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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
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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; 8th Revised edition edition (16 April 2015)
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.
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Cicerone Press; 4th Revised edition edition (11 Oct 2006)
Walk! Mallorca ~ Charles Davis
Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 is Walk! Mallorca. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from easy strolls to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pocketable pages. Charles Davis has selected 53 walking adventures, from Peguera in the west, across the Tramuntana to Cap de Formentor in the northeast and down to Playa Alcudia to produce his new (2014) Walk! Mallorca. From family friendly strolls through energetic leisure walking up to big mountain hikes, there are adventures for all walking abilities. Every route has Route Summary; Ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents and Refreshments; Fully detailed description, frequent timings to aid navigation; full colour 1:40,000 scale Tour & Trail Map of the route; GPS waypoints for key points.
Buy this book along with its companion map:
Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; First edition (14 Jan 2014)
Walk Mallorca Tour & Trail Super-durable Map ~ 1:40,000
Recommended - Fully detailed Mallorca adventures with our new Mallorca North & Mountains Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 6th edition by David Brawn and Walk! Mallorca guide book by Charles Davis. Our new 6th edition gives you a super detailed, up to date, map of the Tramuntana region stretching from Peguera-Costa Calma- Santa Ponca in the west then running along the mountainous region to the very tip of the Formentor peninsula at Cap Formentor.
Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; 6th Revised edition edition (25 July 2016)
Recommended - Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountains presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:25,000 on a set of two light, waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided maps with an overprint for local hiking trails, GR221 long-distance route, sites for various outdoor activities, accommodation options, etc. Coverage extends from Andratx to Cap de Formentor and Alcúdia.
The maps have contours at 10m intervals, relief shading and numerous spot heights, plus colouring to show different types of vegetation. An overprint highlights walking trails, indicating routes which are not waymarked and/or steep and difficult to follow. Symbols show locations of mountain refuges, campsites and other accommodation, climbing and canyoning sites, etc. Road network indicates car parks, petrol stations and local bus stops. An enlargement shows the Sanctuari de Lluc area in greater detail at 1:10,000. The maps have a 1-km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude margin ticks at 1’ intervals. Map legend includes English.
Alpina (22 May 2015)
Mallorca Nord hiking & cycling map & guide ~ 1:25,000
Recommended - Mallorca North Walking & Cycling Map & Guide set from Editorial Alpina, with a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000, plus a booklet with English language descriptions of 90 hiking routes from various locations.
The map covers two areas on the north-eastern coast of Mallorca: one side Cap de Formentor with Cap des Pinar between Pollença and Alcúdia, plus on the reverse Cap de Ferrutx with Artá and Capdepera including the 'Parc Natural de Llevant'. Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading and vegetation colouring present the topography. An overprint highlights waymarked local hiking trails and GR routes, mountain bike trails indicating difficult sections, plus cycling routes. Symbols show different types of accommodation including campsites, climbing sites, locations of car parks and petrol stations, etc. the maps have a 1km UTM grid. Map legend includes English.
Alpina Editorial SL (13 Mar. 2014)
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 ArtÓ-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)
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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)
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