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Formentor Peninsula, the end of the line…


Think Lands End, but with stunning scenery and outstanding natural beauty and you may begin to imagine what to expect from the Formentor Peninsula.

A finger of land, at the most northern tip of Mallorca, pointing across the water to its sister Balearic island of Menorca, a visit to Cap de Formentor is a must.

But to reach the lighthouse at the end, is the journey itself.  Hold onto your hats, its the ride of a lifetime with spectacular views along the way.

Some 13 km from Port de Pollensa, the scenery begins with pine woods and glimpses of crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, one of which fronts the island´s original luxury hotel, Hotel Formentor.

Beach at Formentor - Mallorca

Then the road begins to climb, higher and higher, becoming rugged and wild and exposing sheer cliff drops.

You are offered look-out points along the way. One of the most popular photo stops is the Mirador del Mal Pas, where you will feel dizzy looking the 300 metres down at the sea crashing against the rocks below.

Cyclists Paradise - Formentor Peninsula - Cap de Formentor Lighthouse For the brave motorists and even braver cyclists, Cap de Formentor is a roller coaster of twists and turns and jockeying for position to make it to the end of the line.

During the peak summer season ( mid June to mid September) motorists are now being halted towards the end and asked to hop on a bus to the lighthouse.

When you finally arrive, take in that view and of course lots of photos. Marvel at the old lighthouse which has stood on the same spot since 1863.

Formentor Peninsula - Cap de Formentor Lighthouse Watch the lycra clad cyclists, patting each other on the back and drinking a celebratory beer!

For a wholly different perspective of the Peninsula you can take a boat cruise to Cap de Formentor during the summer with Lanchas La Gaviota Cruises of Port de Pollensa.

Formentor Peninsula - Mallorca - Cap de Formentor

And if you look hard enough from the Formentor Peninsula, you might just see someone waving back at you from across the water in Menorca!

To find out more click onto the Pollensa local authority website.

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