Serra de Tramuntana

Leave the beach behind as you go for a trek in the mountains of Serra de Tramuntana. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the landscape is wild and breathtaking, serving up views across the clear blue sea from heights of more than 1,000 metres.

Running for 90km along the island’s northern coast, the Tramuntana offers some of the very best views in all of Majorca. To reach the mountains, you’ll need to drive on long, winding roads. Prepare yourself for a few hair-raising moments as you travel slowly and carefully uphill, the views expanding as you go.

Along the way, make sure you make plenty of stops for photos. Look out for the huge limestone peaks towering over small, traditional villages and smell the wild rosemary as you pass through this unforgettable landscape.

If you’re feeling fit, take a hike through the pine forests and olive groves or climb the mountainside crags. It’s worth knowing that much of the land is privately owned, so make sure you check your routes before you go. If you’re a cyclist there’s lots of routes to choose from, including a great downhill ride from Sa Calobra to the coast.

Standing tall at 1,445 metres, highest peak Puig Major de Son Torrella is a sight to behold. As a military base it’s off limits to the public, but make sure you take plenty of pictures. You’ll also find ten more peaks towering more than 1,000 metres above sea level, many surrounding the sacred Lluc site.