The moment your plane swoops across the island of Mallorca for the first time, you’re greeted by a magnificent sight below: the famous Serra de Tramuntana Mountains. This destination of spectacular beauty was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for good reason. Boasting dramatic landscapes, charming villages, a rich biodiversity and culturally significant sights, it features on many a traveler’s bucket list. Keep on reading for your Tramuntana guide, by Hotel Ca’n Bonico:
Your active holiday in the Tramuntana mountains
The Tramuntana Mountain Range, located in the Northwest of the island, spans a distance of 90 kms, all the way from Andratx to Cap de Formentor. Here, amongst olive groves, ancient stone walls, pine forests and vineyards, beautiful hiking trails snake through the landscape. One of the most well-known trails is the GR 221 Dry Stone Route, which spans the entire length of the mountain range. If you’re in the mood for an easier stroll, enjoy the walk around the Cúber reservoir, set against the backdrop of the island’s tallest peak, the Puig Major.
If you’re more of an adventure sports kind of person, you’ll enjoy challenging pursuits, such as rock climbing or canyoning. Sa Fosca, in the heart of the Tramuntana’s, is considered one of the top destinations in Europe for this. Then of course, there are the many incredible cycling routes that snake through the mountains. You’ve probably already heard of the famous Sa Calobra pass, which is one of the most scenic roads for cycling in the world. Then there are the popular climbs of Coll de Femenia and Coll de Sa Batalla.
Fall in love with romantic villages
The Tramuntana Mountain Range isn’t just famous for its natural beauty, but for the romantic towns that lie nestled amongst it. Some of the most famous destinations include Deià, Valldemossa, Fornalutx and Sóller.
Fornalutx in particular is said to be one of the prettiest towns in Spain, with its cobbled streets, lush vegetation and stone clad buildings that sit upon layered terraces. Deià and Valldemossa in particular are known as an artist’s paradise, with many famous painters and poets having drawn inspiration from the stunning landscapes here.
Dining in the Tramuntana mountains
Then of course, there’s the incredible selection of local and award-winning restaurants to choose from. When it comes to culinary marvel, the Tramuntana Mountains are the place to go.
Some of our favourite restaurants here include El Olivo, a fine-dining establishment in the luxurious Belmond La Residencia hotel. Chef Pablo Aranda’s creations are beyond compare, combining innovative techniques with the best regional produce. Another one of our favourite restaurants is Ca’s Xorc, which transforms seasonal products into exotic and mysterious creations.
Your stay at Hotel Ca’n Bonico
Your Tramuntana adventure starts with a stay at Hotel Ca’n Bonico. Located in the charming village of Ses Salines, our hotel is ideal for those looking to live an authentic Mallorcan experience. Make sure to book your 2024 stay directly via our website, hotelcanbonico.com to receive the best rates.