Mallorca | How To Travel The West Coast - Full Itinerary


Mallorca has it all, from the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, to winding coastal roads- including one of the most famous roads to Sa Calobra, exquisite beaches and coves, and quaint mountain villages.

There are many ways to get around the largest of the Balearic Islands, we suggest hiring a car for at least a few days to cover the island. Although Mallorca does have excellent transport links and you could take the public bus around or even take an excursion.

Mallorca's West Coast is simply stunning and is a total must when visiting the island!

We were based in Puerto Pollença and hired a convertible Fiat 500 for the day with Formentor Cars  (they also have an office in Palma too) The cost including additional driver and no excess cover was €64, but prices start from €24.

We also went on a No Frills Island Tour excursion which we would highly recommend as you get great local knowledge, whilst visiting many destinations on all means of transport- including, bus, boat, tram and train!

We travelled down to Valldemossa to start our West Coast adventure- taking the Ma-13 main road/ highway which took around 50 minutes at 61 km. We took the fast, straight route down as we planned to take it slow on the winding coastal roads and through the Serra de Tramuntana (Tramuntana mountain range) all the way north to Cap de Formentor. 

Mallorca’s capital Palma is a good starting point too with the journey to Valldemossa just 19.2km and 25-minute journey.

Port de Pollença – Valldemossa 1 hour 67.4 km Ma-13

Valldemossa – Deià 15 minutes 10.6 km Ma-10

Deia- Soller 23 minutes 10.9 km Ma-10

Soller- Fornalutx 12 minutes 3.7 km Ma-2121

Fornalutx – road to Sa Calobra 28 minutes 20.2 km to top of the knot café

Sa Calobra town 25 minutes 12.7 km

Sa Calobra- Pollença 43 minutes 30.1 km

Pollença – Cala San Vicenç 14 minutes 7.1 km

Cala San Vicenç- Puerto Pollença 15 minutes 10 km

Puerto Pollença- Formentor 29 minutes 15.8 km

Valldemossa

We had seen photographs before we went to Valldemossa so knew it was going to be pretty, but actually its beauty was staggering. We had been driving up and around winding roads within the national park when over to our left clinging to a hilltop there was a cluster of stone coloured buildings and an enchanting church, Parroquia de Sant Bartomeu. Valldemossa is Mallorca’s highest and quite possibly the most visited village.

We drove into the village and found a car park which was a few € an hour. Then we simply strolled through the pretty cobblestone streets which were lined with shops, boutiques and plenty of restaurants and cafés.  You can visit inside the famous monastery, La Cartuja, which was first built as a palace in the 1300’s for King Sancho of Spain, it was made famous as the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and his lover, the French writer George Sand, spent the winter of 1838/9, staying in rented rooms in the monastery. Do not miss the courtyard to the right of the monastery, the gardens are overflowing with flowers and fruit.

Be sure to wander out to the viewpoint which has stunning views over the surrounding valley and terraced terrain.

Deià

Leaving Valldemossa it will take around 15 minutes’ drive to reach the UNESCO world heritage site that is Deià. The idyllic village is made up of yellow stone houses clinging to the hillside of the Serra de Tramuntana which overlooks the coast. It is an exclusive place with literary and musical artists living there and many famous holiday makers too. 

Soller

Soller town is nestled in a lush valley of orange and lemon groves and surrounded by the Serra de Tramuntana. The main plaza oozes charm and has a great bustling holiday feeling. Rolling through the middle of the plaza is the vintage wooden tram which runs from Port Soller. This is a great experience and although a little touristy- totally worth doing (€7 return) Whilst in Soller town we would highly recommend trying the ‘Soller Split’ which is made with local fresh orange juice, ice cream, almonds and whipped cream, it is delicious, otherwise please try an orange juice! 

We paid a few € for parking in a nearby car park which was very handy.

We loved Soller so much we visited twice! The second time we came on a No Frills excursion which also included Sa Calobra, Soller Town and a vintage train from Soller town to Palma. The tour was amazing and the guide, Albert was utterly fantastic!

Port Soller

We visited Port Soller as part of our island tour with No Frills excursion, we arrived into the port by boat and wandered the streets before having a seafood lunch, of which had just been caught in the port. We then took the tram to Soller.

Fornalutx