Islas Baleares

Description

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands a are well known holiday destination. Sun and beach are the keywords. Blessed with a benign subtropical climate, the islands are interesting for hiking too. The two largest islands - Majorca and Menorca - offer interesting long distance paths, not just by connecting some rural roads together, but by restoring old roads and landscapes. These trails - GR221, GR222, GR223 - are described in guidebooks, waymarked, and the Majorca authorities also put refuges in place.

Even with the Mediterranean nearby, summer is hot for hiking. Spring or autumn are better seasons. October can be wet.

The four main islands are, in order of size:

  • Mallorca, 3.640 km2, mountains in the north, two great long distance trails
  • Menorca, 695 km2, great coastal trail along the entire island
  • Ibiza, 572 km2, rural interior and some hills, find your own hikes
  • Formentera, 83 km2, small island with loooong beaches

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Baleares

Trails in this region

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Ibiza and Formentera: Car Tours, Cycle Tours and Walks
  • Ibiza & Formentera in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca Holiday Walks 2nd
  • Holiday Walks in Mallorca takes you to the most attractive parts of this beautiful Mediterranean island. A far cry from busy towns and tourist buses, here is a very different side of Mallorca. This fully revised and updated 2nd edition includes coastal walks, country strolls amid olive groves and more demanding rambles in the mountainous... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Holiday Walks in Mallorca
  • Holiday Walks in Mallorca takes you to the most attractive parts of this beautiful Mediterranean island. A far cry from busy towns and tourist buses, here is a very different side of Mallorca. This fully revised and updated 2nd edition includes coastal walks, country strolls amid olive groves and more demanding rambles in the mountainous... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Mallorca - 60 Easy Hikes Editorial Alpina GR211-GR222 ENGLISH/GERMAN
  • Northern Mallorca 7-Map Walking Set – ENGLISH/German version - at 1:50,000 from the hiking map specialists Editorial Alpina, presenting the northern half of the island on seven handy-size maps. Accompanying booklet, in this version in English and German, includes descriptions of 60 day hikes from different locations, plus the GR221 across the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Mallorca Hiking Guide GR221-GR222 2015
  • Wandelgids van Mallorca - gids met beschrijvingen van de routes en 7 gedetailleerde wandelkaarten. 60 wandelingen: wandelingen in natuurgebieden, cultuurwandelingen, GR 221 en GR222 Serra de Tramuntana, Llevant, Formentor, Sa Dragonera, Son Real, Planicia, Cap des Pinar. Taal: Engels / Duits kaart A: Andratx - Estellencs / GR 221 kaart B:... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Mallorca wandelkaarten met GR221 en GR222 | Alpina
  • Wandelgids van Mallorca - gids met beschrijvingen van de routes en 7 gedetailleerde wandelkaarten. 60 wandelingen: wandelingen in natuurgebieden, cultuurwandelingen, GR 221 en GR222 Serra de Tramuntana, Llevant, Formentor, Sa Dragonera, Son Real, Planicia, Cap des Pinar. Taal: Engels / Duits kaart A: Andratx - Estellencs / GR 221 kaart B:... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Mallorca: Car Tours and Walks
  • This was the first walking guide for Mallorca, the guide that won Sunflower the Sunday Times `Oscar` for best travel guide - and eventually made the island one of the most popular walking areas in Europe. The author has lived on Mallorca for over 35 years and knows the island thoroughly. This completely revised 8th edition includes newly-drawn... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca 2015
  • Illa de Cabrera. Wanderwege, Radwanderwege, Nordic Walking Kümmerly und Frey Karten. 1. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2016. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Trekking in Mallorca
  • Guidebook to walking the GR221 Drystone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec) traversing Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana between Pollença and Andratx. Following rock, paved paths and mule tracks between welcoming villages, the 140km (87 mile) trek is in 10 day stages and showcases the island's forests, mountains and drystone structures. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Trekking in Mallorca: GR221 - The Drystone Route
  • This guidebook describes the GR221, a 140km (87 mile) long-distance trail through northwestern Mallorca, from Port d`Andratx to Pollenca. Also known as the `Ruta de Pedra en Sec` (`the Drystone Route`), the GR221 is a celebration of Mallorca`s limestone heritage, taking in many historic drystone structures as it traverses the rocky peaks of the... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Trekking in Mallorca
  • Guidebook to walking the GR221 Drystone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec) traversing Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana between Pollenca and Andratx. Following rock, paved paths and mule tracks between welcoming villages, the 140km (87 mile) trek is in 10 day stages and showcases the island's forests, mountains and drystone structures. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Trekking in Mallorca
