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15 Unforgettable Things to Do in Mallorca soller: The Ultimate Guide to Soller Mollarca

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As soon as you set foot in the captivating town of Mallora Soller, nestled between the Tramuntana mountain range and the sparkling Mediterranean on Mallorca’s west coast, you’ll understand how it effortlessly steals the hearts of all who visit. Brimming with historic charm, breath-snatching scenery, mouthwatering cuisine, and outdoor adventures for every type of traveler, Soller truly has it all.

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15 Unforgettable Things to Do in Soller Mallorca: The Ultimate Guide to Mollarca Soller

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  • Journey back in time on the historic Soller Train through the Tramuntana mountains
  • Get lost in the labyrinthine lanes and lively main square of Soller’s enchanting old town
  • Marvel at architectural gems like Sant Bartomeu church and modernist Ca’n Prunera museum
  • Savor the valley’s famous oranges in everything from fresh juice to ice cream and pastries
  • Ride the nostalgic Soller Tram to picturesque Port de Soller for a perfect beach escape
  • Lace up your hiking boots to explore scenic mountain trails with jaw-dropping coastal panoramas
  • Step into a storybook at the impossibly pretty villages of Deia, Valldemossa, Fornalutx.

My love affair with Soller began during an epic 3-week Spanish adventure, and this beguiling corner of Mallorca still holds the top spot in my affections. To help you craft your own unforgettable memories, I’ve put together the ultimate guide to the best things to see and do in Soller – complete with expert tips so you don’t miss a thing.

Fair warning: One visit to this slice of island paradise, and you may start plotting how to move there permanently!

Sant Bartomeu Church by Tramway Tracks in Soller, Spain

Soller Mallorca Guide

how long to spend in soller? how long do you need in Soller?

some general guidelines based on my own experience and insights from fellow travelers.

If you’re tight on time and just want a taste of what Soller has to offer, you could squeeze the highlights into a long weekend (2-3 days). This would allow you to ride the historic train from Palma, explore the charming old town, take the tram to Port de Soller for some beach time, and maybe squeeze in a short hike or a visit to one of the nearby mountain villages like Fornalutx.

However, I really think Soller and its surroundings deserve a longer stay to fully appreciate their beauty, culture, and laid-back Mediterranean vibe. Personally, I spent 5 days based in Soller during my Mallorca trip and it was the perfect amount of time to feel like I had truly experienced the region without rushing.

With 4-5 days in Soller, you can:

  • Take a leisurely wander through the town’s atmospheric streets and plazas
  • Savor a long lunch on a sunny café terrace and sample local specialties
  • Spend a day hiking in the Tramuntana mountains on one of the many scenic trails
  • Dedicate an afternoon to browsing the town’s art galleries, boutiques, and museums
  • Enjoy a sunset cocktail or dinner overlooking the bay in Port de Soller
  • Take a boat trip along the spectacular coastline to the Sa Calobra beach and gorge
  • Rent a car and go village-hopping in Deia, Valldemossa, Fornalutx, and Biniaraix
  • Join a guided tour to learn about the area’s history, culture, and cuisine from a local expert
  • Soak up the sun and sea on the golden sands of Playa d’en Repic
  • Indulge in a pampering spa treatment or yoga class with mountain views

Of course, if you have a week or more to spend in Soller, even better! With extra days to play with, you can venture further afield to explore sights like the Cap de Formentor lighthouse, the ancient Roman town of Pollença, or the monastic site of Lluc Sanctuary. You could also tack on a night or two in Palma to soak up the capital’s impressive architecture and vibrant dining and nightlife scenes.

Helpful tip: If your dates are flexible, consider timing your visit to coincide with one of Soller’s colorful local festivals. The town pulls out all the stops for the Moros i Cristians (Moors and Christians) mock battles in May, the Nit de Art gallery walk in June, and the Fira de la Taronja orange fair in January – it’s a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the community’s culture and traditions.

