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Five key routes to discover Serra de Tramuntana.

The island of Majorca beholds many charms that flourish with autumn’s arrival and are ideal for this season. After the sun and beach period, along comes the time to explore the other side of the island: its mountains. Serra de Tramuntana is 30 minutes away from Puerto Portals, it is sorrounded by natural landscapes and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s no wonder that the 56 miles that traverse Majorca’s northwest area stand out for the beauty of its environment.

Sa Foradada: With the Palace of Son Marroig as starting point, there begins a descent towards the peninsula of Sa Foradada which is sorrounded by centenarian olive groves. A paradise awaits at our arrival where to enjoy a plunge in its turquoise Mediterranean waters. This hike takes about an hour and 45 minutes.

S’Estaca: This tiny fishermen’s village with a more than special allure is a wonderful place to walk by forest and beach along the path that descends to Valldemossa’s Marina. At one point there is a diversion to S’Estaca, where sunsets cannot leave one untouched. This hike is around an hour and a half long.

Ses Fonts Ufanes: They are located at the north of Majorca within the municipal district of Campanet and they compose one of the most peculiar island’s phenomenons; after build-ups of rain these fountains sprout onto the massif of Puig Tomir and its sorroundings. The trail starts at the property of Gabellí Petit and after a 20-minute walk, one can reach this magical place.

Puig del Teix: One of the most typical climbs amongst the Majorcan residents is the one to Puig del Teix from the Arxiduc estate, located at the outside area of Valldemossa. It is a 3-hour route with amazing views of the mountain range and a cristal clear Mediterranean Sea, a hike sorrounded by nature and Majorcan cobbled ground.

Torrent de Pareis: This route starts from the town of Escorca, it descends to the canyon encircled by 656 ft of vertical walls that shape the Torrent de Pareis and it ends up in Sa Calobra, a cove placed between cliffs that compose an astounding scenery. A quite tricky 5-hour trail, suggested only for the most daring hikers, preferably accompanied by expert guides.