Excursions in Mallorca
Mallorca is becoming a preferred destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities. With its almost 250 days of fantastic weather, Mallorca has many many activities to offer. From guided city tours, to solo walking.
Walking has become very popular with winter visitors. Nevertheless, this activity can be enjoyed all year around. It is a great way to see the island’s beauty. Many of the loveliest and lesser known areas are only accessible by foot.
For those who wish to encounter this aspect of the island they can do it on their own or with a guide. If you wish to be accompanied by certified mountain guides we recommend WWW.UNICS.ES which one if not the best known events company on the island. With experienced and certified guides.
Some of our favourite outdoor plans are:
Sunset in a Catamaran in Palma Bay
This is a great way of enjoying Mallorca in the summer. No power engine, relaxed and quite ambiance. Perfect, beautiful sunsets with Palma’s catedral on our backs.
Palma's historic old town
There are a few guided tours here. One of the famous Patios, another one of famous monuments, another of all the churches in the Old Town with its historic significance… The catedral, the Almudaina Palace, the Old TUrkish Baths, the Jewish Quaters… Palma has a lot more to offer than trendy cafes, exclusive shopping and selected dining.
Cuevas del Drach
This is another of the most attractive touristic sites in Mallorca. The caves are more than 2.400 mts long and in some places even 25mts deep. The lake (Lago AMrtel) inside the cave is one hte biggest underground lakes in the world with 177 mts lenght and 30 mts with. Here classical music concerts can be enjoyed. For more information on opening hours and tarifs you can always visit: www.cuevasdeldrach.com
La Granja (Esporles)
This beautiful Mallorquin Posesion form the 10th Century has been preserved in its original form. During the visit it is easy to imagen how people lived in former times. This estate is dedicated to agricultural production. It is very easy to access, only 15 km from Palma. You can get there by car or bus. Form it there are a couple of very nice easy walking trails which lead you straight to the sea. http://www.lagranja.net/
Our Favourite Walking trails:
Old trade route Soller to Deia
Starting in Soller we head out of town passing numerous orange and lemon orchards and onto the Camí de Castelló. This path was once the old road that connected Deia with Soller and was a vital trade route between the two. After slowly falling into decline during the 20th century, the path was restored in recent years thanks to the efforts of the island's stone masonry school. The old cobbled path winds its way up through the estates of Son Mico and onto Can Prohom. We stop at the latter for a freshly squeezed orange juice and to admire the fabulous views of the valley below. The trail then continues through a forest of oaks and pines from where we begin to glimpse the dramatic coastline and the beautiful village of Llucalcari below us. The path subsequently winds along the coast, finally descending to the cove of Cala Deia.
Grade: Easy Distance: 10 Km Duration 3 Hrs Return: by car
Family walk to Castell de Alaro
This is great fun walk for all the family. It is a linear route, you can’t get lost! As long as you start from the parking lot of the restaurant. Even though it can get a bit steep in some places, with patience the Ruins of the Alaro Castle can be reached. Sunday is the day for the local families to do this walk and have lunch at “Es Verger” restaurant. A very rustic, local place where reservations do not exist. It is worth waiting.
Grade: Easy Distance: 8 Km Duration: 3hrs Return: Circular
Fun day at Camino del General
This is another of our favourites. It is perfect for those who like to walk, enjoy outdoors but do not want to hike. It starts on the way to Banyalbufar, you will always see cars parked. The route is pretty easy to find and follow. It goes all the way, following the coast under pine tres to Port D’es Canonge, where you ca have a little swim and then start the way back. There are restaurants in Port D’es Canonge so if you wish you can start in the morning, have lunch the a Little swim and head back to finish with a drink in Banyalbufar watching the sunset.
Grade: Easy Distance: 4,2 Duration: 2,5 hrs Return: By car or walk back
Beautiful challenge to Sa Trappa
This is one of the most beautiful walks in Mallorca. It is challenging but the views when you get to the top are worth it. The route starts in Sant Elm (Southwest) and goes all the way up to the ruins of a monastery where Trapesse monks lived in the beginning of the 19th century. These are being restored to built small refuge for day walkers.
Grade: Moderate Duration: 2,5 hrs (one way) Return: Circular
Camino del Archiduque
Archiduke Luis Salvador is one of the popular characters in Mallorca’s history. He belonged to the Austrian Imperial family. This trekking track runs through different view points and former posesions of teh Duke. THis was open towards the end of the 18th Century and it brings adventurers the opportunity the admire the breathtaking cliffs of hte north coast of Mallorca. Going through Valdemossa, Deia and finishing in Puig des Teix culminates in one of the highest hills on the island.
Grade: Moderate Duration: 5,45 hrs Return: Circular.