The presence of both beautiful coastlines and sensational hiking trails has made Mallorca a hiker’s Eden. The stunning, cinematic landscapes with their varied gorges are an idea for any hiker to engage in countless memorable walks. If you are planning a getaway to Majorca soon, read this piece carefully. Because here, we intend to list some of our favorite trails for hiking in Majorca. Best … [Read More...]
Hiking in Majorca – a handpicked list of some wonderful trails
The presence of both beautiful coastlines and sensational hiking trails has made Mallorca a hiker’s Eden. The stunning, cinematic landscapes with their varied gorges are an idea for any hiker to engage in countless memorable walks. If you are planning a getaway to Majorca soon, read this piece carefully. Because here, we intend to list some of our favorite trails for hiking in Majorca.
Best places to go hiking in Majorca this year
The idyllic Spanish island of Mallorca is popular among hikers around the world for its beautiful hiking trails with varying difficulty. Here are a few best-rated hiking routes in Majorca you must visit at least once in your lifetime:
1. Sóller to surrounding villages and coves
It is a well-known fact that Sóller is an immensely popular hiking spot. It is because the area has a plethora of great hiking trails beginning from either the town or the village neighboring the town. Two loop trails make you pass through charming villages like Fornalutx and Biniaraix.
These villages offer incredibly stunning sceneries and are perfect for some refreshment before continuing your walk. If you strive for a longer hike that involves swimming too, we suggest you visit the coves like Cala Deia or Cala Tuent.
From there, you can take a boat back to the Port of Sóller after you have enjoyed a soak or relaxing sunbathing. Also, while you are in Cala Deia, don’t forget to pay Ca’s Patro March a visit. Ca’s Patro March is a popular (so popular that it got featured in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’ series) seaside eatery known for its delicious seafood.
2. Puig de Sant Martí
Residing close to the northern town of Alcúdia, the Puig de Sant Martí mountain is among the most ideal trails for those who seek a great walk. Walking towards the west of Alcúdia will take you on the pathway that goes straight to the mountaintop.
Once you reach the summit of Puig de Sant Martí, you will get a nice view of the town you left behind. For your info, at a good height of 873 feet above sea level, Puig de Sant Martí offers an opportunity for paragliding too. This is perfect for those for whom hiking is not enough and who are looking for some extra thrill.
While descending, we advise you to take the alternate route past the deep, beautiful cave of Cova de Sant Martí. Interestingly, this cave is home to a sacred shrine. Although one can complete the whole loop in about 2 hours, we suggest you take your time and not hurry.
Because if you try to finish the circuit in a hurry, you will miss the chance to appreciate the view of the island from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. Trust us, you won’t regret the extra time spent.
3. Estellencs – Puig de Galatzó
If you are someone who likes to explore off-beat places wherever they go, chances are that your preference stays the same in the case of hiking too. And luckily, we have found a place in Mallorca that ticks all the necessary boxes.
Estellencs is a village in Majorca that is home to less than 320 residents and has a noticeable absence of tarmac pathways. When you enter the village, it kind of feels like getting into a time machine and traveling back in time. The serenity and old-school vibe that Estellencs emits feels like something straight out of a history book.
Naturally, the 16th-century Tower of Tem Alemany as well as the fortified church in the village contribute to its aesthetics. One can find numerous walking trails from here, such as the one road leading down to the adjacent cove. However, we advise you to take the hike up to the summit of Puig de Galatzó or Mount Galatzó which is situated 3,370 feet above sea level.
The rocky mountain with its impressive height towers over every single thing in the region and serves as a great vantage point. You can watch the entire area and all its beautiful scenery once you reach the peak. Also, try to opt for the guided night walk to the mountain if you are into stargazing.
Now that you know about these bewildering trails for hiking in Majorca, don’t hesitate to visit them as soon as possible. Trust us, Majorca will not disappoint you. Bon, voyage, hiker!
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