Sports, Majorca Island
Favorite thing: For nature lovers, there’s the famous Parc Naturel de S’Albufera, where you can go cycling or walking. But also just next to the city are beautiful forrests to walk around and climb a bit in the rocks.
We did a lot of tours around Alcudia, it is quite cheap to rent bikes there and there are a lot of ways especially for bikers although often as well used by cars, so take care!!
Renting a bike cost about 8 Euro a day per person.
Hiking in Mallorca is always strongly linked to the island's cultural heritage, as most of the land is privately owned and agriculturally used. The trails are usually very old and were used to connect the remote Fincas among each other and with the bigger villages.
As a result, a wide range of hikes is offered, from the half-day trip to an excursion of two or more days. On your way you will discover deserted Fincas, ancient snow houses, charcoal burner's huts, lime kilns and terraces. Nonetheless, the trails are sometimes marked only weakly and in the central parts of the mountain range, it can take a day to reach the next road. When the weather changes and gets foggy, even locals get lost up there. Consequently, it is a good idea to get good maps of the area you will visit as well as the usual gear you'd take for a trip to the mountains.
The village of Sóller and the Monastery of Lluc are the most important - and most popular - starting points for the hikes and for some kind of "hill walking" you'd rather expect to find in Scotland. Something like a dozen of peaks exist which have elevations higher than 1.000m, and, believe it or not, they are sometimes even covered by snow during winter time. All of the peaks can be accessed rather easily, expect from the Puig Mayor, the highest mountain on the island which hosts a military radar station on top (1.443m). It doesn't take much to hike in Mallorca, but it can be very rewarding if you wish to escape the masses of the south.
Try to avoid the summer heat (June till October), as it is very hot and dry in these months and you will hardly find any shade in the mountains - and all the springs will be dried out during summer. The rest of the year should offer usually fine weather, but always expect strong winds, rain showers and thunderstorms during your trip.
The leading professional cyclists in the world come here every February to compete in the Challenge, the first event of the year counts towards the World Cup. Throughout the winter, the best European teams train in Mallorca because they find it is the ideal conditions for training.
Visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of Mallorca can also rent a bicycle and follow the country roads filled with great beauty, which will lead them to the small villages in the interior, and enable them to get to know Mallorca culture , enjoy the typical cooking in the Sellers and the peaceful way of life of the inhabitants.