Skip to content

Route GR 221

pedra_en_sec1

It may be too chilly now with the prevailing winds to embark on a lengthy hike down Mallorca’s Ruta de Pedra en Sec (Dry Stone Route) at this time of year, but give it another two or three weeks and you’ll be glad you didn’t wait for Summer’s heat and the influx of the millions that usually descend on these shores from Easter onwards.

The Ruta de Pedra en Sec along the Route GR 221 path is a hiking route of approx. 140 km that can be walked leisurely in stages, or hiked from refuge to Refugi over five, six or eight days depending on your ambition and on your actual state of fitness.

The Dry Stone Route traverses the entire length of Mallorca’s majestic Serra de Tramuntana, starting in Port d’Andratx, passing through La Trapa, Banyalbufar, Valldemossa, Deià, Port de Sóller, Fornalutx, and the Santuari de Lluc, to finally end up in Pollença. The more ambitious hiker can of course continue some 30 km more, using a non-GR path without number, all the way up to Cap de Formentor, passing through Port de Pollença, past the splendid Hotel Formentor, and finally arriving at the Far des Cap de Formentor lighthouse. Of course some would argue that this extension is not really part of the Serra de Tramuntana, nor of the Dry Stone Route, but there you are. Call this extension an appendix, if you want. But it certainly makes for a nice hike with some breathtaking views along the way, criss-crossing the PM 221 main road. And it would give you a full length capture of Mallorca’s entire north west coast, top to bottom.

route_gr221

To make hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana as easy as possible, a very sound new guide book has just been published, the GR 221 Serra de Tramuntana (see below). This book sells for a reasonable 12 € and comes in either one of five languages: Catalàn, Español, English, German or French. It makes good reading, too, for arm chair hikers.

gr_221

The photo (top) was taken in Escorca, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: November 12th, 2008. The time was 13:11:36. The photo (bottom) was taken in Escorca, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: December 21st, 2008. The time was 13:47:34. The guide book is published by Triangle Postals S. L. in Menorca, of all places.

2 replies »

  1. I led a group of friends over three days from Biniaraix to Pollensa. Stayed first night at Refugi Tossals Verds, second night at santuari de Lluc. You need to book in advance but can do so on the internet. Planning San Telmo to Soller for Spring. Fantastic route, and very enjoyable walking.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stats

  • 1,482,678 visits

Copyright

Copyright © November Press 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to November Press and Mallorca Daily Photo Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Copyleft ©© Klaus Fabricius 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

%d bloggers like this: