If you’re looking for an adventurous holiday for a thrill-seeking group, Mallorca is the place to go. With incredible outdoor experiences all immersed in the stunning natural surroundings, you’ll get your adrenaline pumping while enjoying the gorgeous views. Whether you fancy a hot air balloon ride over the dazzling sea, a relaxing day out playing golf on the world-renowned courses or a classic car tour to experience Mallorca’s glory in luxury, we’ve got you covered. These are our favourite group activities in Mallorca…
This packed day with excursion specialists No Frills introduces you to the best of Mallorca’s landscapes, taking in mountains, coastal cliffs and bays, and fragrant orange and lemon groves. The journey begins in the magnificent Serra de Tramuntana mountains, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the west coast and visit the beautiful Sa Calobra cove and spectacular Torrent de Pareis gorge. After that, you’ll board a boat for a new perspective on this stunning, rugged stretch of coastline. Disembarking at Port de Soller, you’ll then hop onto the historic Ferrocarril de Soller, a railway constructed in the early 20th century to serve the orange and lemon trade. It still winds through citrus trees today, offering an unforgettable scenic climax to your island tour.
Location: Avd/ de la Playa 13 Bjs 07400 Alcudia Baleares
Book: Contact online or call +34 971 897 066
If you have a head for heights, Jungleparc offers the largest tree adventure in the Balearics, with over 120 platforms in a beautiful pine forest in Santa Ponsa. Connected to a safety wire throughout, you’ll move from tree to tree using bridges, ropes, vines and zip wires. The mid-level Explorer course is challenging enough, with 40 exercises ranging from three metres off the ground to 10 metres. But to really push yourself, take on the Extreme course, which adds a suspended ‘snowboard’, firemen’s ladders, a 100-metre zipline and much more. The park offers great-value group packages and has courses suitable for kids too – and it’s close to local beaches, so you can chill out on the sand afterwards.
Location: Avenida Jaime I – 40A – Santa Ponsa
Book: No need to book, just turn up!
Golfers can’t get enough of Mallorca – the climate, the scenery and the range of courses make it a wonderful place to play. One of our very favourites is Club de Golf Alcanada, a Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed course with stunning sea views over the Bay of Alcudia. In the southeast, try Vall d’Or Golf Club, which begins with nine holes of rolling, tree-lined fairways, then descends towards the Mediterranean. And don’t miss the fantastic Son Gual, designed by Thomas Himmel and described by Golf World magazine in 2014 as “one of the finest inland courses on the continent of Europe” – not bad for a course that only opened in 2007. These are just three of the island’s 20 courses – for more, check out the Mallorca golf page.
Location: Various locations
Book: Find out more at where2golf.com
4. Rent a classic car
Fancy exploring Mallorca in an open-top MGB Roadster? Or how about a funky, classic Citroen 2CV? Mallorca Driving have you covered with a wide range of cool classic cars available for full-day rental, or for entire holidays. Mallorca Driving are a friendly business with a real passion for the cars they work with; if you’re stuck for ideas you can book a driving tour through the most beautiful roads on this area and visit the most famous villages of the Serra de Tramuntana away from the touristic trails. A brilliant small Mallorcan business and a must for car buffs – it’s one of our absolute favourite group activities in Mallorca.
There are few better ways to appreciate Mallorca’s beauty than from the air. Our favourite hot air balloon operator has been around for over 25 seasons, and you couldn’t ask for a better pair of hands – pilot Ricardo Aracil has competed at the national and international level and was Spanish Champion in 2009. The English-speaking team will get you involved in setting up the balloon, then take you up for a peaceful, near-silent flight over sunflower fields and olive groves, with majestic views right out to the neighbouring islands of Menorca and Cabrera. They’ll stay in contact with the ground crew, who will be there to collect you on landing. Choose from a morning flight right after sunrise, when thermals all but guarantee a full one-hour experience or a private sunset flight; with prior arrangement, Mallorca Balloons can handle large groups too.
Location: Autovia MA-15, exit 44 07500 Manacor, PMI, España
Why Go: Mallorca was made for two-wheel exploration. Shady forest tracks, tough, winding mountain roads, hidden coves and quiet villages – it’s all there to explore. All you need is a bike and a guide. Located in Porto Colom in the levant of Mallorca, Bicillevant offers mountain bikes and trekking bikes for rent, as well as guided tours and activities. They’re experts at working with villa groups and can deliver bicycles straight to properties, as well as organising bespoke tours. With deep knowledge of Mallorca’s east coast and itineraries in three difficulty levels – green for easy-going exploration, blue for moderate routes and red for challenging, hilly, day-long adventures – they have something for every cyclist. Alternatively, they can provide you with a GPS and let you guide your own trip.
Location: Cala Marçal, 22 – Portocolom – Mallorca
If you fancy these group activities in Mallorca, why not check out our villas in Mallorca and book an adventurous holiday with the group?