The idyllic Balearic island of Mallorca is known for its calm Mediterranean waters, quiet sandy coves, sleepy little villages and majestic mountains. But for families or couples who are after more of a ‘thrillaxation’ holiday, accommodation specialist Mallorca Farmhouses have put together their top extreme sports and activities on the island. Be prepared for action!
This adventure is guaranteed to get pulses racing and is ideal for children aged 12 or over. It’s the ultimate wet and wild day out as instructors guide you on an exhilarating journey abseiling off huge cliffs, swimming through caves and scrambling along rocky coastlines. Available year-round, Mallorca Farmhouses work with Experience Mallorca who offer half-day excursions from €50 per person to include all protective kit, wetsuits, buoyancy aid and transportation.
Stay: New for summer 2012, Burguera Nou is a modern four-bedroom stone-clad country villa midway between Calonge and Cala d’Or in south east Mallorca. It has distant sea views and a large sun terrace with separate kids’ pool. Prices start from £665 per week. Sleeps eight.
For those with a need for speed (and stamina!) the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range offers a multitude of challenging and gruelling twists and turns. For a real jaw-dropping route, take the road from Puerto Sóller to Sa Calobra and down the twisting coastal road to the Torrent de Pareis. Bike hire is available year-round with Pro Cycle Hire in Puerto Pollenca which delivers bikes to the villa for free from €20 per day, to include pedals and helmets.
Stay: Segue is a three-bedroom villa midway in Pollenca and a short drive from Puerto Pollenca in north Mallorca. It has distant sea views of the mountains, beautiful gardens and a lovely pool to relax. Prices start from £910 per week. Sleeps six.
Take to the sky and road for a full-day of adrenaline! The day starts with a helicopter flight directly into the Renn Arena, Mallorca’s premier racing and karting circuit. Enjoy kart racing around the 1,200m asphalt circuit in high-speed professional karts and finish off with a few light refreshments before flying back. Available year-round, Mallorca Farmhouses work with Sloane Mallorca who offer a full-day excursion from €250 per person (based on three people sharing) to include helicopter flights to and from Aerodromo Son Bonet, 30 minutes’ kart racing with crash helmets supplied and light refreshments.
Stay: This flash activity deserves an equally extravagant property. Villa Angelina is a luxury five-bedroom villa in Puerto Andratx on Mallorca’s south west coast. It boasts uninterrupted sea views and has direct access to the sea. Prices start from £8,336 per week. Sleeps 10.
Mallorca Farmhouses offer a selection of private villas, cottages and converted farmhouses, all with a private pool and maid service. For further information contact Mallorca Farmhouses on 0845 800 8080 or visit www.mallorca.co.uk.