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Trip details
  • self-guided, single-centre walk
  • dramatic mountain and coastal scenery
  • excellent base for discovery
  • flexible walking and sightseeing options
  • explore using the excellent network of public transport
Mallorca’s most dramatic scenery - and its prettiest villages - are to be found in the Tramuntana Sierra in the north-west of the island. With their craggy limestone peaks contrasting with the sea below, the rugged mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to clusters of honey-coloured houses which sit amid immaculate terraces of orange and lemon trees stretching as far as the eye can see.

"There's a certain nostalgia to Sóller - the elegant fruit merchants' mansions, the narrow-gauge railway which links the town to the capital, and the old tram which trundles through the town down to Port de Sóller."
Beth Hancock, Marketing Team

One such town is charming Sóller, a bustling place nestling in a fertile, bowl-shaped valley planted with yet more citrus groves. Within easy reach of the capital, Palma, it makes a great base for walking and exploring in Mallorca’s magnificent north-west corner and beyond using the efficient and widespread local transport system (or inexpensive taxis).

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