Majorca is one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Spain because of its varied hiking trails. If you are irritated by your monotonous daily life and want to escape it, it would be a great idea to visit Majorca. That is true especially if you love to hike. In this article, we will give you an idea about some of the best routes for hiking in Majorca.
Best-rated hiking routes in Majorca
Now we will take a look at some of the most sought-after hiking routes in Mallorca. Having knowledge about these amazing routes will make your Mallorca trip a more fruitful and enjoyable experience.
1. Camí de I’Arxiduc
Let us kick off our list of the best places to go hiking in Majorca with Camí de I’Arxiduc. This hiking trail is 11 kilometers in length and takes about a whole day, or at least, most of the day, to complete. But that shouldn’t be much of a problem as it is definitely worth it.
In case you were unaware, Camí de I’Arxiduc is among the many routes that the popular Austrian conservationist Archduke Ludwig Salvator mapped out while studying the local wildlife of Majorca. He did so back in the late 19th century and has become one of the legendary figures in the area.
Taking this route will be a blessing as it offers one of the nicest views of the Tramuntana Mountains you will ever witness. Interestingly, the local people call Camí de I’Arxiduc by the name of Archduke’s Path. Also, this trail will take you to Mr. Archduke’s once-upon-a-time refuge situated at Talaia Vella.
Yes, it is a long trail, really long, to be honest. But it won’t feel boring even for a minute as you travel through the piece of land that is home to so much Mallorcan history.
2. Maioris Decima – Delta
Next on our list is the Maioris Decima – Delta hiking trail. If you go towards the eastern side of the Bay of Palma, you will find Maioris Decima. It is a town that doesn’t seem anything special at first glance. But surprisingly, it has the pathway to reach one of the bay’s finest coastlines.
Once your reach the Maioris Decima town, park your car and start walking. It would take around 45 minutes to find the stony coastal path that will take you to the ocean. After walking and climbing for some more time, you will reach the point that the residents call the ‘Delta.’ This cliff conceals yet another amazing coastline that oozes a tranquil vibe from head to toe. While this coastline that no sandy entrance options for walking into the water, it is not entirely inaccessible.
If you are a good swimmer and have the courage, you might want to take a deep dive to feel the relaxing cold water touching your sun-slapped skin and chill for a minute. To double the fun, you can combine it with some snorkeling action and get acquainted with marine creatures there. After it’s all done and dusted, wear your walking shoes again, and start hiking in reverse to finish the journey.
3. GR221 Dry Stone Route
Lastly, we have this whopping 135-kilometer-long route if you are up for some long-distance walking adventure. This route runs between Port D’Andratx in the southwest to Pollensa in the northwest. While walking on this dry-stone trail, you will pass through the Tramuntana mountain range which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Remember that the entire pathway is split into 8 separate stages with some being easier than the rest for being well-signposted, while others are somewhat unclear and harder to walk on and demand the assistance of a professional guide. So it’s vital to plan your hike accordingly.
Also, keep in mind that some sections of the path cross through privately-owned land. Therefore, you have to stay alert not to lose sight of the signposts as they mark the publicly accessible parts of the trail.
If you ever feel exhausted along the way, there are multiple refuges, scattered across the pathway, perfect for refueling and spending the night before hiking again.
As you can see, there are plenty of amazing routes for hiking in Majorca that is too good to miss. So don’t wait any longer. Visit them today and have an experience of a lifetime.