Travel & Tourism

The Sheer Beauty of Serra de Tramuntana

The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range which typically runs from the northwestern coast of Majorca has an important place in Spanish tourist industry. Taking note of its contribution to the island's geographical interface, the UNESCO has awarded a World Heritage Status to the Tramuntana Range.The climate in the Tramuntana region experiences more rainfall than the low lying areas of the island. Also, it is cooler than most of Majorca because of its elevation. The Puig Major is the highest point in the Serra de Tramuntana, but it is a military zone. The neighboring accessible peak of Puig de Massanella is more popular among trekkers and hikers.
There a couple of beautiful cities, such as Soller, Pollenca, Formentor, Port de Pollenca and Calvia which are part of this mountain chain. Completely erasing the memories of crowded Majorca, Tramuntana represents a virgin and less abused part of the island.

The landscape of Tramuntana is highlighted by limestone rocks, pine wood and steep coastlines with very few beaches. It can be easily reached by car or tour buses during the spring and summer peak seasons. But during the other months, when no hotels are open and almost no tour buses operate,  the region completely transforms to retain its old-fashioned charm.

Winter is a paradise for hikers who visit the Tramuntana Mountain Range. Besides hiking, popular outdoor activities include "hill walking", scuba diving, cave diving, rock climbing, canyoning and visiting the exotic villages for their local sausages, cheese, olives and wines.

From Palma there are many buses that run to various destinations in the Traumantana, Esporles, Galilea, Puigpunyent, Valldemossa, Soller etc. Also, a scenic excursion on a train from Palma to Soller is one of the island's major tourist attraction. To get around Tramuntana cities, Palma car rental is the best option as it is available at very cheap prices.

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