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Mallorca 17. Formentor Lighthouse – Cap Gros Lighthouse

  • 86 Km
  • 06:00
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Discover the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana and one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the headlights of the Balearic Islands routes. Here you can enjoy the mountains, the sea, the landscape and the Soller Valley, known for its olive and orange trees.

Puig Major is the highest peak on Mallorca, soaring 1,445 metres tall. It is located in the Tramuntana Mountain Range within the township of Escorca. Its secondary ridges include Penyal des Migdia, which is 60 metres lower, and Serra de Na Rius, the home to mountain spots like Sa Coma Fosca and the Morro de’n Pelut.

And in the Almallutx valley, between the slopes of Puig Major and Puig de Massanella is Gorg Blau, an artificial water reservoir. It and the Cúber reservoir have been supplying water to Palma and its environs since 1971. The stream that starts at the reservoir, called the Gorg Blau or Sa Fosca stream, flows into the Pareis stream. It was declared a natural monument by the government of the Balearic Islands in 2003.

The Serra de Tramuntana takes up about a third of Mallorca’s surface area. It stretches along a southwest-northeast diagonal, from Andratx as far as Cape Formentor, running parallel to the island’s northern coast.

The highest peaks of the whole Balearic archipelago, starting with Puig Mayor at 1,443 metres, are all to be found in this mountain¬ous massif, declared to be a protected ‘Natural Landscape’ in 2007. The range also protects the island from the cold northerly winds and bestows it with a high mountain landscape that contrasts with the southern plain.

The Serra de Tramuntana is one of the six areas into which Mallorca is divided geographically. In it are some of the most historic and picturesque towns and villages of the island, such as Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller, Banyalbufar, Esporles, Estellencs, Fornalutx and Pollença.

In addition to unique ecosystems, interesting architectural features are preserved along the kilometres of the mountains: these range from prehistoric sanctuaries and Moorish farmsteads to ancient ‘possessions’. These great rural estates, which can be seen all over the island, are magnificent examples of traditional Mallorquin architecture.

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Formentor Lighthouse

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Cap Gros – La Muleta Lighthouse

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Soller Marine Museum

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Ca’n Prunera

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Port of Soller

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Puig Major i Gorg Blau

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Escorca

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Fornalutx and Biniaraix

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Sóller

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Platja d’en Repic

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Parish church of Sant Bartomeu

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Soller Botanic Garden

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Soller Railway

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Serra de Tramuntana

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Cala Formentor

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The Black Vulture

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Mediterranean Fan Palm

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