The Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain range on the northwestern coast of Mallorca. It is nearly 90 km long, with a maximum width of 15 km. Several peaks top out at an elevation of over 1000 m. Puig Major is the highest (1,443 m). It sits in a milirtary zone that is off limits to the public. Puig de Massanella (1,348 m), the second highest peak, is accessible to the public.
The mountains can be experienced by car, coach, train, on foot, bike, or from the sea. In October 2019, I took a coach tour that passed through this picturesque range on a route from Inca, in the central plain, to the seaside village of Port de Sa Calobra.
The mountains differ from the rest of the island in rainfall as well as elevation. They receive an average annual rainfall of 1,507 mm (59.3 inches) or more than three times as much rain as the central plain.
The area has hiking trails, and the roads are popular with cyclists. In 2011, The Serra de Tramuntana range was named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Although the maximum elevation is only about 1,400 m, the scenery is dramatic and captivating.
Some of the most picturesque views are on Highway Ma-2141, which leads over the Coll de Cal Reis, a mountain pass, down to the beach town of Sa Calobra. It is billed as one of the most beautiful roads in Spain.
The road terminates at Sa Calobra, a small settlement that offers restaurants and other services to tourists enjoying the scenery by land and sea.
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Viewing the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains is a must for everyone who visits Mallorca. The scenery will produce lasting memories. Have you visited Mallorca. Do you have favorite memories of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains?