There are all types of activities for visitors to the island of Mallorca, you can enjoy its natural beauty, its beaches, its incredible gastronomy, and so much more. If you are one of those people who like to combine sport with the outdoors, then you are in luck! Mallorca is the ideal place for you, here you will find hiking trails, cycling routes and many other outdoor pursuits. Some of the best-known Mallorcan hiking trails take you through some of the most incredible landscapes and allow you to discover some of the island´s lesser-known beauty spots which are just as impressive as the most famous ones.
Whether you're an experienced athlete or just want to discover the island from a different perspective, there is a route to suit you. Most of the walking trails are in perfect condition and are very well signposted. The various routes are numbered and are extremely easy to follow, there are plenty of information boards along the way, each one showing your location on the trail plus points of interest, so touring the island couldn't be easier. Still, if you prefer to use a map to guide you, there are plenty available plus there are plenty of expert guidebooks on excursions in Mallorca explaining in detail the best routes to follow.
On the island, you will also find many companies dedicated to organized excursions in Mallorca, a fabulous way to discover the island’s great beauty and experience an unforgettable adventure. These companies can take you to amazing places and offer all types of excursions: cycling, hiking, boat trips around the coasts of the island and lots more!
Hiking is a favourite activity of both visitors and residents alike; the hiking trails in Mallorca are a great way to discover the island. The island is famous for its incredible beaches, protected coves and Limestone Mountains that form an unparalleled landscape. Walking through the valleys and mountains, along paths that line the steep coasts or through the pine trees or holm oaks typical of the area, you will discover a unique natural environment, revealing the true beauty of Mallorca.
Hiking in Mallorca has grown in popularity in recent years, between the Serra de Tramuntana and the Serra de Llevant, the two mountain ranges on the island, you will find a wide variety of routes suitable for all levels and ages. You can enjoy gentle walks, more complicated trails to the highest peaks of the island and you can even try the climbing the cliffs and ravines that you will find on the island. In the case of the latter, we always recommend being accompanied by an expert mountain guide who knows the route and will make sure you have all the necessary safety equipment.
In most cases, you don´t need much equipment to go hiking in Mallorca. It is important to always wear suitable shoes and comfortable clothing and carry a bottle with water. It is also advisable, if you are going to visit the island in summer, to avoid the hottest hours of the day and, if possible, protect yourself from the sun when you can, the summer temperatures are very high, although with a bit of organization, enjoying all of the Mallorcan excursions that you have planned during your visit shouldn’t be a problem.
Mallorca offers hiking trails suitable for all ages and levels, trails through extensive pine forests or along the coastline and trails ending in a hidden beach or cove. The latter are the best routes for the warmer months, with the incentive that, when you arrive at your destination, after passing through some stunning places, you can cool off in the calm waters of the Mediterranean. If you are thinking of doing some excursions in Mallorca, go for it! It will be an experience of a lifetime.
On the island, you will find two mountains ranges, both ideal for hiking in Mallorca. The Serra de Tramuntana is located on the north side of the island and it is where you will find the highest peak in Mallorca, the Puig Major, with an altitude of approx. 1.400 meters. The north coast is very steep, with uneven trails and incredible landscapes with the sea in the background. In the east is the Serra de Llevant, not as high in terms of altitude but just as impressive. On this hillside of up to 500 meters, you will find countless hill walking routes and many of the most spectacular Mallorca excursions. In both areas it is easy to find circular hiking routes, which give you the chance, during your holidays in Mallorca, to explore all the different areas of the island without having to retrace your steps and avoid visiting the same spot twice.
For those who prefer to tour the island on two wheels, the Mallorca cycling routes are amazing. Cycling like hiking is an immensely popular sport in the area and it is easy to find the necessary equipment and information for a bike ride around the island. Whether you are an amateur or professional cyclist, the Mallorca cycling routes offer so much to see and enjoy. It is not surprising that tourists from all over the world consider the island as one of the best places for cycling, not only for the miles and miles of roads and paths it offers for those passionate about this sport but for the beauty of the landscapes that surround them.
Two of the spectacular cycling tours are first, the route to Cap de Formentor, which takes you to the end of a small peninsula with a beautiful lighthouse and second, the Sa Costera road in the Serra de Tramuntana. The latter route spans more than 100 kilometres (although you can do it in sections without problems) it travels along the west coast and links the towns of Pollenca and Andratx, passing the highest point of Mallorca, the Puig Major. This 13-kilometre stretch has more than 800 meters of positive elevation and a gradient of more than 6%, so it is only recommended for expert cyclists. Finally, the Sa Costera road runs through some of the most beautiful villages on the island, many located on the edge of the coast and with fishing ports, where you can have a coffee and enjoy the landscape whilst regaining your strength for the next section. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, Mallorca has a lot to offer you.
If you have already decided to visit Mallorca and are looking for somewhere to stay and enjoy the best and most impressive excursions Mallorca has to offer, the Hotel Astoria Playa in Alcúdia is your ideal choice. If you are a lover of cycling in Mallorca, the hotel has the best facilities, located in Playa de Alcúdia, with 200m2 a bike center with a high-level security system so you can leave your bike safely. What's more, you can rent all the necessary equipment needed to enjoy an excursion by bike plus you will also find specialized cycling shops nearby with the best cycling products.
It has easy access to public transport to allow you to explore the island on foot.
The hotel Astoria playa is the perfect place to rest and relax by enjoying the best facilities on the island after a long day touring Mallorca. We look forward to welcoming you!