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Mallorca road trip | west coast of Mallorca|Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Road trip Mallorca

For my first time on the island I took a little Mallorca road trip on the west coast of Mallorca in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. I wanted to see some places that some of the locals advised me to go but also to some of the most famous beaches and cute villages.

I spent two days exploring Palma where I stayed at Hotel Cort. Then I experienced a yoga retreat in Mallorca and went to explore the island with a rental car between two yoga sessions.

Mallorca Road Trip to the best towns of Mallorca

Banyalbufar and Cala Banyalbufar – Beach town in Mallorca

I could have started my Mallorca road trip on the west coast everywhere but for some reason I took the road bringing me to Banyalbufar.

The road from Palma to Banyalbufar like many of the road on the west cost is very curvy but also very photogenic.

I stopped in the village of Banyalbufar, a village close to the sea but perched on a hill and went down to the beach aka Cala Banyalbufar. The road here is very steep and there are very few parking spots close the the beach so if you are sporty it is better to park your car in the town and go down by feet.

Valdemossa, the most typical town in Mallorca

Don’t make the same mistake as me and don’t miss Valdemossa. This might be the most touristic village in the area but it is very beautiful and typical. I just did not know this at the time of my Mallorca road trip.

Deia, Mallorca – Hilltop village in Serra de Tramuntana

Deia is on the way up North to Port de Soller. It is worth stopping there and wander the small alleys of the village up to Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. The village is quite touristic and there are a few very nice restaurants and cafés.

Not far from there is Calla Deia. A beautiful rocky beach with crystal clear waters. From there you can take a hike on the Dry Stone route aka GR221 for some beautiful views. The hike takes you up to Port de Soller but you can decide to go only a part of it.

Day trip to Soller and Port de Soller

Soller is also a famous little town on Mallorca’s west coast. Many people come there for a day trip from Palma de Mallorca on a vintage train called Tranvía de Sóller. The town is famous also for its port : Port de Soller.

To be honest I did not like it so much but I guess it is nice to come there rather in the evening to enjoy the many bars and restaurants.

Mallorca road trip Port de soller

Fornatlux village

From Port de Soller, you can drive North for more spectacular places. One of them is Fornatlux that was awarded one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Mallorca road trip in Serra de Tramuntana mountains to Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis

The drive down to Sa Calobra is probably one of the most beautiful and scenic drive in Mallorca but it is definitely not an easy road. It has SO many curves but the end destination and the drive itself are totally worth it. Probably THE highlight of this Mallorca Road Trip

You will first get to the harbor village of Sa Calobra. It has a little beach area and a few restaurants. From there you can walk to Torrent de Pareis. OMG this is such a cool place. First you will need to pass some tunnels and then you arrive at the cove of Torrent de Pareis that is absolutely fantastic. Plan to spend at least half a day there for swimming, walking around etc.

Tip : Do not forget to take cash for the parking as there is no ATM at Sa Calobra

Highlight of Mallorca : Monastery Lluc nestled in Serra de Tramuntana mountains

During my trip I talked with a Majorcan who told me that her favorite place in Mallorca was the Lluc monastery which is a famous pilgrimage site.

The location is very nice indeed. The monastery is surrounded by the Serra de tramuntana mountains. There are a few cafés and restaurants also. Perfect for a quick break.

Monastery Lluc in Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Pollença and La Patrona fiesta

Pollença is another cute village of Mallorca that you can add to your Mallorca road trip. The village is mostly famous for it’s august festival : La Patrona fiesta that is a re-enactment of a battle between the Moors and the Christians that happened years and years ago. A way for the locals to remember the past and also for a huge annual fiesta.

End your Mallorca Road Trip at Cap de Formentor

End your Mallorca road trip on the west coast of Mallorca in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, with the fabulous views over Cap de Formentor. So beautiful you won’t want to miss it!

*If you are interested in other Balearic islands, don’t miss my article about Ibiza!