Lives in Majorca, Spain
Since Apr 2013
Palma can be a great base for outdoor activities because of its central location and good transportation links. You can base yourself in the city and enjoy all that city living has to offer by night, and still head to explore a different corner of the island each day.
Soller is surrounded by mountains that hug the coast line. It's the perfect base for hikers and mountain bikers alike, with mountain biking paths to suit all levels. There is also a nice beach for swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle-boarding.
Bunyola is ideally situated at the base of forested area, Sa Comuna, the best mountain biking spot in Majorca. The town is also a great base for rock climbing enthusiasts.
The torrent from Escorca to Sa Calobra is the most spectacular gorge walk in Europe.
In Valldemossa, you'll find a great base for rock climbing enthusiasts and hikers, as well as a charming mountain village seeped in history. There is no beach as such, but it's still a very pretty spot, and though it tends to get crowded with tourists during the summer, it's more peaceful for outdoor enthusiasts during autumn and spring.
Calvia is a great base for a walking holiday, providing easy access to the surrounding hills and numerous easy walking tours to choose from. You will also find many beaches and good accommodation options.
This area is a world Mecca for deep-water soloing (a form of solo rock climbing), and is also a good base for other forms of rock climbing in winter, as well as coastal sports climbing.
This is an all-round great base for rock climbing, road biking and hiking, and has a nice beach for watersports enthusiasts, who can take their pick from swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle-boarding here. Team Sky, Britain's road cycling team, also trains here every winter, so it must be good!
In the pretty, small village Fornalutx, you are literally surrounded by hiking trails, as well as excellent areas for road and mountain biking. Fornalutx also happens to be a short hike away from Soller town if you fancy arriving on foot!