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Walking in springtime in Mallorca

My guest post today from Nick of Villa Parade highlights that spring is one of the best times to visit the island of Mallorca, especially if you enjoy walking as a way to explore the beautiful scenery of this island and get away from the crowded tourist spots.

I find that spring can be the ideal time to visit the Med, as the weather is slightly cooler and there aren’t as many tourists as the high season, so it’s an excellent opportunity to explore. There are great range of activities in The Balearics to choose from. I’ve been on many of Mallorca’s walking trails, and with the Almond blossom in bloom throughout March, it’s a really beautiful time to see the island.

Almond blossom in Mallorca

Almond blossom in Mallorca

I also hear from many people who go to Mallorca in the spring because of its cycling routes, often used in Triathlon training, as well as from those who love wildlife and travel to spot the island’s famous Eleonora’s falcon.

One of my favourite walking routes is trekking up from Alaro to Castell d’Alaró. It takes about two hours and you need to follow signs from the PM210 to the peaceful valley of Orient. The walk takes you through olive groves climbing up to the plateau, with views of the Puig D’Alaro, a rocky outcrop with an old Moorish castle at the top. It’s worth the effort to see the beautiful views over the sea from the summit and to work up an appetite for the famous lamb dish in the Es Verger restaurant, renowned for its red wines, on the way back down.

Castell d’Alaro in Mallorca

Castell d’Alaro in Mallorca

There’s also a beautiful Mallorquin sunset walk from Roca Blanca, starting from PM-221 Formentor Road, to the peak of Fumat which shows the Formentor Peninsula, the North Eastern tip of Mallorca. at its best. A friend recommended this route to me it’s perfect if you’re looking for a bit of an adventure and you can picnic at the peak and visit the old lighthouse on the way down and have a dip in Cala Figuera. The walk is about 8km and finishes with a sunset view of Formentor’s most famous beach, Cala Formentor from Albercuitx Watchtower.

The bay at Cala Figuera, Mallorca

The bay at Cala Figuera, Mallorca

I’d love to from anyone who’s got any other tips on exploring Mallorca, especially walks that you’ve enjoyed on this beautiful island.

Many thanks for this guest post to Nick at Villa Parade who offer exclusive villas and holiday apartments throughout the Mediterranean, including Mallorca.

Photo credits: Almond Blossom by lightbrigade,  Castell d’Alaro by benjami,  Cala Figuera by Cayetano on flickr.

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    Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels
    March 11, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Walking is a passion for me and Mallorca looks like a fabulous walking destination. Your guest author’s photos were gorgeous.

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    Matt Stewart
    March 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Found your blog purely by chance, on Stumble! And what a coincidence – just planning a Sprin break in Mallorca, and am based in Bristol too! Thanks Heather.

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    Heather Cowper
    March 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    @ Matt Yes, I must admit that I haven’t been to Mallorca but this guest post from Villa Parade has got me itching to plan a spring walking break and take advantage of the wonderful spring flowers and sunshine

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    Susan
    March 12, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Sounds like a cute little town! I’ve never been in that place, but I have been wandering into it’s neighbor towns and I love all of the views over there 🙂

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    Anil
    March 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    The Mediterranean in the spring is a great time to go. Come July and August the crowds at many of the popular beaches are just too much.

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    Sherry Ott
    March 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Oh – the spring…I wish it would finally arrive! You’ve got me all excited to get out and walk! Nice information and it also sounds like a great place to bike!

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    jen laceda
    March 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve never seen an almond blossom and had always been curious how it looked like. Thanks for sharing the almond blossom photo, as well as the Mallorca sights – beaches.

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    Villas in Lanzarote
    November 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I haven’t been to Majorca in the spring but after reading this i will give it a try!

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