Mallorca is a captivating island that deserves to be explored to know all its corners. Among the natural wonders offered by the largest of the Balearic Islands, we find the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered one of the main tourist attractions of the island.
The Serra de Tramuntana offers some of the most beautiful sightseeing of Mallorca, as well as several artistic, cultural and gastronomic treasures. To get to know them, tourists opt for the car experiences offered in the area.
Taking a car excursion through the mountain range, such as those offered by Driveando, will be the best way to experience the essence of Mallorca.
What to see and do in the Serra de Tramuntana?
The stretch of road consists of 90 kilometers from Andratx to Cap de Formentor.
The route will take you to admire the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and magical places, most of them included in the lists of Top tourist destination on the island of Mallorca.
Each visitor has the possibility to choose the points to be included in their Car Trip Mallorca, or to adhere to the route established by the guides of the car experiences in the Serra de Tramuntana. For example, the Driveando excursions offer three alternatives to choose from:
- Self-Drive: where you drive the car yourself
- Vip-Trip: which includes a guide driving the car
- Private Tour: special for private groups.
In any case, there are some essential points of interest during the tour with secret details that deserve to be discovered, among them:
Along the road to Valldemossa you will find the village of S’Esgleieta. There it is located Lafiore, a shop-workshop where handmade glass and blown glass objects are made, in addition to offering classes where it is possible to discover an important part of the Mallorcan history. The experience inside the Lafiore boutique is unrepeatable.
Valldemossa is a charming and surprisingly beautiful town. The small village can be perfectly explored on foot, with an endless number of narrow cobbled streets, with many interesting places to visit. For example, you can visit the Municipal Museum, the Church of San Bartolomé, the viewpoint or relax in one of the terraces and cafes with interior gardens.
This is an obligatory stop on the way to Sóller. A viewpoint from which it is possible to see a rock that, according to the locals, would have a hole shaped like the island. In addition, the viewpoint Sa Foradada offers a wide view of the Mediterranean Sea and the millenary rock formations that are the hallmark of the island.
The village of Sóller is the last stop of the wooden train, whose departure point is Palma de Mallorca. Here you can taste the typical ice creams of the local factory ‘Sa Fabrica de Gelats’ and enjoy their flavours while crossing the area full of terraces and centenary trees. The Carrer de Sa Lluna, the Bank of Sóller and the Church of San Bartolomé are some not-to-be-missed spots during the visit.
Cap de Formentor
Reaching Cap de Formentor, at the northern end of Mallorca, is the best option to close the tour and assimilate all the experiences of the day. Its viewpoint, Es Colomer, has the most impressive sight of the whole route.