October 4, 2021

Mallorca Reloaded

Two years ago, we went to Mallorca for the first time and thought it was an excellent spot for some hiking. Since then, there was not much traveling possible thanks to Corona - except some shorter trips by car or train. As the situation is a bit better at the moment, we thought it was possible to repeat the last “real” vacations and decided to fly back to Mallorca.

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Update: In the meanwhile, I also created a short video of that trip.

Peguera

Day one was a bit of a letdown as the weather was not very nice in the early morning. Later, it got better, so we could only have a quick stroll close to the hotel …

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… and a short hike in the afternoon to a local mountain, “Na Bruta”. Komoot-Link

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Port d’Andratx to Sant Elm

Surprisingly, the weather turned bad again. We decided to ignore it and go for a hike. The path between Port d’Andratx and Sant Elm is quite nice, but I would not necessarily do that hike again as the first few kilometers are quite close to a road. Also, you need the bus to get back, which costs lots of time. Komoot-Link

A surprising side-note is that you can pay for the bus trip with a credit card or Apple watch. You just tap the thing to a sensor when entering or leaving the bus. Two days later, the card is billed with the right amount. Why on earth is such stuff possible in Mallorca and not in Munich?

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Puig de L’Ofre

The Puig de L’Ofre is one of the highest mountains in the central Tramuntana region. The path is nice at the beginning, but close to the top of the mountain, it is difficult to find and very steep. Nevertheless, a rewarding hike. Komoot-Link

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Palma de Mallorca

Palma is maybe not as fancy as Barcelona, but it reminds me of the town. Like in Barcelona, you can find a few lovely Art Deco and Jugendstil buildings. Also, the cathedral and the area around it is beautiful.

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Cala des Moro to Cala MΓ rmols

Hiking near the coast can be a bitch. Excuse my French. You have incredible landscapes and lovely views down the cliffs into the little bays on the one-hand side. But on the other hand, the terrain can be pretty rough. This hike really had both features to the max. Komoot-Link

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Sa Dragonera

Sa Dragonera is a protected island in the east of Mallorca. The ferry crossing can be done from the small town of Sant Elm and is surprisingly expensive (15 EUR). The price includes the ferry itself and some entrance fees to the island.

The island is lovely. I recommend hiking to the top of the highest mountain as the view from there is terrific. Komoot-Link Also, make sure to play a bit with the small lizards you find everywhere. To my surprise and joy, these critters are not afraid of you! Instead, they are curious and even try to climb on you if you sit on a bench or so for some time.

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Finca GalatzΓ³

We were pretty exhausted from the previous hikes. Hence, we only did a smaller hike near the Finca GalatzΓ³ to some viewpoints from which you can admire the Tramuntana mountains. Komoot-Link

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Port de Canonge

The last day started with some rain and was quite cold. We didn’t dare hiking but decided to drive to the northern coast and visit some places by car.

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