At the end of the day, there’s no right or wrong answer for how long to spend in Soller – even a quick pit stop will leave you charmed. But if you can carve out 4-5 days or more, I promise it will be time well spent. The region has a way of working its magic on visitors, making them forget about their stresses and to-do lists and just surrender to the simple pleasures of Mediterranean living.

Vintage Soller Train in Spain

Where to Stay in Soller: Soller Hotel Mallorca

 Boutique Hotels soller Mallorca

 Rural Retreats & More Soller and Port de Soller offer an abundance of wonderful accommodation options to suit every budget and taste. From chic townhouses to converted monasteries and sea-view villas, you’re spoiled for choice. Just be sure to book well in advance for peak summer dates, as the most sought-after places fill up months ahead.

For an atmospheric stay in the heart of Soller’s old town, you can’t beat Hotel Casa Bougainvillea. This impeccably renovated 18th-century mansion features just 8 stylish rooms, a leafy courtyard, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views. Nearby, Hotel L’Avenida occupies a grand Art Nouveau building and offers refined rooms, an elegant spa, and a glorious mountain-view pool.

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Hotels in Soller Mallorca

Head to the outskirts of Soller and check into Finca Ca’s Sant, an idyllic country estate surrounded by citrus groves. The beautifully appointed rooms and suites mix rustic charm with modern luxuries, and the sprawling grounds include two pools, organic gardens, and a farm-to-table restaurant. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of hiking or sightseeing.

In Port de Soller, the waterfront Esplendido Hotel is a design lover’s dream, with its mid-century-inspired interiors, fabulous spa, and pair of glittering pools (one of which is adults-only). Many rooms have balconies with unobstructed views over the bay – worth the splurge. For a more low-key vibe, the family-run Hotel Los Geranios has bright, beach-chic rooms and a prime seafront location.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion or traveling with a group, consider renting one of the many gorgeous private villas that dot the hillsides around Soller. With amenities like infinity pools, alfresco kitchens, and sprawling terraces, they offer a real home-away-from-home feel. Local companies like Soller Villas and Tramuntana Tours have some stunning properties on their books.

Helpful tip: When choosing your accommodation in Soller, consider whether you want to be in the thick of the action or prefer a quieter setting. Hotels in the heart of town offer the convenience of being steps from restaurants, shops, and tram stops, but can be noisier. Rural retreats and port-side properties tend to be more peaceful, but you may need a car or taxi to get around.

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Santayi Beach

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Budget-Friendly Mallorca Soller Hotels 

While Soller is undeniably one of Mallorca’s more upscale destinations, with five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants to match, it’s still possible to visit without spending a fortune. Here are some wallet-friendly options for lodging, food, and activities:

Hostel Soller: This cheerful hostel in a restored 17th-century townhouse is just a 5-minute walk from the main square. Nightly rates for dorms start as low as €20 and include breakfast. Private rooms are also available.

VRBO : You can find some great-value apartments and guesthouses in Soller on VRBO especially if you’re willing to stay a bit outside the center. I’ve rented lovely studios with kitchenettes for as little as €50/night.

Menu del dia: As mentioned earlier, many Soller restaurants offer fantastic multi-course lunch specials on weekdays for around €15. It’s a great way to enjoy a hearty meal without blowing your budget.

Picnics: With all the incredible local products on offer at Soller’s markets and shops, putting together a DIY picnic is a delicious and affordable way to dine. Stock up on crusty bread, Mallorcan cheeses, cured meats, olives, and fruit, then head to the beach or mountains for an al fresco feast.

Free activities: Many of Soller’s top attractions, like the Old Town, hiking trails, and village marketscan be enjoyed without spending a cent. Pack your own snacks and water to keep costs down.

Helpful tip: One of the best budget-friendly souvenirs to bring home from Soller is a bottle of the local Ànima Negra red wine. This organic, small-batch vino has a cult following among oenophiles and a bottle will set you back just €10-15 – a delicious taste of Mallorca to savor long after your trip.

Getting to Soller: How to get to Mallorca Soller

Arrive in Timeless Style Although Soller is just a quick 30-minute drive from Mallorca’s capital of Palma, do yourself a favor and take the slow route.

train to soller Mallorca: The Ferrocarril de Sóller, or Soller Train

is a treasured antique railway that’s been carrying passengers and goods along its narrow-gauge tracks since 1912.