  • Guidebook to walking the GR221 Drystone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec) traversing Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana between Pollenca and Andratx. Following rock, paved paths and mule tracks between welcoming villages, the 140km (87 mile) trek is in 10 day stages and showcases the island's forests, mountains and drystone structures. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk! Mallorca West
  • Revised edition of Walk! Mallorca West incorporating updated and new routes from the GR221 Dry Stone Way ready for adventuring on foot in the western landscapes of Europe's most popular holiday walking destination. Now includes the opening sections of the GR221 'Ruta de Pedra en Sec' (Dry Stone Way) covering the route as far as Esporles plus... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk! Mallorca West
  • Revised edition of Walk! Mallorca West incorporating updated and new routes from the GR221 Dry Stone Way ready for adventuring on foot in the western landscapes of Europe's most popular holiday walking destination. Now includes the opening sections of the GR221 'Ruta de Pedra en Sec' (Dry Stone Way) covering the route as far as Esporles plus... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Menorca
  • This guidebook explores Menorca through 16 mostly inland one-day walks plus a 4-day coast to coast and the 10-day GR223 trek of 185km round the whole coastline. The trek uses historic bridleway trails to offer plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. Easy walking generally but routes can be combined. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Menorca Walking Guide- 16 Day and 2 Multi-day Routes
  • This Cicerone guide to walking on the Mediterranean island of Menorca by Paddy Dillon includes a wide variety of walking. The guidebook features 16 day-routes through towns, nature trails, cliff-top walks and inland hills, woodlands and archaeological sites. Two longer walks are also covered in the guide, the 4-day long Coast to Coast from Mao... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Walking in Menorca
  • This guidebook is split into two parts. In the first, 16 one-day walks and one 4-day trek across the island lead you mostly inland to discover Menorca's castles, former military fortifications and picturesque windmills and houses, as well as its huge taulas and talaiots (ancient stone structures). The second is a 10-day circular trek of the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Walking in Menorca
  • This guidebook is split into two parts. In the first, 16 one-day walks and one 4-day trek across the island lead you mostly inland to discover Menorca's castles, former military fortifications and picturesque windmills and houses, as well as its huge taulas and talaiots (ancient stone structures). The second is a 10-day circular trek of the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking in Menorca | Cicerone
  • This guidebook is split into two parts. In the first, 20 one-day walks lead you mostly inland to discover Menorca's castles, former military fortifications and picturesque windmills and houses, as well as its huge taulas and talaiots (ancient stone structures). The second is a 10-day circular trek of the long-distance historic bridleway Camí... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Menorca
  • Pocket-sized and in full colour, this new edition describes car tours, walks and countryside picnics. Both the fold-out touring map and the large-scale (1:40,000) topo walking maps show the newly inaaugurated Cami de Cavalls, a walking/cycling/riding trail circling the island alongside or near the coast. Timetables for local transport. Unique... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Menorca
  • Pocket-sized and in full colour, this new edition describes car tours, walks and countryside picnics. Both the fold-out touring map and the large-scale (1:40,000) topo walking maps show the newly inaaugurated Cami de Cavalls, a walking/cycling/riding trail circling the island alongside or near the coast. Timetables for local transport. Unique... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fodor's Essential Spain
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fodor's Essential Spain
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Mallorca
  • Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 Walk! Mallorca is your choice. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from east strolls up to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pages that you can fit into your pocket. At just GBP12.99 (or less) don`t go to Mallorca without Walk!... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk! Mallorca
  • Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 Walk! Mallorca is your choice. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from east strolls up to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pages that you can fit into your pocket. At just GBP12.99 (or less) don't go to Mallorca without Walk!... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk! Mallorca
  • Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 Walk! Mallorca is your choice. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from east strolls up to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pages that you can fit into your pocket. At just GBP12.99 (or less) don't go to Mallorca without Walk!... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Menorca
  • The island of Menorca (Minorca) is a true Mediterranean gem; unspoilt countyside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric sites, a wealth of wild flowers, wild tortoises, butterflies, bird life, historic towns and relics from the island`s turbulent past. Such a special island deserves only the best so Walk! Menorca (3rd edition 2013) has been researched... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Menorca
