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Ballooning in Majorca

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Ballooning in Majorca

Taking a hot air balloon ride is one of the most magical ways to see all that Majorca has to offer. Ballooning in Majorca will give you a bird’s eye view of the stunning island and will enjoy an experience that they will never forget. People who have a real head for heights are treated to stunning panoramic views of the entire island as well as the surrounding area as they drive slowly through the air.

It’s best to start your ballooning adventure at dawn, this way you’ll get a chance to watch an impressive sunrise in a unique new way. As the balloon climbs slowly higher to reach 500 metres you will be greeted by the enchanting sight of the sun sparkling on the Mediterranean Sea, painting it with a broad spectrum of colours.

The impressive Serra de Tramuntana mountain range can be seen far below, and this is the perfect way to admire the mountains of Majorca in all their glory. The endless golden sandy beaches that surround the island can really be appreciated from this high and at this time in the morning there are few people stretched out on the sand.

Your balloon gently drifts across the island until it is directly over the table mountain of Puig de Randa. This mighty mountain is 542 metres high and can be admired from all parts of Majorca. However, taking a balloon ride gives visitors the unique opportunity to see the whole of the mountain from a lofty vantage point.

If the weather conditions are good, you will be able to see all the way to the island of Cabera in the distance. The ride is so slow and gentle that it almost feels as those you are gliding through the clouds as you take in the spectacular sights below and all around you.

This is an extremely romantic experience and taking a hot air balloon ride in Majorca is particularly popular among young lovers. As you touch down at the end of the balloon ride you will feel exhilarated and energised. Now it is time to enjoy a delicious Mediterranean breakfast before exploring Majorca’s other impressive experiences.

A Spectacular Majorca Drive – The West Coast

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by admin No Comments

 

Majorca Drive

Here, we review exploring the west coast of the Balearic island of Majorca, taking in as much of the gorgeous scenery as possible, complemented by the beautiful seascapes of the shimmering Mediterranean. This Majorca drive will take your breath away.

Setting off from the capital of Palma, head towards Andratx in the southwest. From here, the coast road Ma-10 runs to Soller, about halfway up the coast, before continuing via Calobra through to Pollenca – some 110 kilometres in total. From here, the main road runs back to Palma – or if you prefer, opt for the extra 20 kilometres to Formentor, the most northerly point. Conversely, if you would prefer a less whistle stop tour, the shorter and very popular triangular route from Andratx as far as Soller is very popular.

In detail, the road from Andratx to Soller is 40 miles or 64 kilometres; it’s best to allow a few hours though, as the roads wind past the terraced hillsides and through hairpin bends in places (the image above is a good example of this). You might also like to stop at one or two of the numerous viewing points, some of which are located near former guard towers, used of which used to watch for the unwelcoming sight of pirates.

Head through Estellencs with its lemon and orange groves and cafés, then continue towards Banyalbufar with a church built in the fifteenth century, along with a winery. Valledemossa is very attractive and popular for excursions. Further north, the road runs along the cliff before reaching Son Marroic and impressive views to Deia, with ochre houses and the road to Soller with mansions, galleries and restaurants – a perfect stop.

There are fantastic views of the Tremonton Mountains (named after the prevailing wind) and villages with picturesque beige stone houses. After Sa Calobra, the road veers inland through Pollenca before returning to the cliffs and Cala Formentor with its lighthouse and sandy beaches. The highest point is 384 metres above sea level, providing impressive views over the bay to the southeast with Alcudia, C’An Picafort and the peaks of Arta in the distance. The pine and palm-strewn hillsides lead down to the crystal-clear sea and popular beach.

Enjoy exploring Majorca! Head on over to our quote page to start your amazing Majorca drive today!