Sóller is an attractive town on Mallorca’s north-west Coast.
Situated some 3 Km. inland from its port, ‘Port de Sóller’, the town lies in a large, fertile, bowl-shaped valley. Sóller shares its valley with the village of Fornalutx and the hamlet of Biniaraix, the combined population is around 13,000, and the valley is famous for its orange groves and terraces of ancient olive trees. The village of Deià is just down the coast.
Soller and the port are about half an hour’s drive from Palma Airport. The valley is surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains. It is a world heritage site and a perfect place to come if you enjoy walking and nature.
My sister and I came here a couple of years ago and I hired a car from the airport and my sister provided the satellite navigation. Now I am a great believer in the good old map but my dear sister whom I love to bits is more of a technical person. I managed to get onto the motorway which goes directly up the side of the island and through the new tunnel which cuts off about 200 miles and 16 hours of driving through the mountains round hairpin bends. However we were about two miles from Soller and the satellite navigation man with the incredibly irritating voice ordered me to turn right, which I did. 200 miles and 16 hours later we arrived at the other side of the tunnel having negotiated about 437 hairpin bends.
The distance of the tunnel was about half a mile.
This was the beginning of a delightful holiday which I would not have missed for the world.