October is the time of year loved by many who seek the magic of Mallorca. It is usually a month of traditional festivals celebrating the harvest of local produce. Due to the ongoing pandemic, everything is different than before. However, those who come to the island can still experience the wonderful atmosphere on the island and find an authentic atmosphere in its sunny places. At this time of year, the Serra de Tramuntana becomes a soft shade of red as the temperatures become bearable and the evenings shorter. It’s the best time for cycling, hiking in the mountains, playing golf and most still find it warm enough to go for a last swim in the sea.
October is a wonderful time to visit Mallorca - instead of the sweltering summer heat, average temperatures reach 20 degrees. Although it gets cooler in the last days of the month (and in the Tramuntana mountains), it’s still a pleasant 16 degrees in the historic island interior. Even if October is a month of rain, however, this sounds far worse than it really is. The chances of rain on any given day are one in five, and the actual lack of rainfall is very low.
Autumn is particularly beautiful in the Serra de Tramuntana. Moreover, the long Balearic summer is followed by the harvest season in October. Mallorca produces a number of regional products, but we especially recommend a tour of some of the island’s more than 70 local wineries. As summer comes to an end, the tourists and the temperatures drop, making this season perfect for walking excursions on the island. The water is still warm enough to visit the many beaches. It’s also a good time for cycling or a round of golf on one of the island’s many beautiful courses.
Art and agriculture mix at the numerous festivals that take place in October on Mallorca. Unfortunately, many have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Although the Paprika Fair and the Feria de la Sobrasada will not take place in Felanitx and Campos respectively, we encourage visitors to seek out these two typically Mallorcan products in the shops and weekly markets of the two towns. For the sweet tooth, the Fira Dolça in Esporles would have been a perfect day out, but again we recommend a visit to the town’s bakeries to sample the island’s famous desserts. As for the Feria de Otoño y del Vino, the best way we can mitigate our disappointment at the cancellation is to head to the bodegas in and around Consell to taste local wines and support the wine industry.
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