MA-10 is the wildest road of Mallorca
MA-10 is a very scenic drive located on the northern part of the island of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. It’s known as ‘the wildest road on the island’, running across the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana.
How long is MA-10 road in Mallorca?
The road, formerly known as C-710, is totally paved. It’s 110km (68 mi) long, running west-east from Andratx a village on the southwest tip of the island to Pollença, a town situated in the northern part of the island, near Cap de Formentor and Alcúdia. The road leads to the infamous Puig Major climb and to the scenic and curvy Sa Calobra road.
How long does it take to drive MA-10 road in Mallorca?
Plan 2-3 hours to complete the remarkable drive without stops, although you may want to block out extra time to stop. This tight and twisty road runs the length of the Tramuntana mountain range, offering stunning views. There are plenty of interesting stops along the way, so allow all day. The drive involves a seemingly endless series of fabulous views of the Tramuntana mountains and the turquoise sea, interspersed with impossibly pretty villages of honey-coloured stone. There are frequent viewpoints along the road, often with vestiges of the watchtowers where the locals used to look out for pirates.
Is MA-10 road in Mallorca challenging?
Tucked away on the northern coastline of Mallorca, along the way you will enjoy hairpin turns, tunnels, mountain passes and a couple of reservoirs. The road has several natural lookouts. It was built in 1961. Watch out for the goats. Expect heavy traffic on summer time and holidays seasons. The speed limit on the road was recently reduced to 60 kilometres an hour (and hundreds of motorists have been fined). Be careful when the road is wet.
Road suggested by: Fran Moreno