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Wooden trail marker on the GR221 near es Capdella

Majorca - Along the GR221

La Ruta de pedra en sec

9 Days / 8 Nights
Mountain Hiking
Wooden trail marker on the GR221 near es Capdella

Majorca’s mountains make hikers‘ hearts leap for joy, especially if it is all about the long-distance hiking path GR221. It leads across the entire island from the North to the Southeast and combines all highlights which constitute hiking on Majorca. Views onto/from the coast you cannot get enough of, the alpine-like Tramuntana mountains, inbetween the two reservoirs, where Majorca’s highest mountain is reflected in the water, or the citrus fruit in the idyllic Sóller-valley, where you can smell spring already from a distance. Coastal villages such as Deià and Valldemossa are also located en route as well as monasteries, extensive country estates, fincas and renowned coastal towns such as Pt. Andratx. Fragrant macchia, evergreen and holly oak forests providing shade, inquisitive sheep and mountain goats accompany you along the route of the dry-stone walls, which are definitely going to fascinate you.

Mountains, sea and wonderful bliss moments combined with a particularly beautiful, Mediterranean natural backdrop – hiking on Majorca has a special magic. On our hiking holiday along the GR221 long-distance hiking trail, you will hike across the sunny Balearic island from Pt. Alcúdia in the North to Pt. Andratx in the Southwest. The lovely sea breeze and the scent of the many lemon and orange groves accompany you on this route of dry stone walls. A special highlight is the overnight stay in Lluc monastery and the Refugi Tossal Verds.

  • En route in the Tramuntana Mountains: the Tramuntana Mountains, also known as the Serra de Tramuntana, are a mountain range in the Northwest of the Mediterranean island of Majorca and are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is well developed with hiking trails, but has been spared from large crowds of tourists to this day. The perfect place for a quiet break in nature.
  • Tapas with a view: On day 5 of your holiday, the route leads from Pt. Sóller to Valldemossa. Be sure to try the local tapas at the traditional tavern right in Deia Bay. A perfect energizer for the remaining part of the tour of this day.
  • Fast as lightning: After you have experienced the amazing queen’s stage from the Refugi Tossal Verds to Sóller on day 4 of the hiking holiday, a final highlight awaits you: a ride on the old tram to the coastal town of Pt. Sóller.

Our hiking holiday along the GR221 long-distance hiking trail is assigned the level of difficulty ‘Mountain Hiking’. Daily stages are planned to last around 4.5 to 8 hours and the route guides you partly on stony paths. We recommend a good basic fitness level, surefootedness and good footwear. If desired, the longer stages can be shortened by using public transport.

Itinerary at a glance

Between the glittering sea and the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, you will hike in Mallorca between almond and olive trees, through artist villages and monasteries. The enchanting, historic streetcar takes you to Port Sóller.

Get in the right mood for your hiking week in the Tramuntana with a leisurely stroll along the sandy promenade.

Hotel example: EIX Alcudia

A short transfer takes you to Pollença, where you follow the route through a green valley featuring almond and olive trees. Along the historic pilgrimage trail towards Lluc monastery, with first glances onto the impressive Tramuntana mountains. Via a pass you hike past the Puig Tomir, which can also be climbed up as part of an athletic detour. Through holly oak forests with stupendous views back towards the coast to Lluc for an overnight stay in the monastery.

Hotel example: Abbaye Lluc

 

Along historic terraced paths you ascend into the mountains, past old snow houses. Onwards across a nearly alpine-like Mediterranean mountainscape all the way to the pass „Coll des Prat“, the highest point of your holiday, situated at the foot of the mighty Puig de Massanella. After a break with a fantastic view onto the neighbouring island Menorca the path leads you via the spring Font des Prat to the lovely hut Refugi Tossal Verds, situated amidst a picturesque landscape.

Hotel example: Refugi Tossal Verds

 

 

The queen‘s stage situated in the heart of the Tramuntana. Fragrant rosemary- and juniper bushes accompany your path around the Tossal-Verds massif all the way to the Gorg Blau and Cuber reservoirs. At the Pass de L´Ofre you enjoy a grandiose panoramic view onto the lakes and the peaks of the Tramuntana. Along the way to Sóller you follow the terraced path through the impressive gorge of Biniaraix. Fragrant citrus fruit welcome you in Sóller-valley, from there via the old tram to Pt. Sóller.

Hotel example: Marina

 

 

 

From here the path leads you along the wild-romantic West coast. There you are rewarded with countless panoramic views – onto the sea, the jagged cliff coast and the Tramuntana mountains in the background. There is a reason why many famous people have settled here in secluded villas. In the Bay of Deia we highly recommend you sample the local tapas in the tavern situated above the sea before you continue along the bridlepath of Archduke John of Austria to Valldemossa. During this section again the views will enchant you! In Valldemossa you walk in the footsteps of Chopin through the busy alleyways.

Hotel example: Ca's Papà

 

 

 

 

Via a rocky mountain crest past old coal yards on the postal route „Cami des Correu“ to the little town of Esporles situated inland. At the country estate La Granja you get to experience how people lived and worked on the island in the olden days. Uniquely beautiful is the descent to Banyalbufar featuring endless terraced gardens which were already called ‚the Gardens at the Sea‘ by the Arabs. This pretty village is a great place to linger and leave all your cares behind whilst gazing out onto the glistening sea.

