Apr 26, 2024
Exploring Nature's Beauty: Five Top Hiking Routes in Northern Mallorca
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Laura Pott
Exploring Nature's Beauty: Five Top Hiking Routes in Northern Mallorca
Apr 26, 2024
by
Laura Pott
Exploring Nature's Beauty: Five Top Hiking Routes in Northern Mallorca
Apr 26, 2024
by
Laura Pott
Exploring Nature's Beauty: Five Top Hiking Routes in Northern Mallorca
Apr 26, 2024
- By
Laura Pott
Exploring Nature's Beauty: Five Top Hiking Routes in Northern Mallorca
Apr 26, 2024
- By
Laura Pott
Exploring Nature's Beauty: Five Top Hiking Routes in Northern Mallorca
Apr 26, 2024
- By
Laura Pott
Cala Murta

The northern region of Mallorca offers breathtaking landscapes, lush pine forests and rugged cliffs, making it a haven for hiking enthusiasts. From enjoying panoramic vistas to discovering hidden caves, here are five top hiking routes in northern Mallorca that promise tranquility, adventure and unforgettable experiences.

1. Puig de Maria

If you enjoy outdoor activities with your family begin your hiking adventure with a journey to the summit of the Puig de Maria, an iconic peak overlooking the town of Pollença. This moderately challenging hike starts at the base of the mountain, where you'll find the trail marked. As you ascend the winding path you'll be surrounded by pine forests. Once you've reached the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the old town as well as the port and bay of Pollença in the distance. Take your time to explore the historic monastery and chapel that sit on the mountain top, and recharge with a fun family picnic. The peak of Puig de Maria is the perfect spot to pause and soak in the serenity of Mallorca's north before making your way down to keep exploring the charming old town of Pollença.

Sa Cova Tancada
Talaia de Alcudia

2. Cala Murta
This short and easy hiking trail on the Formentor peninsula leads you through a green pine forest to a picturesque pebble cove that feels like a little private oasis. As you wander through the woods you will most likely encounter some mules that live at a nearby finca and freely roam the forest. A fun experience for both adults and kids! Upon reaching Cala Murta, immerse yourself in the absolute tranquillity of this secluded cove. The pebble beach is framed by impressive rocky cliffs that provide a view of the open sea. Take a dip in the turquoise water to refresh or keep hiking up the mountains to the right side of the cove to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the high cliffs surrounding Pollença bay. The hike to Cala Murta is ideal for families, romantics and explorers who are looking for peace and relaxation in Mallorca, far away from the hustle and bustle of tourism.

3. Talaia d'Alcúdia
Experience the rich history and natural beauty of Alcúdia on this scenic trail that leads from the historic hermitage of La Victòria to the summit of Talaia d'Alcúdia, the highest point in the region. This moderately challenging hike ascends through pine forests and rocky terrain. As you approach the peak, you'll be greeted by curious mountain goats. Along the way, soak in the panoramic views of the Bay of Alcúdia and the Bay of Pollença with the rugged cliffs of Cap de Formentor in the distance. Don't forget to pack a picnic for your lunch by the ancient watch tower that sits on the mountain top and once served as a lookout point to protect against pirate attacks. For an even more unforgettable experience enjoy this hike at dusk, when the sun begins to fall below the horizon and paints the sky in soft, warm hues.

4. Sa Cova Tancada
Are you an experienced hiker looking for a thrilling coastal adventure? Then this challenging hike is just what you're looking for! Embark on a journey through the diverse landscapes of Alcúdia and discover the hidden gem Sa Cova Tancada. Tucked away in the northern coast's rugged cliffs, this cave isn't easy to reach. Starting right behind the golf course of Alcanada a trail leads you through rugged terrain and lush vegetation up the high cliffs of Alcúdia's coastline. After ascending for a while you'll have to make your way down to the hidden cave. Make sure to hold onto the rocks well while climbing down and pause frequently to catch your breath. Arriving at the mysterious Sa Cova Tancada, step into a world of wonder as you marvel at the centuries-old rock formations, and explore its dark caverns and winding passages. The hike to Sa Cova Tancada promises a unique outdoor experience, offering a glimpse into the hidden natural beauty of Alcúdia's landscape.

Albufera Natural Preserve
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