The land at the foot of the Tramuntanas is especially idyllic. It is the centre of Majorca’s wine and almond production. In February, you can admire a myriad of almond blossoms in shades of white, pink and vanilla – the so-called “snow of Majorca”. In the winter months the peaks of the Tramuntana Mountains are covered in real snow – a wonderful spectacle of nature and certainly worth seeing.
9.30 am: Start the day in Alaró, climbing up to the Castell d’Alaró on the 825 m high Puig de Alaró. Enjoy the wonderful views over the extensive panorama. Your point of departure is the Es Verger, a typical Majorcan mountain inn, situated halfway up (Tel. 971 182 126)! There you can regain your strength with a delicious lamb roast and home made almond cake. Best to reserve a table! If you would like to know more about hiking, health, beauty and lifestyle, contact Astrid Princess zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. (www.prinzessin-stolberg.com).
2.00 pm: In Consell you will find the 300 year old Bodegas Ribas winery. A wine tasting is always worthwhile because they have many award winning wines (www.bodegaribas.com). Consell’s fleamarket, which takes place every Sunday, has achieved cult status. There you can still find an unusual piece or two. Do you like cowboy boots or custom-made leather boots? Then you will certainly find the ones for you at Tony Mora’s in Alaró.
3.30 pm: There are two “must see” places in Santa María del Camí: Coming from Consell, you will find the Villa Wesco Brand outlet centre with iconic design items at outlet prices and the cooking events by top chef, Marcel Ress. At the other end of the town you will find Livingdreams, a wonderful place for creative ideas as well as to unwind. This concept store is situated in an old Majorcan urban palace with an enchanting garden where they serve delicious food. Santa María’s Sunday market is a wonderful feast for the eyes. It’s a real pleasure to watch the local hustle and bustle. It is a good idea to park in the parking lot at the entrance to the town.
6.00 pm: now you are spoilt for choice: a tour through the wine region with Mallorca Wine Tours starting in Binissalem. This is where the annual wine festival, Es Vesmar, takes place every September.
A romantic evening in Ca Na Toneta in Caimari is also very special. The sisters, Maria and Teresa Solivellas, follow the rhythm of the seasons with their cuisine – almost all the produce is from their own garden and, of course, from the local market. By the way, both sisters are co-founders of Majorca’s slow food movement.
Text: Eva von Oheimb