When I headed to Mallorca with Jet2Holidays, I headed to that infamous party town of Magaluf. But there’s more to Mallorca than Magaluf and during my week’s stay, I headed to Soller, a beautiful town on the North West of the island. We travelled there in a unique way; on a 100 year old wooden train across the mountains and it was simply stunning.
I always like to explore further afield than the place I am staying whilst on holiday, so I asked Instagram where I should go and Little Miss Katy came to the rescue. She recommended visiting Soller and travelling there by the wooden train. It sounded perfect so the next day, we headed to Palma and then found the train’s station just outside the Plaza de Espana Station.
The Ferrocarril de Soller’s website was really useful for discovering times and prices, as there are only a handful of services a day. We opted for a single ticket for 16 Euros as we didn’t have time to catch it back, but if you do have time, I would definitely recommend two journeys, which costs 22 Euros. Riding a train has such a childlike joy and I adored the wooden train. It was great fun to whizz through the mountains, leaning from the window, and taking in the fantastic view.
Alternatively, for 30 Euros, you can add on the Soller tram, which takes you down to the Port of Soller. We had read a couple of Trip Advisor reviews which thought this was overpriced and one review said it was walkable so we decided to skip the tram and walk to the Port instead. I cannot emphasise enough how bad an idea this was – don’t trust randomers on Trip Advisor! The journey was walkable, but a long walk of around an hour and a half; not the easy stroll that the internet had promised! We actually had to turn around as we didn’t have time to reach the Port before we needed to head back to Magaluf, which was a shame because if we’d have known in advance, we would have caught the tram.
Soller itself is a beautiful town, full of cute streets, orange groves and of course, tramlines. We chose one of the many restaurants on the main square to eat lunch and were impressed with the affordability of the prices – cheaper than Palma and tastier too. If you’re looking for somewhere a little off the beaten track and utterly beautiful, then take the time to head to Soller (especially on the wooden train) – you won’t be disappointed!