Originally built to transport citrus fruits from the fertile Soller Valley to the port for export, today the train is an attraction in itself, beloved by locals and tourists alike. The hour-long journey from Palma’s stately Plaza de España station winds through 13 tunnels and across several bridges, revealing ever-shifting vistas of rugged mountains, verdant groves, and centuries-old stone terraces. In February, the countryside erupts in a riot of white-and-pink almond blossoms – a sight that will take your breath away.

The antique wooden carriages, gleaming brass fixtures, and cheerful orange livery of the train evoke the golden age of rail travel. And as you clickety-clack through the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, you’ll understand how the “Orange Express” got its nickname. Be sure to sit on the right side for the best views and have your camera ready!

Tickets cost €25 round-trip and can be purchased at the station or online.

Trains depart from Palma approximately every hour from 8am-6pm (with a few extra departures in summer).

Insider tip: If you’re short on time, you can experience the Soller Train, tram, and highlights of the Tramuntana region on this highly-rated full-day private guided tour from Palma. It’s one of the best ways to pack in the must-sees while learning about the area’s fascinating history and culture from a knowledgeable local.

Getting Around: Renting a Car in Mallorca Soller

While Soller is well-connected by public transport, with buses and trains linking the town to Palma and other parts of Mallorca, I highly recommend renting a car for your visit. Not only will it give you the freedom and flexibility to explore the region at your own pace, but it will also allow you to access hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path spots that are difficult to reach otherwise.

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During my own trip to Soller, I opted to rent a car and it was hands-down the best decision I made. Having my own wheels meant I could take spontaneous detours down scenic backroads, linger at viewpoints for as long as I wanted, and visit multiple mountain villages in a single day without worrying about bus schedules or tour group timelines.

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Driving in the Serra de Tramuntana is an experience in itself – the narrow, switchback roads wind through some of Mallorca’s most jaw-dropping landscapes, with cliff-hugging hairpin turns that open up to sweeping panoramas of the coast and mountains. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you take it slow and stay focused, it’s an incredibly rewarding way to immerse yourself in the island’s rugged natural beauty.

That said, there are a few things to keep in mind if you do rent a car in Soller:

  • Choose a small vehicle: Many of the roads in the Tramuntana mountains are extremely narrow and winding, with tight stone walls on either side. Opt for the most compact car you can comfortably fit in – you’ll be grateful for the extra maneuverability.
  • Take it slow: This is not the place to test your Formula 1 skills. Take your time navigating the hairpin turns and blind corners, and be prepared to pull over frequently to let faster locals pass.
  • Watch for cyclists and hikers: The Tramuntana is a magnet for adventurers on two feet and two wheels. Keep an eye out for bikes wobbling up steep inclines and hiking groups strung along the shoulder.
  • Prepare for limited parking: In villages like Deia and Fornalutx, parking spots are scarce and fill up quickly in high season. Arrive early, be ready to parallel park on precipitous inclines, and don’t be afraid to walk a few extra steps from car to center.

You’ll find all the major car rental companies at Palma de Mallorca Airport, making it easy to pick up your ride as soon as you land. Book as far in advance online from Expedia or Discover Cars as possible for the best rates and selection, especially if you’re visiting in July or August.

I snagged a great deal on a nifty Fiat 500 through Expedia and Discover Cars are also reliable options with a good inventory on Mallorca. Expect to pay anywhere from €30-60 per day, depending on the season and vehicle class.

Helpful tip: If your rental doesn’t include a GPS, be sure to download an offline map of Mallorca on Google Maps before you hit the road. Cell service can be spotty in the mountains and you don’t want to miss a turn because you’re waiting for the next direction to load. Better yet get an ESIM in advance or a pocket wifi.

tram soller to port de sóller

Ah, the Soller tram! This charming little piece of history is an absolute must-do when visiting Soller, even if you only have a day to explore. Taking the tram from the town center to the picturesque Port de Soller is not just a convenient way to get from point A to point B – it’s an experience in itself, one that will transport you back to a simpler, more romantic era of travel.

