The end of the summer is approaching. The crystal clear waters of the coves are becoming that little bit fresher and more clouds are beginning to appear on the horizon. Whilst the temperatures are still hot enough to visit the beautiful beaches in Majorca, a wide range of other activities always come to the forefront. One particular activity that is very popular on the island is hiking. The perfect way to discover the natural beauty of Majorca whilst spending some valuable time exploring with your loved ones and friends. The island provides miles and miles of easily accessible paths whilst the Mediterranean landscapes that can be found are breath-taking. Why not take a look at some of the best hiking routes in Majorca and try one of the island’s most underrated pastimes?
If you’ve never been to Majorca before, you may ask: Why is it such a good idea to go hiking in Majorca? The island is filled with stunning and diverse natural landscapes, from gorgeous hidden coves with crystal clear waters to mysterious pine forests and the prestigious Tramuntana Mountain Range, which starts at the foot of our hotels in Santa Ponsa and continues throughout the North to Alcudia and Pollensa. And there is a complete range of hikes for all capabilities. Flat coastal walks to authentic mountain hikes over mountains that reach heights greater than the Three Peaks. Nordic Walking is also very popular in the Mediterranean. For those of you who have never heard of it before, Nordic Walking is a full body version of walking using specially designed poles that originated in Scandinavia but was first introduced in Spain on the island.
By far the most famous route that can be found within the Tramuntanas is the GR-221. A route that starts not too far away from our Gran Isla hotels in the Southwestern town of Andratx and continues to the North Eastern Port of Pollensa. The path is littered with an abundance of picturesque and charming Majorca towns that you would never have knew existed. Three of the standout towns that can be found along the trail are Valldemossa, Deia and Soller. All of which have with their own special personality and features and are connected by the GR-221 (and also normal roads if you would prefer to drive). Some great includes Deia to Soller – a pleasant, flatter trail which is easy enough for all of the family and takes roughly 3 hours and immerses you in the heart of the mountains surrounded by pine forests, farms and orange trees. Valldemossa to Deia is more difficult but is also one of the prettiest sections of the trail with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and can take around 5 hours in total. Whilst Soller to Lluc is also a more challenging route with a varied terrain to make it more interested and intersects with the, Puig de Massanella, one of Majorca’s tallest mountains and the stunning artificial lake of Cuber.
There are also a number of hikes that you can partake in around our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova. One of the most popular hikes in the West of Majorca is the loop on Puig de Galatzo, a 1km tall mountain similar in height to Snowdon which is Moderate in difficulty. Whilst you can enjoy a number of coastal walks. Starting in Port d’Andratx you can hike to the stunning Cala D’Egos with incredible views. Starting in Santa Ponsa, the coastal path to Cala Fornells provides a diverse mixture of pine forests and beautiful Mediterranean coastline with a delightful cove at the end.
Hiking is one of the most popular autumnal, winter and spring activities in Majorca. And it’s no surprise when the island provides a wealth of natural beauty, charming towns to explore and a myriad of different routes to discover. Whilst the beaches in Palmanova and Santa Ponsa are absolutely incredible, the Majorca countryside is a gem waited to be discovered. Take you and your loved ones on a family day trip in the Mediterranean and take advantage of the picturesque landscape that the island has to offer.
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