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The top 10 walking excursions in Mallorca

Mallorca is ideal for walkers and hikers exploring the island's natural beauty. With its rugged coastline, verdant forests, and picturesque villages, Mallorca offers a variety of walking excursions. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the best hikes on the island, from easy trails to more challenging routes that are perfect for experienced hikers. Here are the top 10 walking excursions in Mallorca:

1.Barranc de Biniaraix:

One of the Best Hikes in SollerThe Barranc de Biniaraix is one of the best hikes in Soller, and it's easy to see why. This hiking route is a great example of the dry stone technique used in Mallorca, and it has been declared an asset of cultural interest due to its historical and environmental value. Despite the uneven terrain, the Barranc de Biniaraix is easy to follow, and the landscape is spectacular. If the torrent is flowing, it's even more impressive. Several itineraries are available for this hike, depending on your level of fitness and the amount of time you have available.

2. La Ermita de la Victoria to La Talaia de Alcudia: A Circular Hike in Mallorca

This circular hike near Alcudia takes you from La Ermita de la Victoria to the top of Talaia de Alcudia, with the option to include the route to the Peña del Migdia/Penya Rotja or make the hike even longer by trekking down to the Coll Baix area and returning to the Illot area. The hike is well-signposted and easy to follow, with the climb to Talaia de Alcudia being the easiest part of the trail.
The real highlight of this hike is the breathtaking views you'll get from the top of Talaia de Alcudia. You'll be able to see the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia, the Formentor area, part of the Sierra de Tramuntana, and even the coastal profile of the island of Menorca on a clear day.

3. Puig de Galatzó: Hiking in the Tramuntana

The southern part of the Sierra de Tramuntana is dominated by the Puig de Galatzó, which is over 1000 metres high. Although the mountain can be climbed from Puigpunyent or the Galatzó estate, the best hiking trail to climb the Puig de Galatzó is from Estellencs. The hike takes about 5 hours and covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometres. While the mountain is steep, the hike up to the top is relatively easy, except for the last part of the route, where you'll need to exercise extreme caution.
The views from the top of Puig de Galatzó are absolutely stunning.

4.Torrent de Pareis: A Hiking Route for the More Adventurous Explorer

If you're an experienced mountaineer looking for a challenge, the descent of the Torrent de Pareis canyon should definitely be on your list of must-do hikes in Mallorca. This route is unique and incomparable to any other hiking or walking trail on the island. The trek takes you through the heart of the canyon. The hike covers almost 4 kilometres and involves climbing over large rocks, pools of water, and difficult steps.

The trail starts at the Escorca Restaurant and descends down to the Entreforc. From here, you will enter the canyon and begin the hike through the gorge of the torrent. The trek is challenging; even fit, and experienced hikers can face difficulties. Therefore, we recommend you undertake this hike with a reputable local guide who can ensure your safety throughout the journey.
The hike's final destination is the beautiful cove of Sa Calobra, where the Torrent de Pareis meets the sea.

5. Hiking to an Old Castle in Mallorca: El Castell de Alaró

For those looking for a comfortable and scenic hike, the hike to El Castell de Alaró is an excellent choice. This old castle is situated on a plateau and was long considered an impregnable site. However, the hike to the top is relatively easy, except for the final steep climb.
Once you reach the top, you can explore the castle ruins, visit the old oratory, enjoy the views of the Pla and the Sierra de Tramuntana, or even find the cave of Sant Antoni.
While it's possible to start the hike from Alaró, we highly recommend starting from Orient to fully experience the beauty of the valley and the trail through the olive groves.

6. An Easy Hike in Mallorca: Mallorca Pilgrims’ Trail

If you're looking for a more relaxed hiking experience in Mallorca, the Mallorca Pilgrims' Trail is a perfect choice. This hiking route follows the trail that pilgrims used to take from Palma and Inca up to the Sanctuary of Lluc. The route is over 700 years old and is fully signposted, making it easy to navigate.
The route begins on the outskirts of the town of Caimari and gradually ascends along a wide path with many cobbled sections until the Coll de Sa Batalla. From there, you will follow a paved road, then a path to the Son Amer refuge, and later to Lluc. Once you reach Lluc, you can extend the route with a short excursion to Es Camell, Cometa dels Morts or a visit to the Sanctuary.

7. Best Hiking Trails to Beaches in Mallorca

Mallorca offers a fantastic combination of hiking and beach exploration. For those seeking an adventurous hike with stunning beach views, the Parc Natural de Llevant is a great option. With ten different routes to choose from, we recommend combining several trails to reach the picturesque S’Arenalet des Verger and Sa Font Celada coves via the S’Esquena Llarga path.

8. Hike up the Puig de Massanella

Ascending to the second-highest mountain in Mallorca, the Puig de Massanella is an excellent choice for experienced hikers looking for a challenging and rewarding trek. The 12-kilometre route includes an elevation gain of 800 meters, making it necessary to be in good physical shape. Hikers will enjoy spectacular views of the island from the summit, which reaches an impressive height of 1,356 meters.

Remember that access to the mountain is restricted as it is private property, and there is an entrance fee of €6. We recommend selecting a sunny day to fully appreciate the stunning vistas.

9. La Trapa Hike from Sant Telm

On this medium-difficulty hiking route, you'll be able to soak in the breathtaking views of the southwest coast of Mallorca and Dragonera Island. Along the way, you'll also explore the Sant Josep Valley, where you'll find the remains of the old monastery of La Trapa. The hike begins in Sant Telmo, and you can even make it a circular hike and extend it with a visit to the Torre den Basset. At La Trapa, you can explore the old buildings of the Trappist order who left in 1820 and enjoy the panoramic view of Dragonera Island from the viewpoint.


10. Hiking in Valldemossa: El Cami del Arxiduc

Valldemossa, a charming mountain town in Mallorca, offers numerous hiking routes to choose from. One of the most popular and picturesque is the Cami del Arxiduc. The trail was built in 1883 by Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria, who wanted to enjoy the impressive landscape of the Sierra de Tramuntana, the sea, and Sa Foradada. However, access to the area is regulated to reduce human impact, so you must apply for a free permit in advance at muntanyadelvoltor.com. This way, you can reduce saturation and enjoy a quality experience while exploring the stunning surroundings.

Do you have a favourite excursion that we've missed? Let us know and we'll update the article.

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