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The beautiful Balearics

Mallorca and Menorca have long been popular with tourists, but if you think it’s just bucket ‘n’ spade delights, think again. Mallorca’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, has a fascinating history, and the island’s varied landscape includes rugged mountains and a rural interior little-touched by tourism. Boutique hotels, delicious paella, and peaceful villages show there’s much more than the islands' beaches. The likes of Magaluf still supply cheap thrills, but in quiet corners of Menorca or Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains, it all seems ages away.

L'impressionant Serra de Tramuntana, MallorcaMARIA ROSA FERRE ✿ / CC BY-SA 2.0

Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana

Famous The northern backbone of Majorca

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Mallorca is so much more than beaches and nightlife. I really enjoyed hiking in the mountains. The Serra de Tramuntana range offers plenty of tracks and you can hike without a guide.

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The northern backbone of Majorca Editors' Note

Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain chain that runs along the north-west coast of Mallorca. Among its popular destinations are the cities Sóller, Pollença, Andratx, Calvià and the beautiful Deià. The Serra de Tramuntana has a length of about 50km and a width of about 7km.

The highest peak of the mountain chain is Puig Major, 1,445 metres, the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands. Sadly, Puig Major is not accessible to the public, but there are many other attractions in Serra de Tramuntana that make up for this drawback, including Monastir de Lluc; La Granja; the rich Andratx and more.

Serra de Tramuntana
Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca