Serra De Tramuntana: Majorca’s Forgotten Gem

Serra de Tramuntana Majorca

Located along the north-west coast of Majorca, Serra de Tramuntana forms the northern backbone of the Balearic Islands, with mountains running across 1100 sq km. The mountain range that sits along this coast was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status for its cultural landscape and is a destination that people need to visit at least once in their lifetime. If you’re looking for a place that is bursting with history, culture, and traditions as well as adventure and beautiful landscapes, then this is why the forgotten gem that is Serra de Tramuntana should be your next vacation destination.

Perfect For Hiking

For those that love to stay active and busy on their vacation, Serra de Tramuntana is the perfect destination for you because it has over twenty different hiking trails to explore. The beautiful and diverse landscape is a spectacular sight to behold that you will fall in love with. Head out for a day trip or make the most of your hiking experience and go for several days, as there are plenty of spots along the way to camp for the night.

If you’re up for the challenge, you could make your way to the Puid de Massenella, which is the highest mountain along the stretch, reaching to a huge height of 1,365 meters. Just remember to pack a decent pair of shoes to ensure that you ready for the days of walking you will be facing.

Relaxing Experience

While there are plenty of places to camp while you hike, for a truly relaxing experience in Majorca’s hidden gem, you wouldn’t go far wrong from renting out one of the luxurious private villas that the biggest island in the Balearic Islands is home to. Instead, you can enjoy a leisurely day trip along the mountains and head back to a humble abode that is perfect for chilling in after a busy day exploring. Take advantage of having your own pool and space to relax and refresh, to get ready for the next exciting day of your vacation.

Stunning views

As already mentioned previously, Serra de Tramuntana is a beautiful sight to look upon, from its stunning mountain views and breathtaking landscapes surrounding it to the quaint cobbled streets that you can find in the small villages. For photographers and Instagrammers alike, this is the perfect destination to take your photos.

What’s more is that due to there being no public transport, the location can only be accessed by car, foot or bike, so you can enjoy a much more tranquil experience as you drive, bike or walk along the coast.

Enjoy a touch a history

There is plenty to learn about here with a vast array of historical attractions waiting for you! However, if there is one place you have to make time for during your time here, it is the Monestir de Lluc. Dating back to the 17th century, the vast monstery, based on plans drawn by Gaudi, features a museum, a beautiful altarpiece by Jaume Blanquer and a Magnolia garden which you enter through.

Chill out on the beach

When you’ve finished exploring the top of the coast, why not check out one of the many beautiful beaches that lie beneath the mountains? Head down to Cala Egos to experience an unspoiled, white sandy beach or discover the wonders of a cove such as Cala Conills. The beaches are the perfect way to take in the breathtaking views that surround you.

For those that are looking for a peaceful and yet stunning vacation, Serra de Tramuntana is the place for you.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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