Islas Baleares

Description

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands a are well known holiday destination. Sun and beach are the keywords. Blessed with a benign subtropical climate, the islands are interesting for hiking too. The two largest islands - Majorca and Menorca - offer interesting long distance paths, not just by connecting some rural roads together, but by restoring old roads and landscapes. These trails - GR221, GR222, GR223 - are described in guidebooks, waymarked, and the Majorca authorities also put refuges in place.

Even with the Mediterranean nearby, summer is hot for hiking. Spring or autumn are better seasons. October can be wet.

The four main islands are, in order of size:

  • Mallorca, 3.640 km2, mountains in the north, two great long distance trails
  • Menorca, 695 km2, great coastal trail along the entire island
  • Ibiza, 572 km2, rural interior and some hills, find your own hikes
  • Formentera, 83 km2, small island with loooong beaches

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Baleares

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Menorca
  • This guidebook explores Menorca through 16 mostly inland one-day walks plus a 4-day coast to coast and the 10-day GR223 trek of 185km round the whole coastline. The trek uses historic bridleway trails to offer plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. Easy walking generally but routes can be combined. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Menorca Walking Guide- 16 Day and 2 Multi-day Routes
  • This Cicerone guide to walking on the Mediterranean island of Menorca by Paddy Dillon includes a wide variety of walking. The guidebook features 16 day-routes through towns, nature trails, cliff-top walks and inland hills, woodlands and archaeological sites. Two longer walks are also covered in the guide, the 4-day long Coast to Coast from Mao... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking in Menorca | Cicerone
  • This guidebook is split into two parts. In the first, 20 one-day walks lead you mostly inland to discover Menorca's castles, former military fortifications and picturesque windmills and houses, as well as its huge taulas and talaiots (ancient stone structures). The second is a 10-day circular trek of the long-distance historic bridleway Camí... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Trekking in Mallorca
  • Guidebook to walking the GR221 Drystone Route (Ruta de Pedra en Sec) traversing Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana between Pollença and Andratx. Following rock, paved paths and mule tracks between welcoming villages, the 140km (87 mile) trek is in 10 day stages and showcases the island's forests, mountains and drystone structures. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Trekking in Mallorca: GR221 - The Drystone Route
  • This guidebook describes the GR221, a 140km (87 mile) long-distance trail through northwestern Mallorca, from Port d`Andratx to Pollenca. Also known as the `Ruta de Pedra en Sec` (`the Drystone Route`), the GR221 is a celebration of Mallorca`s limestone heritage, taking in many historic drystone structures as it traverses the rocky peaks of the... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Mallorca o.a. GR221 | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. This guidebook describes the GR221, a 140km (87 mile) long-distance trail through northwestern Mallorca, from Port d'Andratx to Pollença. Also known as the 'Ruta de Pedra en Sec' ('the Drystone Route'); the GR221 is a... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Menorca
  • The island of Menorca (Minorca) is a true Mediterranean gem; unspoilt countyside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric sites, a wealth of wild flowers, wild tortoises, butterflies, bird life, historic towns and relics from the island`s turbulent past. Such a special island deserves only the best so Walk! Menorca (3rd edition 2013) has been researched... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walk! Menorca
  • The island of Menorca (Minorca) is a true Mediterranean gem; unspoilt countyside, beautiful beaches, prehistoric sites, a wealth of wild flowers, wild tortoises, butterflies, bird life, historic towns and relics from the island's turbulent past. Such a special island deserves only the best so Walk! Menorca (3rd edition 2013) has been researched... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Ibiza and Formentera: Car Tours, Cycle Tours and Walks
  • Ibiza & Formentera in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca Holiday Walks 2nd
  • Holiday Walks in Mallorca takes you to the most attractive parts of this beautiful Mediterranean island. A far cry from busy towns and tourist buses, here is a very different side of Mallorca. This fully revised and updated 2nd edition includes coastal walks, country strolls amid olive groves and more demanding rambles in the mountainous... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Holiday Walks in Mallorca
  • Holiday Walks in Mallorca takes you to the most attractive parts of this beautiful Mediterranean island. A far cry from busy towns and tourist buses, here is a very different side of Mallorca. This fully revised and updated 2nd edition includes coastal walks, country strolls amid olive groves and more demanding rambles in the mountainous... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Mallorca: Car Tours and Walks
  • This was the first walking guide for Mallorca, the guide that won Sunflower the Sunday Times `Oscar` for best travel guide - and eventually made the island one of the most popular walking areas in Europe. The author has lived on Mallorca for over 35 years and knows the island thoroughly. This completely revised 8th edition includes newly-drawn... Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Mallorca | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. This was the first walking guide for Mallorca, the guide that won Sunflower the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • GR221 Mallorca`s `Dry Stone Way`
