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Mallorca with Kids – Activities and Excursions

Mallorca with children

Mallorca with Kids –  Because what would be the best holiday memories if you couldn’t share them with your loved ones?

Whether as a summer vacation or a spontaneous break over the holidays … it is simply the most fun with the family and who is not in a good mood when you see the bright children’s eyes on the beach or when jumping into the pool?

Mallorca remains one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. Why? Because it’s just a particularly child-friendly island! The flight duration of approx. 2 hours can usually be mastered with children without any stress and the holiday destination is a maximum of 1 hour drive with your rental car, which you can easily take over at the airport.

The holiday resorts offer fun for everyone. But which of the many excursions and activities are worthwhile with children? Of course, this always depends a little bit on the age, but these are my favorites when it comes to planning family trips in the sunshine:

Mallorca with Kids –  Excursions and activities popular with young and old:

1. La Reserva Puig de Galatzó

Off to the Tramuntana Mountains to the nature park at Puig de Galatzó. Tramuntana sounds like hiking? That’s right, but in this case it is only a 3.5 km walk through the nature park and there is so much to see that the majority of families can get through the park without the kids complaining. This is more likely to happen when it is time to leave. In the park you can see various waterfalls, animals, plants and beautiful views of the mountains.

Don’t forget to pack your picnic in your backpack. There are picnic spots in the park and at the end you can enjoy a barbeque, there is a petting zoo and a pool for the children to refresh. A highlight for children from 8 years of age are the adventure activities (unfortunately not included in the price) such as Rock climbing and abseiling.

 

Naturpark im Tramuntana Gebirge2. Katmandu Park

According to a very well-known rating portal, Katmandu is the best amusement park in Mallorca and the second best in Spain! You should of course like theme parks, because this is surely not the quietest place on the island. After the park opened in 2007 with the cult attraction “Katmandu house”, it continued to grow annually and offers exciting trips, 4D encounters and water fun. Great family fun no matter if you are a water lover or adrenaline junkie. https://www.katmandupark.com/

 

Freizeitpark Mallorca3. Forestal Park

The park is advertised as a high ropes course with the longest zip lines in Mallorca and you definitely can have fun here. Children can start their Mallorca adventure from a height of 1.10m and since age is only a number, there is of course no upper age limit. You are properly secured and can then start and have about 2 hours of fun in the family or with the group of friends. Short key data about the park: The high ropes park has a length of more than 200m and it goes up to 20m and is located near Palma. https://tirolinasgo.com/mallorca/en/

Kletterpark Mallorca4. Water sports

There is something for every age. Whether it’s the well-known and popular banana ride, parasailing for two, to look out over the entire bay and far out to sea, or the trend sport paddle surf. Let’s go into the water! In summer there is nothing better and fun is guaranteed.

Mallorca Wassersport5. Western Water Park

My favorite among aqua parks. Why? Here you can still bring your own picnic, which of course does not rule out that you can buy snacks at lunchtime, but it is definitely a help in the holiday budget if you spend the day there with the whole family. The park has 4 different tariffs, one especially for small children and another for seniors. The attractions are of course not completely innocent so that the park is on my list. https://www.westernpark.com/en/

Wasserparks auf Mallorca

6.Jungle Parc (dif. courses from 4 years) and Jungle Parc Junior (4-11 years)

The Jungle Park is a climbing park near Santa Ponsa and depending on the chosen course, 134 different platforms can be reached. It will be fun here, regardless of whether you are traveling with children or only with adults and, for example, choose the “Extremo” course. I can definitely recommend it. It is less extreme as it sounds but the fun factor is at least extremely high.

In addition, the Jungle Parc Junior was created, which is for kids from 4 to 11 years. The park is at Portals Nous and I can’t tell you whether the little ones are more excited before or after; but who doesn’t like to watch their little adventurers and help them master the 50 possible platforms?

