Mallorca needs no introduction. It is one of Spain’s top tourist destinations and every summer its beaches are filled with people seeking the sun, the Mediterranean Sea and a rich gastronomy. But Mallorca is an island that can offer much more, thanks to its geography, which is rich in small coves and mountains. So, if you’re one of those people who always want to experience new things and take part in activities off the beaten track, read this guide to exploring the more unfamiliar side of Mallorca through adventure tourism.
So, if swimming against the current, jumping unafraid into the unknown, immersing yourself in places to explore, climbing until your hands hurt and sleeping beneath the stars are your cup of tea, what are you waiting for? Read on and discover unique places to fill your backpack with unique memories and unforgettable experiences.
ADVENTURE SPORTS IN MALLORCA: WHAT TO DO
Mallorca is the perfect destination to enjoy adventure tourism, as the abundance of sea and mountains offers a variety of choices. Rent your car with Wiber at the Palma de Mallorca Airport and don’t leave a single nook of the island unseen. Ready to begin the adventure?
Adventure water sports in Mallorca
Because it’s an island, Mallorca offers many opportunities to enjoy the sea while doing sport. So if adventure water sports are your thing, the choices are almost infinite: surfing (as long as there are waves), kayaking, snorkelling, jet skiing, a trip on a yacht around the island and to hidden coves… It’ll be hard to decide!
That said, you’ll also be able to go for more daring options, such as psicobloc (also known a deep-water soloing), for which Mallorca is one of the main destinations worldwide. Put your climbing skills to the test and jump into the water when your hands and feet can’t take it any longer. Doing this kind of sport will allow you to discover spots along the coast that would otherwise be completely inaccessible.
Or do coasteering, a mix of different activities where fun and adrenaline are guaranteed. Jumps into the sea from various heights, hikes at the top of cliffs with incredible views, psicobloc, descents to the sea with spectacular abseiling, zip lines over crystal-clear water or slacklining over the sea: a perfect plan for those who feel like a fish in water!
Mountain adventure tourism in Mallorca
Mallorca is also an ideal place to do mountain sports, the most popular of which is hiking, as the “Serra de Tramuntana” offers all its visitors a unique environment with unforgettable views and a wide range of routes for all levels, through which to discover the essence of the island, its history, its tradition and its fauna and flora.
“La Trapa”, for example, is an itinerary that runs along the sea and lets you discover the work of the Trappist monks, who converted an arid terrain into a paradise. A place to experience one of the best Mediterranean sunsets. “Sa Talaia”, “Sa Gubia “or “Cuber – Biniaraix” are some of the other marvellous hiking options that the island of Mallorca offers.
If you want more adventure, you can also go climbing, a physically and mentally challenging sport that is widely practised in Mallorca, as the island offers all the basic conditions necessary to enjoy this kind of sport, thanks to its good climate and type of limestone. Other adventure sports include open-air camping and mountain bike routes.
Other adventure sports
Have a go at canyoning, one of the most complete ways of getting to know Mallorca, as it combines hiking, swimming, descents, climbs, ropes, zip lines, jumps… a non-stop adventure! If you aren’t afraid of the dark, challenge yourself to explore the caves created by water erosion and discover a new world. You can also do all this while doing a road trip around Mallorca.
So, what will you choose?