Serra de Tramuntana on a motorbike
Palma de Mallorca – Andratx
Although many Balearic motorists cut the route through the interior, we go from the capital to Andratx. In this section we recommend a small stop in Palmanova, a town belonging to Calviá with a huge beach and marina. It is one of the oldest tourist towns on the island.
Later we have our first objective, which is Andratx, which already belongs to the Sierra de Tramontana. We have already begun to see mountain and a landscape that soon breaks with the sea line. You have some important monuments in Andratx (the Church of Santa María de Andratx, the Church of the Virgen del Carmen in the Port of Andratx, the Church of s’Arracó, the Castell de Son Mas (current town hall) and the old Trappist convent, in There are also some watch towers in ruins, such as La Mola in the Port and Cala en Basset in San Telmo. You can book all this for a second monographic visit, just as if you like nature and want to go by sea to the islet of Dragonera, which since 1995 is a natural park.
Andratx – Valdemossa – Port y Coll de Soller
Our next goal is Valdemossa. This town was historically a farmstead, with steep and narrow streets of Arab origin. It is also a very charming place, very romantic, since there Chopin composed his preludes. Village of painters and artists, which deserves a quiet walk. La Cartuja de Valdemossa is one of your essential visits.
The port of Soller is one of the essential visits of our route, but we like to get lost in its streets, especially those near Plaza de la Constitución. There we will find the Cathedral of Soller and the Church of San Bartolomeu, from the 13th century. Look at the rose window on your facade. The tram is also one of the points of interest. And since we go by motorcycle, we can enjoy one of the places in Mallorca, such as the ascent to Coll de Soller. Not too high, but with a layout that we love.
Port de Soller – Cala Sa Calobra – Santuario de Lluc
In 2003, this locality was declared of interest by the Balearic Government due to its natural environment and its fauna, where more than 300 species are found. It is also the only access from the Sierra de Tramuntana to the sea … La Cala consists of the mouth of the Torrente Pareis, formed by boulders, it is impressive and beautiful and to top it all, to reach this cove there is an intricate road full of curves, most famous of them called “the knot of the tie”. In its immense cliffs there is a famous concert called “Concert de Sa Calobra”.
Change the road and the stage again, the route is encouraged because we are going to the Lluc Sanctuary. Place of pilgrimage and of cult to the Virgin of Lluc, says the legend that the Virgin appeared here. The Sanctuary is beautiful on the outside and inside, and it is highly recommended to plan a small stop at this point.
Santuario de Lluc – Pollença – Cabo Formentor
We return to meet the sea on the way to Pollença and its port. Of this locality they emphasize the Calvary and the Roman Bridge of the XIX century. It has an interesnet municipal museum and in its port a large promenade and very good beaches. A good place to plan a stop and dip after the day of curves that we carry behind us. Cala de San Vicente is home to a group of coves with crystal clear waters at the foot of the Cavall Bernat and the prehistoric caves of l’Alzineret.
Our route ends in an impressive site, as is Cabo Formentor, which is the northernmost point of the island of Mallorca. Its strong winds will make us be very careful when we get off our motorcycle. Cliffs over 300 meters high, impressive views from its lighthouse, and a place to discuss everything that has given the day.
Distance: 214 km
Driving level: Easy / Medium
We recommend: Everybody
Recommended duration: 1 day
Type of motorcycle recommended: Highway
There are 2 gas stations on this route.
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ROUTE PALMA – ALCUDIA – POLLENÇA
Departure from Palma by the Ma-20 and then you have to go to Ma-13 direction Port D’Alcudia / Inca. This road leads directly to Alcudia, passing trought villages where you will feel the closeness to the north by a slight drop of the temperature and the appearance of mountains in the landscape. You will find sea again when you arrive to Puerto de Alcudia, here we recommend you to go to a little beach called the Ermita la Victoria. After taken a bath in the clear wáter you can continue your journey to Pollença towards the Ma-2220. S’Albufereta . After surrounding the Port of Pollença, take the Ma-2210 to follow up the famous Cape Formentor. On your way, you will find a lot of curves and spectacular views on both sides. Others nice beaches of interest in this area where you can swim are: Cala Murta, Cala Pi de la Posada or Cala San Vincente. At the end of the journey you can take the road back to Palma for the same motorway Ma-2200 and then link to the Ma-13.
