Cap Gros Lighthouse – La Mola Lighthouse – Stage 1
Stage 1: Cap Gros Lighthouse – Valldemossa.
The route runs between the villages of Valldemossa and Deià, both of spectacular beauty and character.
These are places and enclaves that captivated people centuries ago; for some, perhaps even less time has passed. The route runs between the villages of Valldemossa and Deià, both of spectacular beauty and character. The texts and letters of figures such as Chopin, Josep Pla, Jovellanos, Rubén Darío, George Sand and Archduke Ludwig Salvator, amongst others, speak of them and the beauty spots in and around them. Their voices will be our guide on this route through the literary magic that still lives on in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains.
The Sierra de Tramuntana houses villages which, like Valldemossa, do not exist to be defined, but to be experienced. Exploring its steep streets, marvelling at the views and the aroma this valley offers as you try a ‘coca de patata’, visiting the house of Santa Catalina Thomás or the Carthusian Monastery, the cells of which were home to the love of Chopin and George Sand for one winter… No wonder Valldemossa was the place of inspiration of artists such as Jovellanos, Rubén Darío or Santiago Russiñol, along with many more.
The climb to this lighthouse is rewarded by breathtaking views over the Port of Sóller and the Tramuntana mountain range.LEARN MORE
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Ever since 1912 the Sóller railway has been running a daily train service along the 27.3 km route between Palma de Mallorca and Sóller, without interruption. From 1913 it has also run...LEARN MORE
Deià is a small municipality located on the northeast coast of Mallorca, in the mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana, between Valldemossa, Sóller and Bunyola.LEARN MORE
Sa Foradada is a peninsula of the Tramuntana mountain range, in the municipal district of Deià. Its name is due to the impressive hole that can be seen in it, measuring some...LEARN MORE
Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria is a key figure in the cultural history of the Balearic Islands in the late 19th century. His curiosity and intelligence led him to write the most...LEARN MORE
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...LEARN MORE
The Sierra de Tramuntana houses villages which, like Valldemossa, do not exist to be defined, but to be experienced. Exploring its steep streets, marvelling at the views and the aroma this valley...LEARN MORE
Raymond Lully, 13th century philosopher, mystic, poet, theologian and missionary, had a dream: to create on Mallorca a college devoted to teaching Arabic and other Oriental languages to prepare Franciscan monks to...LEARN MORE
The monument complex of the Valldemossa Charterhouse has attracted illustrious characters from all over the world throughout its history, principal among whom are Chopin and his companion George Sand. It is one...LEARN MORE
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