The Serra de Tramuntana mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are a must when visiting Mallorca. And there is no better way to explore them than on horseback. This autumn and winter, Hipica Formentor are offering a three-day mountain trail that will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes on the island.
The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is well known for its varied landscape and stunning views of the sea. Leaving the stables on your horse in the morning, you'll get the chance to ride through almond and olive groves at first, visiting the picturesque villages of Campanet and Caimari, the olive oil capital of Mallorca, where you'll stop for a traditional Mallorcan lunch.
The trail continues reaching the Pedra en Sec or 'Dry Stone Route', an ancient pathway that crosses many old man-made structures constructed with the drywall technique. This pathway was used by traders to bring ice into the Tramuntana towns long before the fridge was invented. The landscape changes here as agricultural lands give way to pine and oak forests. As the light begins to dim, you'll get to the Sanctuary of Lluc, a hotel in the middle of the mountains that was first built as a monastery in the 13th century, where you'll spend the night. Delicious food both for breakfast and dinner will be served at the sanctuary while the horses stay on the monastery's grounds.
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