It was the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range that brought the first tourists to Mallorca in the early 20th century. An attraction wrought by pioneers like Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, who was enamoured of the island’s north coast, where he acquired several estates located between Valldemossa and Deià. The nobleman had observation platforms built which still stand, so that travellers could contemplate the magnitude of this part of the coast, the beauty of which dazzled the Empress Sissy herself. Today the scenery, villages and coves of the Serra comprise a first-class tourist destination which attracts people from all over the world who find a wealth of cultural, historical and gastronomical heritage in this enclave.
Below is an assortment of selected routes for discovering the essence of the Serra de Tramuntana. The connection between villages can be made by car, public transport or taxi. And to enjoy the best views of the sea, some companies organize boat trips to the islet of Sa Dragonera or the remote beach of Sa Calobra.