Being the only island of the Balearics with year-round direct flights to most European hubs, Mallorca is an absolute eldorado for sports lovers. With its size and varied landscape, the options for outdoor activities are endless.
Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain range, declared UNESCO world heritage area in 2011, is without the shadow of a doubt the best destination within the Balearic Islands if you fancy some real mountain hiking. In that area alone, there are hundreds of routes waiting for you to be discovered. And the good thing is: we know them all – from relatively gentle walks up to tough and challenging hikes that may include scrambling and ropes.
In the Tramuntana, you’ll also find the GR221 long-distance hiking trail, which traverses through the entire mountain range. It’s probably the best multi-day outdoor adventure you can do on the Balearics, so if you’re up for a challenge, get in touch and let’s get planning.
Mallorca isn’t only about the Tramuntana mountain range though. in the Northwest of the island, the Parque Natural de la Península de Llevant is another beautiful area to hike in, with mostly easy to moderate routes. Other than that, Mallorca also has a massive number of caves which can be visited. Some of them are equipped with lighting and paths and are easy to visit for anyone (Cuevas del Drach for example) and then there’s lots of secret caves which you should only visit with a knowledgeable guide.
Cabrera and La Dragonera are two adjacent uninhabited islands which both are natural parks. They both can be visited, mainly in the summer months, each providing a lovely full-day excursion.
Mallorca has the best year-round working touristic infrastructure within the Balearic archipelago. The island does get a fair bit quieter in the winter months, especially in January and February, and not everything stays open all year round, but it certainly is the liveliest island of the lot in the off-season. The city of Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands, is always busy and offers a lot of things to see and to do and is a great option in case you hit a few rainy days in winter.