By Euro Weekly News Media • 26 September 2016 • 16:14
NORDIC walking and hiking are set to bolster the Mallorcan tourist economy during low season as upwards of 300,000 climbers, ramblers and roamers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland look set to take advantage of the island’s fantastic routes and pleasant winter climate.
The vast numbers expected are no accident. Many towns and regions, including Pollensa, Soller and Arta have been actively pitching themselves at tourist fairs in northern climes for years, marketing Mallorca as a premier hiking destination.
Tour operators are offering all-inclusive packages which combine hikes catering to all tastes with cultural and gastronomical expeditions. It’s an incredibly popular tourist market and tens of thousands attend fairs in Europe’s colder countries each year, each with an increasing Balearic presence.
Hiking tourism offers something of a magic elixir for Mallorca, helping the government meet its target of attracting more guests in low season to help balance the economy, while being environmentally friendly and indeed raising awareness of the island’s unique natural highlights.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Great news, as long as funds are allocated for the maintenance of the footpaths, and more is done to create and protect public access to those footpaths.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Downlaod our media pack in either English or Spanish.