The Tramuntana Mountain Range
Between land and sea
The Tramuntana Mountain Range is one of Majorca’s natural gems, and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011 in the Cultural Landscape category. It stretches for over 90 km and the highest peaks on the island can be found here, with the Puig Major (1455 m) and the Massanella (1364 m).
It combines the best of the sea and mountains, and in its 20 municipalities there are beautiful and picturesque towns and villages, each with their own individual charms and all presenting different options for exploring the mountain range through spectacular excursions.
Forming part of the cultural legacy of the mountain range are the watering systems with Arabic origins, such as the irrigation channels and dry-stone walls that gained and levelled areas for cultivation and protected them from erosion.
Amongst the fauna there are many endemic species such as the Majorcan midwife toad, the black vulture (the largest bird of prey in Europe) and the Balearic shearwater. It is also worth noting that of the 68 endemic botanical species in Majorca, 65 are to be found in the Tramuntana Mountain Range.