Home to Puig Major, the highest peak in the Balearic Islands (1,445 meters/4,741 feet), the Serra de Tramuntana is Mallorca's incredible natural counterpart to its daunting tourism industry. Drives through this massive UNESCO World Heritage site are renowned both for their breathtaking vistas as well their white-knuckle turns, making routes like MA-11 and MA-13 a favorite for anyone pressed for time. With the amount of scenic adventures at your disposal, however, we highly recommend a different approach.
If hiking, biking, sea kayaking and caving are on your Spanish to-do list, find a local guide or do a little research and explore this amazing area on your own. To the north, the Torrente de Pareis canyons offer an incredible backdrop for climbers, while the area around the Santuari de Lluc church is a good launching point for some of the range's best mountain hikes. Sa Fosca, one of the world's truly exquisite canyoning sites, is another memorable option not to be overlooked. Intrigued yet? Trust us, we're just getting warmed up. Take a look at our suggested link for more in-depth info and how-to details.
Note:Try this link to a local outdoor adventure company that offers a ton of things to see and explore in the Tramuntana, as well as pretty moderately priced ways to help guide you through them!