"Kaleidoscope" derives from the Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful" + είδος (eidos), "shape" + σκοπέω (scopeο), "to look at, to examine".
Friday, June 18, 2010
Day 351 - Serra de Tramuntana
The Serra de Tramuntana is the highest mountain range and the most impressive natural feature of Mallorca. The range is approximately 90 km long, stretching through the various towns we visited on the northwest coast. The Tramuntana is an outdoor aficionados dream - wide open spaces, tranquillity and magnificent scenery.
Driving was a mixed blessing of incredible views and jaw-clenching, nerve-racking moments as we navigated the many twists and turns up and over steep, ragged cliffs. There was a scary moment or two but overall the experience was worth it.
According to the guide book the mountain range is one of the training grounds for the Tour de France. In fact we did see quite a few (professional looking) bikers huffing their way around the trail. There were also some interesting tunnels through the stone cliffs (safety reminder: before you start driving a rental car be sure you know how to turn the lights on).