When embarking on a family holiday to Majorca, where exactly are you heading to? A destination filled with sunshine, sublime beaches and fantastic family facilities. All of the above are correct, but you can also find one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the whole of Europe. A landscape headed by mountains, filled with forests and surrounded by crystal clear waters. A landscape that allows you to try new things together as a family and get the adrenaline running. There are so many things to do on your family holiday in Majorca including a wealth of adventure sports. So why not make the most of this opportunity to spend some time outside of our family resorts in Santa Ponsa and Hotel in Palmanova, to discover the beauty of this Mediterranean island whilst making memories to last a lifetime.
To start with we wanted to suggest a relatively low risk activity of the things to do in Majorca that will also allow you to activate your sense of adventure. Nordic Walking is a fantastic opportunity to get out and about in the heart of nature and is suitable for all ages. Whilst there are plenty of opportunities for Hiking in Majorca, Nordic Walking could be defined as a more serious version of the activity which utilises special poles to allow you to take the trail head on. And here in Majorca, you can find an abundance of trails. The Tramuntana mountain range can be found at the foot of our hotels in Santa Ponsa and spans approximately 120 kilometres through the North of the islands with hundreds of hidden hotspots to discover throughout. The most famous route is the GR-221 which starts at Andratx and passes through a number of Majorca’s beautiful towns in the Mountains, all the way to Port de Pollensa.
Whilst cliff jumping is an activity that takes literally a number of seconds, it is a great way to add that boost of adrenaline to the beach days on the island. A number of the best beaches in Majorca are also in fact coves, surrounded by rock and deep waters which allow you to try something that is not actively an option at every beach. What better way to make that beach day that little bit more memorable than with a giant leap of faith? Although it’s important to establish that the water is a few metres deeps at least before jumping and be wary about the safety implications when choosing your spot.
Along with the other adventure sports to take advantage of the Tramuntana mountain range, in the last few years Majorca has also emerges as one of the top destinations for climbing in Europe. With a wealth of natural rock faces which provide climbing lovers of all skill levels with a range of challenges, there is a plethora of locations where you can practice the sport in the heart of nature or along the coastline. This adventure sport is continuously growing in the Mediterranean as does the climbing community in Majorca. Alternatively, canyoning is also a popular activity on the island which combines climbing with abseiling, swimming, wading and jumping with the objective to safely descend canyons.
One of the best ways to combine the mountains with the Mediterranean is through coasteering. The island emerges as one of the best places for coasteering on the continent especially to the Southwest of the island, near to our Gran Isla Hotels. The up-and-coming adventure activity is somewhat similar to canyoning and is centred around traversing rocky coastline on foot or by swimming. The adventure sport contains aspects of all of the above activities mentioned and is a well-rounded way to get the adrenaline pumping. There are a wide range of guides and tours that can be found, and the sport proposes a fun filled family day out.
There’s so much more to do during a family holiday than just relax. If you want to get away for the excellent pools that you can find out at our hotels for the day, then an adventure sport provides a great way to bond as a family whilst trying something new and they can be an abundance of fun provided the correct precautions are taken.
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