This was the first walking guide for Mallorca, the guide that won Sunflower the SundayTimes ‘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 30 years and knows the island intimately. This completely revised 7th edition includes newly-drawn maps incorporating the recently inaugurated GR221 (‘Drystone Route’) — a long-distance walk which is covered almost in its entirety by the 60 long and short day walks in the book.
There are also 10 car tours with accompanying fold-out touring map, as well as plans of Palma and Soller, bus, train and boat timetables and panels of information on Mallorcan customs and features of the landscape. A free online update service informs users of any route-change information.
Area covered: The whole island is covered for those touring Mallorca by car, but for walking in Mallorca, emphasis has naturally been placed on the northern sierras.
The best months for walking in Mallorca are May, June and October, but you can hike on the island all year round, except for July-early September, when it is far too hot.