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Step-by-Step Mallorca is a brand new guide to this stunning Balearic island, revealed through a selection of clearly laid-out walks and tours, complemented by beautiful, full-color pictures, an authoritative narrative voice, and a wealth of practical information, all in a compact package.
The guide starts with Recommended Tours, suggesting the book’s best tours for taking in great art, hitting the beach, hiking in the hills, or sampling local vino at the island’s wineries.
In the Overview, an engaging introduction reveals essential background information on Mallorcan culture, geography, lifestyle and traditions, plus the lowdown on food, drink, shopping, entertainment, history, and the island’s myriad outdoor pursuits. This provides all the background information needed to set the walks and tours in context.
The Walks and Tours section features 14 irresistible self-guided routes, starting with three tours exploring the historical, artistic, and gourmet charms of Mallorca’s captial, Palma, and taking in the Modernista architecture of Sóller, the glorious beach of Es Trenc, the celestial sanctuaries of Felanitx and Petra, and the charming villages of the island’s interior. All tours show step by step how to get the most out of the destination, with something for every budget, taste and trip length. All tours have clear, easy-to-follow maps, hand-picked places to eat and drink en route, great insider tips and informative feature boxes. All this makes it simple for the reader to find the perfect tour for the time they have to spare.
The final section of the book is the Directory, incorporating a user-friendly, fact-packed A to Z of practical information, plus select hotel, restaurant and nightlife listings, which will lead the reader to the best that Mallorca has to offer.
About the Author
Tara Stevens has been living in Barcelona for 10 years and regularly writes about Spanish lifestyle, food and wine for a wide variety of international publications. Her love affair with Mallorca began when she visited the island for the first time shortly after arriving on the mainland and was bewitched by the island’s extraordinary diversity. She says: ‘I knew about the sapphire blue water and sand as soft as icing sugar, but who’d have guessed there would also be world class art collections, mountains to climb, local wines to discover and hip rural towns for kicking back in.’
Table of Contents
Recommended Tours OVERVIEW Introduction Food and Drink Shopping Entertainment Outdoor Pursuits History: Key Dates WALKS AND TOURS Historic Palma Palma’s Art Treasures Gourmet Palma Andratx to Banyalbufar Valldemossa to Lluc Sóller’s Modernista Mansions Pollença to Formentor Artá and Cala Torta Caves and Grottoes of the East Coast Es Trenc and the South Felanitix and Petra Mallorcan Wine Country Alcúdia Bay Tramuntana Foothills DIRECTORY A–Z Accommodation Restaurants Nightlife