ROUTE PALMA – CALA ROMANTICA – CALA MESQUIDA
This route leads from Palma to the many coves and beaches of the east side of the island. We take the Ma-15 towards Manacor. After surrounding the town, we take the Ma-4015 and then link it to the Ma-4014 that would take us to Cala Romantica. This cove of white sand has stunning crystal clear waters, making it mandatory stop to take baths and enjoy the view for a while. Maybe soon as you leave Cala Romantica, you will find signs that take you to Cala Anguilla, where you will find some rocks on the side of the beach you can walk through to get to enjoy spectacular views of the sea. Before following the road, you can stop to eat there , where besides enjoying the cuisine you will enjoy beautiful views .
We continue along the Ma-4014 that will take us to Porto Cristo where the famous Caves of Drach. After the village, we continue our way along the Ma-4023 until reaching Cala Millor, one of the most famous and large beaches. After this brief stop, we continue along the Ma-4040 to reach the Ma-15 bound for Cala Ratjada. This area is quite different from the above, since it is an area for young people and the largest number of bars and pubs in the area. Passing the village, we arrived at Cala Gat, a small cove where we stopped a few minutes before we go to our last stop of the day: Cala Mesquida. The latter was one that I enjoyed and not just for its tranquility, because when we get the alert rescue workers and large numbers of children and adults having fun with the huge waves that reached the shore. Besides the sea, Cala Mesquida offers beautiful views of the dunes with several marked trails to cross coves other through these dunes. After some fun with the waves, when came back to Palma.
ROUTE PALMA – CALA PI – CALA BLAVA – SA FORADADA
This route is the most relaxed of the four. He took us through some of the southern areas of the island, including a stop at El Arenal to make way for water fun. From Palma take Ma-19 / Highway Autopista de Levante. We took exit 26 and arrived at the roundabout linking us with the Ma-6015. Shortly before reaching the sea, turn right onto Ma-6014 for little then turn left onto the Camí de Vallgornera. Once you reach the village of Vallgornera, we turn left on Carrer d’Albeniz, which will travel to turn left on Carrer Falla. Turn right at the first street to return to turn left later and longer access the Garonda street that leads to Cala Pi. In this cove you can relax both on the sand and in the fishing area is in the side, where you can easily access and reach deeper areas of the sea. After baths, we returned to our motorbike to head to Cala Blava by the Ma-6014, going parallel to sea.
After this, you can end the day admiring the amazing sunset at Sa Foradada, where arrive taking the Ma-19 and then the Ma-20. From the latter, take exit 5B to merge onto Ma-1110, you must follow until you reach the Ma-10 that takes you to sa Foradada.
ROUTE PALMA – SA CALOBRA
This route it will be the first thing to do when you visitn the island. Sa Calobra is located in the Sierra de Tramuntana and besides the beautiful cove from which you can enjoy without doubt the biggest attraction for lovers of two wheels are 800 curves find since his departure from Palma to arrival on site, counting on the famous curve “tie knot”. To reach this unbeatable seafront location you must take the Ma-20 towards Inca / Andratx, taking the exit to Sóller 5A and then continue along the Ma-11. Continuing along the Ma-11 a good time, you will take the Ma-10, where you will begin to enjoy the curves which will speak. Continue on this road until you reach the Ma-2141, where you must turn left and follow it crossing its impressive curves, which are a paradise for any motorbiker.
SANTA PONSA – CAP FORMENTOR
This is one of the best routes that can be done in Mallorca with the motorbike. The MA-10 starts in Andratx and ends in Cap Formentor, for the lovers of the curves it is a fantastic place, wonderful panoramic views, to enjoy traveling quietly and meandering among the mountains.
The route takes us starting from Estellencs through charming villages such as Deya or Fornalutx, where time seems to have stopped, without leaving City as Soller with its port or Valdemossa famous residence of the musician Chopin (Fryederyk Franciszek) or several stars of the American cinema.
There are obligatory stops like the two reservoirs that are located near the Puig Mayor: the Cúber Reservoir and the Gorg Blau Reservoir.
Along the MA-10 there are some restaurants or bars if you want to stop to rest a bit before starting again and get to Cap Formentor the first point of the island that the sun kisses when arise from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea .
This is the escursion by excellence. My preference.