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Books on Mallorca

Listed below are a selection of our favourite books on Mallorca. Most can be obtained via Amazon.co.uk - just click on the book title. Their service is excellent and we recommend them highly.

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Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza will lead you straight to the best attractions the Balearic Islands have on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and detailed maps, discover the three main Balearic Islands; from lively beaches and rocky coastlines to lush subtropical interiors.

The guide provides the insider tips every visitor needs, from taking the vintage tram from Palma to Sóller in Mallorca, to the world-famous nightlife of Ibiza and dipping into the clear waters of Formentera. It offers comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafés and bars on each island for all budgets and you'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of the major cities and towns. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza explores the culture, history, architecture and art of these charming islands, plus there's up-to-date information on getting around by train, car and on foot, as well as finding the beaches, sights and resorts that will make your trip a success.

DK Eyewitness Travel; 01 edition (1 April 2016)

Explore Mallorca

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The Spanish island of Mallorca lures with sunshine, sandy beaches and sparkling seas, but its charms also include world-class art collections, dramatic mountain peaks and rolling vineyards.

Explore Mallorca is part of a brand-new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this stunning Balearic island: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes, starting with three tours exploring the historical, artistic, and gourmet charms of Mallorca's capital, Palma, before taking in the Modernista architecture of Sóller, the glorious beach of Es Trenc, the celestial sanctuaries of Felanitx and Petra, and the charming villages of the island's interior.

Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Mallorca's exciting cuisine, nightlife and myriad outdoor activities. Each route guides you through an interesting area with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map. Whether you are new to the island or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Mallorca will help you discover the very best of "the pearl of the Mediterranean".

Insight; Fol Pap/Ma edition (1 April 2014)

Mallorca Step By Step ~ Tara Stevens

More Details Step by Step Mallorca is a brand new guide to this stunning Balearic island, revealed through a selection of walks and tours, complemented by beautiful colour pictures, an authoritative narrative voice, and a wealth of practical information, all in a compact package.

It features:
Recommended Tours, suggesting the best tours for taking in great art, hitting the beach, hiking in the hills, or sampling local wine.

An Overview, offering Insight's trademark focus on Mallorcan culture, geography, lifestyle and traditions, plus the lowdown on food, drink, shopping, entertainment, history, and the island's myriad outdoor pursuits.

Walks and Tours, each with clear, easy-to-follow maps and hand-picked places to eat and drink en route. Start by exploring the historical, artistic, and gastronomic charms of Mallorca's captial, Palma, then take in the Modernista architecture of Sóller, the glorious beach of Es Trenc, the celestial sanctuary of Felanitx and the delightful villages of the island's interior.

A comprehensive Directory, incorporating an A to Z of practical information, plus select hotel, restaurant and nightlife listings

Insight (4 Jan 2012)

Mallorca Berlitz Pocket Guide

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From the towering height of Palma's gothic cathedral to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean below, the Berlitz Pocket Guide to Mallorca provides all the information you need to enjoy this beautiful island. Clear colour-coded sections enable you to locate the information you need easily and full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are.

The most popular attractions are highlighted and include the ancient Santuari de Sant Salvador, Port de Pollenca, the fairytale hilltop town of Valldemossa and of course, the wide stretches of sandy coastline. This new edition has the top sights highlighted on a dedicated double-page spread, capturing everything you can't afford to miss. Mallorca enjoys glorious year-round weather, making it an ideal location for sporting activities, all of which are detailed in this guide, along with contact information for booking. The guide also features extensive information on shopping and craft, local history and eating out, along with useful, updated and extensive Spanish vocabulary. Accommodation for all budgets is recommended, along with other practical travel tips. This new edition also contains a transport map, enabling you to make your way around Mallorca with ease. Beautiful colour photographs accompany the text throughout, making this guide a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.

