Mallorca (also known as Mallorca) is an island located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This is the largest island in the Balearic Islands and is part of Spain. Most tourists travel to Mallorca to enjoy the sun and beaches during the summer months. However, very few of them know that there are many other ways to enjoy this paradise on earth during the spring, fall and winter months. This season is less crowded and the whole family can enjoy many outdoor activities during the off-season.
Let’s take a look at some of the activities you can do during the winter months in Mallorca
1) Serra de Tramuntana- This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Therefore, if you are a nature lover, spend a few days exploring this mountain range on foot or by bike. There are remarkable techniques used to develop agriculture on these steep slopes, and the uniqueness of these techniques that have evolved over the centuries has gained this prestigious position in this place.
You can also choose to enjoy the snowfall during the winter on this mountain range.
2) Sóller antique train- Another interesting thing that can be done during the winters in Mallorca is a wooden train ride from Palma to the beautiful city of Soler. This train ride through the Tramuntana Mountains is so picturesque that you won’t be returning to your city. The trail is surrounded by orange orchards and lemon groves. Pine forests and olive groves are spread across this line. When you reach Soler, stroll through the local market and pick up fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoy local cuisine and spend a lazy afternoon enjoying Art Nouveau houses spread across the country.
3) Binissalem- If you are a wine lover, you should not miss a trip to this small village. Manto Negro and Callet grape varieties are used for fermentation of red wines, and Moll for white wines. There are several famous wineries like Vins Nadal, Macià Batle and Son Prim that you can visit in your free time. The greatest among them is José L. Ferrer. Please call the facility before traveling, to arrange for your group.
4) S’Albufera Nature Reserve- These wetlands are located near Port d’Alcúdia on the northeast coast. There are more than 200 species of birds on these 4,200 hectares of land. This place is wonderful for bird watching, cycling and walking. To protect the sanctity of the place, driving is prohibited in this area. So grab cycles, cameras, water bottles and food packages and embark on an expedition to watch windbreakers, purple herons and Eleonora’s falcons that are visible at different times of the year.
5) Lluc Sanctuary- Amidst the lush green mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, the refuge of Lluc hosts the figure of the Madonna, La Moreneta. This place is considered the spiritual center of Mallorca. This figure was found there in the 13th century and is now adorned with a jewel crown. The natives revere this place as a pilgrimage, and the foundations of the monastery were laid to pay homage to the goddess. Choirs sing every morning and evening paying homage to the goddess on display in the 17th-century basilica. A walk through the botanical gardens will also be very refreshing and will fill your day with peace and tranquility.
There are many other interesting places like Alfàbia Gardens or Cebrera National Park. Many tourists think that the end of November and the beginning of December are the perfect time to travel to Mallorca. You will not have to worry about tourist crowds, travel expenses for hotels, plane tickets, etc. Even when the temperature drops, it doesn’t get very cool in these areas because of the sea coast. The nature of Mallorca is extraordinary and the best part of your trip to Mallorca, whether in winter or summer, is renting a car and exploring the stunning landscapes of the Balearic Islands. Happy Holidays!