  • “GR221 Mallorca’s ‘Dry Stone Way’ ” is Charles Davis’ Discovery Walking Guide to a walk that covers 115 kilometres including the Tramuntana range, the forest of Holm Oak and more.The guide describes the trail in eight stages, with GPS waymarked walking points; an extensive introduction provides information on the route itself, when to go, flora... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2009
  • GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Walking Route
  • Gedetailleerde beschrijving van de GR 221 op Mallorca, met veel praktische informatie, hoogteprofielen, goed kaartmateriaal etc. Achterin ook nog eens veel GPS - waypoints. Bijna onmisbaar bij het lopen van de route! Walk! GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Trail - The Dry Stone Way. If you want to get away from it all , there is no surer way... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Trail | Discovery Walking
  • Gedetailleerde beschrijving van de GR 221 op Mallorca, met veel praktische informatie, hoogteprofielen, goed kaartmateriaal etc. Achterin ook nog eens veel GPS - waypoints. Bijna onmisbaar bij het lopen van de route! Walk! GR221 Mallorca's Long Distance Trail - The Dry Stone Way. If you want to get away from it all , there is no surer way than... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Mallorca West
  • Walk Mallorca West is part of a two volume series of Discovery Walking Guides by Charles Davis exploring the walking possibilities in the west of Mallorca. The guide covers a range of walks including routes in the Cami de Calvia, Sa Trapa, Peguera and the northern ports of Estellencs, Sa Pedra de s’Ase and Banyalbufar. The routes range from... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Walk! Mallorca West
  • Walk Mallorca West is part of a two volume series of Discovery Walking Guides by Charles Davis exploring the walking possibilities in the west of Mallorca. The guide covers a range of walks including routes in the Cami de Calvia, Sa Trapa, Peguera and the northern ports of Estellencs, Sa Pedra de s Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Mallorca
  • Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 Walk! Mallorca is your choice. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from east strolls up to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pages that you can fit into your pocket. At just GBP12.99 (or less) don`t go to Mallorca without Walk!... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Mallorca - 60 Easy Hikes Editorial Alpina GR211-GR222 ENGLISH/GERMAN
  • Northern Mallorca 7-Map Walking Set – ENGLISH/German version - at 1:50,000 from the hiking map specialists Editorial Alpina, presenting the northern half of the island on seven handy-size maps. Accompanying booklet, in this version in English and German, includes descriptions of 60 day hikes from different locations, plus the GR221 across the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Mallorca wandelkaarten met GR221 en GR222 | Alpina
  • Wandelgids van Mallorca - gids met beschrijvingen van de routes en 7 gedetailleerde wandelkaarten. 60 wandelingen: wandelingen in natuurgebieden, cultuurwandelingen, GR 221 en GR222 Serra de Tramuntana, Llevant, Formentor, Sa Dragonera, Son Real, Planicia, Cap des Pinar. Taal: Engels / Duits kaart A: Andratx - Estellencs / GR 221 kaart B:... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Mallorca | Elmar
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Deze Rother gids is vertaald in het Nederlands! De Rother wandelgids Mallorca telt maar liefst zestig wandelingen. Mallorca is misschien wel... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Mallorca - De Balearen | Lannoo
  • De 3-sterrengids voor een geslaagde citytrip - Met extra aandacht voor de must sees en must do's op de Balearen - De eilanden in 3 of 6 dagen: met een uitgewerkt reisplan - Meer dan 100 adressen om gezellig te tafelen, een glaasje te drinken, uit te gaan of te shoppen - De hoogtepunten op de Balearen, met de handige Michelin sterrenbeoordeling... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Mallorca | Deltas
  • Wandelgids met duidelijke beschrijvingen van wandelroutes van een dagdeel of hele dag. De wandelingen zijn van makkelijk tot zeer zwaar, en velen zijn goed te wandelen met kinderen. Daarnaast besteed de gids veel aandacht aan natuur, cultuur, flora en fauna. Deze gids bevat onder andere: - Uitgebreide legenda bij de kaarten - Gedetailleerde... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Mallorca GR221 | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. Auch auf Mallorca findet man noch unberührte Natur und abgeschiedene Wege: z. B. in der Serra de Tramuntana (Serra del Norte), dem Gebirge im Westen der Insel. Auf der... Read more
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Netherlands
2017
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sóller - Mallorca Editorial Alpina Map & Guide ENGLISH
  • The Valley of Sóller in Mallorca’s Serra de Tranumtana on a very detailed, GPS compatible recreational map at 1:15,000 from Editorial Alpina with hiking routes, mountain bike trails, etc, plus an English language guide with 54 walks. The map has Sóller itself towards its southern edge, and extends in the coastal area from Deià in the south... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Soller - walking paradise on Mallorca | Alpina
  • Goede, bijzonder gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van Mallorca rond Soller. Veel informatie en detail, ingetekende routes. Bijgevoegd een Engelstalig boekje met routes en andere informatie. •Hiking map and guidebook •Scale 1:15.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m distance •Master contours: at 50 m •Shady relief •Compatible with GPS •Marked... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Balearic Islands Province 200K CNIG Map No. 8
  • Contoured, GPS-compatible, indexed road map at 1:200,000 from CNIG - Spain’s civilian survey organization, with exceptionally informative presentation of the landscape and highlighting for facilities and places of interest including campsites and paradors.Maps in CNIG’s 200K Provincial Series provide an excellent picture the topography through... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Balearic Islands 500K CNIG Regional Map No. 10