The Ferrocarril de Sóller, or Soller Tramway, first started running in 1913 to link the town with its coastal port. The line was originally used to transport goods like oranges and olives from the valley to the ships waiting in the harbor, but today it’s a beloved tourist attraction and a symbol of Soller’s rich heritage.

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Ornamental facade of old building with creative balcony in sunlight

The journey from Soller to Port de Soller is short but incredibly sweet. The vintage tram cars, with their cheerful red and white livery and wooden bench seats, trundle through the narrow streets of Soller’s old town, past bustling cafes and shops, before emerging into the lush countryside.

You’ll roll past orange and lemon groves, the Tramuntana mountains rising majestically on either side, and cross a scenic bridge over the Torrent Major river. The whole trip takes about 15-20 minutes, but you’ll want to have your camera ready the entire time – the views are postcard-perfect!

Once you arrive in Port de Soller, the tram drops you off just steps from the golden sands of Playa d’en Repic. You can spend a pleasant hour or two here soaking up the Mediterranean sun, taking a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters, and admiring the colorful fishing boats bobbing in the harbor.

When you’re ready to head back to Soller, simply hop on the next tram from the same stop (they run every 30 minutes in high season). Or, if you prefer a more leisurely return journey, you can stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade to the far end of the bay, where you’ll find the tram’s original terminus.

A few tips for making the most of your Soller tram experience:

  • The tram can get crowded, especially in July and August, so try to ride earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the worst of the crush.
  • There’s no need to buy tickets in advance – you can purchase them on board the tram from the conductor. A one-way ride costs €7, while a round-trip is €14. Cash only!
  • For the best views and photo ops, try to snag a spot in the coveted front carriage, just behind the driver. You’ll have unobstructed views of the stunning scenery unfolding ahead.
  • If you’re staying in Port de Soller and just want to ride the tram for the novelty factor, consider taking it one way from Port de Soller to Soller, then walking back downhill along the pretty country roads. It’s an easy 5km stroll with lovely views.

Mallorca Soller Things to do

Here are some of the bet things to do in in Soller Mallorca. You can easily spend a whole day in Soller. 

Soak Up the Charm of Soller’s Old Town

Disembarking at the Soller train station feels like stepping into a bygone era – one where the pace of life moves a bit slower and simple pleasures are savored. As you make your way down the shaded boulevard into the heart of the old town, you’ll be greeted by elegant Art Nouveau townhouses, cobblestone lanes bursting with flowers, and the scent of citrus on the breeze.

View of Sóller and Biniaraix on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Soller’s compact center is an absolute delight to explore on foot. Get happily lost in the warren of pedestrian streets radiating out from the main square, Plaça Constitució, whose perimeter is lined with inviting cafes and shops. This is the beating heart of Soller, where locals gather to sip coffee, nibble pastries, and people-watch beneath the shade of the towering plane trees.

Must-visit spots in the old town include:

Sant Bartomeu Church

Presiding over Plaça Constitució, this imposing 13th-century church is a magnificent example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Gaze up at the elaborate Modernist facade, then step inside to admire the vaulted ceilings, rose window, and baroque altarpiece. Don’t miss the 360º views from the bell tower (small fee to climb).

Sant Bartomeu Church by Tramway Tracks in Soller, Spain

Ca’n Prunera Museum

 Art lovers shouldn’t skip this exquisite Modernist mansion turned museum. Built in 1909, its sinuous Art Nouveau interiors are the perfect backdrop for exhibits spanning Picasso, Miró, Magritte and more. The sculpture garden is a tranquil oasis.

Ecovinyassa

 To truly understand Soller’s deep connection to oranges, head to this organic farm on the outskirts of town. Stroll through fragrant citrus groves, learn about the valley’s agricultural history, and sip the most delicious fresh-squeezed juice of your life.

