Get the old train, the Ferrocarril de Soller built in 1905, through the almond orchards on the outskirts of Palma under the mountains to the orange and lemon groves of Soller. Have great coffee and cake, or homemade ice cream and orange and lemon sorbet from the local orchards at Fet a Sóller.
If in Palma, it’s worth an hour travelling north by train to the old town of Soller, with its lively markets, square and port, which is just down the road by old San Francisco tram.
But it’s the journey itself makes this a trip worth taking. As the vintage 1912 brass and mahogany carriages journey through the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, olive groves are plentiful as are valleys that drop away from beneath the train as it climbs the terrain. A series of 13 tunnels add a spooky air of excitement as the old wooden carriages rattle through.
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