Visiting the Serra de Tramuntana from Palmanova is a perfect plan due to its proximity to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although Palmanova is famous for its fine sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, the truth is that the Tramuntana is just a stone's throw away. From our restaurant, The Blue Bar, located in Palmanova, visiting the Serra de Tramuntana is a matter of minutes. Here we propose a small itinerary to admire the charms of one of Mallorca's great treasures, with the exception of its famous beaches.
Due to its proximity, we propose this route to visit the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range from Palmanova: Calvià, Es Capdellà, Galilea and Puigpunyent.
Calvià is located at the gateway to the Serra de Tramuntana and serves as a stop before climbing its peaks. From Palmanova, the journey takes no more than 15 minutes. The municipality has a charming historic centre, as well as local shops where you can find local products. On Mondays, the traditional market is also held here.
After a stroll through Calvià, it is time to drive a few minutes to Es Capdellà. This is a small residential area with a small church. The best thing about it is the views over the Serra. The village can be used for a short stop to admire the landscape, with the sea in the background and the mountains at the top.
The next stop is the municipality of Galilea. The most attractive thing to do is to climb up to the church at the top of the village. In front of it is a modest square from which you can admire incredible views of the surrounding area. You can even catch a glimpse of the coast.
Leaving Galilea, we head towards Puigpunyent. Vineyards, orange, olive and almond trees cover the valleys of the municipality. Not forgetting the centuries-old olive trees, very characteristic of the Mallorcan landscape. Both from Puigpunyent and from the previous village, Galilea, there are countless hiking routes that will take you even deeper into the UNESCO-protected landscape.
And to return to Palmanova to enjoy a spectacular sunset while sipping cocktails at The Blue Bar, you have two options. If you've been fascinated by visiting the Serra de Tramuntana from Palmanova, you can take the same route back. From the road, the views are simply breathtaking. If, on the other hand, you prefer to change your route, you can head towards Palma and continue on to Palmanova along the Andratx motorway.