The west coast of Mallorca is beautiful and mountainous, with just one port of call – Soller.
The north west of the island is home to the fascinating Serra de Tramuntana mountain landscape that is perfect for hikers and cyclists. The 100-kilometre mountain range runs parallel to the coast from the town of Andratx to the Cape of Formentor and has been a place of refuge for writers and painters for many years. Indeed, one of Majorca’s greatest charms is how the landscape shifts from mountain to wide sandy beaches in the blink of an eye.
Beyond sailing, you can spend a couple of days discovering some of the most charming towns and villages on the island within a small area: Valldemossa (with its pretty Carthusian monastery where Chopin and George Sand stayed), Deià (do not miss the views from the gardens of Son Marroig) and Sóller (did you know there is a period train with traditional wooden carriages that links Palma and Sóller on a track through mountains and valleys?). Enjoy…..
…and maybe there would be time for a trip to the famous dragon island, La Dragonera, off the south western tip of Majorca.
Our next leg: BARCELONA!
All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten sailing summer !
Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.
Barcelona, here we come!
Barcelona, aquí vamos!