Adventure sports in Mallorca

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Adventure sports in Mallorca

Staying at the Astoria Playa is all about enjoying the best life has to offer and if you are into adventure sports then you are in luck, there are lots of adventure sports on offer in Mallorca. You don´t need to have previous experience or have to spend a lot of money, they are accessible to everyone and can be found all over the island of Mallorca.

One of the most exceptional places in Mallorca is the Serra de Tramuntana, an amazing mountain range where you will forests, caves, cliffs, trails and much more, here you will find a huge variety of adventure sports on offer.

No matter where you stay on the island of Mallorca, the Serra de Tramuntana is never far away, in fact nowhere is far away on this beautiful island; there are plenty of transport options to choose from.

What‘s more, in the Serra de Tramuntana you will not only find forests but also some of the best beaches in Mallorca. We can't think of a better way to enjoy your holiday than a day out in the mountains of Mallorca.

What Adventure sports are there on the island of Mallorca?

Rock Climbing in Mallorca

If we are thinking about adventure sports in Mallorca, then we have to mention rock climbing. You can have a go climbing even without prior experience and there are many fantastic places for climbers at all levels; from mountainous areas to climbing walls.

The most popular area to enjoy rock climbing is the Serra de Tramuntana itself, here you will find rock walls to climb and plenty of other climbers to share your unforgettable moments.

If you have never climbed before then there are different types of rock climbing, one consists of ascending on rocky lines, using specialized tools, the other using your hands and feet as well as safety lines. You will find a great many companies that offer rock-climbing experiences during your holidays in Mallorca; they will teach you climbing techniques and how to ascend and descend safely.

Canyoning in Majorca

One of the most exhilarating adventures sports to try during your holidays in Mallorca is canyoning. If you want to explore streams and ravines on foot or swimming, the Serra de Tramuntana is once again the ideal place.

Even if you do not have any previous experience in this adventure sport, there are plenty of specialised companies in Mallorca who, with the help of their instructors, will guide you through the whole experience from start to finish, helping you to enjoy this absolutely unique experience to the max.

Hiking in Majorca

As we mentioned earlier, Mallorca is also a paradise for hikers. And if you are looking for hiking trails and breath-taking scenery, the Serra de Tramuntana is once again the ideal place to find them both.

Every year many tourists come to the island to spend their holidays hiking in Mallorca. The landscape of the island is irresistible, and hiking is the perfect way to see the island and enjoy what could be one of the best hiking experiences of your life.

As well as spectacular native vegetation and unique landscapes, the Serra de Tramuntana contains some really beautiful villages, these are great places to stop for a bite to eat and rest and are best appreciated on foot. So, if you’d like to discover these beautiful villages then the best way to experience them is a hiking holiday in Mallorca. 

Explore the caves in Mallorca

Another of the most popular adventure sports among those who come to the island of Mallorca is caving. It can be done at sea or on land, depending on your preferences. Unless you are an expert, it is advisable to take a guide who knows the different caves on and around the island.

Going caving in Mallorca allows you to discover places that only a very few have dared to explore, a truly unique experience on the island of Mallorca.

There may even be some caves that have not yet been discovered and you could be with a group who finds one. The island of Mallorca is full of caves, most of which are found in the Serra de Tramuntana. With this adventure sport in Mallorca, you are guaranteed an exhilarating and exciting holiday in Mallorca.

Mountain Biking in Mallorca

There are many kilometres of biking trails on the island of Mallorca, and yet again it is in the Serra de Tramuntana where you will find the largest number of routes, especially those suited to the more experienced rider; the Serra is where the most mountainous and most difficult terrain on the island can be found, much of it only accessible by bike, or on foot.

The most widely recommended area for those looking for simpler and less strenuous routes is in the south of the island of Mallorca, here you will find circular and less steep routes. In addition, you can stop off and enjoy the landscapes, including some of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca.

You can bring your own mountain bike, or you can rent one when you arrive, there the many companies that can offer you the model that best suits the type of cycling you want to do. Depending on the area and your skill level, you can opt for one type of bike, or another, and even change bikes depending upon your route for that day. Mountain Biking is a ‘must do’ activity that you should try during your holidays in Mallorca, you won´t be disappointed.

The best places for adventure sports on the island of Mallorca

 There are so many different places on the island of Mallorca where you can experience the different types of adventure sports recommended in this post. To make sure you can complement your holiday with some of these fantastic adventure sports in Mallorca, we are going to recommend some of the best locations for each one.

If you want to go rock climbing, we recommend the following places on the island of Mallorca. Located in the Serra de Tramuntana, you will find Fraguels in Bunyola, Sa Gubia also in Bunyola, the Castle of Alaró or the area of Es Gorg Blau, among others.

If you feel like canyoning during your holidays in Mallorca, we recommend that you make the following descents. Barranco de Coanegra, Torrent de Pareis, Barranco de Mortitx or Barranco de Na Mora.

For hiking in Mallorca, we again recommend the Serra de Tramuntana; this is the best hiking area on the island. It has spectacular excursions such as the Pedra en Sec route, Puig des Teix, s’ Estaca excursion and La Comuna de Fornalutx.

If you are looking to explore some caves during your holidays in Mallorca, we recommend the following areas. The Coves del Drach, the Coves d'Artà, the Coves dels Hams or the Coves de Campanet. 

Finally, for mountain biking in Mallorca, we recommend the following routes. The routes are often named for their nearest town or well-known landmark, these are Cala Pi, Porto Colom, Artà and Tossals routes; you will find all the details of these routes, and more, on the internet.

The Astoria Playa

If you are thinking of coming to the island to do some adventure sports in Mallorca, then you need to choose a hotel with all the comforts that active people need, somewhere 

you can rest and relax after an adrenaline-filled day, we believe the perfect hotel for you is the Astoria Playa.

With our very own Bike Center and all types of services and facilities, a place that pampers you, the Astoria Playa is the hotel in Mallorca you are looking for. Want to join us?