The best 5 sports in Mallorca
Located in the western Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. Due to the favorable climate and the varied topography, the Spanish island offers a wide range of leisure activities all year round, especially when it comes to sports. From countless water sports, to cycling and tennis, to golf, Mallorca leaves nothing to be desired. Below you will find out about the 5 best sports on the Balearic Islands.
- Water sports
Mallorca is the ideal water sports area in the Mediterranean. The paradisiacal conditions attract water sports fans to the island all year round. On almost every corner you will find schools and rental clubs that provide various equipment. The east coast and the north of the island are best for surfing because of the big waves, especially when the winds blow from the Tramuntana mountains. But Mallorca also offers a wide range of opportunities for sailing, kayaking and SUP paddling, and diving is one of the absolute highlights on the Balearic island.
Playing golf is possible all year round due to the mild climate. So it’s no wonder why Mallorca attracts golfers from all over the world, especially in the winter months. The island offers varied golf courses, exclusive golf hotels and accommodation, optimal training conditions and professional golf training. Not to forget – wellness, SPA and lifestyle as much as you want. Nineteen 18-hole and four 9-hole golf courses ensure the perfect golf holiday – not only for amateur golfers, but also for golf professionals who are preparing for upcoming tournaments on the Balearic Island.
What could be nicer than discovering Mallorca by bike? The wonderful landscape and the excellent cycle path network make the Balearic Islands an Eldorado for cycling fans. Whether on a mountain bike, racing bike or trekking bike – Mallorca offers routes and tours for different levels of difficulty and preferences. Between autumn and late spring, cycling on the island is particularly worthwhile due to the wonderfully mild climate. It is also positive that more than half of the cycle paths are on secondary roads, so that you can practice the sport safely away from traffic.
Over 70 tennis clubs with over 600 tennis courts and around 45,000 members show how popular tennis is on Mallorca. Numerous hotels and apartment complexes even offer in-house tennis courts for vacationers. The most popular and largest tennis academy is Rafa Nadal at Manacor. On the 25,000 m² site there are 17 hard courts, 7 clay courts, 1 indoor court, as well as a fitness studio, a pool, a SPA, a school, soccer fields and the well-known Rafa Nadal Museum.
Nature and hiking lovers will be delighted by Mallorca. The interplay of sea and mountains, country and people, flora and fauna makes you really want to wander. The Mediterranean climate of the island allows year-round hiking. However, the weather between the mountains, coast and inland is very different. The coolest region is definitely the mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana, which offers a variety of hiking routes. The best time for hiking is spring (after the almond blossoms), because this is when the island presents itself from its most beautiful side.