big ground of salt works, where every year 10.000 tons of salt are extracted. The way has good signposting.
A walk with wow effect
If you love spectacular views, you find your El Dorado in the west of Mallorca. In the Tramuntana Mountains, there are numerous ridges, from which you can enjoy breathtaking views over the mountains up to the sea.
A tour that is already a little more challenging is the tour from Andrtax in the southwest of Mallorca up to the Serra Garrafa. You turn from an asphalted way to a narrow, stony path. You cross a forest and after about one hour you can enjoy a nice view to the Port d’Andratx. To the highes point of this tour you get at about 460 metres height. There, you will be rewarded with a fascinating view over the whole southwest of Mallorca.
A tour for ambitious hikers
Also for ambitious hikers, Mallorca holds a lot of surprises. From the centre of Sollér, that is located in the west of the island, a glen called Es Barranc leads to a famous viewpoint, the Mirador de l’Ofre. During that tour, you climb on about 600 meters height and pass citrus plantations, palm groves and cypress trees. In the calm mountain village Biniaraix, you can make the first break at the village square. Afterwards, you pass smaller fincas on an old pilgrim path until you reach the destination Mirador de l’Ofre. From here, you can enjoy fantastic views at the valley of Sóller up to the Puig Major, which is the highest mountain of Mallorca with 1443 metres. For experienced hikers, this tour takes about six hours.
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The experience of pure nature
Thus, seize the chance to discover the magnificent nature of Mallorca far away from the lively cities. Take the time to imbibe the peace and tranquillity of the island and to marvel at the unique flora and fauna – this is the perfect addition to the vivid holiday resorts. Forget about your stress and all the hectic and walk on paths that bring you to landscapes and places, where the time stands still. This is what hiking on Mallorca is about. Enjoy!