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Books on Mallorca
Listed below are a selection of our favourite books on Mallorca. Most can be obtained via Amazon.co.uk - just click on the book title. Their service is excellent and we recommend them highly.
The Spanish island of Mallorca lures with sunshine, sandy beaches and sparkling seas, but its charms also include world-class art collections, dramatic mountain peaks and rolling vineyards.
Insight; Fol Pap/Ma edition (1 April 2014)
Mallorca Step By Step ~ Tara Stevens
Step by Step Mallorca is a brand new guide to this stunning Balearic island, revealed through a selection of walks and tours, complemented by beautiful colour pictures, an authoritative narrative voice, and a wealth of practical information, all in a compact package.
Insight (4 Jan 2012)
From the towering height of Palma's gothic cathedral to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean below, the Berlitz Pocket Guide to Mallorca provides all the information you need to enjoy this beautiful island. Clear colour-coded sections enable you to locate the information you need easily and full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are.
Berlitz Travel; 4 edition (2 Dec. 2013)
Rough Guide to Mallorca ~ Phil Lee
The Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca - now in full colour throughout - gets behind the sun, sex, booze and high-rise hotels clichés to reveal the surprising delights of these Balearic islands. Away from the handful of mega-resorts, discover the bustle of Mallorca's capital, Palma, the craggy mountains and medieval monasteries of the north coast, and the charming towns of the central plain. Menorca, lying to the east, boasts an interior of rollingfields and wooded ravines in between its capital Maó, and the beautifully preserved town of Ciutadella, while a chain of conservation areas protect the pristine coves and beaches that are Menorca's real treasures.
Stunning photos, potential itineraries, day hike routes, colour-coded maps and trustworthy hotel and restaurant reviews, not to mention all the practical information you need, will help you enjoy the very best of both these islands.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Mallorca & Menorca.
Rough Guides; 7 edition (1 April 2016)
Mallorca (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) ~ Kerry Christiani
Lonely Planet Mallorca is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a scenic drive on the sinuous road to Sa Calobra, visit the isolated Platja des Coll Baix, or gaze in wonder at the Palma Catedral; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mallorca and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet; 3 edition (18 July 2014)
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza will lead you straight to the best attractions the Balearic Islands have on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and detailed maps, discover the three main Balearic Islands; from lively beaches and rocky coastlines to lush subtropical interiors.
DK Eyewitness Travel; 01 edition (1 April 2016)
Mallorca Nord hiking & cycling map & guide ~ 1:25,000
Recommended - Mallorca North Walking & Cycling Map & Guide set from Editorial Alpina, with a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000, plus a booklet with English language descriptions of 90 hiking routes from various locations.
The map covers two areas on the north-eastern coast of Mallorca: one side Cap de Formentor with Cap des Pinar between Pollença and Alcúdia, plus on the reverse Cap de Ferrutx with Artá and Capdepera including the 'Parc Natural de Llevant'. Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading and vegetation colouring present the topography. An overprint highlights waymarked local hiking trails and GR routes, mountain bike trails indicating difficult sections, plus cycling routes. Symbols show different types of accommodation including campsites, climbing sites, locations of car parks and petrol stations, etc. the maps have a 1km UTM grid. Map legend includes English.
Alpina Editorial SL (13 Mar. 2014)
Recommended - Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountains presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:25,000 on a set of two light, waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided maps with an overprint for local hiking trails, GR221 long-distance route, sites for various outdoor activities, accommodation options, etc. Coverage extends from Andratx to Cap de Formentor and Alcúdia.
The maps have contours at 10m intervals, relief shading and numerous spot heights, plus colouring to show different types of vegetation. An overprint highlights walking trails, indicating routes which are not waymarked and/or steep and difficult to follow. Symbols show locations of mountain refuges, campsites and other accommodation, climbing and canyoning sites, etc. Road network indicates car parks, petrol stations and local bus stops. An enlargement shows the Sanctuari de Lluc area in greater detail at 1:10,000. The maps have a 1-km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude margin ticks at 1’ intervals. Map legend includes English.
Alpina (22 May 2015)
Walk Mallorca Tour & Trail Super-durable Map ~ 1:40,000
Recommended - Fully detailed Mallorca adventures with our new Mallorca North & Mountains Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 6th edition by David Brawn and Walk! Mallorca guide book by Charles Davis. Our new 6th edition gives you a super detailed, up to date, map of the Tramuntana region stretching from Peguera-Costa Calma- Santa Ponca in the west then running along the mountainous region to the very tip of the Formentor peninsula at Cap Formentor.
Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; 6th Revised edition edition (25 July 2016)
Mallorca Marco Polo Holiday Map ~ 1:125 000
The optimum holiday maps for exploring, sight-seeing, shopping and much more. The handy, pocket format is easy to use and carry on your trip. The laminated finish means the map is waterproof, durable and tear-resistant. The detailed scale shows even the smallest streets and it includes an extensive street index.
MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG; Map edition (26 Jan. 2016)
Mallorca Insight Fleximap ~ 1:200,000
Insight Fleximap Mallorca includes 4 maps. The main map is a detailed map of the island (1:200 000), with all points of interest clearly marked. There is also a street map of Palma (1:14 000), plus maps of Cabrera Island off the southeast coast and an overview of the western Mediterranean.
In addition to the mapping, Fleximap Mallorca also includes a list - with descriptions and colour photographs - of 31 recommended sights, divided by theme and linked to the mapping by numbered markers.
The handy information section offers concise details on getting around, tourist offices, money, tipping, opening times, public holidays, telecommunications, emergency telephone numbers, and climate.
Insight; 3 edition (4 Jan 2012)
Michelin Maps (1 Mar 2007)
Mallorca at 1:100,000 on a double-sided cycling map from Editorial Alpina printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Roads are classified according to density of traffic and six route profiles are included. The map is double-sided, dividing the island east-west with a small overlap.
Alpina Editorial SL (15 April 2010)