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Walking and Cycling in Majorca
Mallorca is renown for its excellent walks. Walks range from the gentle strolls around Puerto Pollensa to the more ambitious walks in the Tramuntana mountains further South. Several companies offer walking as part of a holiday package - check out our list of activity holidays. You may be able to join the walks of these companies as a day visitor.
Mallorcan Walking Tours
Tel: +34 609 700 826
Mountains of experience to help you discover the very best of Mallorca on foot.
Mallorca has long been a special place to visit for many reasons and now you've got another one!
Mallorca: Car Tours and Walks (Landscapes) ~ Valerie Crespi-Green
This was the first walking guide for Mallorca, the guide that won Sunflower the Sunday Times "Oscar" for best travel guide - and eventually made the island one of the most popular walking areas in Europe (and a favourite destination for bird-watchers, too). The author has lived on Mallorca for 30 years and knows the island intimately.
Sunflower Books; 7 edition (15 July 2010)
Walking in Mallorca ~ June Parker
"Walking in Mallorca" quickly established itself as the most comprehensive guidebook to the island, with particular emphasis on the rugged Serra de Tramuntana. June Parker's routes have been walked afresh, carefully checked and amended where necessary, and are now presented with new mapping and plenty of colour pictures. This book will entice walkers well off the beaten track, enabling them to explore the most diverse terrain around the island. Rugged mountain walks contrast with remote valleys, while waymarked trails give way to long-forgotten mule tracks and hidden mountain passes. Some walks run close to breathtaking cliff coastlines, while others pass through sleepy villages where welcome refreshment can be obtained. Birdwatchers, geologists and historians will find abundant interest throughout Mallorca, and a full introduction explains about facilities around the island. Language notes are given in native Catalan and Castilian Spanish, enabling visitors to pass the time of day with local people and make the most of their visit to the island.
Kindle version available!
Cicerone Press; 4th Revised edition edition (11 Oct 2006)
Walk! Mallorca (North & Mountains) ~ Charles Davis
Walk! Mallorca North and Mountains 3rd edition is now a 168 page full colour guidebook containing 46 fully detailed walking itinerarys, complete with gps waypoints and 1:40,000 colour map sections for every walking route, plus colourful background information; providing everything you need to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Tramuntana mountains and Northern Mallorca. Full colour map sections for each walking route are from the latest 5th edition of Mallorca North & Mountains Tour & Trail Map. All of this brought together in Charles Davis' inimitable inspirational writing style to produce another classic title in DWG's Walk! series of guidebooks. Walking routes range from strolls up to full 5 Walker ratings for fit, adventurous, mountain walkers. Charles has unearthed routes not found in other books, along with the classics of this beautiful region. Mallorca's most popular walking guide book has just got even better.
Buy this book along with its companion map:
Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition - 168 pages - (30 Mar 2009)
Mallorca North and Mountains Tour and Trail Map (Tour & Trail Maps) ~ D.A. Brawn, R.C. Brawn
RECOMMENDED Fully updated 5th edition of our very popular Mallorca North & Mountains Tour & Trail Map. Updates include all the new walking routes, and revisions, from Walk! Mallorca North & Mountains 3rd edition by Charles Davis plus we have extended the map area westwards to include the new 'GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Hiking Route' - see Charles Davis new GR221 book - along with a number of routes from Walk! Mallorca West guide book. Now a massive 1,040mm wide, over 20% bigger than the 4th edition it replaces. Whichever walking guide book you are using for this region this is the essential map. Printed on on specialist map paper.
Discovery Walking Guides Ltd - 5th Revised edition edition (30 Mar 2009)
Walking in Mallorca - Dry Stone Paths
The promotion of walking in Mallorca on the dry-stone paths is considered to be an excellent way for the acknowledgement of the dry-stone walling heritage and the support to an activity within reach of everyone regardless of fitness and age. For those who enjoy walking this is an easy way of covering the whole territory and taking pleasure in the landscape and in what the path has to offer (history, art, tradition, legends, etc).
