Remote bays, sublime castles, monasteries, caves, ruins and endless mountain landscapes. Yes, Majorca has far more to offer than El Arenal! Especially in spring and autumn, when the island is much less crowded, the true beauty of Majorca can be discovered. Here are 5 things – off the beaten track – which should not be missing on any to-do list.
Hiking at Cap Andritxol
Along the coast, through forests and past historic buildings. Also for amateur hikers, a walk at Cap Andritxol is a welcome alternative to just lounging on the beach. And the best part: All this can be done in just 3 hours. Starting point is Cala Fornells. From here simply follow one of the hiking trails to Cap Andritxol.
Dive into the Cuevas del Drach
The impressive caves on the east coast of Majorca are a definite must-do! With a horizontal length of 1200 meters at a depth of 25 meters there’s quite a lot to discover. Amongst others you will find Lake Lago Martel, which is considered one of the largest underground lakes world wide. The cave tour can be rounded off nicely with tapas and cerveza in the rustic Porto Cristo village.
Climb the Tramuntana Mountains on 2 wheels
The Tramuntana Mountains is a really charming, incredibly beautiful and above all unusually quiet place. Imagine you oversee the coast, while the sun shines into your face and the one only sound you’ll notice are passing donkeys. Yes that’s what the holiday feeling is all about! Total relaxation guaranteed! If you’re looking for a challenge, you can go on a mountain bike. For most people though, a rental scooter is far more enjoyable. Starting from Palma, we recommend to go to Andratx. Here you take the Ma-10 through the mountains to Port de Soller and return on the Ma-11 to Palma.
Dining and strolling in Majorcas art village
Deia is the “art village of Majorca” and not to be missed for all friends of art, history and culinary experiences. The small town with its imposing, historical stone houses lies at an altitude of more than 400 meters. The idyllic landscape is dominated by olive trees, wild brooks and the extensive coastline. You’ll find many small boutiques, galleries and exceptionally good restaurants. The ideal place for those who enjoy to go on a relaxed stroll.
Caribbean flair on the Mediterranean – Es Trenc
The 2 kilometer long beach of Es Trence is as white as it gets. If you didn’t know better, you’d feel like being in the middle of the Caribbean. So far, the beach has been spared by large hotels and resorts, hence offering a natural and wild flair. So just kick back and relax. Viva la vida!
Do you know more special places off the beaten track? Share them in the comments.