Whether with family or friends, as a couple, or alone, the Playa de Muro area and its environs offers a whole series of appealing trails to get away from it all and surround yourself with the island's typical flora and fauna. You can practice Nordic walking or nature or mountain hiking, depending on the challenge you opt to undertake.
The Playa de Muro is surrounded by the Natural Park of s'Albufera. Just a few kilometers away we also find the Llevant Natural Park and the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. To learn about all the area's secrets, at Playa de Muro you can contact Galería 19, genuine experts in hiking and Nordic walking in the area.
The Natural Park of s'Albufera is considered one of Mallorca's most emblematic sites. It is the largest and most important wetland in the Balearic Islands. Among the various routes that can be taken to experience this natural site, we can highlight the following.
A pleasant, marked path that can only hiked, on it we can find five bird watching blinds. This itinerary runs through the central part of the Park, and links to other routes, such as "Es Cibollar".
A medium-distance trail on which we find two observation platforms and the Pont de sa Roca bridge, which crosses the Gran Canal. Along the way one can appreciate how mankind altered the natural park at the end of the nineteenth century.
Of all the routes in the Albufera, this is the longest. It covers the whole area, and on it we find an observation tower with a wonderful panoramic view of the Natural Park. It can also be traversed by bicycle.
A beautiful nature trail running along a narrow path lined by trees and native flora, passing over bridges and by canals and observatories. This is an easy hike that can walked or cycled.
Es Comú de Muro is not just a beach. It is also a protected natural area of the Bay formed by a dune system and surrounded by pine forests and thickets. In them one finds simple paths to enjoy a pleasant stroll or practice Nordic walking.
All the routes lead to the beach area. The stretch that we suggest visiting is one of the most pristine and best-preserved in the natural park.
This is a low-difficulty loop route with few ups and dows, and the trails are properly marked and signed. The distance to be covered is about 6.8 km.
The best way to explore the area around Playa de Muro is by taking a good walk. Thus, we propose a series of hikes on which you will discover the area's natural beauty.
A coastal route on which you will enjoy lovely views of the Bay. A hike that runs by and on white sands, stretching about 22 km. The difficulty of the terrain is low/moderate.
A nature and mountain route that ends at the top of the Puig de Sant Martí peak. A route that does feature some technical difficulty, as it is steep. It is a popular and well-known site for paragliding and hang gliding. Stretching about 9.6 km, its elevation is 266 m.
A loop route that runs along the coast of the Bay until reaching the island of Faro, in Alcanada. A very simple but beautiful route. Some 15 km, it takes about 4 hours.
Connecting with the previous route, one can continue to the Atalaya de Alcudia watchtower. An intermediate-difficulty mountain hike. Some 21 km, it takes about 5 hours to complete. Attempting this hike on hot summer days is not advised.
Starting from the Ermita de la Victoria hermitage, it ends at the Atalaya de Alcudia watchtower. A medium-difficulty route that runs through a Mediterranean forest in its first section, with a second one featuring slippery, uneven terrain. 6 km, it takes about an hour and a half.
Two nature reserves are located in this area of Llevant: Cap de Ferrutx and Cap des Freu. This is also the site of Llevant's three highest peaks: Puig Morei, 564 m; Puig des Porrassar, 491 m; Puig de sa Tudossa, 441 m).
The Serra de Tramuntana range, accessed a few km away from Playa de Muro, is located in northwestern Mallorca and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011. As for its terrain, its highest peaks are the Puig Major (1445 m), followed by the Puig de Massanella (1365 m). The calcareous massif abounds with caves, chasms and canyons, and also boasts the beautiful Cúber and Gorg Blau reservoirs, reachable by numerous hiking trails.
Here are some of the best known routes in the Serra de Tramuntana.
With access via the Camí de ses Basses, it departs from the village of Valldemossa, where one can easily park. This is an easy, 6.6-km hike that can be done year round. 90 minutes
A hike that can be started from several different points. Here we propose one beginning at the Restaurants Es Verger. The trail is out and back, of low difficulty, and takes approximately 70 minutes. The route ends at the Mare de Déu del Refugi oratory and the Hospedería del Castell d'Alaró, offering spectacular views.
A loop route that runs along the Camí Vell and the Camí des Barranc de Biniaraix trails. Of low difficulty, it is less than 6 km. Starting point: In the village of Biniaraix, next to the old washing place and fountain (la font d'en Det).
Playa de Muro, considered by many a birdwatching paradise, features some of the best spots on the island to combine this pastime with hiking and/or Nordic walking. Outstanding sites include the Albufera Natural Park, the Es Comú de Muro, Son Bosc and S’Albufereta natural areas; the Finca pública de Son Real (manor house estate), etc.
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