The Consell de Mallorca began this promotion restoring and signalling the ways of heritage or walking interest. Subsequently, they brought on more ambitious initiatives in the form of two walking routes: the Dry-stone Route and the Artà-Lluc Route.
These routes meant the creation of itineraries and simultaneously they are a way of revitalising the economy of the adjoining towns, respecting the environment at all times. Walking helps to recover heritage elements linked to the route, strengthens new touristic products and creates a new leisure offer for residents. Furthermore, it contributes to promote regional gastronomy and craft work and thus to recover farming and traditional trade, favour the creation of local companies, etc.
The two aforementioned projects are GR (long-distance) paths, meaning pathways with a distance over 50 km, signalled and approved by the Spanish Climbing and Mountain Sports Federation.
These GR paths are signalled by markers and direction signs. Markers are wood posts with indicating arrows displaying the GR colours (white and red). Direction signs have a sign indicating the type of path, its number, destination and, when deemed convenient, the approximate walking time.
For more information see the excellent pages provided by the Consell de Mallorca on Walking in Mallorca.
GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Walking Route ~ Charles Davis
WALK! GR221 MALLORCA S LONG DISTANCE TRAIL - THE DRY STONE WAY If you want to get away from it all , there is no surer way than strapping on your boots, shouldering your backpack, and embarking on a long distance path; and there are few long distance paths more beguiling and more crammed with adventure than Mallorca s GR221, La Ruta de Pedra en Sec or The Dry Stone Way.
Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; 1st edition (30 May 2009)
Plaça Munnares, s/n
Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience cycling in Mallorca with fantastic routes and spectacular scenery. We rent lightweight Kuota Korsa Lite Compact bikes at competitive rates and offer free delivery and collection services to your hotel, apartment or villa.
Our shops "Meam Si Torn" can be found in Pollensa town and "Pollensa Cycling" in Puerto Pollensa. Here Mateu, an expert mechanic with 15 year's experience, and Miguel can help with any necessary repairs.
Open Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 20.00
Visit our web page www.pollensacycling.com and book on line today!!
PRO Cycle Hire
c/Corb Mari 6 - Just Behind the Pollensa Park
RENTALS - SALES - SERVICE
Open all year round.
Come and visit our ProCycle Cafe
Your problem is solved. Be master of your own time by taking advantage of our Motorbikes, Scooters and Bicycles for Hire and discover Mallorca. RENT MARCH has a large selection of Various types of Bicycles, 125cc and 50cc Scooters plus Motorbikes and Quad bikes for hire by the day or week.
To drive away a scooter or motorbike all you need is your passport and driving licence, we can also arrange delivery and collection service to your hotel.
For more details see our website www.rentmarch.com
Calle La Gola 11
07470 Port de Pollença
Bike hire, sales and repairs, Nº 1 for prices and service.
Official dealers of Silverback, Specialized, Planet X and Compa.
We also sell maillots and accesories by GSD, SIDI, Continental, KROSS, Spiuk and CONOR WRC.
We deliver to your apartment, villa or hotel and also provide Airport Transfers.
Why hire a bike while you are on holiday? It helps you make friends, fights obesity, zero fuel and zero emissions, reduces the risk of heart attack, builds legs of steel, it's easier and faster than walking, and it puts a smile on your face.
We proudly bear the Q for Commitment to Tourism Quality
For more information and prices please check our website www.2gocycling.com
All your hire and rental needs in North Mallorca.
British owned MULTI-HIRE provides quality MTB´s, hybrid & City BICYCLES for adults & children from 8 Euros/day
Also available for hire.-
Mallorca at 1:100,000 on a double-sided cycling map from Editorial Alpina printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Roads are classified according to density of traffic and six route profiles are included. The map is double-sided, dividing the island east-west with a small overlap.
Alpina Editorial SL (15 April 2010)
Enjoy your holiday with all the advantages of an E-Bike. You can explore the beautiful surroundings of Pollenca perfectly with your bicycle. Feel free to move between the hotel, town and beach. But also extended tours are not a problem for our high quality bikes and their batteries.