If anyone thinks there’s nothing to Mallorca beyond summer, the sun and the beach, they’re terribly wrong. Of course, Mallorca is the island of the sun and of summer, but it is also a magic, warm, welcoming place that is ideal for a getaway from routine, disconnecting from work and blending in with nature any time of the year, but especially in the fall.
One of the best parts for enjoying Mallorca in fall, when temperatures are still pleasant and nature is waiting for us to enjoy it, is the north coast.
Cyclists know that Mallorca is the ideal place for practicing this sport in winter and fall, to the extent that leading European cycling teams choose the island for training because it offers them the best conditions. If you’re into bike tourism, you’ll enjoy the routes along the north coast, taking you to towns such as Valldemossa, Puigpunyent, Deià, Soller and Pollença, among others.
If you prefer less demanding sports such as hiking, the north coast of Mallorca is ideal for going along at your own pace. You’ll discover amazing sights and see for yourself that Mallorca is a very green place!
Now if you just like to relax and take it easy, you can enjoy Mallorca’s cuisine in fall, the best time of the year as far as food is concerned. In fall, Majorcan cuisine features the produce of hog slaughter, hunting and the grape harvest. The most traditional dishes include pork, hare, rabbit, thrush and noodles called fideus de veremar. Autumn is also the time to eat a fish known as llampuga (delicious with fried peppers and one of the emblematic dishes of the season) and a mushroom called verderol, which grows with the first rains of the season. Don’t miss the fair known by the locals as Fira de la Llampuga, held every October at Cala Ratjada.
This is also the season for esclatasangs, mushrooms that are well appreciated on this island, particularly delicious when cooked in earthenware pots or greixonera. Esclatasangs are the main feature of a local festival, the Fira de Esclatasangs in Mancor de la Vall.
If you enjoy browsing around in markets and flea markets, there are lots of hidden treasures waiting for you at the market stalls in the streets and squares of the towns of Valldemossa, Alcudia, Can Picafort, Cala Ratjada, Artà and Pollença. They are famous for their local handicrafts and their artisan food products, so don’t hesitate to try out the many things they will offer you!
In short, if you’re looking for the perfect place to charge your batteries and fill your suitcase with plenty of good things before facing winter, come over and enjoy the north coast of Mallorca, where you can rest, relax and take care of mind and body in the best conditions.
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