WanderlustSeven unforgettable things to do in Mallorca

Cycling, motorbiking and vineyard tours; Mallorca’s got something for everyone

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About 40 minutes north of Palma lies the serene town of Port de Sóller. Surrounded by the UNESCO world heritage Tramuntana mountains, and overlooking the Mediterranean, the town makes an ideal base for those seeking adventure. Here are seven unforgettable excursions you can take from Port de Sóller.

 

Orange Fields Experience

Port de Sóller rose to prominence in the 19th century thanks to its citrus fruit trade, and nearly 200 years later, fruit is still at the heart of its culture. This guided tour will show how many of Port de Sóller’s local products are made using over 50 different types of fruit trees, before heading down to the vibrant Sa Vinyassa Orchard, an 18,000sqm plot under the golden Aflabia Ridge, bursting with oranges and lemons.

Orange grove at Jumeriah Port Soller

 

Explore Mallorca by bike

Mallorca is an incredible cycling destination, and Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa is a great place to base yourself for a serious week of riding. The hotel has spent more than a year mapping out the island’s best routes with renowned Tour de France stage winner David Millar, giving guests insider access to the area’s most scenic rides. Whether you’re an aficionado with your own road bike, or a beginner looking to explore on two wheels rather than four, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with cycling in Mallorca.

Cyclists in Mallorca

 

Tramuntana sunset boat trip

This romantic trip leaves Port de Sóller in the late afternoon and takes you along the immaculate coast of Mallorca. While the calm azure waves gently lap against the boat, you can take in Port de Sóller’s rugged cliffs, framed by the gently rising Tramuntana peaks behind. Take a dip in the warm waters and then bid farewell to the sun as it sinks into the Med. 

Sailboat on blue seas

 

Cabrera National Park experience

Established in 1991, Cabrera is Mallorca’s most pristine natural environment. The park is comprised of 19 islands off the southern coast, and is a haven for marine life, from endangered turtles to playful whales. Visit the charming coastal town of Colonia de Sant Jordi to board a private speedboat out to the archipelago.

Aerial view of cliffside and blue seas

 

Exclusive helicopter tour

Take in the island’s stunning coastal panoramas from the sky. Flying above and between the Tramuntana mountains, the Jumeirah helicopter tour is an exhilarating experience. Dip down close to the cerulean waters and coral reefs, and rise to take in the aerial majesty of the Sóller Valley. The flight lasts for 90 memorable minutes, and is followed by a decadent lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the sea.

Aerial view of Port Soller

 

Explore the vineyards

Half an hour from Port de Sóller lies the historic hamlet of Esporles. Take a stroll down the Cami des Correu, a medieval path dating back to the 15th century. The trail takes you through 8.5 km of stunning UNESCO World Heritage scenery and ancient vineyards, and arrives at family-run wine estate Son Vives, where you can taste the local prudce while soaking up inspiring views of Mallorca’s southern coast.

Hiking trail on Mallorcan mountainside

 

Mallorca on a Harley Davidson motorbike

What better way to see a mountainous island than over the adrenaline-charged roar of a vintage Harley? Flash past cyclists as you feel the Balearic breeze in your hair. Take in the craggy beauty of terraced orchards and sheer cliffs as you follow the smooth contours of the mountain roads. Be beware – some of the mountain roads are notoriously windy, so it’s worth taking your time.

Women riding a vespa in Port Soller mountains