If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and immerse yourself in nature beauty, this is your ideal destination. This island’s combination of mountains, beaches and forests is sure to enchant. Fancy discovering the best routes in Mallorca?


Popular hiking route sin Mallorca

Mallorca is home to a host of treasures, far beyond its dreamy beaches. Below, we’ll present the most popular hiking routes in Mallorca, each with their own charm and characteristics.

Pedra en Sec Route, Deià

This is, without a doubt, one of the hiking gems of Mallorca, as it crosses the majestic Sierra de Tramuntana, UNESCO World Heritage. It begins in the charming town of Deià, known for its unique beauty and bohemian atmosphere.

This trail, also known as the GR221, is famous for its route spanning 150 km, though you don’t need to do it all to enjoy its charms. One of the most famous sections begins in Deià and leads to Sóller, for a 12 km hike which will take around five hours to complete.

Along the way, you’ll discover ancient dry-stone constructions, a traditional system which has shaped the landscape of the Tramuntana and from which the route takes its name.

ruta de la pedra

Torrent de Pareis Route, Sa Calobra

This is a high difficulty route. It has a length of approximately seven kilometres and takes around five hours to complete. Though the route is short in distance, the steep and rocky terrain can make progress slower than normal.

The Torrent de Pareis crosses one of the most spectacular canyons in the Balearic Islands, creating a wild and breath-takingly beautiful natural environment. Along the way, you’ll immerse yourself in a landscape of vertical rock walls, natural pools and a great diversity of endemic flora and fauna. At the end, you’ll reach the paradisiacal Sa Calobra beach.

Ruta del Torrent de Pareis, Sa Calobra

Penyal des Migdia Route, Valldemossa

Located in Valldemosa, this is one of the most impressive routes across Mallorca. With a distance of around six kilometres, this is a moderately difficult route which will take four hours to complete. It runs through holm-oak forests and Mediterranean scrubland, offering a complete immersion in the island’s nature.

On your hike, you can enjoy panoramic views of the coast and the surrounding mountainous landscape. The highlight of this route is the summit of the Penyal des Migdia, an impressive rocky formation.

Ruta de la Penyal des Migdia, Valldemossa

La Albufera de Alcudia Route, Alcudia

La Albufera de Alcudia is a natural park of great ecological value, made up of wetlands and a wide variety of ecosystems.

This is a low-difficulty route of approximately eight kilometres. It is well signposted and mainly flat, making it accessible to hikers of all ages and abilities. It’s perfect for a day out with family.

Ruta de la Albufera de Alcudia

Talai d’Alcudia Route, Alculdia

This route is a little more demanding than the others, but the panoramic views from the top of the mountain are well worth the effort. Talaia d’Alcudia is the highest point of the Alcudia peninsula, at a height of 445 metres. The route, of around nine kilometres, starts from the old town of Alcudia and follows a well-signposted route to the summit.

As you climb, you’ll be able to admire impressive views of the bay of Alcudia and the bay of Pollença, as well as the Sierra de Tramuntana to the west. On a clear day, you can see as far as the peninsula of Formentor and the island of Menorca.

Finally, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the ancient watchtower at the mountain’s peak. Dating back to the 16th century, it was once used to guard the coast and detect any possible pirate attacks.

Of all the hiking routes in Mallorca, this one, without a doubt, offers the best combination of nature, panoramic views and history.

Ruta de Talaia d'Alcudia, Alcudia

Castell de Alaró Route, Alaró

The excursion to the Castell de Alaró offers spectacular views from the top and can be started from various starting points depending on the needs of the group. From the village of Alaró, past the petrol station, follow the signs to the road up to the castle, where you will find a restaurant about 3 km away. Warning: the stretch is narrow and the road is not in good condition, but there are ample parking areas on arrival.

The walk takes about 70 minutes through an area of lush vegetation. The first part is by road with shortcuts leading to the foot of the climb to the castle, with more parking available. Then, after about 30 minutes of walking, we reach the most challenging stretch with stairs and steep slopes that take us to the top, where we enjoy panoramic views and find the Oratory and the Hospedería del Castell de Alaró where there are public toilets, tables to eat and bar and restaurant service where we can eat (reservation essential).

According to legend, near the start of the stairs, there is a round mark attributed to the footprint of the horse of King Jaume I, who confronted his enemies with such force that he left his hooves engraved in the stone, giving rise to the orange colour of the rocks at sunset.

Hiking in Mallorca

Hiking routes in Mallorca are synonymous with diversity. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the island’s natural beauty at your own pace: nature reserves, cliffs with impressive sea views and hidden beaches, among many more.

You can follow ancient trading routes, discover medieval towns or visit historic monuments like castles, watchtowers or former monasteries.

Not forgetting, of course, the region’s delicious cuisine. After a long day of hiking, what could be better than enjoying a typical Mallorcan meal.

Relax comfortable after exploring Mallorca

After an intense day of hiking, what better way to relax than in your own comfortable and well-located accommodation? At Ideal Property Mallorca, we have the perfect place for you. From our accommodation, you can plan your routes across Mallorca, easily access starting points and come back to a warm and welcoming home at the end of the day.