Mallorca, a walkers paradise
Mallorca has two mountain ranges with more than 5 summits over 1,000 meters high. There have been guided mountain tours for over three decades. Depending on your level of fitness and skill, you can opt for a leisurely mountain walk, suitable for children as well, a rigorous hike for more advanced hikers, or a challenging climb which should only be attempted with suitable equipment and a mountain guide who knows the terrain..
The scenery is breathtaking and diverse, you can walk through oak forests, over mountain ranges full of boulders or through valleys of lush fruit trees throughout the year, all with many vantage points to look out over the spectacular sea or countryside.
A particularly beautiful time of the year is February when the blossom of the Almond tree is out in all its glory, the island is a large producer of Almonds and has in excess of 7 million almonds trees, in late February islanders celebrate the harvest by hosting an 'Almond blossom fair', showcasing locally produced almond products ranging from delicious roasted and sugar coated almonds to facial creams, body lotions and potions.
Walking route closeby
There are some beautiful walks around Sant Elm including various marked routes over Dragonera and the famous walk to La Trapa which is part of the GR221 dry stone route.
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sANT eLM THE PERFECT STARTING POINT
Sant Elm is the perfect location for walking, it offers lots of different routes around the coast and inland towards the charming village of S'Arraco, Andratx town and Andratx Port, the GR221 route also passes by Casa Caboose.
It is always advisable to carry a guide book or maps of the route with you. There is plenty of information about hiking on Mallorca on the internet, and many books available on the subject in a variety of languages. Detailed maps abound with descriptions of adventure hiking tours and routes as well as anecdotes and drawings.