Adventure Tours in Mallorca: 10 Activities That You Cannot Miss
Adventure Tours in Mallorca have had a great boom in recent years; and especially since COVID, as people seek more outdoor tours and activities in Mallorca than ever. Nowadays in Mallorca there are many adventure activities, keeping you in contact with nature and combining it with, risk and adrenaline.
It doesn’t matter whereabouts you are staying on the island of Mallorca, or who you are travelling with; there are adventure tours and activities in all the big resorts of the island; for all budgets; and for families, groups of friends or individuals.
All the adventure tours we have chosen for this article involve outdoor activities such as hiking, cliff jumping, rafting, or rock climbing. Most of the adventure tours take place in remote or off-the-beaten-path areas. They are designed to be challenging and exciting, and often involve a degree of physical exertion and risk. The purpose of an adventure tour is to provide an opportunity for people to experience new and exciting places, cultures and activities.
Our local team of experts in excursions and activities in Mallorca has selected 10 top adventure tours in Mallorca for this season:
We start our list of adventure tours in Mallorca with canyoning, which is one of the most complete activities, as it includes: coast trekking, swimming, climbing, jumps and abseiling. This activity consists in following the channel of a gorge, during which you will have to splash through water pools, jump rocks, climb cliff faces and even practice abseiling techniques.
In Mallorca there are many natural spots with gorges ideal for canyoning, and with different levels. Among the easiest we have the torrent of Canegra or Na Mora in Soller. On the opposite side, we have Sa Fosca, as the most difficult option for canyoning on the island. This is currently one of the most popular outdoor activities in Mallorca so, if you wish to join an organised tour, be sure to book early.
The Challenge in Mallorca: Multi-Activity Tour
The Challenge in Mallorca is a very popular activity and no outdoor tours in Mallorca list is complete without including it. The Challenge is also among our own preferred adventure tours and activities in Mallorca, we love it!
It was one of the first adventure tours of its kind to be offered. By combining different activities, and physical tests, it is great fun for all ages and is aimed at families and young people. Children as young as six are encouraged to join in the adventure, making a very memorable and unique experience for a youngster. The adventure vibe kicks off right from the outset as, at the beginning of the tour, they pick you in a jeep to take you to the adventure zone, where kayaks are waiting for you. You trek over the rocks; there’s optional cliff jumping; you swim into a marine cave; and you end up snorkeling to find a treasure in the water. The race to the finish in the kayaks is great fun.
On The Challenge you will get to participate in the following fun-packed activities:
- Coast trekking.
- Entering a fascinating sea cave.
- Snorkeling in the most stunning crystal clear waters in search of treasure.
- Cliff jumping into the water (optional).
- Kayaking in beautiful surroundings.
Mallorca Buggy Tour
A great thrill in Mallorca is on a buggy tour, which is a unique outdoor activity and takes place in small groups of like-minded fun-loving people that drive in convoy by buggy, to enjoy and discover the island.
What is a buggy?
A buggy is a robust open vehicle with its drivers’ seat low down near the ground. They and normally two-seater and the ones in Mallorca tend to have automatic transmission. They handle well off-road and that is why they are ideal for exploring the island and getting off the beaten track. Nevertheless, a buggy is a road vehicle and a drivers licence is required for any participant who wishes to drive the buggy.
The buggy tour in Mallorca takes place on the east coast, and sets off from Cala Mandía, close to Porto Cristo. The route taken on the tour is a detailed one, to combine secondary roads, small towns, viewpoints and a natural park. Plenty of stops are made along the way and drinks and snacks are provided. One such stop is at a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the East Coast of the island. This is an ideal adventure for families, as children may also participate as passengers.
The real thrill is for the driver though, as your guide will take you along quiet winding lanes, taking advantage of the buggy’s handling on curvy roads. During the summer season, there is also a 45-minute stop to swim and cool off during the buggy tour, at the quiet and beautiful cove, Cala Murada.
Adventure at Sea: The Blue Cave
Not surprisingly, as Mallorca is an island, many of the outdoor and adventure tours are related with water and take place in the sea. In fact, one of the most popular activities in Summer are the boat trips.
There are a few caves in Mallorca with the name Blue Cave, because of the amazing colour of the water inside them. The most popular Blue Cave is in Cabrera. But the trip to the Blue Cave in Cabrera is more a tourist mass boat trip rather than an adventure tour. At click-mallorca we do have a wide selction of boat trips in Mallorca, but for this list of adventure tours, we want to focus on a different style of outdoor excursion, and always for small groups.
We think the best Blue Cave in Mallorca is located near the Cap de Formentor area. In a unique and hidden corner, this wonder of nature is found. Imagine being the one in the photo above, and to be able to swim and snorkel in those waters. And all in small groups, of just 12 people.
The great thing about kayaking is that it can be as adventurous and thrilling as you want. If you just fancy a gentle paddle around the coastline, then that is also fine! With more that 500 kilometres of coast in Mallorca, there is a kayaking route to suit everyone.
If you would like to know more about kayaking in Mallorca, follow this link: Kayak Excursion in Mallorca.
For our island experts, the top choice of where to go kayaking in Mallorca is around the area of Aucanada in the north of the island, on the bay of Alcudia. This is because the views are stunning, the water is shallow for a long time, there is poseidon in place of sand, and you can park your kayak on the islet of Aucanada and trek up to the lighthouse to explore.
Now we get to a serious adrenaline adventure with psicobloc, also known as deep-water soloing, which is a form of solo rock climbing that relies solely upon the presence of the sea at the base of a climb to cushion against injury from falls from the generally high-difficulty routes, as ropes and harnesses are not used.
