Hiking in Majorca

Are you a hiking enthusiast and considering spending your Majorca holidays in 2024? The island, the largest of the Balearic Islands, presents itself as an ideal hiking destination, especially during autumn and spring.

With its breathtaking scenery, excellent year-round weather, and the majestic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range as a backdrop, Majorca is undoubtedly a hiker’s paradise. Dive into our guide below to discover the best trails and tips for a memorable hiking experience in Majorca.

What can I expect when hiking in Majorca?

Deep gorges, impressive sea cliffs, wild olive groves, and lush green expanses: Majorca's hiking trails offer some of the most stunning landscapes and are a highlight among the many things to do in Majorca.

The contrast between the sea views and mountain panoramas in Majorca is particularly fascinating, with reddish rock formations meeting the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Hiking these trails not only caters to various skill levels but also often leads to some of the best beaches in Majorca, where hikers can relax and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery.

This ensures an enjoyable experience for every hiker, adding to the rich tapestry of activities available on this beautiful island. Whether you're traversing rugged mountains or unwinding on sandy shores, Majorca offers a diverse range of experiences to delight every visitor.

When is the best time to go hiking in Majorca?

Spring is the most popular time of the year amongst hikers in Majorca due to the warm daytime temperatures. From February to the end of May, the weather conditions are ideal for exploring the island's trails. The summer months are better suited for shorter coastal walks, while autumn presents an opportunity for day tours in the lowlands, as the mountainous regions may experience heavy rainfall.

Additionally, this season is also an excellent time for cycling holidays in Majorca, offering a chance to experience the island's beauty on two wheels with its pleasant climate and varied landscapes. Whether you're on foot or cycling, Majorca offers a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy throughout the year.

What are the best hiking routes in Majorca?

For both serious athletes and leisure hikers, the tours through the Serra de Tramuntana mountain ranges are beautiful. Deep rocky gorges or steep coastal hiking trails are something for experienced hikers, but you are rewarded with spectacular views. For families and leisure hikers, there are also easier paths that lead you along orchards and green meadows. Below are some of our recommended hiking routes in Majorca. 

The hilly circular trail around Puigpunyent is particularly suitable for families, as no mountain experience is necessary. As the paths are in the shade of Puig de Glatzó, this route can also be hiked well in summer. 

On the barefoot path:

3:00 h 

Duration:

Distance: 10 km  Ascent: 410 m Difficulty: easy Monastery walk in the Muntanya de Randa area: On this walk you will pass by the three beautiful monasteries of Santuari de Nostra Senyora de la Gràcia, Santuari de Sant Honorat and Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Cura. The beautiful monastery garden of the Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Cura is just one highlight of many! Duration: 2:30 h Distance: 7.8 km Ascent: 358 m Difficulty: medium Hike to the Bay of Marmora: This cliff walk takes you from Cala S'Almunia to Cala Màrmols. On the way, you will pass many caves and viewpoints that offer a view of the breathtaking panorama of the Majorcan coast. Duration: 4:00 h Distance: 13.1 km Ascent: 151 m Difficulty: medium Adventure hike along the Torrent de Pareis: This rocky gorge, with its climbing passages, is probably the most demanding hike on Majorca. However, the beautiful landscape makes every step worthwhile. Duration: 5:30 h Distance: 8 km Ascent: 680 m Difficulty: Challenging 

What is the best starting point for hiking in Majorca?

You will find beautiful hiking trails all over the island and you can also easily get to the starting points of day tours with the local bus service. A hotel in Palma near the Plaza d'Espanya, where the buses leave, is a good starting point. Alternatively, a week-long trekking tour, for example through the Serra de Tramuntana, is also an option. 

What should I pack when hiking in Majorca?

As the hiking trails on the island are not always well signposted, you should have good hiking maps and a GPS-enabled smartphone with you. Sturdy shoes are also an absolute must on the rather stony and often unpaved hiking trails on Majorca. In addition, of course, sufficient water and good sun protection are important in high temperatures. If you’re well-equipped, nothing will stand in the way of your perfect hiking tour! 

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