Majorca, the largest island of the Balearic Islands, is reminiscent of beach resorts, but there are many other ways to enjoy both the coast and inland - especially in the fall and winter, when the large numbers of tourists are gone and the temperature is more suitable for outdoor activities. You can spend a week exploring the Tramuntana mountain range along the western side of Mallorca on foot or by bike. Or you can visit the vineyards in the middle of the island, where you can enjoy traditional local wines. You can also visit a farm by cycling or walking, where you can learn how to make the sobrasada or mallorquín pork sausage. Here you will find great places to eat out. The Mallorcan cooks prepare traditional recipes adapted to modern tastes. There are six Michelin star restaurants on the island. This renewed enthusiasm for the local cuisine is also visible in all restaurants in Mallorca. Even if you have been on the island a few times, there is always more to discover, especially by exploring the lush inland, countryside as well as the spectacular coastline. Usually the beach holiday season starts in May and ends in October, but the island is also beautiful in the spring when the almond trees are in bloom. Outside the hottest months of July and August, the Balearic Islands are perfect for an active holiday, with lots to see if you are interested in plants or birds, or if you want to discover the local culture. While most beach resorts close in the winter months, Mallorca is an ideal location for a holiday all year round. If you want to do more than just lie on the beach, take advantage of the low prices in the winter enjoying the taste of a real life in the Balearic Islands.