Not many people have heard of psicobloc, but Mallorca is one of the best destinations to practice it and the phenomenon has taken the island by storm. In fact, Miquel Riera from Mallorca is considered the pioneer of psicobloc and is a great promoter of this active adrenaline-filled activity. People partaking in psicobloc, tend to opt for cliffs of between 10 and 20 meters maximum height because, part of the fun is falling back down into the water below when they lose their footing or simply get stuck or tired and release their grip.
In Mallorca there are many zones that are becoming well-known amongst the psicobloc crowd, especially on the east coast, where the coves are often surrounded by cliffs and the water below is deep enough to fall into from a height. One of the sites is considered one of the most difficult psicobloc challenges in the world, it is the Es Pontas rock arch near Cala Santanyi. Have a look to the video above and you can imagine how thrilling this adventure in Mallorca is.
Rock climbing might sound more tame after discussing psicobloc, but at least it is slightly less specialised and therefore a more accessible outdoor activity for visitors to Mallorca. There are many climbing routes on the island, but if you are new in this sport, it is best to opt for a day of initiation, which the whole family can join in with.
It is an activity that you can do with your own group of friends, without sharing with more people. Ideal for beginners, you will learn climbing techniques and you will have the chance of climbing three routes on your own.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Here is an adrenaline-filled outdoor activity in Mallorca where you don’t actually have to exert yourself – or get wet! Sound more like your thing?
In Mallorca, hot air balloon flights are offered both at sunrise and at sunset, to see the most beautiful colours in the sky either at dawn or dusk. It is a unique activity, of those that you will always remember. Seeing Mallorca from the air, from the basket of the hot air balloon allows you to see Mallorca from a totally different perspective. And it is an activity for any age, and without having to have a good physical form and yet it is still ideal for those looking for an outdoor tour for small groups of people.
As the balloon takes off and you gently rise up over Mallorca’s beautiful landscape you have the sensation that you could float anywhere! Sunrise is the best option for the wind conditions and, as the sun comes up on the horizon, the coastline and the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range light up brilliantly with spectacular colours.
As you float up in the balloon under the fluffy clouds up to 300-500 metres you will have a bird’s eye view of the olive trees, fields of sunflowers and orange trees, rural farmlands and a breathtaking view of the neighbouring islands of Cabrera and maybe even Menorca.
Car Tour: Drive a Formula 1 Car
Did you even know that there was such a possibility to feel like a Formula 1 car driver in Mallorca? That’s why our experts have written this article about all the adventure tours in Mallorca, because there were some things you never even realised existed.
For anyone that loves fast cars and, in particular Formula 1 racing cars, this is an unmissable adventure in Mallorca, where the pleasure and adrenline never ceases. You’ll get to drive a 3-wheeled car with a design very similar to that of a Formula 1 car. They are simple to drive but at the same time allow you to live a unique driving experience. You will feel like a real racing driver as you cruise along the Paseo Maritimo along Palma’s port and explore the area of the Southwest of Mallorca. Some tours take you into the mountains and some take you through villages and little-known areas. Click this link for more information and booking options: Driving Experience in Mallorca: Formula 1 Tour.
With the rise of active tourism in Mallorca, increasingly novel options have been coming out. In that concept, multi activities that combine different adventure sports have been developed. At Click-Mallorca we are experts on the island, which we know like the back of our hand, and our local experts have sought out the best adrenaline and adventure activities. One of the latest adventures in Mallorca that we have added is a combination of kayak, sea caves and aquatic ziplining. It is a great fun activity, with doses of adventure, adrenaline and thrills. The adventure zone is located around Cala San Vicente, and it can only be reached by sea. In this way there is no overcrowding, as the only people in the area are those participating in the tour.
One of our favourite options during the summer is Coasteering. It is an adventure sport in which a route is followed along the coast, combining hiking, cliff-jumping from the rocks to the water, exploration of sea caves, swimming, climbing around the rocks, abseiling and even sometimes rope bridges.
What makes it so popular is to mix different activities on the same day, and that it is a sport suitable for all ages, whether young people or families. There are coasteering routes in Mallorca for all levels of ability from complete beginner to seasoned pro.
Caves Boat Tour
Caving is another aspect of active tourism, and guess what: there are over 200 caves in Mallorca! Don’t worry, we will help you choose the most ideal cave for your caving expedition in Mallorca. The best cave in Mallorca for a caving excursion is the Cova des Coloms. The cave is located near Cala Varques and, as part of the excursion, you need to trek for one hour to reach the cave. To enter the cave, you abseil a spectacular 25 meters and then drop the last few meters down into the sea. Inside the Cova des Coloms are lakes, rock formations and different chambers which you will have the opportunity to explore with an expert guide.
A Hike Down the Torrent de Pareis Gorge
In Mallorca there are many hiking routes, but if we talk about active tourism, one of the best hikes in Mallorca is par excellence is the Torrent de Pareis. It is a complicated excursion, but at the same time spectacular. To participate, you need to be fit, and you must only do it with an expert guide in the gorge. Year after year, there are accidents in the gorge, and mountain rescue teams have to rescue people that get into difficulty for lack of experience, for not knowing the route, for not carrying necessary material … That is why this is an excursion that has to be done with a guide.
The route takes you through the channel of the torrent, with side walls of rock of almost 250 meters high which makes it an experience. The end point is in Sa Calobra, where you can take a refreshing swim in the spectacular cove.
What do you think of these active tourism proposals in Mallorca? Are you going to sign up for any? As you see there are lots of things to do in Mallorca related to adventure.
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