Take a sip of vintage Mallorca and explore its rugged peaks

Mallorca, the largest Balearic island in Spain, is a tourist hotspot. It’s worth taking a dip in its sparkling Mediterranean beaches and the impressive cave systems of Europe. There are also plenty of vineyards.

Many people think they know Mallorca. But there is more to it than meets the eye. Although the iconic Catedral-Basilica de Santa Maria de Mallorca is Palma’s most well-known site, there are many other attractions and activities to be found.

Mallorca is full of surprises, from charming beaches to scenic mountain hikes to vintage train rides and vintage train rides. Many of the stunning stalactite or stalagmite formations found in the Cuevas del Drach, and Cuevas de Arta caves can be found scattered around Mallorca’s smaller bays.

Mallorca’s most prominent export Rafer Nadel, the most decorated Men’s Singles Tennis Champion ever, is another reason why sports are so popular. With mild temperatures throughout the year, it’s possible to hike, bike and sail, and you don’t have to stop at high season.

We’ve selected our top picks to give you an idea of the best Mallorca has to offer.

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Get cultural in Palma de Mallorca

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Mallorca’s capital is home to over half the island’s inhabitants, making it an exciting and bustling place to visit. Because of its compact size, it is easy to navigate. It’s also a great starting point to explore the rest.

Arty types can take a walk to Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which has works by Miro and Picasso.

Arty types should visit Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which has works by Miro and Picasso. This museum was opened in 2004 and is one of the most fashionable and well-curated galleries in Spain. If you are a fan of contemporary art, this is a must-see.

A 15-minute walk from Palma’s Old Town – Casco Antiguo, is the place to be. It is full of history. You will find elegant Spanish squares and medieval churches, as well as traditional arts, crafts, such as the famous woven baskets of Mallorca.

If you are a foodie, you should visit the restaurant midweek to enjoy ‘La Ruta Martiana, also known for Tapas Tuesday. Many of these restaurants offer cheap snacks to lure customers to local tapas bars. You can also move between bars and sample delicious Spanish flavours.

Horseback riding is a great way to tour Mallorca

Walking around Palma in the evenings will keep you busy, but you’ll want more to see during the day.

Horse riding is a wonderful way to see rural Mallorca. You can sign up for a two-night trek through the rolling Tramuntana Mountains. The route will take you through warm, citrus-scented lemon trees and past elegant villages like Campanet or Caimari. You’ll spend two nights at the monastery of Lluc as your destination. You can sign-up for a guided hike here.

Enjoy the scenic rail route

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The Palma-Soler vintage train route is one of Mallorca’s most loved day trips. On a mahogany-lined antique train, you will travel through beautiful valleys filled with almond and orange groves.

The train is a cleaner and more environmentally friendly way to travel than the Palma Soller road. It will take you through Tramuntana mountains while a connecting tram will drop you at Port de Soller. You can also hop on the brass-fitted train at Bunyola and sample the Tunel factory’s herby liquors.

Enjoy a glass of vintage Mallorca

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Although Spanish wine is well-known worldwide, many Balearic islands also produce their own wine. Not just any wine; award-winning wines.

“Mallorca has always been committed to sustainable tourism, but particularly in this post-pandemic period,” Catalina Cladera Crespi (President of Mallorca Tourism) says.

“It helps to maintain our environment, and by maintaining our environments we’re in a position to sustain our local products & traditions.”

There are many wineries and vineyards popping up throughout the island. The native grapes here include moll, manto negro and callet.

Vineyards and wineries are sprouting all over the island. The native grapes used in the production of the wines include moll, manto negro and callet. The grapes are then mixed with imported varieties to create all the wines in the rainbow. Mallorca Wine Tours offer great experiences such as a helicopter tour and private dinner at a winery.

Take a stroll on the wild side

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There are beautiful natural landscapes that you can explore on foot if you have a sore back. The wetlands of Mallorca are a popular spot for birdwatchers. There are black vultures and moustached warblers to be seen amongst the native flora.

Another area worth exploring is the Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Range. Puig Major, at 1445m is the highest peak in the range. There are nine other peaks above 1,000 metres if you love heights.

The mountain range runs along the island’s northwestern coast. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. The arid slopes are a rugged, rocky beauty that offers hikers breathtaking views.