  • Balearic Islands at 1:500,000 in a series of regional road map of Spain from the country’s civilian survey organization IGN-CNIG (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica), vividly presenting the topography by altitude colouring, boundaries of national/natural parks, etc.Given the scale of 1:500,000, this title... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Felanitx CNIG Topographic Map 725
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cala de Portinatx CNIG Topographic Map 773-1
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alaior CNIG Topographic Map 646
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Colonia de Sant Jordi 25K Mallorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 748-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Miguel
  • Topographic mapping of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, Spain’s military survey organization. Relief is shown by contours at 20-metre intervals with spot heights and colouring for different types of vegetation. The maps carry all the usual information shown on a topographic survey at this scale: detailed... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca Cycling Map
  • Mallorca at 1:100,000 on a double-sided cycling map from Editorial Alpina printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Roads are classified according to density of traffic and six route profiles are included.The map is double-sided, dividing the island east-west with a small overlap between the sides. Topography is shown by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palma
  • Topographic mapping of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 from the Centro Geográfico del Ejército, Spain’s military survey organization. Relief is shown by contours at 20-metre intervals with spot heights and colouring for different types of vegetation. The maps carry all the usual information shown on a topographic survey at this scale: detailed... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca North Walking & Cycling Map & Guide Editorial Alpina
  • Mallorca North Walking & Cycling Map & Guide set from Editorial Alpina, with a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000, plus a booklet with English language descriptions of 90 hiking routes from various locations.The map covers two areas on the north-eastern coast of Mallorca: one side Cap de Formentor with Cap des Pinar... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Es Grau 25K Menorca CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 647-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Esporles CNIG Topographic Map 670-9
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca - Tramuntana Central Editorial Alpina
  • The central part of Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountains on a contoured and GPS-compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, highlighting numerous local hiking trails and the course of the GR221 long-distance trail, climbing and canyoning sites, refuges and campsites, etc. Accompanying booklet includes English-language descriptions of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tramuntana Central - Mallorca | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van de Tramuntana op Mallorca. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Let op: deze uitgever is traag met het vernieuwen van kaarten; het kan zo maar zijn dat een bepaalde kaart gedurende langere tijd niet beschikbaar is. Majorca:... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Illa des Conills 25K CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 748-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Menorca: The Cami de Cavalls Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday following the Cami de Cavalls around the coast of Menorca. A relaxed self-guided walking holiday along the ancient Cami de Cavalls path circling the island of Menorca. An established and waymarked GR route, the Cami de Cavalls dates back to the 16th century and was once a military road connecting the watchtowers of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... Read more
Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Mallorca Tramuntana 8 dagen
  • Wandelen over de pelgrimspaden van Mallorca Mallorca is het grootste eiland van de Balearen, in het Spaans Islas Balearas. De hoofdstad is Palma de Mallorca. De Balearen danken hun naam aan de baliarides (Grieks voor slingeren). Dat waren Mallorcaanse steenslingeraars, die in de klassieke Oudheid als huursoldaten werkzaam waren. Maar volgens... Read more
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Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Mallorca Tramuntana 8 dagen
  • Wandelen over de pelgrimspaden van Mallorca Mallorca is het grootste eiland van de Balearen, in het Spaans Islas Balearas. De hoofdstad is Palma de Mallorca. De Balearen danken hun naam aan de baliarides (Grieks voor slingeren). Dat waren Mallorcaanse steenslingeraars, die in de klassieke Oudheid als huursoldaten werkzaam waren. Maar volgens... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Menorca
  • Menorca is het kleine zusje van Mallorca en het groenste, meest authentieke eiland van de Balearen. Een prima plek om te genieten van de Mediterranée; van azuurblauwe baaien, witte zandstranden, grillige kliffen, golvende heuvels, kromgewaaide bomen, authentieke stadjes, dobberende bootjes en de beste visrestaurants. Al lopend over een oud... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Mallorca
  • Balearen eiland Mallorca is een eiland van zon en zee én van oneindige fietsmogelijkheden: van pittige slingerweggetjes door het Tramuntana-gebergte tot ontspannen ritten langs velden vol citrus- en abrikozenbomen. Tijdens deze fietsvakantie verblijf je op twee unieke plekken: een comfortabel 15e eeuws landhuis en een sfeervol, historisch... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Mallorca
  • Het noordwesten van Mallorca is een onverwacht stukje natuurschoon met schilderachtige plaatsjes, uitgestrekte sinaasappel- en olijfboomgaarden en kleine baaitjes met kiezelstranden. Wandelen door dit stille bergland van de Serra de Tramuntana, achter de druk bezochte kust, betekent constant spectaculaire vergezichten over de Middellandse Zee.... Read more
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