Go hiking in Calvià and stumble across some of the most beautiful corners of the Island of Majorca. Discover our unspoiled nature, the crystal clear blue water of the Mediterranean sea, traditional Majorcan towns, hidden caves, stunning viewpoints, patrimonial components and much more!

Calvià is rich in hiking path options. Short hiking trails, medium distance trails and long distance hiking trails are all waiting to be explored. We know it’s hard to choose just one, so here’s an overview of some of the best hikes around Calvià.

GR221 -Es Capdellà – Estellencs
GR1 – Peguera – Cap Andritxol
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    Start: Es Capdellà, carrer de Galatzó (128 m)
    Finish: Estellencs, carrer d’Eusebi Estada (155 m)
    Distance: 22.85 km
    Estimated time required: 6 h
    Difficulty: medium/high
    Heritage sites on the route:The town of Es Capdellà, the ‘Galatzó’ public country estate, the ethnographic site of ‘Es Tramuntanal’, the grain store and houses at ‘Galatzó’, the ‘Sa Cometa’ spring, the limestone ovens of ‘Na Llaneres’ and ‘Comellar de Sa Cova Rotja’, the ethnographic site linked to the coal industry of ‘Ses Sínies’, the ‘Ses Sínies’ well, the naval structure at ‘Ses Sínies’, the natural spring water tank ‘Sa Font des Poll’, the coal ovens of ‘Ses Volvetes’, the mountain refuge of ‘Sa Coma d’en Vidal’, the estate of ‘Son Fortuny’, and the town of Estellencs.

    Description: This variation of the dry-stone GR221 route links the towns of Es Capdellà (Municipality of Calvià) and Estellencs (Municipality of Estellencs), crossing the public country estates of ‘Galatzó’ (Calvià), ‘Sa Coma d’en Vidal’ and ‘Son Fortuny’ (Estellencs). Along the route the mountain range of ‘Sierra de Tramuntana’ offers a wide range of scenery, alternating between farmland, reedbeds, oak trees and steep mountains, including the impressive ‘Puig de Galatzó’ (1027 m.) and ‘La Mola de S’Esclop’ (926 m). We shall encounter a varied ethnological and historical heritage, including a large number of structures linked to agriculture and the exploitation of the woodland such as limestone ovens, coal ovens and coal workers’ huts, ‘barracas de roter’ (small stone feudal farmers’ huts) and so on, as well as other historical elements such as a barn used for storing the tithes and the ‘naval’ or boat-shaped dwelling of ‘Ses Sínies’ – a Bronze Age archaeological site.

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    Start: Peguera, Avenida del Bulevar, Tourismusbüro

    Finish: Turm von Cap Andritxol

    Distance: 9.690 m. there & back

    Estimated time required: 2 h 30 min

    Difficulty: Low/medium

    Description: This trail takes us from the town of Peguera to the defence tower of ‘Cap Andritxol’. The first part of the route follows Calle de ‘Cala Fornells’ until it reaches the bays of the same name. From here on, the route follows a forest path among pine and wild olive trees until it reaches ‘Caló des Monjo’ a small, peaceful bay, famous for being the setting for the filming of one of the scenes in the thriller ‘Evil Under the Sun’ directed by Guy Hamilton. The route continues on to the ‘Cap Andritxol’ defence tower, a structure used to control the coast during the modern era when Mallorca was under constant attacks from pirates. From the tower we can enjoy views of the coast of Calvià and Camp de Mar.

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GR2 – Peguera – Es Capdellà
GR3 – Es Capdellà – Sa Vall Verda
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    Start: Peguera, Calle de Capdellà

    Finish: Es Capdellà, Calle de las Playas

    Distance: 11.76 km

    Estimated time required: 3 h

    Difficulty: Easy

    Description: A very pleasant, flat route which runs along the main road linking Peguera with the town of Es Capdellà. On this route we can enjoy a great variety of landscapes, including pine forests, fields of crops and the ‘Des Gorg’ stream. The country estate of ‘Son Vic Vell’ is of special interest in historical terms, with a defence tower dating from 1547, a barn linked to the tithes and storage of grain in Medieval times and the ‘Torre de’n Boira’ a former tower residence first built in the 14th century to defend the population from the threat of pirate attacks. The route ends in the town of Es Capdellà, whose origins lie in the houses of the ‘jornaleros’ – agricultural labourers who worked on the neighbouring country estates of ‘Galatzó’, ‘Son Hortolà’ and ‘Son Vic Vell’.

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    Start: Es Capdellà, Delegation of Calvià Town Hall, Calle de las Playas

    Finish: Es Capdellà, calle del Coll de n’Esteve

    Distance: 5.840 m

    Altitude: 29 / 164 m

    Time: 1 h 20 min

    Grade: Easy

    Patrimonial elements: ‘Son Vic Vell’ estate, ‘Son Cabot’ estate, ‘Son Cabot’ olive press.

