Mountains of Majorca – Ready To Be Explored By Car, Bike and Foot
Majorca is a destination that is often tainted with a brush of mass tourism, but what many fail to realise is that the Island can offer an authentic taste of Spanish life. The Tramuntana Mountain Range is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers culture and natural beauty that is ready to be explored. So, on your next visit to Majorca, overlook the tourist traps of the south and head north for a taste of rural Balearic life.
Explore by Foot – Walking and Hiking in Majorca
With the Tramuntana Mountain range spanning an incredible 90km and its highest peak (Puig Major) reaching 1,440 metres above sea level, visitors are treated to a landscape that is perfect for walking and hiking. The local Majorcan Government has also worked to build a dedicated network of trails to walk and hike, accentuating the rural landscape and offering fantastic views.
Where to Walk – The GR221 stage takes in the picturesque villages of Valdemossa and Deia, and on a clear day treats visitors to outreaching views of the coast and Mediterranean. This walk is 8km in length and is an ascent up 800 metres, visitors will need to work hard but the views will reward!
Explore by Two Wheels – Cycling in Majorca
Majorca has a rich cycling culture and the island is frequented by professional cycling teams for winter training annually, with Olympic winners Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish listing the mountains as one of their favourite destinations to cycle.
Where to Ride – The route from Port de Pollensa to San Vicenc is the perfect framework for scencic views and also provides great insight into the north-west of the Island. The 20 mile ride is spectacular and the route passes through rural towns Binibona, Lluc and Pollenca and is well sign posted. Binbiona is a tiny hamlet that is filled with small rural cafes and is a perfect pit stop.
Explore by Four Wheels – Driving in Majorca
For those that want to explore with little fuss and really take in the relaxing holiday vibe, driving in Majorca is highly recommended. With a road network throughout the mountains, you could spend hours slowly meandering through the bends and experience the quieter parts of the island. Again the north-west of the island offers the pick of driving routes.
Where to Drive – The Lluc to Orient route offers a generous taste of rural Mallorca, with a selection of fantastic restaurants to sample and attractions to be visited. The hills and wildlife in this area are completely unspoilt and the Lluc Monastery is worth stopping off for. The drive lasts for around 30km and offers a fantastic ending, visit the Es Verger restaurant in Orient for the Island’s most revered roast lamb.
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