Mallorca offers families a unique outdoor experience and its natural routes are a perfect option to enjoy a trip with the little ones. With impressive landscapes and a pleasant climate all year round, the island is an ideal destination for active family tourism. Families can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and bird watching while exploring the island's diverse landscape, from golden beaches to lush forests and charming villages.
The routes of the Camins de Pedra en Sec (Stone Paths) stand out, which is a characteristic element in many of the hiking options on the island, grouping together some of the best routes. There are also itineraries especially suitable for doing with children, these are some of them:
The Tramuntana Lighthouse
From Sant Elm or Puerto de Andratx, this exciting excursion begins on a boat that takes families to the picturesque cove of Es Lledó, in Sa Dragonera. From here, an easy trail heads into nature. The route includes forests, bridges and views of agricultural fields. Although it is a short route, you can rest in areas with tables, under the shade of the pine forests.
The path continues to the Tramuntana lighthouse road, where you can see birds such as Eleonora's falcons and peregrine falcons. Additionally, a strip of stone marks the ancient Paris Meridian, a reminder of the story of François Arago, who measured the line from Mallorca. The return itinerary offers more spectacular views, since you have to descend the Tramuntana lighthouse path that describes a curve when reaching the Torrent de sa Cova, which, in turn, takes a detour that heads to the Cova des Moro cave. to get to the starting point.
The Camí Vell del Barranc de Biniaraix
The adventure begins in the picturesque Biniaraix square, next to the church of the Inmaculada Concepció. From here, a family walk follows part of the GR 221 trail, revealing the natural wealth of Mallorca. The path first runs between stately homes until it enters the ravine, flanked by Morro de ses Solanes and Es Cornadors. The route passes over bridges and streams and offers views of terraced orchards and traditional houses until its return to Biniaraix.
It is a small town located in a beautiful environment of springs and fertile lands. Its history dates back to the 13th century when it was assigned to a group of knights and the bishop of Gerona, who bequeathed the best farm, which turned out to be Biniaraix, to his nephew. In this land, there were already orchards, olive groves and vineyards, where new settlers settled and built the houses that make up the town today.
The Camino de Sa Figuera
This family route begins on Antoni Montis street in Sóller and runs through various landscapes and places of interest. It passes by an old lime kiln, crosses the Torrent de Son Llampaies and offers beautiful views. The walk continues along rural roads and passes through the Es Monument bridge, then arriving at d'en Repic beach and the Cap Gros lighthouse. Finally, return to the starting point bordering the Bay of Sóller through a quiet and safe pedestrian area.
The towns of the Sóller and Fornalutx valley
This picturesque route begins in the Plaza de la Constitución in Sóller and follows the route of Stage 5 of the Ruta de Pedra en Sec. The route follows the Camí des Murterar, always along the watercourse. Without leaving the GR 221, the road heads towards the village of Binibassi. From there, you can reach Fornalutx and reach its beautiful streets, where you can spend a pleasant family evening. Taking the Camí des Creuer towards the olive groves of Es Marroigs you can return to Sóller.