THE BEST WINTER ROUTES AND ACTIVITIES IN MALLORCA
The island offers countless things to do when the weather isn't so hot
If you like Mallorca in summer, why not visit us in winter too? You'll love it! Contrary to what many people think, Mallorca offers a wide variety of activities and events to enjoy in the winter too - without the crowds that are so common during the warmer months.
If you're planning to travel to Mallorca in the winter, here's a small selection of the wonderful routes and trails you can enjoy on the island during the coldest months of the year.
Hiking and walking in the Serra de Tramuntana
Winter is the best season for hiking and trekking in Mallorca. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Serra de Tramuntana is one of the most wonderful places to visit on foot. Dotted with small mountain villages, discovering its routes and trails, as well as the everyday life of its inhabitants, is a must if you're visiting Mallorca in winter.
The Ruta de Pedra en Sec is one of the most popular routes in the Serra de Tramuntana. Further away, in the western part of the island, another very popular route is the Via Verda, which stretches from Manacor to Artá, passing very close to our Predi Son Jaumell Hotel Rural.
Discover the wine trail…
Another very interesting trail to do in Mallorca in winter is the one popularly known as the wine trail. There are around 70 wineries on the island, which offer a wide variety of local wines. There are different designations of origin on the island, such as Binissalem, Pla i Llevant and Vins de Tramuntana.
…and the museum trail!
We're staying with trails, because another very interesting trail to follow in Mallorca in winter is the museum trail. The island offers all kinds of museums and a wide variety of art galleries. The Es Baluard Museum stands out among them, with its large collection of contemporary works.
Another must is the Museo del Calzado y la Piel in Inca, located in the centre of the island. The town of Inca was popularly known as “the leather town” for decades. If you go to Sóller, the modernist museum of Can Prunera is a must-see, and the town of Pollença, in the northeast of the island, is well known for the many art galleries that line its streets.
Checking out the markets…
We also love visiting the markets held in many towns all over the island. One of the most picturesque is the antiques market held every Sunday in the town of Consell. Another Sunday market is held in the village of Pollença, which sells everything from fruit and vegetables to clothing and handicrafts. Every Wednesday, the village of Sineu, in the centre of the island, holds a large market where, apart from typical Mallorcan products, you can see exhibitions of animals. To visit them at your leisure, we recommend that you arrive early!
Cycling or roller-skating along Palma's Paseo Marítimo (promenade)
This is our last - but certainly not least - activity: cycling or rollerskating along Palma's Paseo Marítimo (promenade). The city's beautiful promenade has a long cycle lane that's ideal for doing exercise right by the sea. You can start the ride next to the Club Náutico de Palma and finish it at El Portixol, a charming little fishing port with plenty of bars and restaurants to take a refreshing drink at the end of your ride.