5 excursions for discovering Calvià
Calvià is a wonderful introduction to the great natural beauty that dwells on the island of Mallorca. With spectacular beaches and beautiful sunsets, you can discover this municipality which is situated at the foot of the imposing Sierra de Tramuntana, through the large number of hiking paths and trips on offer very close to your 5 star hotel in Port Adriano.
Excursion to Galatzó. This is one of the essential routes for getting to know the beauty of the Sierra de Tramuntana as it merges into a beautiful coastal landscape. Moderately difficulty, the ascent to the impressive Galatzó peak, at a height of 1,027 metres, is an interesting example of the plant species that abound on the Mallorcan mountain. The route is signposted and runs through the Son Fortuny public estate and the peak of this beautiful mountain is thought of as one of the best viewpoints in Mallorca, with incredible views of the Mallorcan coast and the towns of Calvià, Estellencs, Puigpunyent and Galilea.
Excursion to Na Burguesa. At the end of the Sierra de Tramuntana, the Sierra de Na Burguesa, which was a refuge for King Jaime 1 of Aragon during the reconquest of Mallorca, extends through Calvià and ends in the warm Mediterranean Sea. This easy trip lasts approximately three hours and is the perfect way to get to know the N’Alzamora viewpoint, which offers a wonderful panoramic view of the mountains and the coast.
Mola de s’Esclop by the Coma de’n Vidal. This beautiful plateau located between Andratx and Calvià is one of the most visited mountain treasures. In this moderately difficult, approximately five hour long trip, you will be able to discover the beautiful natural landscape and one of the most important mountain refuges on the island, Sa Coma de’n Vidal. The ascent to La Mola de s’Esclop has sections with hardly any signposting, so we strongly suggest you take an area map and try to be aware of the signs and directions.
Calvià to Puigpunyent. One of the ideal routes for getting to know the loveliness of the paths that join Calvià with the beautiful town of Puigpunyent, this accessible three-hour trip runs through the old Estellencs route, full of nature and woods and in which you can find hidden treasures like the old hermitage of San Onofre, founded in 1660, the Son Fortesa estate, a water well and the Sa Teulera artisan workshop.
Cabo de Cala Figueras and the Portals Vells beaches. This trip is perfect for the summer months since you descend to the beautiful Cala Figuera through a terrain that sometimes needs a certain degree of agility. The beauty of the Mallorcan coast and the typical scrubland vegetation make it a highly recommended route for getting to know the island’s coastal nature. The return starts with a path that leads to the Portals Vells’ beaches, with the possibility of going down to each of them.
Calvià’s natural and scenic richness is one of the Mallorcan treasures that hiking lovers should get to know on their holidays to this marvellous Mediterranean island.