Hiking around Na Penyal
If you are looking for a great hiking area, one that is also doable for younger children, then the area around the peak of Na Penyal (Puig de na Penyal) is a great area with several paths to do so. Albeit it does not look very high, the peak of Na Penyal is circa 327 meters high. However, the area here consists of more than just hiking up the mountain, there are several paths around the area, towards Son Servera and the back part of Cala Millor that offer great routes for children. Depending on what type of hiking you would like to do (including length and difficulty), you'll find many paths here, that in most instances will even allow for a stroller with solid wheels to go around the bottom paths of the area.
The start can be nearly anywhere, if you are arriving by car, you'll find parking around the Bella Vista Panoramic Tennis Courts (outside its designated parking space), or around the public school of CEIP Jaume Fornaris, i Taltavull in Son Servera, as suggestions. The paths are a mix between forest fauna that provide shade, and open areas. Hence, be aware of the time of day you go, especially with younger children. And there is not just one path that leads to the top or around the area, you'll come across many, which will allow you to return here again and again to discover new routes, new paths, and areas.
The climb to the top of the mountain is doable for most children used to walking or hiking, and albeit being slightly steep in certain areas, with enough time, water and snacks, it is more than reasonable. The panoramic views are incredible, looking over Son Servera, Cala Millor, Sa Coma, and the natural park Punta de N'Amer. The descent should be done carefully, however at the bottom, the road changes and often is either paved or gravel, however, easy to walk.
Also, suitable for dogs.
We do recommend plenty of water, snacks, your usual hiking gear, and good hiking shoes.