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Mallorca, Spain

A Guide to the Best Places to Run in Mallorca

Lana Bukvic

The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean, Mallorca (Majorca) is a popular tourist destination, owing to its great weather,  history, and culture. With a diverse geography consisting of great beaches, rugged coastal coves, interior mountains, and fertile valleys, Mallorca is a treat for running: there are seaside promenades, pastoral roads passing by farms and vineyards, and all manner of hilly terrain for those who want a challenge. There’s also a great variety of trail running in the Tramuntana and Llevant mountains. See RunMallorca and Trail Running Mallorca for good trail running recommendations.

For our guide to running in Mallorca, we’ve put together several routes in the capital of Palma, including a ‘runseeing’ tour, the Paseo Maritimo, and a tour of Bellver Castle. Some of our other favorite places to run in Mallorca are the seaside paths in Palma Nova, Port de Pollença, and Port d’Alcúdia. We’ve also provided recommendations on some of the best roads for running in Mallorca, as well as favored walks and hikes that are suitable for running.

In Palma, there’s a good bus system and a new metro/light rail system. Elsewhere on Mallorca there are buses, but a car is very helpful to get around the countryside.

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Palma: Paseo Maritimo

Mallorca, Spain

The signature run on Mallorca is the seaside promenade that runs for several km along the bay. The palm-lined path goes from Palma 3 km west to Portopí and 6km east to Portixol and Cala Gamba. Can continue another 8 km to S'Arenal.
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Waterside Run Southeast of Palma

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Another section of the nearly 20 km of lovely waterside running along the Bay of Palma. This runs from Cala Gamba in Gentilicio for 8.5 km southeast to the boat club in S'Arenal. Wonderful water views and a dedicated path most of the way.
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Palma ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Mallorca, Spain

Our 6.5 km 'runseeing' tour of Palma. Enjoy seaside promenades and a tour of the city's key parks, monuments, scenic squares, and historical sights in the area known as ‘El Casco Antiguo’. Can add at Parc De les Estacions or seaside promenade.
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Palma: Paseo Maritimo

Mallorca, Spain

The signature run on Mallorca is the seaside promenade that runs for several km along the bay. The palm-lined path goes from Palma 3 km west to Portopí and 6km east to Portixol and Cala Gamba. Can continue another 8 km to S'Arenal.
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Mallorca has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with 300 sunny days a year. Winters are mild and a bit wet, while summers are hot and dry. Temperatures are cooler and precipitation more frequent in the Tramuntana mountains. In winter, average high temperatures are 15C (60F), with lows dipping to 8C (mid-40s). Runners should use caution in summer, given near constant sun and temperatures that typically climb to 30C (86F) or higher, with nights staying warm.

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Mallorca is a major visitor destination. In searching for a place to stay near good running, we recommend spots near some of our favorite seaside runs in Palma, Palma Nova, Port de Pollença, and Port d’Alcúdia.

RUNNING STORES

There are numerous stores and factory outlets with running gear in the Palma area. There’s also a store in Port de Pollença and Manacor. See the overview map for locations.

GROUP RUNS

Run Mallorca was founded by runners and they offer personalized guided services for individuals and groups at any level that you want, they also organize special race programmes. Most of their tours are based around Alaró in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.

Running tours in Mallorca: Go! Running Tours

The most popular running race on the island is the Palma de Mallorca marathon and half marathon, which takes place in October and attracts both locals and expats alike.