Mallorca holiday guide: the best sights, bars, restaurants and hotels | Travel

Hammering the hills on a road bike, spending a lazy afternoon eating and drinking on a vine-strewn terrace, snorkelling in clear-watered coves, ambling around sunny streets full of shops, markets and galleries If any or all of these sound like your kind of thing, Mallorca could be the spring/summer holiday island for you.

To start with, lets hit the sand. The 340-mile coastline boasts more than 200 beaches. Those in the south, including Es Trenc and Cala Llombards, tend to be swathes of soft white lapped by turquoise sea; the north has sweeps of golden sand and shallow waters, such as Playa de Muro, spotlessly clean and ideal for families.

The most spectacular stretch of Mal