On a sunny February Saturday morning, we drove towards Banyalbufar to try the leisurely but beautiful Port des Canonge hike, along a coastal path at the very edge of the majestic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The path is called Cami de Sa Volta des General, named after General F. Cotoner who, in the 19th century, was the owner of the Baronia estate, now a hotel in Banyalbufar.
From the Ma-20 which rings Palma, we took the Ma-1040, then Ma-1100 which turns into the Ma-10 towards Banyalbufar. The first 25 minutes of the drive were fairly ordinary until we got to Esporles. This town was vividly pretty, with a row of bare trees and well-kept, pretty, blonde-stone houses with traditional Mallorcan shutters lining the main street. As we departed the village, we were met by some more challenging roads and endured a further 15 to 20 minutes of twists and turns to get to Banyalbufar.