In Mallorca you have the possibility of travelling in the only time machine that actually works, that takes you back in time: The Sóller Railway. This railway has connected the city of Palma de Mallorca with the small town of Sóller since 1912. The train travels 27 km along its narrow-gauge track through beautiful landscapes, and has completely retained its original character.
The train is powered by an electric locomotive and is the only one of its type that is still in use today. On its route, the railway takes you northward, across the plain, then starts to wind its way up into the mountains and through the thirteen tunnels of the Serra de Tramuntana that must be crossed to reach the valley of Sóller. The train takes one hour to achieve its goal: Sóller, a small town that combines the charm of the Mediterranean with the open, worldly atmosphere of a port that is open to Europe.
Map of the Route
This beautiful, scenic passage over the Western mountains is truly worth experiencing and tickets can be purchased from The Soller Train Website. The traditional train line has been extended to include the electric tram line which runs from the quaint town of Soller to the full curvature of Port de Soller, meaning you can experience the beautiful port from an elevated position.