A Gorgeous Hike in Mallorca

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Hiking in Mallorca: To start off the new year, today I will tell you about a hike we did NOT do. In Mallorca, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a man should have done the Torrent de Pareis hike at least once in his life.

Or so we were told when we arrived in Sa Calobra, the place where the gorge through which the trail leads and meets

A Gorgeous Hike in Mallorca

Market Day in Alcudia

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Where to Go in Mallorca: The Weekly Market of Alcudia When we visited Mallorca for our hiking trip earlier in the autumn, we stayed – like most visitors of the island – in a beach resort.

Many people, specifically families, spend happy holidays in places like Port d’Alcudia, but you will rarely hear anyone rave about their beauty. This is because they were not designed to be beautiful but only to serve as

Market Day in Alcudia

Sightseeing in Palma de Mallorca

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What to See in Palma de Mallorca: Before we left Mallorca (after our hiking trip earlier in the autumn), there were two things we simply had to do. First, we had to pay a visit to the capital. I don’t know about you, but to me, (as I already told you in the last post) it always feels somehow wrong to visit a country without seeing the capital – or an island without its largest

Sightseeing in Palma de Mallorca

A Mallorcan Marshland

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Hiking in Mallorca S’Albufera – A Mallorcan Marshland So far, we have been telling you mainly about hikes in those areas of Mallorca that are difficult to access: hikes for which you need at least a car, or better still, a guided tour. Today, we will talk about hikes that that you can do easily on your own.

One very popular trail leads from Port de Pollenca in the northwest of the island

A Mallorcan Marshland

No Frills Island Tour in Mallorca

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Our No Frills Island Tour in Mallorca Let’s be frank: guided bus tours are not generally the ideal solution if you want to explore unfamiliar surroundings – walking is always best, bearing in mind that “you have only really been to a place when you have experienced it on your own two feet” (it was Goethe who said that).

But the world is rarely perfect, which is why there are no iron rules,

No Frills Island Tour in Mallorca

Hiking in Mallorca – Ermita de Betlem

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Hiking in Mallorca Towards Ermita de Betlem Mallorca is a small island and nearly as densely populated as Holland, without even counting the 9 million visitors who come here each year.

So it’s all the more striking if you consider that you can walk for hours in the Park Natural de Llevant without seeing a single soul (except the odd fellow hiker). The northeastern corner has always been the least populated part of

Hiking in Mallorca – Ermita de Betlem

Mallorca Beyond the Beaches

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Hiking in Spain Mallorca Beyond the Beaches If you want to explore the “real Mallorca”, the Mallorca beyond the beaches teeming with tourists in holiday resorts, your best bet for a base may be a hotel right on the seaside. This may sound contradictory and counter-intuitive, so let me explain.

Firstly, you must take into account that the interior of the island – where you find the mountains and most of the interesting

Mallorca Beyond the Beaches