One of the most popular excursions on the island of Mallorca is definitely the train ride from Palma to Soller. If you're looking for a fun way to spend the day with family or a romantic activity to sweep your loved one off their feet, book a ticket for this exciting escapade.
The famous historic train that dates back to 1911 presents an exceptional opportunity for those looking to admire the scenic surroundings of the Tramuntana range and have some fun on the road. The 27 km ride is a fun activity to enjoy for both couples and groups.
The narrow gauge of the electric railway is a peculiarity admired by both adults and little ones - if you wish to continue the ride, you can go to Port de Soller and relax on the beaches. The Sóller railway is also unique for the unusual, charming route, overcoming the Sierra de Alfàbia mountain range, which is almost 3 km wide and 496 meters tall. On your way to Soller, you'll pass by numerous bridges and the "cinc-ponts" viaduct, see stunning landscapes and have a fabulous time marveling at the beauty of the surroundings.
The train is often referred to as the "orange express", because it was built to facilitate the export of citrus fruits from the villages of Soller, Fornalutx, and Biniaraix. In 1911, the first ride started - to this day, it's a popular activity for those looking to explore the environment.
As the whistle blows and your trip begins, you'll soon leave the charming streets of Palma and see the dramatic terrains of the Tramuntana range. There, in the Bunyola Station, you will have your first and only break after half an hour. But that's only the beginning of your adventure, as, after that quick stop, the road tends to twist and curl, marking the most breathtaking part of the trip. You'll soon see the gradual descent into the lovely town of Soller while enjoying the panoramic views. Choose if you want to stay here or continue the ride to Port de Soller, famous for its stunning horseshoe bay and fishing community.