Majorca is an island built to explore, its wild landscapes and natural beauty make it a haven for cyclists, walkers and hikers. With lots to see and do Majorca is a great destination for visitors that want to see the beauty of the Island, the Tramuntana Mountains, Palma Cathedral and the Cuevas Drach all stand out as must see attractions. Here is three ways to see the beauty of the Island on a Majorca Holiday.
Walking and Hiking through the Tramuntana mountains
If you’re a lover of walking you can immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heriatage Tramuntana Mountains. The unspoilt beauty of this area is breathtaking and a great way to spend one of your holiday days. The Tramuntana Mountain range dominates the North of Majorca, but with a modern road network you can drive or walk to the highest point of the mountains Massanella. This particular point lends views over the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding countryside, giving visitors a real taste of rural Majorca.
The Palma – Soller Train
A highlight in Majorca is the historic train journey from capital city Palma to the rural north east town of Soller. The historic railway opened in 1912 and gives visitors the chance to meander through rural Majorca, and sample the amazing scenery. The journey of 27km takes in small villages and stunning landscapes. The vintage style wooden carriages and creaky track add a sense of romance in an era of modern transport.
As part of the trip you get to see the different elements and diversity of the Island, the North of the Majorca is far more rural and gives visitors insight into Majorcan culture. On the contrary, Palma the capital of Majorca, is a contemporary mix of old and new and is fantastic for those looking for a cultural trip.
Boating and Cruising
Sailing and boating is also a great way to see the island of Majorca, with tours around the rocky coastline offering a unique way to see the natural beaches and bays that the island has to offer. Glass bottom boats are a fantastic way to explore the sea and its inhabitants. Day trips regularly run from most ports and the trips are particularly family friendly. The Mediterranean is particularly popular for sailing, with Island hopping regular. Private boat rental is therefore abundant, giving visitors the chance to hop over to surrounding Islands Formentor and Ibiza. Boat charters let you rent on a half day basis, or for keen sailors you can charter a boat for the whole duration of your holiday, perfect for those who want some privacy while seeing the island!
Majorca has much to offer visitors, but the natural side of the Island is often overlooked due to the mass commercialisation of the region. To see the natural beauty of the Island head to the north, Alcudia holidays give visitors the chance to experience some of the best beaches in Majorca and the chance to sample Tramuntana Mountains also. The north is also significantly quieter than the south of the Island.Categories: Guides
Localities: Balearic Islands, Europe, Majorca, Spain
Travel Themes: Nature