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Best Hiking Trails in Mallorca (Majorca)

Overview

Mallorca (Majorca) is the largest of the Balearic islands and has been a popular beach destination for many European travellers, but there are mountains to explore in the beautiful Serra de Tramontana on this island. The Balearic islands belong to Spain and are considered a province of Spain, therefore Palma is the provincial capital.  There are two mountain ranges on Mallorca to explore, the Serra de Tramontana (the higher peaks in the northwest of the island) and the Serra de Llevant (in the east of the island). There are spectacular hikes in these areas including the very popular long distance trail, the GR221, The Dry Stone Route.  The best times to hike in Mallorca are in spring and autumn.  Read on for more information on where and when to hike in Mallorca (Majorca).

Capital: Palma de Mallorca

When To Hike in Mallorca (Majorca)?

Mar – May; Sept – Oct: (most pleasant temperature wise)
Nov – Feb: (greater chance of rain, possibly snow in higher altitudes); June – Aug (too hot)
Climate: Subtropical Mediterranean climate (hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters).  The guidebooks advise against hiking during hot summer months.

Accessibility of Hiking

Easy: Although hiking might not be the first thing that comes to mind for Mallorca, there seems to be enough guidebooks and apps that one can easily plan an independent hiking trip. Some trails may not be well-marked.

Transportation required: Public transport can be used for some trails, but having a car is very helpful.

Where to stay in Mallorca:

  • Valldemossa
  • Bunyola
  • Sóller
  • Port de Pollença
  • Betlem

Top Places to Hike in Mallorca (Majorca)

The entire northwest of the island is dominated by Serra da Tramontana (or Tramuntana). The other mountain range is the Serra de Llevant in the east, lower altitude. The highest peak is Puig Major (1445 m) in the Serra de Tramontana.

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Partage Natural de Peninsula de Llevant (Peninsula de Levant Natural Park)

  • Lower altitude mountain range in the east of the island

Partage Natural de la Serra de Tramuntana (Serra de Tramuntana Natural Park)

  • This natural park covers the entire north of the island and encompasses the Serra de Tramontana
  • Puig Major, the highest peak
  • Base yourself in any of the mountain towns to be close to trails
  • GR221 – long distance trek from Port d’Andratx in the west to Pollenca in the east
  • GR222 – goes from Serra de Tramuntana to Serra de Llevant

Mallorca (Majorca)'s Long Distance Trails

Mallorca (Majorca)'s Walking & Hiking Resources

Mallorca Hiking Books:

  • Mallorca: The finest coastal and mountain walks, 77 walks, by Rolf Goetz, 2021, Rother Walking Guide
  • Mountain Walking in Mallorca: 50 Routes in Mallorca’s Tramunta, Cicerone Guide, by Paddy Dillon, 2018, Cicerone Press
  • Trekking in Mallorca: GR221 – The Drystone Route through the Serra de Tramuntana, Cicerone Guide, by Paddy Dillon, 2022, Cicerone Press
  • Best Day Walks Spain 1, by Stuart Butler, Anna Kaminski, John Noble (Travel writer), Zora O’Neill, 2022, Lonely Planet Global Limited 
  • Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca (Travel Guide eBook), by Rough Guides, 2022, APA 
  • Lonely Planet Mallorca, by Lonely Planet, 2017, Lonely Planet Global Limited

 

Mallorca Hiking Associations:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Mallorca:

  • Cami de l’Arxiduc (Archduke’s Path)
  • Puig de Massanella
  • Tossals Verds Circuit
  • Cornador Gran
  • Alaró Castle
  • Puig de l’Ofre
  • Talaia d’Alcúdia and Platja des Coll Baix Circuit

Easy Hiking Trails in Mallorca:

  • Barranc de Biniaraix
  • Cala Romantica to Cala Varques

 

Mallorca Hiking Websites:

 

Mallorca Weather Website: 

  • Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia –  Aemet 

 

Mallorca Official Tourism Site:  

 

Mallorca Hiking Apps: 

 

Mallorca Hiking Maps: 

  • TRAMUNTANA MAPS
  • Editorial Alpina – 3 maps: Tramuntana Sud, Tramuntana Central, Tramuntana Nord

What Else To Do

  • Beaches
  • Golf
  • See the almond trees blossom

Other Important Points