Kletterpark Mallorca7. Railway of Sóller

In the most traditional train on the island you do not travel the quickest way, but that is exactly what makes it a really cozy family excursion. Yes, even if you live on the island, it’s a popular weekend getaway. Ideally, you can do this if you already had action on the previous days. My tip: Take the railway from Palma. Then you head towards Soller, where you can get out to stroll around the town, or you continue to Port de Soller, where the highlight is a delicious ice cream in the ice cream factory.

Mallorca Zug Pollensa8. Boats tour

Even if the well-known glass bottom boats do not absolutely live up to their name, it is still fun to take a tour. You can do a complete tour with a swim stop, or get off at one of the stops and explore the markets or towns. With children on board, I would not recommend a longer tour than 2 hours, because the freedom of movement on a boat is quite limited.

Bootsausflüge Mallorca9. Horseback riding Mallorca

Now one or the other may think … “oh no the poor horses” but if you go to the ranchos you will see that the horses are taken care of day after day. I have had horses myself for years and can tell you – there are no excursions in the extreme midday heat, nor are the horses treated or fed badly. Whether you are a beginner or advanced – everyone will find the right excursion for them, and finally no hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle, isn’t it?

Of course, I would also like to advise against the use of carriages, whether by horse or donkey! Incidentally, the horses do not come from the well know established riding stables, as it is often wrongly thought.

Ausreiten auf Mallorca10. Pirates Adventure

No matter which seat category you choose here, you have a good view, because the seats are max. 15 m from the stage. A dinner show for the whole family, which includes food and drinks in the price. The show is a mix of action, humor and acrobatics. Incidentally, there is also a reloaded show, which is from 18 years. https://www.piratesadventure.com/en/ticket-details

Dinner Show Mallorca

Have you already taken one of the excursions or are you already planning? We are of course happy to receive comments and further ideas.
A little tip at the end: If you plan to come in spring or Easter, take a detour to the spring fair in Palma. You can’t miss it with the illuminated ferris wheel.

Let’s go on family adventures on our sunny island Mallorca!

Sincerely yours

Janine D.

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Mallorca the birthplace of world champions

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions

Mallorca – Island medalist of the world

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions: living intensely the sport. The amateurs and professionals of football, basketball, athletics, golf, cycling, motoring, horse riding, sailing and other practices can enjoy all year long endless sports because Mallorca has sports services, facilities and places suitable for the practice of any sport.
This data is known and that is why we are the favorite place of many elite athletes who seek tranquility offered and a good training space. It is also the island chosen by ex-sports professionals to reside or spend a vacation.

The footballer Samuel Eto’o says he will retire at Real Mallorca, Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins looks for a permanent home in Puerto Pollensa, Boris Beker and Michael Schumacher have been living with us for years. The 8-time world cycling champion Sarah Hammer trains and rests on the island, footballer Steve McManaman got married at the Palma’s Cathedral, several stars of the Spanish summer soccer team in Mallorca or Ibiza and thus an endless list of athletes from All Categories.

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions – what stands out is the amazing number of Olympic medalists and world champions who have been born in this wonderful island: Mallorca is one of the regions of Spain that has more first level athletes per square meter.
Since the shooter Cristobal Tauler was proclaimed the first Mallorcan world champion back in the twenties, going through the Davis Cup with Carlos Moya and Rafa Nadal against Roddick; until the recent and many medals of Marga Crespí and Melani Costa in the swimming world championships in Barcelona.

Tòfol Castanyer, world champion of Mountain Racing; Margarita Fullana, Bronze in Sydney and several times BTT world champion; Miquel Capó runner-up in the world of Duathlon; Guillem Timoner, 6 times world champion on track; Joan Llaneras proclaimed 7 times world champion; as well as Miquel Alzamora or Toni Tauler medalists and world champions.
If we talk about tennis, we undoubtedly have Rafa Nadal on the retina, number one for 102 weeks and king of the clay. Carlos Moya, was the first Spanish to be number 1 of the ATP. Nuria Llagostera, first island tennis player to lift a Masters Cup and in football, the “Chichi” Soler and Gabi Vidal from Palma made history in 1992 by hanging the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. To all this adding, of course, the numerous titles obtained by Miguel Ángel Nadal with FC Barcelona.

