The mountain range dominating the northern part of the island has nine peaks over 1.000 m. high. So many excursions can be undertaken that we shall have to limit our scope to a survey of the chief rambles based on the roads leading up to the mountain passes.
These excursions are another appealing feature to tourists fond of this sport and it shows Majorca not only can offer its delightful piny beaches with sumptuous hotels and guest houses but is not devoid of this other inducement either, so different, and little known in which it can compete with most famed mountain resorts.
Before the existence of modern ice factory introduced at the the beginning of this century, during winter the ice was made in the top of the mountain by collecting and storing the snow that was later brought down to the city. They still conserve, in those heights, the store rooms for the snow, constructed with four walls without roof that once filled and packed with
snow to the top, were covered with branches. To arrive there, a footpath exists along which the snow, stored after the snow falls, was brought down by packhorse to the nearest road. These pathways today nearly destroyed by the action of time, can still be used for the mountain excursions.
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