The Germans’ favourite island doesn’t just offer countless beaches and bays, it is also a true hiking paradise. You can discover the Tramuntana mountain range in the west of Majorca on the roughly 140km long dry stone route. The wonderful, Mediterranean landscape with ancient olive trees and lovely smelling orange groves, spectacular rocky sceneries with holm oak forests, old country estates and deep ravines make the tours a real delight. Even more so with the tips from Majorca-insider Stefan Loiperdinger. In the new edition of his magazine “Majorca’s Secrets,” he presents a selection of special hikes: hikes for connoisseurs. Easy to walk tours that include a place to stop for some hearty refreshments as well as bathing spots to cool off. Just the right thing for the pre-season with pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees.
Convent de la Missio Palma – In the old town of Palma, surrounded by narrow alleyways and prosperous courtyards, stands the Convent de la Missio, built in the 17th century for the training of missionaries. After elaborate and extensive reconstructions, it is now an exclusive hotel with extraordinary facilities which enchant through harmony and tranquillity. Each of the fourteen rooms is individually decorated, each with its own special touch. The monastery’s former dining hall has been converted into an “art bar”. A room in which to discover art and enjoy exquisite wines or delicious cocktails in good company. Head chef Marc Fosh pampers his guests with original, creative menus.
Hostal Cuba Palma, Santa Catalina – A true rarity! This colonial-style hotel in Santa Catalina’s trendy quarter is the perfect location if you like to be right in the middle of things and enjoy the authentic flare first-hand. Santa Catalina’s shops and restaurants are right on your doorstep. The Mercat Santa Catalina is an absolute must! Although it is not actually that easy to leave the hotel; a restaurant, a nightclub and two bars or lounges, as well as a rooftop terrace, with a view of the moon, and the cathedral all have seductive powers. The rooms are tastefully decorated. Each one more surprising than the one before.
Sant Francesc Hotel Palma – An oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Palma manages to perfectly combine the vitality of the dynamic capitol with the island’s relaxed lifestyle. As such, during the renovation of the old neoclassical-style town house, the traces of the past such as wooden beams in the ceiling, the curbed roofs, frescoes and mouldings were preserved and incorporated into a modern, elegant design. Individually furnished rooms and suits, a Majorcan patio, a rooftop terrace with bar and pool, and a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine make your stay here a lasting experience.