Hiking in Majorca
Majorca has two mountain ranges with more than 5 summits over 1,000 meters high. There have been guided mountain
tours for over three decades, with increasing popularity over the last five years. Nowadays there is something for anyone. Depending on level of skill, one can opt for a leisurely mountain walk, suitable for children as well, a rigorous hike for more advanced hikers, or a challenging climb which one should only attempt with suitable equipment and a mountain guide who knows the terrain.
The spectacular Sierra Tramuntana
mountain range covers from the northwest of the island to the north. There stands the highest mountain, Puig Major, at 1445 meters, and also the well-known mountain canyon Torrent de Pareis. In the east lies the Sierra de Llevant with its hills, mountains of over 500 meters, and steep cliffs. Both mountain ranges have good access by roads and footpaths and one can often find well-tagged routes and picinic areas to stop for a small break.
One can walk through oak forests, over mountain ranges full of boulders or through valleys of fruit trees, all with many vantage points to look out over the spectacular sea or countryside. Furthermore, one can hike throughout the whole year and into areas only reachable by foot. For some routes it is advisable to select months with little rain, and it is recommended that one head for the beach instead during the scorching heat of July and August (though summer hikes are still possible during the early morning hours with plenty of water and sunscreen).Majorca is a paradise for hikers, for explorers, for adventurers and for the lovers of nature!