The majesty of Mallorca’s mountain range is what shapes the western dramatic coastline of the island blessing visitors with dramatic scenery in a sense of seclusion and some of Europe’s best hiking possibilities. Nestling within the Serra’s peaks and valleys are some of Mallorca`s most precious towns and villages giving the surrounding landscape a run for its money in the prettiness stakes – each with their own distinct flavour.
The Tramuntana Mountains in the North-Western part of the island are simply a paradise for hikers with several summits over 1,000 meters high. There have been guided mountain tours for over three decades with increasing popularity over the last number of years. Nowadays there is something for everyone depending on the level of skill as one can opt for a leisurely mountain walk, a rigorous hike for the more advanced hikers or a challenging climb which one should only attempt with suitable equipment and a mountain guide who knows the terrain.
The areas beautiful scenery is truly captivating and one can walk through pine forests, over mountain ranges full of boulders or through valleys of fruit trees, all with many vantage points to look out over the spectacular sea or countryside. Furthermore one can hike throughout a great part of the year as there are organised hiking groups with daily hikes on various routes or one can opt to hike on her own always accommodated in only the best of our hotels and accommodations close to the many hiking trails.
Enchanting Holidays in Spain offers accommodations right in the heart of this key area of hiking on the western coastline of Mallorca: Puerto de Soller/Soller is properly the centre on Mallorca for hiking and here everything smells of hiking and hikers, and it’s only natural as many fantastic trails starts from these towns and surrounding area, right outside the hotel. The Town of Deia sits on a mountainside hanging over the sea in the midst of the Tramuntana Mountain Range and it is a place of inspiration and truly a Mallorcan highlight. As the second highest mountain, Teix, in Majorca rises above the valley it’s a natural stating point of many exiting hiking trails. A bit further south a journey to Banyalbufar and its surrounding villages is an attraction in its own right. Take time to enjoy the historic surroundings and explore the various coves and beaches as well as the charming town centre with its pretty waterfall and the historic tower. The surrounding area also contains other villages of note such as the pretty village of Estellencs and as well the spectacular hiking trails to Esporles should be seen.