If you are eager to see the beauty of the Balearic Islands for yourself, there is no better way to do it than on a walking tour. There are hundreds of different routes to follow, ensuring there is an itinerary to suit all levels of ability, from novice walkers to pro hikers. In this article we will give you a rundown of some of the best walking tours in the Balearic Islands.
Cala de Bou to Playas del Comte
The six hour walking tour from Cala de Bou to the beaches of Comte in Ibiza, is an easy and placid route, which can be enjoyed by both novice and experienced hikers. The tour begins on a beach located in Cala Bou and follows a path along the coastline, passing through a number of small villages. During the coastline tour walkers will view a number of small islands, where waterfowl reside and witness a spectacular sunset from the shore of Ibiza. The tour ends on Playas del Comte beach.
Punta Nati to Cala Morell
The eight kilometre coastline walk from Punta Nati to Cala Morell takes approximately four hours and is suitable for advanced walkers. The tour covers a large part of Menorca’s northern coastline, passing through several coves and ending up in the small village of Cala Morell. Walkers tend to leave their cars at Ciutadella, on a road which leads into Punta Nati, where the excursion begins. The walking tour covers rocky terrain over fifty meters high and barefaced cliffs, which is why it is classed as a medium level walk.
Mallorcan Classic Trek
This is a week-long walking tour organised by a group based in Port Pollensa. The tour is suitable for anyone who has a good level of fitness and is used to going on mountain walks. Hikers will start off in Valldemossa, heading through the Tramuntana mountains to reach the town of Pollensa in the north. They will be guided along the trader paths, through the canyons and over the peaks, witnessing the islands’ natural beauty and breath-taking scenery as they go. This tour is the perfect choice for holiday goers who enjoy staying and eating at a different place each night. You do not have to worry about your luggage as the trek offers vehicle assistance. Your essentials will be all you need to carry!
Benefits of going on organised walking tours in the Balearic Islands
If you are travelling to the Balearic Islands alone, one of the main benefits of going on an organised walking tour is the chance to meet other people with the same interests. Tours are usually given in small groups, enabling participants to get to know one another as they experience all the Balearic Islands have to offer. Whether you go on a day trip or a week-long excursion there is a possibility to make a new friend for life!
Those travelling to the Balearic Islands for a walking holiday with their partner will be pleased to know that many hiking organisations actually offer tailor-made day plans. This ensures that you and your partner will have a romantic, peaceful walk, without having to worry about going off track and getting lost!
Although the Balearic Islands’ cities are fantastic for shopping, wining and dining, they have so much more to offer, in the form of breath-taking scenery and natural beauty. Whether you fancy a gentle stroll along the coastline or a steep mountain climb, there are walking tours to meet all requirements. Once you have narrowed down the location you would like to visit, get in touch with a local walking organisation and start planning your routes!
Sally Lynch arranges French and Spanish holidays. She has lived years in Nice and Menorca, organizing holiday villa tours in Menorca and France. Her travels and love of culture become her profession few years ago, deciding to dedicate herself to the sunny side of Europe.
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