Mallorca is an ideal place to enjoy a little hiking and trips to discover the secrets of the island. Unparalleled natural sites, panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, ideal routes for walking or cycling and many native species to discover. There are trails all over the island, of different difficulties and distances. MLL Hotels presents the best routes for hiking in Mallorca.
1. Sant Elm – La Trapa
One of the most beautiful and typical trips in Mallorca. Who hasn't ever walked this circular path of great beauty? Situated on the west coast of Majorca, in the idyllic area of Andratx, you will depart from Sant Elm and arrive at La Trapa, from where you can appreciate privileged views of the Dragonera Island, an uninhabited island that is part of the set of Balearic Islands. This excursion is of an average degree of difficulty, although it is necessary to be careful with the descent, and the total duration is of 2 hours and a half. On the way back to Sant Elm, we advised you to swim in its fantastic beach.
2. Camí des Correu
The Camí des Correu is another of the most typical trips on the island. One of the most appreciated by the local people. This trail joins the towns of Esporles and Banyalbufar. The road is very easy, just follow the path, which extends for just over 8 kilometers. During the route, which passes through a forest of holm oaks, you will be able to appreciate fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea, from the coast of the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The excursion takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
3. Ermita de Maristel.la and Sa Fita del Ram
This trip takes place in the village of Esporles, it is a small climb to an excellent viewpoint, where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the bay of Palma and the surrounding area, such as the mountains of Galatzó or Na Bauçana. During the trip, you will be able to appreciate a great number of caves. The route is short, approximately 6 kilometers long, and the maximum height is 800 meters. The tour can end in just over an hour.
4. Puig des Teix
If you want to enjoy incredible views of the sea during the trip, there is nothing better than climbing Puig des Teix, in Valldemossa, one of the most visited peaks for its extraordinary beauty. A tour of Camí de s' Arxiduc, built in the highest part of Puig des Teix. During the route, you will be able to enjoy the holm oaks that escort all the way. Vegetation, panoramic sea views and indescribable beauty. The excursion has a medium degree of difficulty and lasts approximately 4 hours.
5. Torrent de Pareis
One of the best-known routes in Mallorca and one of the most fun. The Torrent de Pareis is one of the most beautiful spots on the island, thanks to the sea entrance at the beach of Sa Calobra. It's a 5-hour excursion with some physical demands. It is better to do it in winter, since there is no place to stop to buy water. It is worthwhile to make this excursion and end up bathing in Sa Calobra.
6. Island of Cabrera
This trip is a little different from the rest, it is not a hiking trip, you must do it by boat. But it is certainly worth hiring one of the many options to visit this tiny uninhabited island. A national park protected by its beauty and the large number of native species found, especially birds. You will be able to enjoy incredible virgin coves and impressive views from the cliffs. You can't miss the famous blue cave, a magical place where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and see the marine species.
7. Can Picafort – Son Real
Son Real is a virgin beach where there are archaeological remains of great historical importance. A necropolis dating from the 7th century BC. Through the Can Picafort forest you reach Son Real. Nearby we can visit the pre-Talayotic village of Es Figueral. A real piece of cake. The distance is approximately 8.5 kilometers, and it takes just over 2 hours.
8. Monasterio de Lluc – Puig de Massanella
Puig de Massanella is one of the highest peaks in the Balearic Islands, rising 1364 metres above sea level. The exit from Lluc Monastery is one of the most accessible routes to reach Puig de Massanella. A circular route that begins in a forest of holm oaks. It's a demanding route, about eight hours. You can enjoy panoramic views over the island of Mallorca, and other high points of the island, such as Puig Major.
9. Deià – Sóller
Deià and Sóller are two of the most beautiful villages on the island. Located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, its towns are perfectly adapted to the mountain environment. The road that joins the two towns is an excursion where you can appreciate and enjoy the beauty of a coastal route. The difficulty is medium, but be careful with narrow sections. The excursion can be done in 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately.
10. Castillo de Alaró
One of the most popular excursions for islanders. The castle of Alaró is a ruined castle, situated on top of a mountain and surrounded by cliffs. The best thing to do is to start it in Alaró. This imperial castle will leave you speechless and from there you will be able to enjoy the best views of the Tramuntana mountain range. The excursion is of medium level and takes approximately 2 hours.