GR221 - La Ruta Pedra en Sec (Drystone Route)

A 6 day long distance hike in the famous Tramuntana mountain chain!

In 6 days we will cross the most beautiful part of the Tramuntana mountain chain which is located in the quiet and untouched part of Mallorca. Our trek starts in Estellencs passing Esporles, Deia, Puerto Soller, Tossals until we will reach Pollença in the north of the island.

 

The trek offers a great variety of landscapes, high mountains, beautiful lonesome beaches and rural fishing villages. The delicious mallorcan kitchen will spoil us with fresh fish, Paella, Tapas and other culinary delights . Orange and lime trees not just look beautiful in the nature environment but also taste delicious and refreshing ! In the lime stone formation you will find numerous caves and steep cliffs above the sea. They offer great cliff jumping opportunities for adrenaline junkies.

 

Accommodation and food

The traditional and simple mountain huts along the trek are a great experience! The refuges are located in unique spots in the mountains or just next to the sea. The accommodation is in dormitory rooms and the guardians prepare delicious 3 course dinner as well as breakfast. We prepare delicious lunch packs (sandwiches, chocolate, cereal bars, fruits & nuts) for our guests.

 

For those who are looking for a little more luxury and privacy we are happy to arrange private rooms or hotels.

Hiking on Mallorca

The itinerary

Day 1: From Estellencs to Esporles - 5 hours, 15km, 720m ascent, 690m descent

On an old post trek we will walk along olive terraces and oak trees until we reach Esporles. Until the 19th century the rough and rocky path used to be the main connection between Banyalbufar and Esporles. Ruinous stone walls remind of the old boundaries of the country estates. The 500 vertical meter climb are worth the effort as we will get rewarding views over the Tramuntana peaks and the cost line.

 

Day 2: From Esporles to Deia - 7 hours, 19km, 1090m ascent, 1090m descent

We will hike on a small path which was only used by shepherds, hunters and coal miners in the past. This stage leads through the south-west part of the Serra de Tamuntana and through the beautiful village Valdemossa which is famous for its vineyards. After a wine taste we will climb a steep and rocky path to the pass. We have a long descent through beautiful oak woods and meadows ahead of us. After 7 hours we will reach the charming village Deia.

 

Day 3: From Deia to Puerto de Soller - 3 hours, 10km, 250m ascent, 320m descent

Today is the easiest and shortest stage. An old, beautiful trail passes traditional houses and a church from the 19th century until we reach Soller. We will get there in the early afternoon so that we will have enough time to have a stroll along the beach mile in Port Soller or visit the market place with its numerous bars and restaurants.

 

Day 4: From Puerto de Soller to Refugio Tossals - 8 hours, 29km, 930m ascent, 530m descent

After a relaxed hike the previous day we have the longest and toughest stage ahead of us! We have the opportunity to visit the two small and cultural villages Binibassi and Biniaraix. On exposed and steep trails we climb an altitude of nearly 1000m! From here you can see down to Palma and almost over the entire island! With a bit of luck you can spot an eagle or falcon flying above your head.  Orange and lemon trees with accompany you on your way down to the Refugio Tossal.

 

Day 5: From Refugio Tossals to Lluc - 6 hours, 16km, 880m ascent, 870m descent

From the refuge we will have the opportunity to climb the second highest mountain of Mallorca. Breath-taking views over the sea and the Cuber dam will reward us! On a sandy, windy path we head down to the impressive monastery which is located at the entrance of the village Lluc where we spend the night.

 

Day 6: From Lluc to Pollença - 5 hours, 17km, 150m ascent, 650m descent

Day 6 of the Ruta de Pedra en Sec will be the last but very beautiful walk. We will walk through an oak forest with trees that are more than 100 years and one last time we will see all the impressive peaks of the Tramuntana chain. We will pass some old buildings made of dry stone which remind on the coal mine industry. After 5 hours we will reach our final destination Pollença.

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