Great Ideas for Healthy Holidays in Majorca
Majorca (the “major one”) is one of the Balearic Islands, along with Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Known worldwide as an island paradise, Majorca has much more to offer than just a beach/poolside relaxing holiday.
This article focuses on a range of healthy holidays you can enjoy whilst in Majorca. These range from golfing holidays for the sporting, to sea swimming for the energetic and spa breaks for those needing to be pampered.
For those who enjoy a round or two of golf, Majorca is a blessed isle. There are literally dozens of golf courses catering to all levels of golfing proficiency.
Wherever visitors are on the island there is a golf course nearby. Classic courses include Alcanada in Alcudia, Pula near Son Servera and the oldest course on the island, Son Vida Golf near the capital of Palma.
Prices for courses do vary so it’s best to shop around if budget is an issue.
Mountaineering breaks in Majorca are very popular. The Tramuntana Mountain range stretches from the south-western coast all the way to the north of the island and forms the spine of Majorca.
Covering a total of 1067 square kilometres, the Tramutana Mountain range covers over a third of the entire island.
There are masses of steep slopes and a variety of cliffs to climb, there are many peaks above 500 metres in height. Mountaineering challenges for all skill levels can be provided.
Whilst mountaineering climbers can explore the many caves and 700+ natural water springs.
The main cycling season on Majorca is from February through until May but the islands is pleasant enough to ride any time of year provided you can hire a bike in off seasons.
Challenges abound for all skill levels, try the uphill climbs within the Tramutana Mountains or stay on the many coastal areas to the east of the island which are flatter and less demanding.
Many bike shops have emerged due to the popularity of cycling on the island, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a bike that suits your needs on your Majorcan holidays.
Sea swimming is a very popular activity for visitors to Majorca. The water temperature is warm enough for swimming provided that Vaseline is used to prevent chafing of sensitive parts of the body, goggles are also a necessity.
Sea swimming can be undertaken in various parts of the island, Colonia Sant Jordi (south-east of Palma) s a popular spot as is Cap Salinas, the very most southern point of the island.
Swimming could be a single day or maybe a couple of days or for the very keen a week long holiday from a company such as Swimtrek could be booked.
Majorca is the ultimate all year round destination, having mild winters and scorching summers. Whatever walkers are looking for – coastal paths or mountain walks, Majorca offers a challenge whatever the experience of the walker.
There are many popular routes but San Telmo in south-west Majorca offers the sea and mountains at close hand.
Relax, unwind and enjoy on your holiday to Majorca, enjoy a round of golf, swimming in the sea or a walking holiday. Whatever you decide to do there are many healthy activities for everybody in Majorca.