Walking and hiking in Majorca
Once the summer season is over, Mallorca
becomes a hive of activity for not only those cyclists
but also for ramblers, climbers and deep water soloists. The Tramuntana
Mountain range in West Mallorca and the more modest Serra de Llevant Mountains in the East see more and more visitors as hiking boots are retrieved from the cupboard and given a quick dust-off.
Although walking and hiking in Mallorca has become more popular in recent years, most paths and routes are still very quiet so you often feel like you have the whole place to yourself. It may be that you only have to share the views with a couple of mountain goats! Walking in Mallorca can take you past some beautiful scenery that many miss out on during beach holidays. There really is so much to offer walkers and there are routes suitable for beginners right through to more advanced walkers. Mallorca has a total of five summits that reach over 1000m for those looking for more of a challenge, and there are many hiking trails that will take you to the summits.
The Government has invested a great deal of money in developing walking trails and paths to make walking in Mallorca much more accessible. Many paths that exist already are marked out with wooden sign posts and they are very well marked every few km's. You do have to watch the path when walking in Mallorca, as some 800 years ago the entire island was claimed as private property. However, most paths are of course accessible to the public.
Enjoy any one of the coastline walks and admire the sea with its hidden coves and crystal blue waters. Or try some more challenging mountain trails and discover pure water fountains, wild goats and stalagmite caves. You may even spot one of Spain's rare breeds - the eagle.