Explore Mallorca on foot: the best way to discover the island in April
Are you heading to Mallorca in April? If you’ve yet to plan your trip in detail, Zafiro Hotels advises setting aside some time to explore the island’s natural landscape on foot. This is a great way to experience its natural parks, beaches and towns – you won’t miss out on anything if you are hiking and you can take things at your own speed. What’s more, it’s cheap! All you need is good footwear, comfortable garments, water, food, and you’re good to go.
The best time of the year for this has to be spring: the weather is warm, but you won’t have to put up with the sweltering summer heat, and the days will be getting longer, meaning you can make the most of your time outdoors.
Are you up for it? If so, read on as we suggest the best trails!
The old Fornalutx and Sa Capelleta trail
This is an old stone path which used to join the town of Vall dels Tarongers (Sóller) to Fornalutx. It’s the perfect option if you are hiking with kids as the terrain is flat and it takes only one hour. If you want to extend the walk, there are several alternative routes for you to do so. Difficulty: low.
The Natural Park of s’Albufera
This natural reserve is located between Alcudia and Can Picafort and it is the largest, most important wetland area in the Balearic Islands. The Natural Park protects some 1708 hectares of marshes and dunes and it is home to many species of birds and plants. It is the perfect choice for a family day out and you can walk around the park or choose to explore it by bike. Difficulty: low.
Perched on top of a rocky mountain called Puig de Alaró above the town of Alaró in the west of Mallorca, you find the ruins of an old castle which overlooks the sea. You can take the steep walk up to the castle from Alaró for spectacular views of the Tramuntana’s mountains and Palma. Difficulty: medium.
Torrent de Pareis: from Escorca to Sa Calobra
This is one of Mallorca’s classic hiking routes. First you cross a 3 km long canyon, then you reach the incredible Sa Calobra cove. It’s a difficult hike but it is well worth the effort: spectacular views await you! We recommend going with an expert guide. Do not forget to take all the necessary equipment: ropes, water, good hiking boots which support the ankles and suitable soles. Difficulty: high.
Sa Dragonera island Natural Park
Sa Dragonera is a tiny, uninhabited islet off the west coast of Mallorca. It is accessible by boat from the Harbour of Andratx or Sant Elm. The island is currently a natural park which offers many trails, which vary in difficulty. We highly recommend the spectacular views from the Na Pòpia lighthouse. Difficulty: low to high (depending on route).
These are only some of the many walking and hiking trails available on the island. If you want to find out more, ask staff at Zafiro Hotels. We cannot wait to give you our suggestions!