Majorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands, and a highly popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean, offer sun, sea, cultural highlights as well as wonderful hiking oportunities in the Unesco World Site Serra de Tramuntana.
Having visited the island for the first time recently, I’d like to share my personal favourites from my travels there.
My 6 highlights in Majorca
1. Hiking the Serra de Tramuntana
I did the hike between Valldemossa and Deía, along parts of the route I walk along the path that Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria had made, and the GR122, where you can hike for days in the mountains. The hike is of intermediate difficulty, takes about 5 hours to do and is 11.2 km long. The views are spectacular along the path on top of the mountain. Read more here.
2. The Historical Train “Ferrocarril de Sollér”
The train departs in Palma for Sollér, crossing the Alfàbia mountain range, rising up 199 meters, crossing several bridges and runs through several tunnels. At one point, the train stops for the passengers to enjoy the views even more. Read more here
3. Wandering the streets of Valldemossa
Arriving early in the morning, I was able to visit the town before it got crowded. Charming and nicely decorated streets, beautiful views and nice atmosphere.
4. Vermuteria La Rosa in Palma
Lively and popular tapas place, where vermouth and canned seafood is the main idea, although the menu is quite varied.
5. Sleeping in an ancient Castle
Hotel Son Vida is beautifully located on a hilltop above Palma town. The ancient castle was built in the 13th century and offer pools, restaurants, a spa and lovely views.
6. The lunch at Hotel Salvia in Sollér
Having travelled most of the day, and with hardly any sleep the night before, it was a real treat to find the small garden of Hotel Salvia in this little town of Sollér. Good food, lovely wine and stillness.
Published travel article from Majorca
5 pages in the travel magazine published by Norway’s largest newspaper, VG. The article cover hiking from Valldemossa to Deía, tips for exploring Palma if you have only one day, and the three charming small towns Deía, Valldemossa and Sollér
→ Read more about my published work here