07 Aug 2018
Fertile valleys lined with fig trees, rugged mountainous peaks, crumbling ancient ruins: Mallorca’s mesmerising landscapes present a prime opportunity to explore the great outdoors on foot. Step out for a scenic trek with our favourite Mallorca hiking routes for all ability levels. The walks are well-signposted, so all you’ll need is some sturdy footwear, a sun hat and a bottle of water.
Cala Romantica to Cala Varques
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
On the eastern side of the island, this simple coastal hike offers dazzling oceanic views along easily accessible pathways. Beginning at the pretty beach resort of Cala Romantica, head south around the cliff head and continue on the coastal pathway. Look out for the cave along the way and the beautiful arched rocky outcrop at Cova des Pont. Curve around the cliff and you’ll reach your final destination of Cala Varques, a secluded beach with inviting turquoise waters, ideal for a post-hike dip.
Duration: 2 hours
The antiquated ruins of the 15th century Alaró Castle are ripe for exploration on foot. Located north of Palma before the Tramuntana mountains, the castle’s elevated spot guarantees glorious views. Drive to the town of Alaró and follow the signs to the castle. On your climb up, you’ll be rewarded with panoramas across Mallorca’s plains. At the castle, you can wander around the ancient fortification’s remains before descending back down for lunch at the Rick Stein-approved Es Verger restaurant.
Es Capdellà to Estellencs
Duration: 4 hours
Ramble through stunning mountainous terrain from the village of Es Capdellà, starting from the rural Finca Galatzó. Follow the trail as it carefully winds through a picturesque valley, keeping an eye out for wild goats and herds of donkeys as you continue towards the pretty coastal village of Estellencs. Once reached, claim your due reward in the form of a chilled sangria.
ller to Cala Deia
Length: 3 hours
Some of the prettiest Mallorca hiking routes start from the charming town of Sóller. This three-hour jaunt takes you to the tranquil cove of Cala Deia for a refreshing dip after your walk. Head out on the old bridle path through the olive groves and follow the track to Finca Son Mico. Continue the scenic trail through the shady pine forests in the Tramuntana mountains to Llucalcari and descend to Cala Deia. After relaxing on the pristine beach, catch a boat back to Port de Sóller for lunch at Cap Roig overlooking the Balearic Sea.
San Telmo to Puig de ses Basses
Duration: 4 hours
This challenging hiking route snakes across Mallorca’s westernmost tip, starting at the fishing village of San Telmo. Take the walking route along the west edge of the town up to the ruins of La Trapa monastery. You’ll glimpse a superb view of Se Dragonera island on the way and can admire the old cloisters from its observation deck. Follow the stony path along the cliffs to the stunning views offered by Puig de ses Basses. When you’ve had your fill of the wild landscapes and rolling vistas, return the way you came.
Located in the heart of Sóller, surrounded by well-signposted trails, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore Mallorca’s enchanting hiking routes on a blissful walking holiday.