5 plans you can’t miss this autumn in Mallorca
Travelling to Mallorca is always a perfect option and, when the sweltering summer heat is gone, even more so! The fantastic climate of the largest of the Balearic Islands offers a wide range of possibilities and things to do during autumn that you will not be able to resist. At Cosmopolitan Hotel, we invite you to discover the best things to do in Majorcan paradise during this time of the year. Don’t miss it and take note!
See “the 8” at the Cathedral of Palma
When temperatures drop, visiting the Mallorcan capital becomes a perfect plan. You can walk the streets of the old town and visit La Seu, the Cathedral of Mallorca: an essential visit if you are travelling to the island.
This historic monument is the only Gothic cathedral that overlooks the sea on the city walls, but do you know why autumn is the best season? La Seu has the largest rose window in the world that stars in one of the most important light shows on the island: “el ocho”. Every November 11, the sun aligns with the facade’s rose window and a beam of light passes through the nave to project the colours of its stained glass window onto the wall, just below the opposite rose window thus forming the shape of an 8.
This light effect only happens twice a year (also on February 2) and each time it attracts hundreds of curious people who want to contemplate this wonderful lights and colours phenomenon. Are you going to miss it?
Explore Mallorca’s inland villages
The autumn months also invite us to visit the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. Beyond its beaches and coves, the interior of the Mediterranean island hides some of the most picturesque must-visit corners of the world. At Cosmopolitan Hotel, we recommend these three destinations that you must visit when coming to Mallorca this autumn.
Cobbled streets adorned with flower-filled pots, potato cakes and spectacular views over the Mediterranean. All this and more is what you will find in Valldemossa, a beautiful town located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana and one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
Continue the tour and hop on a wooden tram from the beginning of the 20th century to Sóller, a small village nestled in a valley of orange trees that boasts one of the largest architectural complexes in Mallorca. Stroll through its cobbled streets, try its famous orange ice cream while you stroll through the harbour or visit its famous botanical garden. An unforgettable experience!
Besides, if you want to visit an authentic gastronomic paradise, Portocolom awaits you with open arms. This fishing village has a special charm: it has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the Balearic Islands where you can obtain the fish you can later eat in one of its excellent restaurants facing the sea. Contemplating its colourful houses or visiting its emblematic lighthouse are also some of the things you can’t miss when visiting this Mallorcan corner.
We leave the coast and enter inland Majorca. From the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, to the Serra de Llevant, there are endless routes of different levels that you can take in autumn while admiring Mallorca’s stunning scenery.
The island is also a perfect destination for hikers, whatever level they are, who can explore the sea and mountain landscapes, unwind walking under the pine trees and holm oaks, stroll among stone houses, cliffs or even visit hidden coves that will delight you.
If you like walking, don’t hesitate to enjoy this time of year in the middle of nature. Breathe in, breathe fresh air and experience Mallorca, a privileged place to do so.
Discover the best cycling routes in Mallorca
For sports lovers, autumn in Mallorca is cycling. The heat is gone and the island becomes the perfect setting to start the cycling season: 1,250 km of road welcome all two-wheels lovers who can enjoy exploring the wide variety of options offered by the island geography and that allows you to explore the island by bicycle.
If you want to cross the scenic routes of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, the landscapes of the small fishing village of Sa Calobra or Palma itself, you can rent one of the premium bikes offered by our Cosmopolitan Cycling Center or our Free GPX Routes and you can discover Mallorca as one of the best destinations to enjoy the best cycling.
Mallorca from a bird’s eye view
If Mallorca is already a paradise from the ground, imagine from the air! Watching the sunrise over the Mediterranean from a bird’s eye view or taking to the skies as the sun sets is an unforgettable experience. In autumn, enjoying the extraordinary Mallorcan landscapes tinged with green and orange colours, 500 meters high, create a magical feeling and hoisting up in a balloon from Manacor is probably the most exciting way to experience it.
A dream plan that cannot be missing from your list when you visit Mallorca.