In motorcycling we have Jorge Lorenzo being 2 times world champion in moto GP and 2 more in category 250cc. Lluís Salom today number one in the overall Moto3.
In basketball, the historic Rullan or the Palmesan Rudy Fernandez who has been part of the national basketball gold generation; he won the European Championship in Poland, silver medal in the Olympic Games in Beijing and in 2006 he won the World Championship in Japan, was an NBA player and is currently one of the pillars of Real Madrid and the national team.
In Taekwondo it is necessary to highlight Brigitte Yagüe, who with three world championships, Olympic runner-up and four Europeans being the most awarded Spanish in this discipline. Another woman synonymous with triumph is Elena Gómez, who in 2002 was the first Mallorcan gymnast to hang a gold medal in a World Cup.

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions – National and international successes.

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions – certainly also in water sports. The national and international successes of Rafael Escalas and Xavi Torres, this last winner of 15 golds between world and Paralympic Games and Blanca Gil, one of the best water polo players on the international scene. In underwater fishing and sports, the Mallorcan ones stand out with up to 19 world champions!
In sailboats, the “pollensí” Pepote Ballester, who in 1996 won the gold medal of Atlanta or Jordi Calafat with his last two cups won in the Copa América os Sailwater.
Mallorca, the birthplace of world champions – where we also boast of having world champions of Majorcan crib in disciplines such as Petanque, Kick Boxing, Bodybuilding, Chess, Canoeing, Trial Bike, Golf, Olympic and Paralympic Shooting, Front Tennis or University Football.

Due to this, the Insular Department of Sports wants to continue offering acts of recognition of sports merits to federated athletes who have achieved meritorious results in national or international categories; since in this way, sport is promoted as a way of life, the efforts made are recognized and the rewards obtained are congratulated.

Undoubtedly and proudly, Mallorca has been and will continue being the birthplace of world champions as well as having a modern and vibrant city, full of history, culture, fun and first class gastronomy.

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Cycling in Mallorca

Ciclismo en Mallorca

Cycling in Mallorca is, without a doubt, the perfect choice.

Cycling in Mallorca means, for professionals and amateurs of this sport, to have an unforgettable experience. They choose every time further the peacefulness of the island during the months of March, April and May . Each spring, cycling in Mallorca offers the best conditions to practice this sport, so you can feel it in the majorcan roads or routes.

Chris Froome, the current “Tour de Francechampion spent a few days training this year with his “team Sky” nearby Port d’Alcúdia, on the eastern side of the island. He knows all about the requirements of the island’s routes, although he also enjoyed its advantages: perfect weather, routes of all kinds, clear landscapes and good roads to boost his training. It’s been a long time now since the professionals focused to Cycling in Mallorca, names like Jan Ullrich, Eric Zabel or Alexander Winokurov could improve their preparation thanks to the comforts of the island.

There are also countless routes for any kind of public.

The “Via Verda” is a country route that connects the towns of Manacor and Arta, passing through beautiful towns like Sant Llorenc, Son Carrió and nearby beaches like Cala Millor and Cala Bona.

There are also high mountain routes around the town of Soller, for stronger legs, but also bike paths through most of the island’s coastal towns for two-wheel rides. Even if you are interested in the highest level of competition, you can try the “Mallorca 312” race, which will take place on April the 28th this year and is sold out every year. 312 km and 5,050 meters of altitude, it is with no doubt the hardest cycling race on the island.

From the east side of the island we encourage you to visit us and you will enjoy a few days of sport and quietness, having a look to our complementary offer… A spectacular gastronomy, dreamly beaches and holiday homes where you will recover the strength for the next route.

Best Regards from the reservatum team,