Car route plus tram:
This is an all-day excursion, so it's a good idea to get up early. First of all you have to go to the centre of Palma (station in Plaza de España) by bus or car. From here, take the Sóller railway, a delightful little wooden train which takes approximately one hour to travel through the 27 kilometres of spectacular mountain scenery.
What to do:
The trip on the Sóller train (built from wood using traditional methods) is already a unique experience in itself, a trip to the past and an opportunity to fill up your digital camera with a host of wonderful panoramic views, as the train makes several stops for tourists. Once in Sóller, you can enjoy a lovely village in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains surrounded by fertile orchards populated predominantly with orange trees. Tasting a delicious ice cream made from oranges picked in the village itself is one option, but there are many more. You can catch the tram from the centre of Sóller and cover the short distance that separates it from the attractive port. Or wander around its gorgeous streets which evoke Modernism, contemplate its magnificent, singular church, shop for craft products, eat in its good restaurants and buy the delicious local cold meats and desserts... or perhaps immerse oneself in the beautiful botanical garden and its museum where the botanical wealth of the island is safeguarded in the form of a seed bank. From Sóller, we can also plan a host of other excursions to the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, of which we recommend "el Camí de Castelló" or "El torrent de Biniaraix".