Every year, my friends and I head out to the beautiful place of Majorca located in Spain. This Mediterranean island is definitely a place I can call home. As the largest island in Spain, it has some mountains, rugged coastlines, and breathtaking cliffs.
As an outdoor enthusiast, my friends and I often go on different types of adventures in this town. Since we love hiking in the mountains, this destination is perfect for us especially since it one of the most popular activities in Majorca.
When to Visit
The best time to explore this island is during the cooler months where it is more quiet and calm. During the summer season, which falls from July to August, the weather is really hot so unless you’re into heat training; I suggest you skip these months. However, it is generally sunny all year round, so you won’t have to worry much about any cancellations due to bad weather.
Where to Go
Cap de Formentor
There are numerous walking and hiking tours that you can join depending on your level of fitness. One of my
favorite tours is when my friends and I went on a day trip to Cap de Formentor. The coastline of Cap Formentor has magnificent views of the deep blue waters, spectacular cliffs and a beautiful lighthouse perched on the tip of the island.
The drive to the Cap is already an adventure in itself. You’ll pass by winding and steep roads on the way to the lighthouse. It is better to take the bus especially since the drivers are already accustomed to the route.
You can take a walk to the hidden beach of Calla Figuera which is accessible by hiking. Afterward, you can sit down, relax, and get some refreshments in the lighthouse café and take in the stunning view of the coastline.
Torrent de Pareis
This trail another personal favorite of mine which will require you to be physically fit for this adventure. The duration of this hike takes roughly around four to five hours. It actually took my buddies and me longer because we kept on stopping for photos.
The hike starts off with an easy descent leading to a river with massive and impressive boulders. Climbing over the rock formations was definitely the highlight of our trip. It was fun, exciting, and challenging.
Make sure you are physically prepared before you go on this trip. As fit as I am, I ended up in bed the entire day after this hike.
You can read more about this fantastic place here: http://www.torrentdepareis.info/thehike.htm
Puig de Massanella
Standing at 1364 meters above sea level, the Puig de Massanella is the second tallest peak in the island. However, it
is also the highest point that is accessible to climbers and is lined with impressive limestones which are part of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.
There are many entry points for climbers and they can choose their routes starting from Coll de Comafreda, Lluc Monastery or Font d’es Noguer. The best time to climb is from September to May where the climate is cooler.
The usual route takes you to a total of 11 kilometers up and down a five-hour hike. The view from Puig Galileu is quite spectacular. The route starts easy but becomes more challenging as you reach the top.
Be careful when climbing on the cliffs especially since there are a couple of steep slopes which are sometimes slippery. I tripped on one of the gaps and luckily, I ended up with a few scratches and a minor cut. It could’ve been worse.
However, reaching the summit is such an amazing feeling. I highly recommend this to fellow mountaineers. If you are planning on going on an adventure, put Majorca on your list.
Cycling in Majorca
Cycling around the island of Majorca is one of the most enjoyable activities. The island offers cycling styles for all bikers: whether you like road, off-road or city cycling, there will be something for you in Majorca mountains, which can often offer a terrain as diverse as that of other island Mountains like Madeira. Just as how you will enjoy Majorca, you will also find delight venturing the urban heart of Madeira with its beautiful cliffs and tantalizing coastlines.