Mallorca offers excellent hiking and walking opportunities, and the months between October and May provide the perfect weather conditions for hikers keen to explore Mallorca’s varied and spectacularly scenic terrain.
On a cloudy November morning, I decided to take some friends visiting the island on a southwestern Mallorca hiking experience. A coastal route at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, this trail starts from Sant Elm, via the 400-year-old Torre Cala Basset Watchtower and onto the ruins of La Trapa Monastery. So, at around 11:30, we set off on our journey with the help of my trusted friend or, should I say, guidebook, the ‘Rother Walking Guide’ which covers the finest coastal and mountain walks in Mallorca. The book states this hike should take 3 hours and 20 minutes, and has some of the best coastal and mountain views.