Puerto Pollensa is a perfect destination for walking! Walk along the sea front, with a nice breeze and enjoy the waves and sea air. Or cross the mountains for spectacular views, get to a particular beach in the middle of nowhere and have a swim in the clear blue sea to refresh!
The staff of Nofrills excursions has prepared some of the most recommended walks in Puerto Pollensa. There is a wide range of walks: short, long, coastal walk, mountain walks… so there is always something for everybody.
Below you will find some suggestions about walks in Puerto Pollensa area, just click on any of the walks you are interested and it will take you to a page with plenty of information.
Some walks from Port de Pollensa:
We have prepared a selection of different walks from Puerto Pollensa area, just click on the any photo and you will be taken to the page with full details of the walk.
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Puerto Pollensa to Cala San Vicente walk:
This short (5 km) and moderately easy walk passes through beautiful and varied scenery: flat and prairie like after passing between the hills/mountains at Col de Siller (the Siller Pass), and then descending from the cliff tops via the coast road that leads down to Cala Carbo, and then to Cala Molins which is central Cala San Vicente.
From Puerto Pollensa to Boquer Valley:
This is a wonderful walk from Puero Pollensa, not too difficult although if you wish to go down to the bay the paths are a bit tricky to follow. It takes approximately 45 minutes each way and is spectacular. Take water with you and enjoy the views!!
A walk to La Gola, an ornithologist paradise:
La Gola is a small wetland located at the mouths of The Siller and Gommar intermittent streams. this route offers visitors a magnificent outing to see native birdlife. Having once been a fishing spot for the people from Port de Pollensa, it is now a favourite spot for lovers of ornithology, and at the informacion centre you can find info on the over 60 species of birds spotted at La Gola.
Some walks from Pollensa town:
Not all the main walks in Puerto Pollensa area start at the port, for some we will need to move to Pollensa old town which is very easy by public bus and taxi. From Pollensa town we have a few suggestions for you:
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Walk to Puig de Maria
Although it is only a small mountain (330m), the Puig de Maria has a very important place in the culture and traditions of Pollença. After a short but steep ascent to the top, there is a wonderful view over the bays of Pollença and Alcudia, making this one of the most beautiful spots in the Serra de Tramuntana. Its peak is crowned by a delightful sanctuary (XIV century) and a museum with small relics of the lives and habits of the inhabitants of the place through different periods.
Walk to the Puig Santuiri:
The climb to the Puig de Santuïri ( 141m) is a very interesting walk, not only because of its panoramic views of the beautiful town of Pollença that lies at its feet, but also because this route has a wide range of fascinating biodiversity including holm oak grove, garrigue and dwarf palms, which are home to hedgehogs, rabbits and the impressive black vulture, which often majestically flies over its little kingdom.
Walk From Lluc Monastery to Pollensa old town
This is an easy and well signposted route. It follows trails through outstanding countryside and has the imposing Lluc Sanctuary as a final reward. The 15th century basilica is home to the Mare de Déu de Lluc, Majorca’s patron, which enjoys the songs of the ‘blauets’ every day, a magnificent choir made up of pupils from the sanctuary’s school. Another part of its appeal is the Serra de Tramuntana interpretation centre and the botanical garden.
Walking from Port de Pollensa to Pollensa:
This is a pleasant stroll for holidaymakers and hikers alike, and you can do it all year around. The path forms part if the dry stone route GR221 which enables to connect the port all the way to the Town of Pollensa itself in around an hour and a half. The GR221 path is a well signposted hiking route which covers over 150 kilometres of the Sierra Tramuntana mountains and is a very popular hike amongs tourists and residents.
An interesting suggestion is to take the bus 340 from Port de Pollensa to Pollensa town, and from there to start the walk. We can start the walk at the Roman bridge, and it takes about 90 minutes, for a total distance of 7 kilometers, and the route descends from there to the Port area, running paralell to the main road.
Walk from Puerto Pollensa to Alcudia:
Many clients coming to our shop asked us if it is possible to walk from Port de Pollensa to Alcudia, and the answer is “yes, but”. “Yes but…” so it is possible to walk there, but we reccomend to either take the bus or rent a bicycle to go to Alcudia old town, as you will enjoy it more.
Yes, you can walk from Port Pollensa following the main road. The path is absolutely flat, with lovely views, and right by the sea a lot of the way. There is a lane for cyclist that can be used by pedestrians, and you can also walk most of the time on the beach. Obviously, walk carefully on it because of the cyclists and the cars that drive quite fast there.
The distance is about 8 kilometres long, and make sure to take water with you as there are no bars on the way, and in Summer, temperatures go up to 30+ degrees.
Walks in Formentor:
The hair-raising drive across this wild and rugged peninsula is probably the most scenic in Mallorca, as tall cliffs give way to hidden coves where the Tramuntana drop down into the sea. With such a landscape, the walks in Formentor are absolutely spectacular, and here are some suggestions:
- A 2 kilometer walk to cala Murta, a small deep-water cove that is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
- To walk up to the hill Es Fumat, the highest hill in Formentor area, with 300 meter altitude. The Fumat is the highest gate of forms of, his striking Rocky Horn dominated the peninsula. From the Summit’s pillar, there is a stunning panoramic view of the North of Mallorca, about the vonPollensa and Alcúdia bays to the high peaks of the Tramuntana.
- From the car park of the Colomer viewpoint, and opposite the car park, there is a narrow road that you can take by car or foot to a watchtower. If you take the iron steps up the watchtower of Talaia de Albercutx, you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Formentor beach, the Tramuntana area and the bay of Alcudia and Pollensa.
- Just before reaching the Formentor lighthouse, you can walk down to the Moll del Patronet. This old path was used for the delivery of supplies in the past, before the main road to the lighthouse was built.
More suggestions for walks:
For more walking-advice and great excursions on the beautiful island Mallorca, please visit your No Frills Office in Puerto Pollensa! Our excursion advisor is a resident in Port Pollensa and she loves walking in Winter, so sure she will have some great suggestions for you.
Walk close to Port Pollensa: the Albufereta
Close to Alcudia there are some fantastic walks, and this walk is a great opportunity to discover the wetlands of S’Albufereta, a coastal wetland area formed by flooding. Easy to get by local bus.
Walk in Lluc Area:
An excursion around the Puig Roig where you will be able to see eveything: black vultures, old defensive towers, an old police barracks, a very curious house, wonderful views and much more.