    Description: Easily done circular route, passing by different landscapes, such as pine forests, fields of crops and oak trees, as well as the ‘sa Cova’ and ‘Es Gorg’ streams, with views of the Calvià valley, and the ‘Puig de Galatzó’ and ‘la Mola de s’Esclop’ mountains. From the path two typical Mallorcan estates can be seen: ‘Son Vic Vell’ dating from the 15th century, and ‘Son Cabot’ dating from 1598.

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GR4 – Calvia Vila – Es Capdellà
GR5 – Son Font – Galilea
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    Start: junction between “Avenida de Palma” & “Avenida de es Capdellà”, theatre “sa Societat,” Calvià

    Finish: Calle Mayor, Delegation of Calvià Town Hall, c/. Mayor, es Capdellà

    Distance: 7.420 m there & back

    Altitude: 92 / 126 m

    Estimated time required: 2 h

    Difficulty: Easy

    Description:This pedestrian route connects the two historic towns of the area, Calvià village and Es Capdellà. The roads on this route are in good condition, making it ideal for both walkers and cyclists. The route begins on Avenida de Calvià, with beautiful views over fields of carob and almond trees, the mountains of ‘Puig de Galatzó’ and ‘La Mola de S’Esclop’, the ‘Galatzó’ stream and the country estates of ‘Mofarés’ and ‘Son Alfonso’. The first of these estates dates from the 14th century while the second was separated from the Galatzó estate in the 16th century. There are also some notable examples of civic and religious architecture such as the ‘Casa des Pontet’ in Calle Pontet and the ‘Church of San Joan Baptista’ (St. John the Baptist) in Calvià village.

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    Start: Calvià Vila, Calle de Son Mir
    Finish: Carretera de Es Capdellà, Galilea

    Distance: 7.710 m

    Altitude: 116 / 438 m

    Estimated time required: 2 h

    Difficulty: Easy/medium

    Patrimonial elements: es Pou Nou’ (new well) of ‘Son Font’, ‘barraca’ (shack) of ‘Son Font’, canal of ‘Son Font’, the ethnographic ensemble of ‘Son Font’, pozo (well) of capelleta of Son Font

    Description: Path connecting ‘Calvià’ and ‘Galilea’ (Municipality of ‘Puigpunyent’) villages, passing through the ‘Son Font’ urbanisation. The route offers excellent views of the Calvià coastline and the ‘s’Esclop’ and ‘Puig de Galatzó’ mountains. En route several ethnographic elements can be seen, such as water channels, water tanks, coal merchants’ shacks, etc., whilst enjoying typical Mediterranean vegetation – wild olive trees, pine forests, oak trees, shrubs and fields of crops. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know two historic areas, with examples of traditional Mallorcan architecture, of which the villages of Calvià and Galilea are prime examples.

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GR7 – Galatzó – S’Esclop
GR8 – Galatzó – Sa Vinya
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    Start: Cases de Galatzó

    Finish: Mola de s’Esclop

    Distance: 11.55 kmAltitude: 181 / 926 m

    Estimated time required: 4 h

    Difficulty: medium/high

    Heritage sites on the route: The houses of the ‘Galatzó’ public country estate, the ‘Sa Cometa’ spring, the limestone ovens of ‘Na Llaneres’, the limestone ovens of ‘Comellar de Sa Cova Rotja’, ethnographic site linked to the coal industry at ‘Ses Sínies’, the ‘Ses Sínies’ well, the viewpoint at ‘Ses Sínies’, the naval structure at ‘Ses Sínies’, the natural spring water tank ‘Sa Font des Poll’, the coal ovens at ‘Ses Volvetes’, the ethnographic site of ‘S’Esclop’, and the ruins of the ‘Caseta de Aragó’ (the little house of Aragon).

    Description: A route that ascends from ‘Ses Cases de Galatzó’ (181 m.) to ‘La Mola de S’Esclop’ (926 m.), notable for the rich variety of landscapes, and the natural and ethnographic features it offers. Whilst on this route we can enjoy impressive views of the ‘Galatzó valley’, and from the peak of ‘S’Esclop’ we can take in the ‘Sierra de Tramuntana’ mountain range in all its splendour. In terms of ethnographic sites, there are many examples of exploitation of the forest’s resources to obtain vegetable coal (peat) by means of coal ovens, as well as coal miners’ huts. Also notable is the high number of native Balearic plant species that can be seen on this route, such as ‘cojinetes espinosos’ (thorny cushions) and ‘Balearic St. John’s Wort’. Moreover, this route is closely connected to the history of the area, since at the top of ‘La Mola’ we find the ‘Caseta de N’Arago’, the house of a French scientist who participated in work to determine the longitude of the Paris Meridian Line at the start of the 19th century.

