WanderlustAn essential guide to the Tramuntana

Running the length of northwest Mallorca, these majestic mountains promise an awe-inspiring escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

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Covering 90km of coastline on this beautiful Balearic island, Serra de Tramuntana is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the perfect place to connect with nature.

Marvel at the mountains

The scent of orange blossom and pine needles fills the air as you wander past the dry-stone buildings and historic watchtowers that dot the hilly, forested landscape of the Tramuntana. From olive groves to the vineyards planted on steep terraces, the rural scene can be admired from one of the many walking trails or cycling paths that criss-cross the region. However, to really immerse yourself in the centuries-old villages and their charming attractions, take to the road and follow the route to Valldemossa.

A woman walking in a field

Stop off in the villages of Estellencs and Banyalbufar and get lost as you explore their labyrinthine streets before arriving at Cartuja. This 15th-century monastery was home to the composer Chopin for a while. There’s the opportunity to follow more famous footsteps as you arrive in Deià and the house and gardens of poet Robert Graves. Back in Soller, it’s time to find out why the area is called the Valley of Oranges before boarding the port’s quaint wooden tramway.

Regional wooden train on Mallorca

To really get a sense of the area, soar above shimmering waters, rugged mountains, cliffs and coves on a private helicopter ride. Take some sensational aerial photos, before relaxing over a long lunch with more scenic views.

Embrace the seaside location

With the Mediterranean lapping at its shores, fresh seafood and lazy walks on the beach are definitely on the agenda during your stay in the Tramuntana. Discover the enchanting sea caves, scenic landscapes and historic sites of the Cabrera archipelago during a sightseeing excursion. Ferries and private boats depart from Colonia de Sant Jordi and give you plenty of time to sunbathe on sandy beaches or swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Sa Cova Blava – the evocatively named blue cave.

 Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel Spa boat and lighthouse

In the evening, board a luxury sailing boat or motorised yacht for a sensational sunset adventure. An attentive steward will serve you a selection of snacks, canapés and sparkling wines.

Relax in a clifftop sanctuary

When you have finished exploring, you can still enjoy the region’s dramatic scenery from Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa. With an emphasis on looking after yourself, you can make your stay as active or as relaxing as you wish. There’s the chance to channel your inner tennis champion at the Rafa Nadal Academy at Port de Sóller, where personal trainers offer professional advice and video analysis to help improve your game.

While the area’s thriving wellness scene includes state-of-the-art yoga studios and organic juice bars. Of course, the hotel can certainly help restore a sense of wellbeing at the spacious Talise Spa with its 10 treatment rooms, extensive thermal area and Hamman suite, and outdoor hydropool that’s ideally located to ensure guests get to keep admiring that spectacular view.