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When hunger strikes

 you’re spoiled for choice. Grab an outdoor table at Ca’n Pintxo for tasty tapas and local wines, savor Mallorcan and Mediterranean specialties in the romantic garden of Salvia Restaurant, or treat yourself to the tasting menu at Ca’n Boqueta, a Michelin-plate restaurant in a beautifully restored townhouse.

Shopping in Soller

Don’t miss the bustling Saturday market that takes over Plaça Constitució and surrounding streets. Vendors come from all over the island to hawk their fresh produce, local cheeses, embroidered linens, colorful ceramics, and gourmet goodies like orange blossom honey and homemade marmalades. It’s the perfect place to stock up on edible souvenirs or one-of-a-kind gifts.

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Helpful tip: Many Soller restaurants offer fantastic-value menú del día (daily lunch specials) on weekdays. For around €15-20, you’ll feast on 2-3 courses showcasing the best of Mallorcan cuisine, often with wine or beer included. It’s a great way to sample local dishes without blowing your budget.

All Aboard the Nostalgic Sóller Tram

No visit to Soller is complete without a ride on its utterly charming vintage soller tram. The Tranvía de Sóller first started rattling along its 5-kilometer route between the town and Port de Soller in 1913, and today it remains one of the only working tram systems in Spain.

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Painted in the same cheery orange as the Soller Train, the tram cars trundle through the narrow streets of Soller’s old town, past bustling cafes and shops, before breaking free into the countryside. You’ll wind through citrus and olive groves, the Tramuntana mountains rising steeply on either side, and cross a bridge with gorgeous views over the valley before arriving at the picturesque horseshoe bay of Port de Soller.

The entire journey takes about 15 minutes each way and costs €8 one-way (€14 round-trip). Trams run every 30 minutes in high season and every hour in winter. I recommend riding the tram in both directions, as the scenery is stunning and it’s a quintessential Soller experience. Hop off in Port de Soller to explore the beach, waterfront, and nearby attractions.

Enjoy Sun, Sand & Sea in Port de Soller or Port of Soller Mallorca (Port Soller Mallorca)

 Just 3 miles (5 km) from Soller, the former fishing village turned resort town of Port de Soller is a little slice of Mediterranean paradise. The main draw is the wide, sandy beach that curves around the sheltered bay, backed by a lively promenade lined with palm trees, ice cream parlors, and seafood restaurants.

Port de Soller’s calm, shallow waters are perfect for families with young children, while water sports enthusiasts can rent kayaks and SUPs to explore hidden coves accessible only by sea. The port is also a popular departure point for boat trips along the spectacularly rugged Tramuntana coast.

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Must-dos in Port Soller Mallorca:

Playa d’en Repic

 This half-mile stretch of soft sand is the port’s main beach, with plenty of sun loungers, umbrellas, and water sports rentals. It proudly flies a Blue Flag, indicating high standards of cleanliness, safety, and environmental management.

Cap Gros Lighthouse

 For a a memorable sunset, follow the easy footpath from the port to this picture-perfect lighthouse perched atop the cliffs. You’ll be rewarded with sweeping views over the entire bay as the sky turns shades of pink and gold.

Seaside dining at Port soller Mallorca

Be sure to sample Port de Soller’s superb seafood. Order a steaming pot of locally-caught mussels at Sa Barca, tuck into bacon-wrapped dates and refreshing ceviche at stylish Es Passeig, or push the boat out with the elegantly plated tasting menu at Cap Roig.

Helpful tip: While Port de Soller’s beach is blissfully crowd-free in the off season, it fills up fast on summer weekends. For a quieter patch of sand, head south to Platja de Soller or north to Cala Tuent (accessible by car or boat).

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Go on a Unforgettable Sa Calobra Boat Trip

Without a doubt, my top recommendation for an amazing day out from Soller is to take a boat excursion to Sa Calobra. This remote inlet, backed by the towering Torrent de Pareis gorge, is one of Mallorca’s most jaw-dropping natural wonders and shouldn’t be missed.

Most Sa Calobra boat trips depart from the port in front of Hotel Marina in Port de Soller and take about 1 hour each way. As you cruise along the dramatically sculpted Tramuntana coastline, you’ll pass hidden beaches, Aleppo pine forests, and caves with water so clear and blue it almost looks fake.

