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 intimately. She has also been able to recheck most of the routes in the year before lockdown — as well as adding several new walks.
This completely revised 9th edition, in a wider format with 50% more pages, features newly drawn maps based on OpenStreet mapping and incorporating both the GR221 (‘Drystone Route’) and the GR222 (still a work in progress). These long-distance walks have been incorporated in the day walks.
There are also 6 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.
What a marvellous walking guide to Mallorca! (JLC, York)
The perfect door-opener to a new Mallorcan experience. The directions and maps are easy to follow. Take it on holiday and enjoy more of the island. (Rodenplav64, Amazon)
Meticulously detailed routes… incredibly useful. (Weekend Telegraph)
A wonderful guide to walks in Mallorca’s mountains. (Sunday Times)
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 and the coast below the Arta mountains.
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.