The Serra de Tramuntana is often called the 'backbone' of Mallorca. This stunning mountain range runs along the north-west coast of the island, and attracts thousands of ramblers and cyclists every year.
The imposing mountain range serves as an unmistakable focal point in the area, making up part of the stunning natural landscape that surrounds Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa.
Things to do in the Serra de Tramuntana
In 2011, Serra de Tramuntana was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised for its significant physical and cultural importance. The area's rich history and lush landscapes draw travellers from all over the world who come to both explore the mountains and soak up the beautiful scenery that surrounds.
The Serra de Tramuntana is lined with walking trails that take hikers past stunning scenery, including beautiful views of the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea. Visit in spring to see the mountains erupt in colourful blossoms and greenery. The ideal time to visit the Serra de Tramuntana is between February and May, when its plants are coming back to life and when temperatures are still pleasant but not uncomfortably hot.
The huge number of trails available across this mountain range means that there are routes for keen ramblers of all abilities, but its mountain bike trails are ideal for more experienced cyclists. They are harder to navigate, but explorers will be rewarded with unforgettable views of waterfalls and limestone caves. Wanderers in the Serra de Tramuntana may also catch a glimpse of Puig Major, the highest point in the Balearic Islands at 1445m.
Local towns and attractions
The Serra de Tramuntana region is home to many attractive towns and villages. Visit Soller, an enchanting coastal town with some beautiful buildings. Soller marks the beginning of the Barranc de Biniaraix hiking trail and the end of the historic Palma to Soller railway.
Travellers hoping to see the mountains from the Mediterranean Sea can charter a yacht at the scenic town of Andratx, while the pilgrimage town of Lluc offers a wonderful resting point for hikers in the Serra de Tramuntana.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa offers the perfect base to explore the staggering Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and discover all the cultural and natural wonders that await both on land and sea.