When you arrive at Sa Calobra, you’ll navigate on foot through a natural rock tunnel to reach the pebbly cove at the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis. Spend a few hours marveling at the sheer canyon walls, swimming in the electric-turquoise waters, and picnicking on the beach before the return journey to Port de Soller.

Several operators offer Sa Calobra boat trips, with prices starting around €35/person. The experience is extremely popular in high season, so I recommend booking your tickets well in advance. You can compare options and reserve your spot here.

Helpful tip: The Sa Calobra gorge is at its most stunning (and least crowded) early in the morning or later in the afternoon. If possible, aim for the first or last trip of the day for a more tranquil experience.

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Hit the Hiking Trails in the Tramuntana Mountains

If you’re itching to immerse yourself in Mallorca’s untamed natural beauty, there’s no better way than strapping on your hiking boots and exploring the island’s largest protected area: the Serra de Tramuntana. This craggy mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011, forms a steep backbone along Mallorca’s northern coast and provides a dramatic backdrop to Soller and its neighboring villages.

The Tramuntana is crisscrossed by a network of well-marked hiking trails for all levels, from gentle coastal walks to challenging multi-day treks. In addition to breathtaking sea and mountain vistas, you’ll discover terraced olive and citrus groves, ancient stone walls, and crumbling monasteries that seem to sprout straight from the rocky slopes.

Some of the most rewarding hikes in the Soller area include:

  • Barranc de Biniaraix: A 6.5-mile linear route through a lush ravine, past gurgling streams and charming stone bridges, to the hamlet of Biniaraix. Stop for a drink on the leafy terrace at Bar Bodega before looping back to Soller.
  • Mirador de Ses Barques: A moderate 2-hour out-and-back hike to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking Port de Soller, Cala Tuent, and the Puig Major (Mallorca’s highest peak). Start at the Mirador de Ses Barques restaurant and follow the Cami del Far trail.
  • Deia to Cala Deia: This easy 1.5-hour coastal trail links the pretty artists’ village of Deia with its crystal-clear swimming cove. The rocky path hugs the cliffs and offers lots of spots to stop for a picnic or a dip. Note that Cala Deia gets very busy in summer.
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Before setting out on any hike, be sure to check current conditions, pack plenty of water and snacks, and wear sturdy shoes and sun protection. The Soller tourist office can provide excellent advice and maps of local trails. AllTrails and Wikiloc are also great resources for detailed route info and recent reviews from fellow hikers.

Helpful tip: For a fantastic moderate hike, I love the Mirador de ses Barques loop above Port de Soller. Park at the eponymous restaurant (or take the bus from Soller) and follow the Cami del Far for about an hour to reach the lookout. Continue along the path as it winds down to Cala Tuent, then take the Cami de Balitx back up to your starting point. The entire loop is about 8 miles with 1,500 feet of elevation gain and takes 4-5 hours.

Get Lost in Time in Mallorca’s Prettiest Villages

One of the greatest pleasures of staying in Soller is having easy access to some of Mallorca’s most captivating mountain villages. Perched high above the valleys on terraced slopes, these ancient stone hamlets look like they’ve been frozen in time, with cobbled lanes, flower-festooned houses, and views that will make your jaw drop.

If you have your own wheels, you can easily visit several villages in a day trip from Soller. Alternatively, many are accessible via scenic hiking trails or with guided tours. However you choose to explore, these are the villages you won’t want to miss:

Fornalutx

 Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in Spain, Fornalutx is an photographer’s dream, with its jumble of honey-colored houses clinging to the mountainside beneath the Puig Major. Spend an hour or two wandering the storybook streets, then relax over a lazy lunch on the terrace at Ca’n Antuna. Fornalutx can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Soller or on a gorgeous 2-hour hike via the GR221 trail.

