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Mallorca, the Perfect Destination for Sports Enthusiasts

Mallorca, the Perfect Destination for Sports Enthusiasts


06 March, 2024


Sports enthusiasts find their dream destination in Mallorca. In spring, cyclists take to the roads, while in summer, the sea becomes a new space to conquer with activities like windsurfing, paddle surfing, and diving. In winter, hiking trails invite you to explore the mountains, and in autumn, there's nothing like booking a tennis court or visiting a golf course.

Mallorca boasts around 300 days of sunshine per year, and even in the colder months, temperatures are mild, inviting you to hit the road or the mountains.

Best Cycling Routes in Mallorca

The island offers over 500 kilometers of cycling routes, all properly signposted and part of an extensive network, complemented by around 2000 paths for outdoor sports, whether on the road, in the mountains, or by the sea.

  • The Alaró-Bunyola-Orient-Alaró route is considered one of the best cycling routes. Covering 34 kilometers through the heart of Mallorca, it unveils some of its most beautiful landscapes.
  • The route from Palma to El Arenal is a bit quieter and runs along the coast. Cyclists can visit popular stops and attractions in the area. The beauty of the sea crashing against the rocks accompanies athletes almost throughout the journey.
  • The Valldemosa-Sóller route is another popular one for cyclists, offering stunning scenery and challenging climbs.

Hiking: Paths to Enjoy Mallorcan Sports and Nature

Hiking is a pleasure year-round on the island, with over 400 kilometers of trails of varying difficulty levels to explore on foot and discover the wildest side of Mallorca.

  • The Archduke's Path is one of the most famous, built by Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria in 1883. It covers a special part of the Sierra de Tramontana coast, leading to the Archduke's viewpoint and the iconic rock formation called Sa Foradada.
  • In summer, the paths of Parc Natural de Llevant lead to some of the island's most beautiful coves. S’Arelanet des Verger or Sa Font Celada are some examples. And a bit further ahead, Cala Matzoc features an old defense tower with excellent views.
  • The Puig de Massanella Route, more of an ascent than a route, leads to the second highest mountain in Mallorca. With its 1356 meters, it's a challenge suited for those accustomed to tough hikes.

Golf Courses in Mallorca

The island boasts over 20 golf courses where you can enjoy this sport year-round, some of the most popular being:

  • Real Golf de Bendinat, featuring 18 holes with exciting water obstacles and varied fairways. It offers a network of buggy paths and amenities such as the clubhouse, bar, professional shop, club, and electric car rental service.
  • Golf Park Puntiró, known for its natural beauty and diverse courses suitable for all levels. It features various courses, dog owner parking, professional shop, bar, and even gold lessons for beginners.
  • Alcanada Golf Course, located in the north of Mallorca, offering stunning views of Alcudia Bay. Its facilities are modern and, after a round of golf, it's highly recommended to visit the terrace for a refreshing drink.

Best Places for Tennis

With over 600 tennis courts in Mallorca, it's a haven for tennis enthusiasts.

  • In Manacor, you'll find the famous Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, open year-round and offering courses for all ages. Don't miss the chance to visit the Rafa Nadal Museum and enjoy the academy's facilities.
  • Palma Sport and Tennis Club in the island's capital, renovated in recent years, offers several clay tennis courts along with other amenities like a swimming pool, yoga rooms, and a gym.

Mallorca is not only a sports paradise but also a vibrant island boasting beautiful villages by the sea or nestled in the mountains, offering a variety of housing styles.

Are you looking for something near the Tramontana? Get in touch with us, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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