East of the Spanish mainland are the three main Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Sharing stunning beaches, Mediterranean climates and 300 days of sunshine per year, it is easy to see why, when chartering around the Balearic islands, they are top destinations to visit. Each of these three islands has its own character and offers those that visit something different. Mallorca, among other things, boasts opportunities for those in search of an adventure on land as well as aboard a yacht charter. Mountain biking, climbing, sea caving, cliff jumping and riding are just a few of the experiences available to those that visit Mallorca.
Due to the island’s winding tracks, open roads, warm climate and combination of steep, vigorous, and gentle trails, Mallorca has some of the best mountain biking routes in the world. Mountain biking in Mallorca can be as exciting or peaceful as you want it to be, from steady single tracks to the Gnarlyst rock gardens, fast flowing down hill and uphill tracks. Mallorca has it all! If hitting the trails and feeling the adrenaline pump through your veins sounds appealing, then you can hire bikes and go off exploring the trails. For those that prefer a guide to share their knowledge of the best tracks on the island, consider joining a small bike tour, like those run at Chain Guide Biking. Local expertise is always invaluable when it comes to tours like these, as guides know the area like the back of their hand. Chain Guide Biking offers rides for all abilities in small groups but also can provide customised half-day or full-day bike trips.
Mallorca also has fantastic climbing opportunities. The limestone of the area means the island has an unparalleled variety of routes; sheer slab walls, steep overhanging roofs, juggy tufas and cracks on pristine limestone, for both sport and traditional climbing. Most of the established climbs are in the Tramuntana Mountains in the northwest of Mallorca surrounded by stunning scenery so that even if you are not climbing yourself, it is still worth visiting to have a look around. These mountainous climbs also mean a cooler climate and give you the added luxury of glorious sea views. Additionally, there are several areas on the east coast of Mallorca which offer ideal climbs for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner looking for a friendly introduction to a new and exciting sport or a well-travelled rock climber looking for fresh challenges, Mallorca has something for everyone.
For a true marine adventure, why not try your hand at sea caving. The Mediterranean Sea has crystal clear waters and impressive caves waiting to be discovered. Abseil or swim inside the remote caves to take in ancient rock formations and awesome scenery. Despite how it sounds, sea caving does not require prior experience and is available to everyone who is a competent swimmer. To ensure your safety and to explore the most impressive caves, join Adventurers Mallorca to find the best, remote spots to enjoy.
If mountain biking, climbing and sea caving is not adrenaline filled enough for you, then try your hand at cliff jumping; one of the most extreme sports on the island. Find out how it feels to free fall and then break through the surface of the water. Join the knowledgeable and certified instructors at Adventures Mallorca to discover the safest and most rewarding cliffs to jump from. Build your confidence by starting small and work your way up to the highest jumps. This truly will be an unforgettable experience to share with your friends and family.
Slightly more relaxing than cliff jumping but equally as memorable, is riding. Horse back provides the best way of seeing Mallorca’s charm. Saddle up and enjoy exploring Mallorca and some of the most breath-taking views from your horse. Enjoy riding along the beach, in the mountains, along monastery paths or through vast open ranches. Experience the thrill of swimming in the sea with your horse, being at one with is an indescribable feeling. Natura Cavall offer a wide range of experiences tailored to your riding ability and desires. With them you can discover hidden beaches, historical ruins and memorable landscapes.
Anchoring and spending time on a yacht charter in Mallorca offers anyone that visits so many opportunities to become thrill seekers.