Summer is over. So, what’s next? Do not panic. In Majorca, leisure and cultural tourism options do not end in mid-September. When the beach bars and nightclubs close, the largest of the Balearic Islands becomes an ideal destination to disconnect in landscapes where you, nature and silence will become one. And now, the million-dollar question: what to do in Majorca in autumn?
Although we would need much more than a post to explain everything that the Majorcan geography can offer at this stage of the calendar, the suggestions that we bring you justify a trip to Majorca in autumn (if not more!).
Don’t dismiss it: choose one of our rental cars in Majorca, book your flight to Palma and pack your suitcase. You will be surprised at what this season of the year can hold.
- Visit Palma de Mallorca
When thermometers do not invite you to visit the beaches of Majorca, an excellent option is to travel to the island capital: Palma. With an average annual temperature of 18 ° C and an undeniable monumental heritage, the main Majorcan city never disappoints. Its most impressive building is the cathedral of Palma, a Gothic building whose construction began in 1229 and was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931. In addition to an interior chapel designed by Miquel Barceló, the Balearic religious monument can also boast the largest Rosette in the world. Other essential places are the Almudaina Palace, the gardens of S’Hort del Rei, the Consolat de la Mar, which today houses the Government of the Balearic Islands; Sa Llotja, a masterpiece of civil Gothic designed by Guillem Sagrera, and Bellver Castle, one of the few circular-cast castles preserved in Europe. Of course, you cannot miss out on a walk along the promenade, from where you will enjoy exceptional sea views.
- Hiking in Majorca
Majorca is a perfect destination for hiking, whatever the preparation and fitness of the traveler. In fact, the island has mountain ranges as photogenic as the Serra de Llevant or the Serra de Tramuntana, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2011. In addition, the height of its mountains is not negligible, since five peaks exceed the 1,000 m above sea level. Why not take advantage of them to disconnect with a trekking trail? Throughout the island, you will find proposals for different levels of difficulty and in a large number of sceneries that will make you fall in love. Do you need ideas? In that case, we invite you to take a look at these hiking trails in Majorca that we have selected for you. In addition, the palette of ocher and reddish tones of this time of year will give an even more special brushstroke to this experience. Give it a go!
- Tour the best cycling routes in Majorca
Saying goodbye to the heat is synonymous with welcoming the cycling season. Something that is especially noticeable in the Majorcan territory, a destination that is highly appreciated by cyclists. Without going any further, almost half of its 1,250 km, are suitable for cycling. All this without forgetting that the island geography offers all kinds of options to two-wheelers. From touring the seafront in Palma to climbing to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace, in Llucmajor, this island is an invitation to start pedaling through magical places.
- Unleash your adrenaline with adventure sports in Majorca
Majorca is a paradise for those who want to live strong emotions. And autumn, when temperatures are not so suffocating, is the perfect excuse to test yourself. There you will find impressive cliffs, caves – some of them under the sea – ravines, forest areas … The result? An unbeatable setting to vibrate with adventure sports in Majorca. The range of options is huge: canyoning or climbing in the Serra de Tramuntana, diving on the beaches of Majorca, try coasteering or psychobloc by the sea, take a tour on quads or on horseback … The possibilities are inexhaustible and adapt to people of all ages, whatever their expertise. It is not so bad to travel in October or November, is it?
- Enjoy a balloon trip in Majorca
Imagine the feeling of contemplating the hypnotic Majorcan landscape from a bird’s eye view, early in the day or at sunset and letting yourself be invaded by an indescribable feeling of peace and silence. Tempting, right? If you want to live the unique experience of taking a balloon trip over Majorca, you will love to know that there are different companies that organize this activity on the island. Some of the most common launching points are Cala Ratjada and Cala Millor, in the northeast of Majorca. In general, the price of the activity includes photographs of the flight, monitoring of the hot air balloon in an SUV, a toast with champagne at the end and a flight diploma. Do not stay on land!
- Play golf in Majorca
Did you know that Majorca has 23 golf courses? Among them, there are magnificent 18-hole courses distributed throughout the island, some of which have been designed by prestigious architects such as John D. Harris, Robert Trent Jones or Jack Nicklaus. In them you can start to familiarize yourself with this exciting sport by attending classes for beginners or improve your putt in an unsurpassed scenery. Choose your golf course in Majorca and take advantage of the pleasant autumn temperatures in first class facilities.
- Take a wine tour
Despite not being an especially large island, Majorca has 70 wine cellars, many of which can be visited. And what better time for it than autumn, coinciding with the end of the harvest? Likewise, the leaves of the vines continue to exhibit an intense green color and many of them are still loaded with clusters of spectacular chromaticism. Of course, with a little luck, you can attend the grape picking, or participate in a tasting of the excellent local wines, one of the strengths of the exquisite Majorcan cuisine and local restaurants. Can you think of something better for a foodie who is not yet sure what to do in Majorca in autumn?
- Go starwatching
In Majorca, there is not only beauty when on land, but also when you raise your eyes to the sky. To see for yourself, do not forget to spend some time getting to know the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca (OAM), located in the town of Costitx, which opened in May 1991. It presents the peculiarity of being the easternmost of the entire Spanish territory. Through guided tours and observations with powerful telescopes, you can discover some of the great mysteries of the sky, while enjoying a different educational activity.
- Explore the inland towns of Majorca
We descend from the heights to return to the ground and embark on another of the many things that must be done in Majorca in autumn: tour some of its most picturesque villages, such as Alcúdia, Deià and Sóller – don’t forget visit an art museum! -, three postcard destinations that captivate the newcomer for its stone constructions. With our rent-a-car in Majorca, you can enjoy the best road trip across the Tramuntana mountains, where some towns that invite you to daydream. Check it out: with the great photos you can take, your Instagram will be filled with likes in the blink of an eye.
- Enter the caves of Majorca
In this list about what to do in Majorca in autumn, the caves, one of the must-see of the Majorcan territory, could not be missing. Among the most fascinating caves on the island, we can refer to the caves of Hams. Located in Portocristo and internationally renowned, they were discovered in 1905. The Artà caves and, above all, the Drach caves, which house one of the largest underground lakes in Europe, are also highly recommended. Once there, you will understand why they are among the most visited.
These are just some proposals among the many things to do in Majorca in autumn. In any case, remember that you can help us expand this range of proposals with some leisure and cultural suggestions for the coming months. Cheer up: we look forward to meeting you!