• Dream island - Mallorca
    Dream island - Mallorca Photo: CC0
  • Port de Sóller
    Port de Sóller Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Valldemossa
    Valldemossa Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Castell d´ Alaró Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors


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Mallorca is an island in the western Mediterranean Sea that belongs to Spain. Besides Ibiza and Menorca, Mallorca is the main island of the Balearic Islands. Mallorca offers more than pretty beaches and wild parties - the island is especially for active travelers and people interested in culture an exciting spot on earth. The island’s climate is mild and the landscape varies between mountains and wide plains and is easily accessible by plane. The Mediterranean landscape offers numerous walking and cycling routes for everyone to enjoy.
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Between steep cliffs and Caribbean beaches

Parallel to the northwest coast, the Serra de Tramuntana rises to 1445 m at Puig Major. The coastline there is steep and rocky and home to the coastal town, Port de Sóller. In the inland of the island lies the plain Es Plà, which extends to the bay of Alcúdia. The wide sandy beaches around the village of Can Picafort are especially popular.

The eastern part of the island is characterized by the Serres de Levant. Palma, the capital of the island and the Balearic Islands, is located in the southwest of Mallorca. In all island regions, vacationers can expect beautiful sandy beaches, such as Playa Es Trenc on the south coast or Playa de Muro in the northeast. The famous party mile takes only a small part of the Playa de Palma near El Arenal.

Outdoor activities in Mallorca

While some vacationers cavort at the beach and pool, others explore the island: With its watchtowers and fincas, the species-rich flora and fauna, the hillside forests with Aleppo pines and holm oaks, the partly almost alpine mountain ranges of the Serra de Tramuntana as well as the Serres de Llevant and many a hidden bay, Mallorca offers a landscape that is worth discovering while hiking, climbing and cycling.

The most popular excursion destinations on the island

Palma de Mallorca, as a lively island center with its historic old town, attracts mainly city travelers. The main attraction of the city is the enormous gothic cathedral La Seu. Visitors and pilgrims from all over the world are also drawn to the Santuari de Lluc. The impressive monastery complex is located at an altitude of 525 m in the Tramuntana mountains.

The mountain village of Valldemossa should not be missing on the list of excursion destinations. The history of this terraced village can be traced back to the time of Moorish rule. A spectacular natural spectacle is the Cap Formentor at the northern tip of the island.

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