Mallorca – Travel Report
“Hermosas vistas” – beautiful views
The summer is over faster than it is right. Especially in central Europe, the change to the cold and gray autumn happens very fast. Perfect time for a short trip to the warmth. (The Azores, Cyprus and how the holiday paradises all have a drawback and the often long journey.)What? Quite the contrary to the often labeled as a “party island”, Mallorca. Within a two or three hours reach from Austria by plane, the island offers much more than just the package tourism at “Ballermann”.
The seventh largest mediterranean island does not only have beautiful beaches with turquoise blue sea, but a 15 km wide mountain range with 11 peaks over 1000 meters high. The cliffs in the west are a good contrast to the bathing beaches and hotels in the east. Other than in summer, when temperatures rarely drop below 30°C, autumn offers perfect conditions to recharge your batteries.
The infrastructure is very well developed throughout the island and you can reach pretty much every region by public bus, unfortunately with often long waiting times. Those who prefer to travel by car only need to pick one up at the airport and off you go. But those who want to perceive the island with all sensory impressions should do this with a motorcycle. Prior to our trip, we reserved two BMW F 650 GS from Mallorquin Bikes. Anke and Johannes are German emigrants and have built up one of the biggest motorcycle rentals in Felantix. With top service and quality, you are definitely in the right hands.
Starting from the hotel you can make beautiful tours on the island. Especially the west coast is a true motorcycle paradise. Countless bends along the mountain walls, the blooming trees and shrubs, the pleasant temperatures and empty streets seem almost unreal. Don’t forget to look out for wild goats while smoothing through the bends, they live freely in some areas of the island. Otherwise you can have unlimited fun on the good asphalt and enjoy breathtaking views. An astonishing highlight is the visit to the most northern point of the island, Cap Formentor. From there, take the MA-10 to Sóller. The road leads past two reservoirs that have the task mainly to provide the island with drinking water.
A real treat as well is the tour to Port de Sa Calobra. In the main season, the gorge with the famous hairpins is rather to be avoided. In the off-season the driving pleasure and the view is a dream. On the famous bay Torrent des Pareis with its small bars, you can end a perfect day.