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    Start: Casas de Galatzó

    Finish: Sa Vinya

    Distance: 7.440 m

    Altitude: 181 / 425 m

    Estimate time required: 2 h 30 min

    Difficulty: Easy/medium

    Heritage sites on the route: The houses of ‘Galatzó’, the grain store at ‘Galatzó’, the ethnographic site of ‘Es Tramuntanal’, the archaeological site at ‘Es Tramuntanal’, the legend of ‘s’Argolla’, the viewpoint at ‘s’Argolla’, the ‘Font dels Obis’ spring, the stone dwellings at ‘Sa Vinya’, the viewpoint at ‘Sa Vinya’, and the ethnological site linked to the coal industry of ‘Sa Vinya’.

    Description: This route lies to the south-west of the ‘Galatzó’ public country estate, linking its buildings with the former agricultural area of ‘Sa Vinya’ and the neighbouring estate of ‘S’Alqueria’. The route passes through the fields of crops typical of a mountain estate. Along the way we can see interesting examples of dry-stone constructions (terraces, threshing floors, fountains, drinking troughs, coal ovens, and ovens). The fauna and flora typical of the ‘Sierra de Tramuntana’ can be observed – notably Mallorcan wild goats and even booted eagles – while following the trail through holm oaks, pine trees and rock roses. The route comes to an end at an altitude of 425 metres at the top of a beautiful valley which, flanked by ‘El Puig de Sa Panada’, draws your attention to the farmland of the estate.*Route adapted for people with reduced mobility. Further information: www.fundacionhandisport.org

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GR9 – Galatzó – Ses Planes
GR10 – Galatzó – Ses Sínies
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    Start: Cases de Galatzó

    Finish: Ses Planes

    Distance: 5.840 m

    Altitude: 181 / 460 m

    Estimated time required: 2 h

    Difficulty: Easy/medium

    Heritage sites on the route: The houses of ‘Galatzó’, the grain store at ‘Galatzó’, the irrigation channel at ‘Sa font des Ratxo’, ‘Sa bassa’, the viewpoint overlooking the houses of ‘Galatzó’ viewpoint over the ‘Galatzó’ Valley, the viewpoint of ‘s’Era de Ses Planes’, and the ethnographic site of ‘Ses Planes’.

    Description: Detailed and varied route, from a scenic, biogeographic and ethnographic point of view. This dry stone path joins the ‘casas de Galatzó’ with the ancient agricultural mountain zone of ‘Ses Planes’ (500 m.). Along the way, the houses belonging to the estate can be seen, together with watermills, the ‘Es Ratxo’ irrigation channel, several benches, huts, coal bunkers, etc., and, above all, the spectacular scenery of the ‘Galatzó’ valley, from its starting point, in the north, on the scraggy slopes of the ‘Galatzó’ and ‘la Mola de S’Esclop’ mountains, to where in the south, it reaches the bay of Santa Ponça. The route ends in the meseta (plateau) of ‘Ses Planes’, where you can see the traces of agricultural exploitation of the land in the ‘caseta de roter’ (small stone feudal farmer’s hut) and ‘l’aljubet’ or water tank, which provided water for the animals as well as irrigating the surrounding crop areas.
    *Route adapted for people with reduced mobility. More information: www.fundacionhandisport.org

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    Start: Cases de Galatzó

    Finish: Ses Sínies

    Distance: 8.180 m

    Altitude: 181 / 320 m

    Estimated time required: 1 h 30 min

    Difficulty: Easy

    Heritage sites on the route: The houses of ‘Galatzó’, the ‘Sa Cometa’ spring, the limestone ovens of ‘Na Llaneres’, the limestone ovens of ‘Comellar de Sa Cova Rotja’, ethnographic site linked to the coal industry of ‘Ses Sínies’, the ‘Ses Sínies’ well, the viewpoint at ‘Ses Sínies’, and the naval structure at ‘Ses Sínies’.

    Description: A route notable for its outstanding landscapes, archaeology and ethnography. It begins among the houses of the ‘Galatzó’ public country estate and continues in a northerly direction parallel to the ‘Galatzó’ stream, ending in the area of ‘Ses Sínies’. After walking for just over an hour we find ourselves in traditional farmland featuring typically Mediterranean plants such as cabbages, reeds, Montpellier rock roses and shrubs, pine trees and wild olive trees. We can observe ethnographic landmarks such as “qanats” (underground irrigation channels), lime kilns (otra vez), coal miners’ huts, fountains, and so on, as well as a rest area and the ‘Ses Sínies’ settlement, archaeological ruins dating from the Bronze Age. At the end of the excursion a more difficult route begins leading to ‘La Mola de S’Esclop. Further information: www.fundacionhandisport.org

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