Biniaraix

 If you’re seeking a glimpse of authentic rural Mallorca, look no further than sleepy Biniaraix, just a stone’s throw from Fornalutx. With only 100 full-time residents, this tranquil hamlet moves to its own timeless rhythm. Visit the 13th-century Parròquia de Sant Miquel, stroll past citrus orchards and centuries-old stone agricultural terraces, and have a restorative beer at Bar Bodega. From Soller, it’s a 10-minute drive or an easy 2.5-mile hike along the Cami de Binibassí.

Deia

Long a magnet for artists, writers, and musicians, Deia oozes bohemian charm, with its cluster of galleries, boutiques, and terrace cafes tumbling down the cliffs toward the sapphire sea. Don’t miss the wonderful Ca’n Prunera Museum, housed in a Modernist mansion, or the Robert Graves House, where the British poet lived and worked for over 50 years. Although you can drive from Soller to Deia in 25 minutes, consider taking this spectacular coastal hike and staying for a paella lunch at Ca’s Patró March, one of the island’s best.

Valldemossa

 The largest of the Tramuntana villages, Valldemossa is famed for its 14th-century Carthusian monastery, where Polish composer Frédéric Chopin spent the winter of 1838-39 with his lover George Sand. After touring the abbey’s tranquil cloisters and fragrant gardens, be sure to sample the local sweet buns (coca de patata) and stop into the lovely Ca’n Perico for unique artisan ceramics. Valldemossa is a 35-minute drive from Soller; many guided tours that include the village also stop at Deia and the Sa Calobra gorge, making for an unforgettable day out.

Helpful tip: Valldemossa, Deia, Fornalutx and Biniaraix all host delightful weekly markets bursting with fresh produce, local cheeses, baked goods, and handicrafts – don’t miss the chance to experience them if your visit coincides. Valldemossa’s market is on Sundays, Deia’s Market on Wednesdays, and Fornalutx and Biniaraix share a market on Saturdays.

Day Trip To Soller Mallorca

If you’re short on time or just want to get a taste of Soller’s charms, a day trip is definitely doable – and still highly recommended! With some smart planning and an early start, you can squeeze in the town’s top highlights and be back in Palma (or wherever your Mallorca base is) in time for dinner.

Realistically, I’d budget at least 6-8 hours for a Soller day trip. This will give you enough time to take in the scenic journey, wander the town’s pretty streets and plazas, enjoy a leisurely lunch, and even dip your toes in the sea at Port de Soller. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

8:00 am – Catch the vintage train from Palma to Soller (journey time: 1 hour) 9:00 am – Arrive in Soller and spend the morning exploring the town center – Stroll through the lively Plaça Constitució and admire the Sant Bartomeu Church – Browse the art collection at Can Prunera Museum of Modernism – Sample local citrus products and stock up on souvenirs at the Ecovinyassa farm shop

12:00 pm – Lunch break! Savor Mallorcan specialties at a terrace restaurant 1:30 pm – Hop on the historic tram to Port de Soller (journey time: 15-20 minutes) 2:00 pm – Soak up the sun and sea in Port de Soller – Take a refreshing dip or relax on the sands of Playa d’en Repic
– Stroll along the picturesque waterfront promenade – Enjoy an ice cream or cocktail with a view

4:30 pm – Tram back to Soller 5:00 pm – Return train to Palma (arriving around 6:00 pm)

If you have your own car, you can adjust this timeline to allow for more flexibility and potentially squeeze in a stop at one of the nearby mountain villages like Fornalutx or Biniaraix. Just be sure to check the tram and train schedules in advance to avoid any last-minute scrambles!

To make the most of your time, I recommend purchasing a combined ticket for the Soller train, tram, and a self-guided walking tour of the town. This will save you the hassle of buying separate tickets and give you a handy map and historical context to enrich your explorations.

Alternatively, for a fully guided experience, consider joining an organized day tour from Palma that includes Soller along with other Tramuntana highlights like Deia, Valldemossa, and the Sa Calobra gorge. While you’ll have less free time to explore on your own, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge and colorful commentary of a local guide. Plus, you won’t have to worry about any of the logistics!

