Most holidaymakers head for the largest Balearic Island for all the usual trappings that are expected with cheap holidays to Majorca, including plenty of sun, clean sandy beaches, cheap drinks and lots of tapas, yet there is more to Majorca than meets the eye. If you want a budget adventure holiday with more thrills and spills than you can shake a castanet at then Majorca is the place for you!
As the island is surrounded by water the most common activities are watersports such as surfing, parasailing and water skiing. Surfing is usually best in spring or autumn when the conditions are right and the best surfing beaches in Majorca are considered to be Tora Beach in Paguera and Cala Mayor beach by Majorca’s capital, Palma. Water skis and other equipment can be hired from the shops scattered around the beaches.
Diving is another favourite pastime and the clear waters of the Balearic Sea make diving thoroughly enjoyable for both the beginner and the expert. If you know what you are doing, you can hire a boat and explore some of the many shallow coves dotted around the coast or you could join one of the diving centres in Majorca most of which will also be happy to loan you diving equipment should you wish to explore yourself.
2. Extreme Cycling in Majorca
You could hire a bike from one of the many bike hire shops scattered around Majorca and take a leisurely ride through the narrow and winding streets of Palma and along the coast. Or you could go extreme cycling – a craze that is currently growing in popularity! Try the Sa Colobra route that winds through the La Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. It is here that some members of the Tour de France hone their skills and now you can join them, if you have the bottle! It’s an extreme route with steep drops down the sides of the mountain so just make sure you’ve got adequate travel insurance!
3. Walking and Rock Climbing in Mallorca
If you want to get up close and personal with the more rural side of Majorca then try your hand at scrambling, walking or rock climbing. The island’s rugged terrain caters for a wide range of abilities and can offer easy walking routes or challenging climbs that offer magnificent views at the top! Rocksport Mallorca has a guide to the main walking and climbing routes and often do organised climbs and walks with full use of guides and equipment.
Why not experience Majorca on horseback and take a tour around the mountains and valleys of the island or even on the beaches? Riding season is from April to October and again there are plenty of tour operators who can organise horse riding sessions anywhere on the island. Just ask your tour operator or pick up an information leaflet from the tourist guide.
It is possible to visit Majorca, and have completely different experiences to the majority of other tourists, you just need to look a little closer at this cheap holiday hotspot!
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