20 Jan 2019
About 40 minutes north of Palma lies the serene town of Port de Sóller, hugged on all sides by the UNESCO heritage Tramuntana mountains and looking out over the Mediterranean. Its location makes it an ideal spot for adventure, and at Jumeirah Port Sóller you can spend your morning perfecting your serve at Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy before saddling a Harley for an exciting golden hour ride along Tramuntana’s serpentine roads. Perfect for those with an adventurous spirit, here are seven unforgettable things to do in Mallorca.
Sóller Valley Experience – Orange Fields
Port de Sóller rose to prominence in the 19th century, through its citrus fruit trade. Nearly 200 years later, fruit is still at the heart of its culture. Take time on this guided tour to learn how Port de Sóller’s local products are made from over 50 different types of fruit trees, before strolling down to the vibrant Sa Vinyassa orchard, an 18,000 m2 plot under the golden Alfabia Ridge.
Cycle Like a Pro in Mallorca
Mallorca is an incredible cycling destination, and Port de Sóller is a great place to get out on two wheels. The hotel has spent more than a year mapping out the best routes from Sóller Valley up the Tramuntana range with renowned Tour de France stage winner David Millar, giving guests insider access to the area’s most scenic rides. Whether you’re an aficionado with your own road bike or a beginner looking for a guide, you’ll fall in love with cycling in Mallorca.
Tramuntana Sunset Boat Trip
This romantic trip leaves Port de Sóller in the late afternoon and introduces you to the immaculate coast of Mallorca. While the calm azure waves gently lap the boat, take in Port de Sóller’s brazen cliffs framed by the gently rising Tramuntana hills behind. As sunset nears, take a dip in the warm waters and greet the sun as it sinks into the Mediterranean.
Cabrera National Park Experience
Established in 1991, Cabrera is Mallorca’s most pristine environment. The park comprises 19 islands off the southern coast and is a haven for marine life from endangered turtles to playful whales. Visit the charming coastal town of Colonia de Sant Jordi to jump on a private speedboat out to the archipelago.
Exclusive Heli Tour
One of the best things to do in Mallorca, nothing comes close to the gliding, graceful flight of a helicopter taking in the island’s stunning coastal panoramas. Combined with the UNESCO Tramuntana range, the Jumeirah helicopter tour is an unforgettable experience. Dip down close to the cerulean waters and coral reefs from above and rise to take in the aerial majesty of the Sóller Valley. The flight will last for 90 luxurious minutes, with a decadent lunch at a wonderful local restaurant overlooking the sea.
Walk and Wine
Half an hour from Port de Sóller lies the historic hamlet of Esporlas. Here you will begin your intimate stroll through Mallorca’s prime terroir down the famous Cami des Correu, a Medieval path dating to the 15th century. Cami des Correu takes you through 8.5 km of natural World Heritage scenery and ancient vineyards. The walk concludes at family-run wine estate Son Vives, where you can taste local wines while enjoying the breathtaking view of Mallorca’s delightful southern coast.
Mallorca on a Harley Davidson
What better accompaniment to rustling olives and cawing seagulls than the exhilarating roar of a vintage Harley? Flash past cyclists as you feel the sea-swept Balearic breeze course over you. Take in the rugged beauty of terraced orchards and sheer cliffs as you follow the smooth contours of the mountain roads. Whether you’d prefer to start in the valley or whizz down from the hills, there are a host of scenic routes for you to choose from.
All of these unforgettable experiences and more are available from Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa.