Mallorca’s majestic hills and coastal trails offer plenty of walking routes that provide hikers with a unique perspective of the island.
If you enjoy walking then we can help you select the perfect location for your holiday villa rental, ensuring you get the most out of hiking in Mallorca.
Beginners and seasoned hiking enthusiasts alike can take in trails that lead up any of the five major summits found on the island, and enjoy beautiful views along with plenty of history along the way. In spite of the heat in the height of summer, hiking in Mallorca remains popular all year round. A variety of terrain and hidden architectural gems make the many walking routes popular with visitors of all ages too, proving an ideal pastime for families looking to explore Mallorca while on holiday. Speak to our advisors to get advice about seasonal and difficulty information, so we can help to ensure your holiday villa rental is in the right location for you.
Hotspots For Hiking In Mallorca
Ramblers are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding trails to match their level of skill and fitness, thanks to mountain ranges scattered throughout Mallorca offering scenic, beautiful routes suitable for climbing in any season of the year:
The GR221 is perhaps one of Mallorca’s best known routes within the hiking community. It is split in to 8 different stages, each one with its own difficulty level. The first stage starts at the south west port of Andratx, and the last one finishes in the northern town of Pollensa. Meaning that over the 8 stages you will have covered the vast majority of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range. Experienced hikers can purchase maps that show routes and give tips, but for the less confident there are plenty of guided tours to choose from.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tramuntana Mountain range spans the western coast of the island. The highest of the limestone mountains in this range is Puig Major, the peak of which stands 1,445m above sea level. Owing to the number of different elevations and trails in the Tramuntana Mountains, there are both high-impact, difficult hikes as well as more gradual, pleasant trails, enabling everyone to find something for their comfort level along what is often hailed as the “backbone” of Mallorca.
Serra de Llevant mountains (Llevant National Park)
Located in the north east of the island, the Serra de Llevant mountain range is also comprised of a number of impressive peaks. There are eight routes in total, many of which connect to beaches to give you the opportunity to cool off after an afternoon hike. Although the hills are not as tall as those found in Tramuntana, Menorca is visible from atop the mountains on a clear, sunny day.
This uninhabited inlet is accessible by ferry, and those who make it to the top will be treated to spectacular views of Mallorca. Reaching 350m above sea level, Sa Dragonera has plenty of wildlife to explore, as well as the remains of a castle watch tower.
If you’re looking for something slightly gentler, but that still provides great views, a walk along the Ses Salines coastline is ideal. Hikers can discover the glorious white sand of Es Trenc, one of the most famous and unspoiled beaches in Mallorca.
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