From its turquoise fringed bays and ancient olive groves to the dominating limestone peaks of the spectacular Serra de Tramuntana range, Mallorca holidays are perfect for enjoying on foot and by bike. Take your time to discover the largest island in the Balearic Islands on one of our unique Mallorca tours. With sleepy fishing marinas, ancient hilltop monasteries and picturesque honey-stone hamlets peppered around the island, our interest-packed routes allow you to venture far beyond the tourist hotspots, where locals continue to embrace their traditional roots.
On our Walking in Mallorca trip, you’ll enjoy brisk walks along the breath-taking bay of Cala Deiá before heading inland towards the village of Biniaraitx. Following the Pilgrim Steps, you’ll make your ascent to the scenic viewpoint of Mirador den Quesada (957m) and trek to the villages of Valldemossa and S’Atalaia Vella, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Tramuntana Mountains. With a visit to the Lluc monastery, your route takes you through ancient oak forests to tackle some of Mallorca’s tallest peaks, including the Puig d’en Galileu (1181m) and the Puig de Massanella (1365m), where you may be able to spot falcons, osprey and vultures.
Another Mallorca holiday that allows you to explore the quiet coastal paths and foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains is our Mallorca Self-Guided Coast to Coast Ride. Discovering the lesser-known treasures of Mallorca on two-wheels, our cycling route takes you past almond groves along rural country lanes and towards the spectacular salt production lagoons where you’ll see gatherings of local flamingos. With visits to the bustling market town of Sineu, the restored walled city of Alcudia and the medieval town of Pollença, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the produce or dine al fresco in one of the local restaurants.
8 DaysfromUSD 1,949
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Discover the interior and coastline of this traditional Spanish island
Tramuntana Mountains: Flanking the north coast of Mallorca, the imposing Serra de Tramuntana is a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a Mallorca holiday, discover the history, culture and dramatic beauty of this incredible mountain range. Cycling is a great way to explore the foothills of Serra de Tramuntana, where you’ll be greeted with sublime views and diverse scenery. Ride among olive groves and almond trees, along Moorish terraces and to picturesque mountain villages where you can sample some of the delicious Mallorquin dishes.
Pollenca: Nestled between the hills on the east side of the Serra de Tramuntana lies the ancient town of Pollenca. Brimming with pretty buildings and local culture, this is a wonderful place to visit on Mallorca tours if you want to experience a more authentic side of the island. Pavement cafes are in abundance and on Sunday mornings, the streets are alive with bustling market stalls selling local produce. The history in the town is fascinating and you can delve further into Pollenca’s past at the 18th century Mar de Deu dels Angels church and the monasteries that are scattered across the countryside.
Soller: Wrapped inside a gorgeous valley where the sweet smell of orange groves wafts on the air, Soller is an historical Mediterranean town made up of narrow winding streets lined with townhouses. Its central placa is the place to go if you fancy drinking coffee with the locals or wandering around the weekend market. You’ll also find plenty of traditional tapas bars and pastry shops where you can savour local dishes and sweet treats. There are museums and striking architecture to discover too and throughout the year you can experience one of the many festivals that take place here.
Valldemossa: Just a short drive from the city of Palma, Valldemossa is a natural treasure trove, tucked away in the Tramuntana Mountains and feels a world apart from the busy streets below. Most famous for its terraced landscape that nuzzles into the hillside, Valldemossa reveals a rich cultural heritage of Mallorca. As you embark on Mallorca tours to the hilltop village, the highest on the island, you’ll learn about its connection with Frederic Chopin and his lover, George Sand, and the island’s Santa Catalina Thomas, where you can see her birthplace and shrine. Be sure to visit the Royal Carthusian Monastery and listen to a Chopin piano recital.
Deia: Standing at the foot of the Teix Mountain, Deia is one of the most beautiful villages on the island of Mallorca. From its hillside location, the views across the Mediterranean Sea and mountains are spellbinding and have inspired artists, writers and musicians for centuries. But it’s not just the views that are captivating, there’s an almost magical ambience here that lures you into its charms, making you want to return to Deai time after time on Mallorca holidays.