At 10:10 we will climb aboard the first train of the day departing from Palma Station and we will leave the city towards the Soller Valley in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains. This is a wonderful journey on the famous vintage wooden Soller train, taking us back in time 100 years. The panoramic views from the train during this first part of the excursion are truly epic, with a wide variety of photogenic landscapes as we head away from the city and deeper into the Tramuntana and we begin to pass through the tunnels that take us literally through the mountains. One of these tunnels takes us right into the Soller Valley where we will make a photo stop at the viewpoint with the most spectacular view of the Soller Valley and some of the highest mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
As the train continues towards the town of Soller we begin to see changes in the landscape with olive trees, lemon trees and oranges trees (for which Soller is famous) and we will reach Soller Station which houses a free exhibition of Miró paintings and Picasso ceramics. In Soller you will have time to visit the beautiful main square where you can observe the modernist façade of the Bank of Soller and the exceptional church. Later it is a must to try a homemade lemon or orange ice cream at Can Pau ice cream parlour before returning to the station to board the tramway.
The Soller tram runs every 30 minutes and will take us from Soller Town to the Port of Soller on a route resplendent with orange trees and lemon trees and then we'll trundle straight along the seafront through the Port of Soller.
The next stage of our tour will be the 45-minute boat trip that will take us at 1pm from Puerto de Soller to Sa Calobra and on which we will discover the coast of the Tramuntana area. Here we will see dramatic Mediterranean landscape with karstic rocks, old defensive towers, isolated coves and marine caves.
In Sa Calobra the will be free time to discover the Torrente de Pareis gorge, take a stroll, eat at one of the restaurants or take a swim in one of the most gorgeous spots of Mallorca. Then we will begin our way back by boat, tram and train, repeating the whole experience in reverse order.