In Majorca there is a complete Island tour, which takes you through the lovely sights seeing train, to Soller, from there, in a boat to Sa calobra, and from then on a bus through the Tramuntana Sierra,
A complete experience through Soller the Mountains and the sea. this tour offer is complete.
I booked this journey on an advanced activity booking /ticket guide for Mallorca, Sunbonoo and it was great.
No holiday to Mallorca would be complete without a trip to the beach, though it wasn't until our fourth and last day on the island that we managed a visit. We went to Port de Soller, a small beachside village on the north of Mallorca, a few kilometres north of Soller.
Port de Soller is a relaxed place compared to other beach resorts and towns in Mallorca. The Tramuntana mountains rise almost directly behind the town providing a great backdrop and nice views. Though the weather was hot during our May visit the water was still quite chilly so we didn't stay in too long.
Alongside the beach is a promenade containing plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops. The tram from Soller also passes along this way, and without your own transport, is the best way to get back to Soller.
Soller is very much on the tourist circuit but is nevertheless one of the nicest places to visit in Mallorca. It's location is perfect, surrounded by mountains on 3 sides, with the sea and the beach of Port de Soller only a couple of kilometres away to the south.
It's the main town in northern Mallorca and well connected to Palma via the famous train, a direct tunnel under the mountains, and a more scenic, winding road up through the mountains.
We stayed for only one night in Soller, but it's such a relaxing and tranquil place that you could easily base yourself here for a week. There aren't too many sights in the town; instead of typical tourist sights like museums, it's more the atmosphere that makes Soller such an attractive place. That said, there is an excellent exhibition near the train station featuring works by Picasso and by local artist Joan Miro.
The church is the most attractive building in the town and it lies on the popular, crowded main square where there are cafes and restaurants aplenty, and even the odd tram passing through.
Bar - Restuarant on main road through Soller (on outskirts, but ideal if you're walking GR221. Soller to Deia, or Soller to Port Soller) - next to gas station, and bus stop. There is a non-touristy eatery, it closes at five - its trade seems to rest upon lunchtime). I was the only foreigner there (9 June 2006). Excellent value, three course lunch with drink for E7.50. You may need to wait a few minutes for a table as it's very popular (because it's such good value). They speak languages other than mallorquin or castilian. Ca'n Lluis, Carretera Desvio no 10, Soller Tel 971 63 34 16
Update from last visit January 2008. Menu now 8.50 (10 on Saturdays), cuisine no longer exclusively Mallorcan, themed T-shirts, lasagne. It's still good value, but more touristy, and not as nice and traditional as it was.
It is about half an hour drive from Palma airport. Bus, railway and tram services have good connections to Soller town, the northwest coast of the island. We did it from Sa Calobra with a ferry boat enjoying the finest sceneries of the sourrounding Serra de Traumuntana range.
A must for every island visitor. A ride in an "Old Timer built in the 19th century from Palma to Soller and vice versa. The train has retained its original character and has been the point of interest for enthusiastic visitors.The railway takes you through the thirteen tunnels of SERRA TRAUMUNTANA . The ride takes about an hour.
This seems to be a must do for tourists judging by the amount of passengers on this wooden train from Palma to Soller The line opened in 1920 and is a great day out. In Soller you transfer to a wooden Tram to take you down to Port Soller.I was there in March and it was busy,a bit of advice is travel early in the day. It is possible to return to Palma by bus.Soller town is interesting but i think Port Soller is worth your longer time.The journey Palma to Soller is 16 miles and takes about an hour.This bygone age of travel is well worth it.In Palma the Soller Train station is in Placa Espanya next to the TIB new underground rail station.
Sóller is an attractive town on Majorca’s north-west Coast. Situated some 3 Km. inland, from its port, 'Port de Sóller', the town lies in a large, fertile, bowl-shaped valley. Sóller shares its valley with the village of Fornalutx and the hamlet of Biniaraix, the combined population is around 12,000, and the valley is famous for its orange groves and terraces of ancient olive trees. The village of Deià is just down the coast. Sóller and the port are about half an hour's drive from Palma Airport, and have good connections with railway, tram and bus services. The valley and its surrounding mountain range, the 'Serra de Tramuntana', is a favourite destination for people from all over the world, especially those who enjoy walking, nature, ecotourism, swimming or simply a peaceful rest away from the hustle and bustle of the better-known tourist traps.
Takes everyone by surprise,hiding at the foot of the hills huddeled around its natural harbour and pretty restaurants.One of the most beautiful parts of Majorca.Parts of the port are really old.I stayed at hotel With all charm of Majorcan country mansion just 100 metres away from the beach.
Is a small town in a spectacular setting.Is a really a very special place,the town engaged between montains.The village is very isolated.A 1912 wooden train links Palma to Soller rattling through citrus orchards and 13 tunnels.
When visiting Majorca it is well worth hiring a car for a few days to travel around. Get away from the tourist beaches and travel in land as there are some rustic towns and villages that are typical of the region, also the north coast is mountainous with great views and little bays with fishing villages etc..
Puerto de Soller is one such place and has undergone a bit of refurbishment since my last visit here!
The antique tram that runs between Soller and it's port a couple of kilometers away is pretty much on any and every tourists agenda.
It rattles it's way every half hour or so along the waterfront by the port, then by the side of the main road, then through the backstreets and backgardens of Soller, through the picturesque square before finally arriving at the train station.
If heading from the port you should definetly try and sit on the right hand side as your view will take in small farms, mountains in the distance, lemon groves, oranges and wild flowers a plenty. On the other side you will be able to see Renaults, Fiat, Audi and buses.
At two Euro each way It's a good way to pass a lazy afternoon with a good coffee and a wander once you get to one end or the other (see the tip about Cafes in Soller in Restaurants section).
From Soller you should jump on one of those old trams that are rumbling their way to the port of the city. It´s fun! And if you want you can bring your towel too, cause the tram stops directly at the beach....quite unusual for a tram I would say....
The bay of Port de Soller is also one of the most scenic on the island!
Most people only come here by Ferrocarril and jump on one of the trams that are going to Port de Sóller. Most streets away from the train lines are sleepy...... So why not stroll around for a while???
Another nice thing is to sit down in one of the cafes on the beautiful Placa Constitucio and see the trams pass by your coffee cup...
For more pics and facts of this historical trip you should visit my Soller page!
Sóller is sometimes called ‘an island within an island’, because it’s almost cut off from the rest of Mallorca by the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. It’s one of the prettiest areas on the island, and its isolation means that the area has changed little for decades. So it’s well worth the trip to see this picturesque coastal town, which has lost none of its historic charm.
Puerto de Sóller is the only port on this side of the island, and it’s still just like a little fishing harbour.