Walking in Mallorca

   
Walking in Spain Mallorca
 

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares) located in the Mediterranean. It has long been a popular destination for holiday makers and has many beautiful beaches The northern mountain range of Tramuntanas in the surrounding area of Cape Formentor is a favourite for both the amateur and experienced walkers, to enjoy. One of Mallorca's most well known walks is to Castell D'Alaro where you'll be able to explore the ruined castle, taking in the amazing views out to sea. and visit the hilltop chapel.

The island has some of the most wonderful caves. The caves at D'Arta where you can wonder at the  bazaar shapes and forms of the stalactites and stalagmites. But perhaps the most spectacular of the island are those at De Campenat where you can experience a magnificent range of colours, sizes and formations.

The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate so you'll have warm to hot summers with mild winters. The Serra de Tramumtana, the range of mountains in the north west of the island, is the coolest place on the island and if you visit this area in the winter you may experience some snow. This makes the island extremely popular with all levels of walkers. Close to Alcudia is the nature reserve the Albufera, where you can explore the old salt marshes and admire the varied birds which visit and life in this part of the island, such as the bee eater, little egrets and ospreys.

 

Airports
The islands airport is situated in Palma and provided excellent access all over the island in just over an hour.

  • Palma

Walking Around Palma
La Seu is Palma's Gothic cathedral and form a most awe inspiring sight as you enter the city. A wonderful time to see the city is during the Easter celebrations where you can see robed people carrying candles in a huge processions snaking its way through the cobbled streets.  Just west of the capital city if the former military prison Bellver castle. Built in 14th century for king James II and later in the 18th and 19th century it became a military prison. Today you can explore its circular building and enjoy the beautiful views.

 
Walking in Pollenca Spain
Walking in Spain near Alcudia
 

Walking Around Alcudia & Pollenca
In the north of the island are two very popular resorts with wonderful sandy beaches. The beach at Alcudia stretches out for 10km and enjoying many cafe's and restaurants. The harbour at Alcudia during the summer has many luxury yachts and cruise boats to admire. The town itself is a walled Roman settlement with an amphitheatre. Slightly further along the coast is the quiet town of Pollenca. It has a music festival every summer for classical music and the event attracts talented musicians from all over the world to take part. The many beautiful walks are in this area enabling you to admire the birds of the island.

There are many smaller villages to explore on the island where you'll be able to enjoy the hospitality of the locals. As you walk around the Majorcan countryside you will travel back in time as you gaze down from the mountains on the meadows full of wild flowers lost from the English meadow – poppies and cornflowers. Some of these beautiful places have become hideaways for the rich and wealthy, such as Deia, just south of the western town of Port de Soller.
 
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