Mallorca, the best destination for those who love hiking

There is an extensive list of superb travel destinations in Spain, but Mallorca is one of those destinations that provides an array of possibilities for a traveller looking for “a bit of everything”. Pretty in winter and more lovely than ever during the spring season we’re experiencing right now: the largest of the Balearic Islands is a place that offers more than just the well-known beaches with white sand and turquoise waters, and the popular nightlife… yes, that nightlife that tempts younger travellers more and more as the summer season approaches.

The island of Mallorca is a paradise filled with amazing nature. This is a place where you can lose yourself with no fear among the narrow paths leading up to the Tramuntana mountain range. The mountains award you with exquisite panoramic views filled with that special light that you can’t find anywhere but here, in our beloved Mediterranean archipelago. It’s an exceptional place that is made even more interesting if you’re planning to enjoy a few days  hiking in the best of settings.

The Tramuntana Mountains

Proudly holding the UNESCO award as a World Heritage, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is the perfect place to enjoy high-altitude hiking. This is where you can discover gems such as Deià, Valldemossa, Fornalutx and Sóller, and where travellers can enjoy places of extreme beauty that can still (luckily) be referred to as ‘intact, or not too exploited’.

Enjoy the paths running near the well-known Sóller train line, or get lost along the famous route ‘Pedra en Sec’, the Dry Stone Route; those are two of the many ‘musts’ that deserve to be part of the to-do list for any fairly serious hiker who heads over to Mallorca.

The magic of Cura and Randa

Guarding the so-called Mallorcan Plain are Cura and Randa, the base for another two routes that deserve a visit if you come here for hiking. The beautiful monastery Cura (where you can eat, enjoy the views and even spend the night listening to an indescribable silence) awaits at the end of the hike, providing you with a unique view of the Serra de Tramuntana (to the right) and the Llucmajor coastline (to the left).

Hotels on Mallorca

One of the keys to any trip being a success lies in knowing how to choose your hotel with care. How can last-minute surprises be avoided? Go for one of the hotel chains that’s been around forever, such as Sol Hoteles, a group that offers you perfect hotels such as Sol Katmandu Park Resort and Sol Beach House where you can get away from the routine and enjoy a well-earned rest after you’ve been hiking through the more rural parts of the island.

Mallorca, an ideal destination for winter sports workouts

Located in the gentlest Mediterranean area and with a climate that remains mild (except for the months of December, January and February, in which the thermometer touches below zero) the island of Mallorca is a perfect holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends. Mallorca, for its size and shape, is a place where you can enjoy unique panoramas, in which to discover an extensive catalogue of flora and fauna and in which you can practice sports in unique conditions.

Beyond these water sports practiced assiduously in Mallorca (sports such as sailing, kayaking, kite surfing, surfing or paddle surfing, among many others), the island is ideal for athletes from many other disciplines to enjoy high quality workouts in the winter months.

Bicycles

Running in Cala Estancia

On the basis of that practice running in Mallorca is a pleasure to choose the starting point you choose, there is no better place to enjoy the benefits of running than in the area between Palma and El Arenal. This coastal route (halfway between city and country) runs through the areas of Cala Estancia and Playa de Palma and promises not only a unique view but also a flat, continuous and comfortable track in which to practice different speeds.

Cycling by the Tramuntana

To travel to Mallorca in Winter and visit the routes of the Tramuntana is synonymous with coming across lots of cyclists from different parts of the world who choose the island to prepare for the season. Why is this? Its different microclimates, its ups and downs and the many differences between areas make Mallorca perfect for elite cyclists (sprinters or members of international teams) are tested in the same territory.

Hiking from north to south

If the island of Mallorca has anything it is its trails, which are unique and highly beautiful natural paths that are perfect for walkers. With different lengths and degrees of difficulty, the hiking trails of Mallorca are not set in a unique area of the island but run from North to South so do not hesitate to inform yourself about what is best suited to that which you are really looking for.

Hotels in Mallorca for Sports

For those who decide to spend some days relaxing and practicing sport in Majorca, there is nothing better than enjoying a good hotel The aim? Completely endorse to rest without having to worry about anything.

Out of all the hotels in Majorca that are adequate for sports enthusiasts, the Garden Holiday Village hotel by Garden Hotels. A hotel that offers the Garden Sports service, designed to transform sports activities into authentic extrasensorial experiences “made in Majorca”.