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!

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