You only live once! So, why not have a go at adventure sports during your holiday? Among all the activities in Majorca that you can choose from, outdoor sports are one of the best options. Why? Thanks to the incredible Serra de Tramuntana, an ideal place for mountain sports, the rock formations that surround the most beautiful coves, perfect for the most daring, and its Mediterranean climate, which means you can do any outdoor activity during almost 365 days a year. In short, the largest of the Balearic Islands stands as a multi-adventure park where you can unleash your adrenaline. So that you can get to each of these places with your rent a car in Palma de Mallorca, ROIG wants to explain where to do adventure sports in Majorca, and give you clues about the best places to go.
Majorca’s seabed practicing snorkeling or diving
Under the surface of the water you will find a world full of life that is worth discovering, especially when the island has more than 70 idyllic corners to explore the Mediterranean under water. To the east of the island, near Port d’Andratx, we find the Cap des Llamp, a natural area where the cave of Sa Madonna is located. Here you can dive into an opening in the rock with air pockets and a maximum depth of 25 m, making it ideal for experienced divers. If you like to explore shipwrecks, you cannot miss the island of Sec. During the dive, you will see a large number of groupers and barracudas. On the other hand, between Alcúdia and Port de Pollença you will find the cova Santa cave, which has incredible rock formations and the so-called “Swiss Cheese” (queso suizo), where you can explore a large number of interconnected tunnels. But if you do not want to swim far away from the surface, we recommend some of the best coves in Majorca. Among them, in Es Caló des Monjo you will see octopi, saddled seabreams … To sum up, a very rich underwater world. But you will find the best snorkeling on the island in the marine reserve around the Clot des Moro. Mediterranean rainbow wrasses, damselfish, moray eels … this is also a good place for freediving. To get here, you can do it with your rental car in Majorca, parking at the urbanization of Es Toro.
Kayaking or canoeing
If you prefer adventure sports above the water, there are many options to get to know the most special spots on the island. If you want to go kayaking or canoeing, one of the best ideas is to take a 12 km round trip around the island of Sa Dragonera. Perfect for experienced people, you can discover this Natural Park from a different perspective. Another simpler option is a route from the bay of Pollença to punta de Manresa. This option is very easy and incredibly beautiful, since you will go through places like Es Bacarés. Kayaking is a good way to visit the Llevant Natural Park. From Betlem to Es Caló, you will get views of the Farrutx mountains and come across secluded coves and some caves.
Rappel, canyoning and caving
Practicing adventure sports in Majorca is also synonymous with rocks, since the orography of the island is carved by all kinds of formations worth discovering. To begin with, if you like rappel, you cannot miss a trip to des Coloms caves. You can get to it through Cala Romantica, where you will find a place of natural interest worth discovering. You can also try caving, one of the best extreme sports if you love to delve into the darkest caves. Another great option is to take a tour of Coves de Ses Pedres, the Cova del Pirata and Es Pont. But if you want to go further than anyone, we recommend the cave of Sa Campana, the deepest in Majorca. Remember that, to access all of them, and if you want to enjoy these activities with a large group of people, you have the option of enjoying ROIG’s coach rental in Majorca.
Another very popular activity among the most daring is canyoning. Although one of the most popular landmarks is Torrent de Pareis, there are options of equal beauty that are worth visiting. The Torrent des Lli, for example, which offers an 800 m route with several jumps and a couple of natural slides. On the other hand, we find Sa Fosca, considered one of the best gorges in Europe.
Have you ever heard about coasteering? It is a type of multi-adventure pack offered on the island that consists of the combination of canyoning, hiking and climbing. If you want to do a bit of everything that we have described above, book a tour of these characteristics and test your skills.
Surf the sky on a parachute or paragliding
If there is a truly special way to admire the beauty of the island while practicing extreme activities, this is choosing one of these two adventure sports in Majorca. Whether you want to skydive from a plane or paraglide, you have three options. The first is Alcúdia, which is the perfect place to admire the incredible coastline and the magnificent range of colors offered by the bay of Pollença and, in the distance, you can see the Cape of Formentor. On the other hand, if you want to get to know the Tramuntana mountain range from a bird’s-eye view, you cannot miss this paragliding adventure, an ideal way to learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage site. Finally, if you want to do extreme sports in the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca, you can also skydive to see the capital of the island from above. In this case, you can easily reach the skydiving school of your choice with your taxi in Can Pastilla or any other point of your choice.
Hiking around the coast and mountains
If you are looking for the most picturesque routes around Majorca, you should know that there are many, all with thousands of contrasts. This is why we are going to summarize only some of the best, below.
To combine the best of the island, the most experienced hikers can take an excursion through the Serra d’Albercutx. Starting in Bóquer, you will arrive at the Coll de la Creueta, from where you will have magnificent views of the Cape of Formentor.
If you want to enjoy the heritage and nature of Majorca in all its splendor, we recommend a visit to the Castell del Rei in Pollença. After obtaining permission to access from the City Council, you can climb to the remains of a castle declared of Cultural Interest.
And to get to know the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site, why not take a hike to S’Avenc de Son Pou? This place is easily accessible to all audiences and is ideal to do with children. Last but not least, the Camí de Sa Foradada is a path by the sea that will take you to one of the most famous rock formations in Majorca. Since some of these places are difficult to find, we recommend you trust the GPS on your car rental in Majorca to make sure you get to the exact starting point.
Horse riding around Majorca
If you are looking for activities in Majorca to do with children, you have the option of visiting Rancho Grande, or any of the companies that offer horseback riding both in the mountains and on the coast. In the mentioned case, you will get to know Son Serra Marina and get a glimpse of the best views of the Llevant Natural Park. In addition, you will also enjoy a delicious barbecue for everyone. If extreme sports are not really your thing, this option is also for you.
To arrive, you can do it with one of our excursions in Majorca, offered by ROIG Bus.
Adventure park among trees
A good option for both youngsters and adults is this day trip designed to feel completely surrounded by nature. Slide down zip lines, cross hanging bridges, firemen stairs, swings … In short, a multi-adventure activity set up among the treetops. There are many options and circuits for all levels and ages, from the smallest kids to the most intrepid adults. In addition, this is an excellent option for stag or hen parties in Majorca.
Fun on the coast: flyboarding, banana boat or parasailing
If extreme sports are not your thing but you still want to find thrilling activities, you will find many fun activities that will surprise you on the shore of many beaches on the island. If you want to experience the closest thing to flying, we recommend the flyboard, a backpack propelled with water that will lift you several meters above the sea; the banana boat, the typical giant float ideal when on the beach with friends, or parasailing, a more relaxed way of paragliding safely, tied to a boat.
Here is our list of ideas to do adventure sports in Majorca, do you know which one to choose yet. Let us know in the comments section.