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At the end of the day, even a quick trip to Soller is bound to be a highlight of your Mallorca vacation. The town’s timeless beauty, friendly atmosphere, and magical setting between the mountains and sea make it an unforgettable stop on any itinerary.

And who knows – after getting a tantalizing taste on a day trip, you may find yourself already plotting a return visit for a longer stay! I know I was hooked from the moment I stepped off that charming wooden train and into the sun-dappled streets of Soller. Trust me, this is one Mallorcan gem you don’t want to miss, even if you only have a day to spare.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Soller

What is the best time of year to visit Soller?

Soller is a fantastic year-round destination, but the best time to visit depends on your preferences. Spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) offer ideal temperatures for sightseeing and hiking, with highs in the 70s F (low 20s C) and fewer crowds. Almond blossom season in February is incredibly romantic if you don’t mind chillier weather. Summer is the busiest and hottest time, with temps soaring into the 80s F (high 20s C) – great for beach-going but potentially overwhelming in the village centers. Winter can be cool and rainy, but also very peaceful and cozy, with Christmas markets and citrus harvests in full swing.

How many days do I need in Soller?

Soller and its surrounding villages and countryside offer enough diversions to keep you busy for a week or more, but you can see the highlights in 3-4 days. At minimum, allow 2 full days: one to explore Soller’s old town, ride the tram, and visit Port de Soller, and another for a boat trip to Sa Calobra and/or a long hike in the Tramuntana mountains. Add a 3rd day if you want to visit Deia, Valldemossa, Fornalutx and Biniaraix. And if you’re a keen hiker or beach bum, you could easily spend a week based in Soller without running out of scenic trails and coves to discover.

Is Soller a good base for exploring Mallorca?

Absolutely! Soller makes an ideal base for exploring the north and west of Mallorca, particularly the Tramuntana region. You’ll be within easy day-tripping distance of must-sees like Valldemossa, Deia, Pollença, and the Cap de Formentor, plus have access to some of the island’s best hiking trails and beaches. That said, if you also want to explore the east coast or the wine country around Binissalem, you may want to split your time between Soller and a second base to minimize driving. Booking a night or two in the capital, Palma, is also well worth it if your schedule allows – its atmospheric old town and impressive cathedral shouldn’t be missed.

Do I need a car in Soller?

While you can certainly get by without a car in Soller itself, as the old town is very walkable and the tram takes you right to Port de Soller, having your own wheels will give you much more flexibility to explore the region at your own pace. The Tramuntana mountain roads are narrow and winding, so be prepared to drive slowly and carefully, especially if you’re not used to hairpin turns. Parking can also be challenging in the villages, so opt for the smallest rental car you can comfortably fit in. If you prefer not to drive, you can still visit many of the main sights by bus, taxi, or with guided day tours.

What should I buy in Soller?

Foodies will be in heaven in Soller – the town is brimming with delicious local products to sample and take home. Must-buys include extra virgin olive oil, flaky sea salt from Es Trenc, herbes de Mallorca liqueur, sobrassada sausage, and of course anything made with Soller’s famed oranges, from marmalade to soap. Ceramics lovers should seek out the traditional hand-painted plates and tiles, while fashionistas won’t want to miss the locally embroidered tablecloths and leather goods. For gourmands, a bottle of Ànima Negra red wine or Orange Valley gin makes a great gift. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, the hand-blown glass from Menestralia Studio in Campanet is exquisite.

I hope this comprehensive guide has given you a tantalizing taste of all that seductive Soller and its surroundings have to offer. Between its ravishing natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and endearing old-world charm, this corner of Mallorca promises an unforgettable escape. My parting advice? Take your time. Linger over languid alfresco lunches, pause to smell the orange blossoms, let yourself get a little lost in the dreamy villages and rugged hills. Soller is a place that is best savored slowly and with all your senses – I guarantee you won’t regret it.

When you do make it to this magical town, I’d love to hear about your favorite experiences and any insider tips you uncover. Feel free to drop me a line with your Soller stories or any other questions as you plan your adventure. Until then – bon voyage and enjoy exploring the beguiling Ballearic jewels of Mallorca!

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