The Serra de Tramuntana (the tramuntana is the north wind that blows in the region) is a geographic unit composed of a mountainous alignment (which culminates in Puig Major de Son Torella to 1445 meters) and longitudinal fertile valleys, equipped with tectonic windows that make them communicate. This is the wildest part of the island of Majorca, long the haunt of robbers and refuge of monks.
The 19 municipalities in the county have about 80,000 inhabitants.
A Discovery Circuit of the Centre of the County of Serra de Tramuntana
In Valldemossa, you can visit the Charterhouse, the Palace of King Sancho, the museum and the gardens of one of the most emblematic villages of the island. Frédéric Chopin and George Sand stayed in the monastery of Valldemossa during the winter 1838-1839.
A few kilometers from Valldemossa heading Deià, we find Son Marroig and "Sa Foradada" breakthrough rock. Deia is a charming village on a hill. Llucalcari, a pretty village near the sea, is also worth visiting.
Sóller is surrounded by mountains, dry stone terraces, fields, gardens and a stream. The attractions are the train station and the museum. It has a very special and almost unique architectural heritage. The Museum of Sóller, the Botanical Garden and Museum of Natural Sciences Balearic are interesting visits. Continue to Port de Sóller is by tram or by car. The port is a natural harbor in the mountains.
Back to Sóller to visit the Gardens of Alfàbia in Bunyola on the other side of the Serra de Tramuntana. Since Sóller, access is via a toll tunnel or the old mountain road of the pass of Sóller. Go under the avenue of trees leading to the house is surrounded by gardens, a large variety of trees and plants, a large pool and water games.
A Discovery Circuit of the South of the County of Serra de Tramuntana
Puigpunyent, Puig de Galatzó and Galilea are part of an indivisible whole. On the road to Galilea, the mountains, the valley and the sea in the background we admire. Continuing on the road down to Capdellà, a very picturesque and peaceful village.
You can then visit the pine forests and beaches Paguera and Cala Fornells, Cap Andritxol, Cap del Llamp and Sa Mola. Camp de Mar is not the same without its characteristic island.
Through the tunnel of Grau to enjoy a magnificent view of the open sea. Estellencs is a village in terraces overlooking the sea, the houses will be noted with watchtowers and cove with a torrent.
Banyalbufar is famous for its dry stone terraces, houses with watchtowers and a creek with waterfalls.
Leaving the coast behind to head inland through the forests to reach the city center of Esporles. We will visit Sa Granja, a magnificent stately home with gardens, where demonstrations of rural traditions and crafts are held regularly.
North of Sóller a small road on the left hand side of the Corniche Road and winds down to overcrowded village of Sa Calobra and the beautiful beach of Cala Tuent. However, the beaches are pretty to look north to Pollença and Alcúdia, to the east of the beautiful Cape Formentor. The sharp relief of the coast is softened by the presence of abundant Mediterranean vegetation in some places and the cultivation of fruit trees.