Mallorca is the perfect destination for all levels of running, from those who just like to stretch their legs in the morning with a quick jog to the more advanced athletes. Thanks to the island’s diverse terrain, there is a variety of running routes available to satisfy the needs of road runners and trail runners all around the island.
Many popular running routes are located around Palma, Pollença and Alcúdia which offer flat terrains for long distances, so runners can go for miles. These destinations attract both local and holiday runners of all levels. You will always see people running along the coastlines throughout the year, come rain or shine!
For runners who prefer to get away from the crowds, then inland and mountain routes in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains are a better choice. Mallorca has an ancient network of paths linking villages around the island which provide optimum conditions for trail running. There are many trails that you can run that require no extra gear other than your running shoes and some water. Although the more complex and longer tours require trail running trainers (more grip on sole and support on ankle) and a running backpack to carry water and food. Terrain on the trails varies depending on the route you take, the lower levels tend to be wooded and the higher levels offer well-constructed limestone paths. This kind of mixed terrain feels more challenging for your fitness but much better for your legs and knees than an hour jog along a tarmac road.