Picnics in the mountains
The majestic Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range in the north west of Mallorca has been named by UNESCO a world heritage site. It hosts an array of hiking and cycling routes attracting those who love the great outdoors. This means recreational areas are in abundance and they accommodate your every need for a picnic or a longer stay if your heart desires. Expect picnic tables, BBQs, camping areas, toilets and even showers. All you need to remember to bring is food, drink and, in the cooler months, some warm attire (as it can get a little chilly up in the mountains).
Sa Bassa is a recreational area just off the mountain road that links Sóller to Lluc. It has stunning natural surroundings with rocks, boulders and pine trees skirting the area. It’s a popular spot for camping, so picnics are more than comfortable here. Bring some meat, fish or veg to cook on one of the many BBQs and you will be able to prepare a feast. There’s even a little playground and sandpit for the children to enjoy, so it’s great for a family day out.
The commune of Bunyola boasts one of the biggest and more beautiful forests on the island. Within it, there are hiking trails which offer breathtaking views over Palma and panoramic views of the mountains and valleys in the area. There’s a well-equipped picnic area with BBQs on the descent from the summit Penyal d’Honor. Just be aware that, on weekends, it is also a place where the local inhabitants of Bunyola get together, so you might have to share the space with others.
Also see: Nature Parks in Mallorca, Majorca