One of the indispensable itineraries for those who want to get to know Mallorca is the one that leads you to discover the Serra de Tramuntana (the mountain range at the north of the island). It is a long itinerary for what we recommend renting a car. Our proposal consists of getting to know the mountain range by visiting the towns of Valldemossa, Deià, and Sóller. Get ready to leave early in the morning and come back late in the evening.
The itinerary requires you to get to Palma and from there head to Valldemossa, one of the most visited and most beautiful towns in Mallorca. The final part that leads you uphill to the town is outstanding, enjoy the view! When you get there you will find a parking area next to the town. Park your car there and explore!
The cobbled streets of Valldemossa are extremely taken care of, with doors and facades decorated with flowers or ceramics. The itinerary through Valldemossa should include a visit to the Real Cartuja de Valldemossa and its gardens, where George Sand and his lover, Frédéric Chopin, once stayed. George Sand got his book “A Winter in Majorca” out of that experience, a bestseller for romantic travelers who started having Mallorca and Valldemossa as their dream destinations. You can also visit in Valldemossa the church of Sant Bartomeu, the birthplace of Beata Santa Catalina, or the panoramic viewpoint of La Miranda dels Lledoners.
The next stop after Valldemossa is the town of Deià, where you will find one of the most breathtaking viewpoints, next to the graveyard where the famous writer, Robert Graves, lies. Deià was on its day a pilgrimage spot for artists, painters, writers, poets, who, attracted by the beauty and tranquility of the place, chose it as their residency and inspiration point. Other spots you can visit in Deià are the Archaeological Museum, the Parroquial museum, the house-museum of Robert Graves, the Son Marroig museum, or the one dedicated to the painter Norman Yanikun.
If you have the time, you could go down to Cala Deià to relish the fishing port that still lives on. In your itinerary try not to miss Sa Foradada, a peninsula of the mountains located in Deià which gets its name from the enormous hole (forat) on its inside that can be seen from many spots on the mountain range.
The itinerary through the Serra de Tramuntana continues until the town of Sóller. A town best known for its gastronomy, especially its famous oranges, which constitute the economic motor of the town. You will find huge fields occupying the hillsides, cohabiting with its centenary olive trees. In Sóller you will enjoy walking through its streets and squares. Don’t forget to visit the Sant Bartomeu church, which could well be considered a cathedral, with a spectacular rose window taking over its facade. Other recommended spots to visit are the train station, the Can Prohom inn, the town hall, the Can Prunera museum, the bank of Sóller, or the modernist buildings from Lluna street: Ca la Nena, Can Moiana o can Massana.