An Adrenaline Junkie’s Guide to Majorca

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An Adrenaline Junkie’s Guide to Majorca

When I hear Majorca, I mostly think about beaches and warm weather. Both of these are true, but it is also a center of extreme sports. There are plenty of activities to get your adrenaline going.

Abseiling, canyoning, caving, kayaking, diving, rock climbing, trekking, surfing and paddle surfing are just a few of the adventure sports in which you can participate.

Majorca’s handy location in the Mediterranean, just off the coast of Catalonia, Spain, is a convenient getaway. Plenty of direct flights reach Majorca from around Europe. Holidays to Majorca are fun and easy. I’ll take you through a few of Majorca’s best extreme and adventure sports that will get excited  just reading about them.

 

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Surfing and Paddle Surfing

 

Surfing is one sport I’ve done on a few different continents. It’s hard at first, but once you get up on the board, it starts getting easier. Pretty soon, you’ll be going out without an instructor. I have never done the stand up paddle, but it is supposedly easier than regular surfing because you don’t need to catch a wave.

 

Kayaking

 

Paddle around the shore and even out among the close islands. Enjoy the sun, sand, and water, spending a lunch break out on the beach. Kayaking is easy to learn and as long as you wear your life jacket, it should be a safe endeavor as well. Kayaking is one of my favorite adventure sports.

 

Rock Climbing

 

I have seen Rock Climbing day-long courses advertised for as low as $50 which is not bad. Beginners will start indoors to learn the basics and then be taken to a real cliff face outside. Rock climbing can be tough, but it without a doubt gets the adrenaline flowing as you use your own power to keep yourself from tumbling down: a true test of your strength and endurance.

 

Trekking

 

Trekking is one of my favorite outdoor activities just because of the pure simple beauty of it. It’s just you and the trail. Majorca is a great place to hike with several hiking paths are available to those with different abilities. All you need is a decent map and sturdy pair of boots and off you go. Trekking also affords you the opportunity to make a greater personal connection to the place you’ve come to visit, in this case, Majorca.

 

Kitesurfing

 

Kitesurfing is one very cool activity and one I have not been fortunate enough to participate in. It doesn’t come cheap. I’ve seen kitesurfing courses on offer for $250 per day. If you’re not familiar with kitesurfing, or kiteboarding, as it’s sometimes called, it is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, and paragliding into one extreme sport. It’s a bit complicated and requires some sophisticated equipment. Kitesurfing is definitely on my list once I rustle up the cash needed.

 

All in all, Majorca is an excellent destination for adventure sports that are sure to get your adrenaline going. Once you’re tired of the beach and sun, look into some of these activities.

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