The town of Sóller and Port de Sóller on the northwest coast of Mallorca is a great tourist attraction on the island. You can reach Soller via the historic train from Palma de Mallorca, by bus or car. There are free parking spaces in Soller on the main road. You can leave your car there and after visiting Sóller go to Port de Soller, 5 km away. You can get there by historical, wooden tram (price 7 Euro per person in each direction) or trekking route (GR-221). I recommend this second solution - the trail is not difficult but the views and smell of blooming orange trees is amazing.
If you like to walk, landscapes, nature, monuments and beaches... Soller and the surrounding area are ideal to spend an interesting day in Mallorca.
The smell of oranges in Soller and the surrounding area is beautiful. Blooming orange trees with fruits are everywhere. We were surprised they bloom and bear fruit at the same time.
The historic center of Soller in the north-west of the island. Carrer de Sa Mar street and stone houses from the Middle Ages.
Church of Sant Bartomeu
The historic church of Sant Bartomeu on Plaça Constitucio in the center of Soller is one of the tourist attractions in the city.
Trekking Trail GR 221
From Soller to Port de Soller you can follow the route GR-221. It is the longest and probably the best marked tourist route in Mallorca. There you can see the mark of the trail in the picture. I showed the place where the trail turns off the main road Ma-11 and leads to the hills on the Google map.
Port de Soller - view from the trail
The trail leads through olive and orange orchard. There is a view of Port de Soller on the right on the first hill.
The most beautiful harbor on Mallorca
Port de Soller located in an oval bay is in my opinion the most beautiful harbor in Mallorca.
Trail from Soller to Port de Soller
The route (GR 221) from Soller to Port de Soller is not long (about 5 km) and leads through olive and orange orchards.
Old olive trees by the trail
The trail leads through the orchard. Very old olive trees grow in the orchard. The trunks of these very old trees have amazing forms.
Nature in Mallorca
We were delighted with the richness of nature in Majorca. Large trees, flowering shrubs, orchards, fruit trees and flowers - in May everything was in bloom!
Port de Soller, Mallorca
Port de Soller is a charming beach resort on the northwest coast of Mallorca - a large yacht port, sandy beach, restaurants, bars, apartments and hotels.
The historic tram from Port de Soller to Soller
You can get from the Port de Soller to Soller with a historic wooden tram. The price for one person in one direction is 7 EURO. Tickets can be bought on the tram.
For those who like to walk instead of a tram ride, I suggest taking a walk from Port de Soller to Soller through the valley of orange trees (Valle de los Naranjos). The trail is easy - it leads along a Ma-2124 road and the neighborhood is beautiful.
In addition to orange orchard, you can still see olive, lemon, almond and fig trees in the valley Valle de los Naranjos. Here you can see the olive orchard on the slopes of the Serra de Tramuntana range in the photo.
Scenic road to Soller
The trail to Soller leads along a side road Ma-2124 through orchards. The area is very calm - only a few cars passed us during the walk.
Climbing roses along the tourist trail
"These flowers grow here for you" - that's what a lady said we met while she was walking with the dogs. And there is something in it - there were no houses nearby and roses grew by the fence beside the road.
Mountains in Mallorca
Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain range in the northern part of the island with a length of 90 km. The mountains in Majorca are not very high, the highest peak Puig Major has a height of 1445 m, but vertical rocks and deep gorges make a big impression.
We stayed here:
Carrer Gran Via Puig del Teix 5
07183 Santa Ponça, Mallorca, Spain
Photos, spherical panoramas of the room and review of Hotel Globales Pionero in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca.
Quite a good hotel, clean and quite a large room.
Good food, a large selection of fruits and vegetables.
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