  • The island of Menorca (Minorca) is a true Mediterranean gem; unspoilt countyside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric sites, a wealth of wild flowers, wild tortoises, butterflies, bird life, historic towns and relics from the island's turbulent past. Such a special island deserves only the best so Walk! Menorca (3rd edition 2013) has been researched... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk! Menorca
  • The island of Menorca (Minorca) is a true Mediterranean gem; unspoilt countyside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric sites, a wealth of wild flowers, wild tortoises, butterflies, bird life, historic towns and relics from the island's turbulent past. Such a special island deserves only the best so Walk! Menorca (3rd edition) has been researched to... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk! Menorca
  • The island of Menorca (Minorca) is a true Mediterranean gem; unspoilt countyside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric sites, a wealth of wild flowers, wild tortoises, butterflies, bird life, historic towns and relics from the island's turbulent past. Such a special island deserves only the best so Walk! Menorca (3rd edition) has been researched to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fodor's Spain 2015
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fodor's Spain 2015
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Menorca | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. 128 Seiten mit 78 Farbabbildungen 35 Höhenprofile; 35 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:25.000 / 1:50.000 / 1:75.000, eine Übersichtskarte Menorca ist... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Menorca: Camí de Cavalls | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Goede beschrijving van de rondwandeling langs de kust van Menorca. Ook veel praktische informatie, kaartmateriaal is wat beperkt. Benannt nach den früher berittenen Patrouillen umrundet der Camí de Cavalls seit dem späten Mittelalter die Baleareninsel. Im Jahr 2010 erhielt der Weg den touristischen Ritterschlag, indem er als durchgängiger... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sa Rapita CNIG 25K Topographic Map 724-3
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Manacor CNIG Topographic Map 700-3
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ila de Cabrera CNIG Topo 774
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Can Picafort 25K Mallorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 672-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cap Blanc 25K Mallorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 723-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Porreres 25K Mallorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 699-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Son Parc CNIG Topo 619
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santandria 25K Menorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 646-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S`Espalmador 25K Formentera CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 824-II/825-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spain: 25K Balearic Islands Civilian Topographic Survey
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Formentera CNIG Topo 824/825/849
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alqueria Blanca 25K Mallorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 725-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cap de Formentor CNIG Topo 645
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santanyi CNIG 25K Topographic Map 724-4
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Porto Cristo CNIG Topographic Map 700-4
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Menorca: The Cami de Cavalls Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday following the Cami de Cavalls around the coast of Menorca. A relaxed self-guided walking holiday along the ancient Cami de Cavalls path circling the island of Menorca. An established and waymarked GR route, the Cami de Cavalls dates back to the 16th century and was once a military road connecting the watchtowers of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Menorca
  • Menorca is het kleine zusje van Mallorca en het groenste, meest authentieke eiland van de Balearen. Een prima plek om te genieten van de Mediterranée; van azuurblauwe baaien, witte zandstranden, grillige kliffen, golvende heuvels, kromgewaaide bomen, authentieke stadjes, dobberende bootjes en de beste visrestaurants. Al lopend over een oud... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Mallorca
  • Balearen eiland Mallorca is een eiland van zon en zee én van oneindige fietsmogelijkheden: van pittige slingerweggetjes door het Tramuntana-gebergte tot ontspannen ritten langs velden vol citrus- en abrikozenbomen. Tijdens deze fietsvakantie verblijf je op twee unieke plekken: een comfortabel 15e eeuws landhuis en een sfeervol, historisch... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Mallorca
  • Het noordwesten van Mallorca is een onverwacht stukje natuurschoon met schilderachtige plaatsjes, uitgestrekte sinaasappel- en olijfboomgaarden en kleine baaitjes met kiezelstranden. Wandelen door dit stille bergland van de Serra de Tramuntana, achter de druk bezochte kust, betekent constant spectaculaire vergezichten over de Middellandse Zee.... Read more
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