Walking trails & routes
Mallorca has a wide range of routes to cater for all levels of running. For beginners and long distance runners, the coastal paths tend to be the more popular choice, whilst the inland forested paths and limestone mountainous trails are ideal for the more adventurous runner. It's also worth noting that many of Mallorca’s walking routes are great for running, so include these in your research before putting on your trainers.
One of the best ways to explore this city’s stunning coastline is by foot, especially when the sun is shining. Wherever people are based, they tend to flock towards the Passeig Marítim because its wide promenade and interesting coastline make it runner friendly. It’s possible to complete up to a 30km round trip when travelling from one end of Palma’s main promenade via the fishing port areas of Portixol and Molinar, to the end of Playa de Palma beach resort.
There are plenty of opportunities to run around the island's coastline, especially in ports and beachside resorts occupying large bays. Places like Palma Nova, Sóller, Port de Pollença and Port d’Alcúdia offer long stretches of coastal promenade and pavements, making them particularly runner friendly.
Perhaps the most popular trails in Mallorca are those located in the Serra de Tramuntana. With such easy access to the hills and the restoration of the well-known GR221 Long Distance Dry Stone Route, word is spreading and trail running in the Mallorcan mountain range is becoming increasingly popular with more and more running enthusiasts taking to the hills with their trainers.
The area above Bunyola is especially popular because it provides easy access, has well-pitched trails and offers stunning views with its 450m height gain. The area around the Castell d'Alaró is another favourite, with a 620m ascent tour and stunning 360-degree views from the top. Another admired route is that of Sa Talaia in Alcúdia, which has long been one of the north’s most recognised walking excursions. The famous old hermitage and stunning views make this route memorable for those who explore the trail.