Top Ten Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

Walk the Hills of Majorca
By Miles Roddis

It's hard to believe that Majorca, the largest and most developed of Spain's offshore Mediterranean Balearic Islands and host to over 7 million visitors annually, might be a walker's paradise. But get away from the tawdry south coast resorts and head for the modest height (there's nothing over 3,000 feet) of the wild, unspoiled, underpopulated Serra de Tramuntana. This fat limestone wedge, shaped like a giant block of cheese tilting down to the island's northern coast, has walking as wild as anywhere in Spain. Base yourself at the Monasterio de Lluc (once a monastery and now a popular trekker's venue) and radiate out for day walks, such as the heart-stopping descent of the Torrent de Pareis gorge or the cliffside splendor of the track between Sa Calabra and Seller.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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