Berlitz Travel; 4 edition (2 Dec. 2013)

Rough Guide to Mallorca ~ Phil Lee

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The Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca - now in full colour throughout - gets behind the sun, sex, booze and high-rise hotels clichés to reveal the surprising delights of these Balearic islands. Away from the handful of mega-resorts, discover the bustle of Mallorca's capital, Palma, the craggy mountains and medieval monasteries of the north coast, and the charming towns of the central plain. Menorca, lying to the east, boasts an interior of rollingfields and wooded ravines in between its capital Maó, and the beautifully preserved town of Ciutadella, while a chain of conservation areas protect the pristine coves and beaches that are Menorca's real treasures.

Stunning photos, potential itineraries, day hike routes, colour-coded maps and trustworthy hotel and restaurant reviews, not to mention all the practical information you need, will help you enjoy the very best of both these islands.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca.

Rough Guides; 7 edition (1 April 2016)

Mallorca (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) ~ Kerry Christiani

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Lonely Planet Mallorca is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a scenic drive on the sinuous road to Sa Calobra, visit the isolated Platja des Coll Baix, or gaze in wonder at the Palma Catedral; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mallorca and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Mallorca Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, landscapes, wildlife, architecture, arts, crafts, cuisine.
  • Over 30 maps
  • Covers Palma, Valldemossa, Deia, Soller, Fornalutx, Biniaraix, Pollenca, Alcudia, Inca, Arta, Cala Ratjada, Platja des Coll Baix, Cap de Formentor, Illa de Cabrera and more

Lonely Planet; 3 edition (18 July 2014)


maps of Majorca

Mallorca Nord hiking & cycling map & guide ~ 1:25,000

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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)

Serra de Tramuntana - Mallorca 4 maps waterproof ~ 1:25,000

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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)

Walk Mallorca Tour & Trail Super-durable Map ~ 1:40,000

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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.

With a size of 1,080mm by 600mm at 40,000 scale on a double sided map sheet you get a lot of Mallorca on this map while still being easy to read thanks to our Tour & Trail design standards. Those essential features of petrol stations, refreshment stops, miradors and off-road parking are easily seen while our background altitude shading plus 50 and 100 metre contours and spot heights bring this beautiful landscape to life. Special 'concertina map fold' means your map unfolds quickly, and more importantly folds back to its compact pocket size easily and quickly.Super-Durable means we have printed the map on 'Polyart' to produce a lightweight map that feels like silk but is as tough as old boots to outlast the worst of conditions and fold up like new after every use.

All the 53 walking routes from our Walk! Mallorca guide book and the route of the GR221 long distance trail are specially highlighted making these walking routes easier to find on the map and easier to follow on the ground. If you are planning Mallorca adventures on and around the Tramuntana then this is the essential map for you.

Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; 6th Revised edition edition (25 July 2016)

Mallorca Marco Polo Holiday Map ~ 1:125 000

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The optimum holiday maps for exploring, sight-seeing, shopping and much more. The handy, pocket format is easy to use and carry on your trip. The laminated finish means the map is waterproof, durable and tear-resistant. The detailed scale shows even the smallest streets and it includes an extensive street index.

An excellent hard-wearing map covering the whole island at a good scale.

MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG; Map edition (26 Jan. 2016)

Mallorca Insight Fleximap ~ 1:200,000

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Insight Fleximap Mallorca includes 4 maps. The main map is a detailed map of the island (1:200 000), with all points of interest clearly marked. There is also a street map of Palma (1:14 000), plus maps of Cabrera Island off the southeast coast and an overview of the western Mediterranean.

In addition to the mapping, Fleximap Mallorca also includes a list - with descriptions and colour photographs - of 31 recommended sights, divided by theme and linked to the mapping by numbered markers.

The handy information section offers concise details on getting around, tourist offices, money, tipping, opening times, public holidays, telecommunications, emergency telephone numbers, and climate.

Insight; 3 edition (4 Jan 2012)

Palma De Mallorca (Michelin City Plans)

More Details A detailed street plan of Palma Mallorca at a sacle of 1:10,000 from the renown Michelin publishing.

Michelin Maps (1 Mar 2007)

Bike Mallorca - Majorca bicycle map wp

More Details 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)