Hotel example: Son Borguny

 

 

 

 

 

Via the terraced gardens of Banyalbufar, past olive groves and through neat country estates into the pretty village of Estellences situated at the foot of the Puig des Galatzó. Neat pubs invite you to a lunch break, full of energy you embark on the second part of your hike. Initially you leisurely walk along the coast, then high up to the Coll des Pinotells. From here you descend, you come to a quiet, green high-altitude valley and conclude your stage in the fertile valley of Es Capdella. By transfer into the chic coastal town of Pt. Andratx.

Hotel example: La Pérgola

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a finale a hike with panoramic views at its best await! You start after a short transfer to the Coll de sa Gramola and proceed to the former Trappists‘ monastery La Trappa. The unique coastline is really pleasing to the eye, soon your gaze is focused onto the spectacular dragon island „La Dragonera“. Pefect picture-perfect idyll, not for nothing one of the most renowned hikes on Mallorca. After a refreshing dip in the sea in the enchanting village of Sant Elm you walk back along paths with great views to Pt. Andratx. 

Hotel example: La Pérgola

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Departure or extension

Itinerary at a glance

Between the glittering sea and the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, you will hike in Mallorca between almond and olive trees, through artist villages and monasteries. The enchanting, historic streetcar takes you to Port Sóller.

Get in the right mood for your hiking week in the Tramuntana with a leisurely stroll along the sandy promenade.

Hotel example: EIX Alcudia

A short transfer takes you to Pollença, where you follow the route through a green valley featuring almond and olive trees. Along the historic pilgrimage trail towards Lluc monastery, with first glances onto the impressive Tramuntana mountains. Via a pass you hike past the Puig Tomir, which can also be climbed up as part of an athletic detour. Through holly oak forests with stupendous views back towards the coast to Lluc for an overnight stay in the monastery.

Hotel example: Abbaye Lluc

Along historic terraced paths you ascend into the mountains, past old snow houses. Onwards across a nearly alpine-like Mediterranean mountainscape all the way to the pass „Coll des Prat“, the highest point of your holiday, situated at the foot of the mighty Puig de Massanella. After a break with a fantastic view onto the neighbouring island Menorca the path leads you via the spring Font des Prat to the lovely hut Refugi Tossal Verds, situated amidst a picturesque landscape.

Hotel example: Refugi Tossal Verds

The queen‘s stage situated in the heart of the Tramuntana. Fragrant rosemary- and juniper bushes accompany your path around the Tossal-Verds massif all the way to the Gorg Blau and Cuber reservoirs. At the Pass de L´Ofre you enjoy a grandiose panoramic view onto the lakes and the peaks of the Tramuntana. Along the way to Sóller you follow the terraced path through the impressive gorge of Biniaraix. Fragrant citrus fruit welcome you in Sóller-valley, from there via the old tram to Pt. Sóller.

Hotel example: Marina

From here the path leads you along the wild-romantic West coast. There you are rewarded with countless panoramic views – onto the sea, the jagged cliff coast and the Tramuntana mountains in the background. There is a reason why many famous people have settled here in secluded villas. In the Bay of Deia we highly recommend you sample the local tapas in the tavern situated above the sea before you continue along the bridlepath of Archduke John of Austria to Valldemossa. During this section again the views will enchant you! In Valldemossa you walk in the footsteps of Chopin through the busy alleyways.

Hotel example: Ca's Papà

Via a rocky mountain crest past old coal yards on the postal route „Cami des Correu“ to the little town of Esporles situated inland. At the country estate La Granja you get to experience how people lived and worked on the island in the olden days. Uniquely beautiful is the descent to Banyalbufar featuring endless terraced gardens which were already called ‚the Gardens at the Sea‘ by the Arabs. This pretty village is a great place to linger and leave all your cares behind whilst gazing out onto the glistening sea.

Hotel example: Son Borguny

Via the terraced gardens of Banyalbufar, past olive groves and through neat country estates into the pretty village of Estellences situated at the foot of the Puig des Galatzó. Neat pubs invite you to a lunch break, full of energy you embark on the second part of your hike. Initially you leisurely walk along the coast, then high up to the Coll des Pinotells. From here you descend, you come to a quiet, green high-altitude valley and conclude your stage in the fertile valley of Es Capdella. By transfer into the chic coastal town of Pt. Andratx.

Hotel example: La Pérgola

As a finale a hike with panoramic views at its best await! You start after a short transfer to the Coll de sa Gramola and proceed to the former Trappists‘ monastery La Trappa. The unique coastline is really pleasing to the eye, soon your gaze is focused onto the spectacular dragon island „La Dragonera“. Pefect picture-perfect idyll, not for nothing one of the most renowned hikes on Majorca. After a refreshing dip in the sea in the enchanting village of Sant Elm you walk back along paths with great views to Pt. Andratx. 

Hotel example: La Pérgola

Day
09
Departure or extension

Route information

Mountain Hiking

For the hikes, some of which lead on relatively rocky paths and trails, a good basic fitness level is required. Surefootedness is prerequisite. Discover the diversity of Majorca on beautiful mountain- and coastal paths. The final stage from Valldemossa can be shortened by public transport.

Prices & Dates

Category: beautiful 3***- and 4****-hotels, 1x Lluc monastery 1x Refugi Tossal Verds

The Refugi Tossal-Verds is very popular. In case it is fully booked for your preferred dates, we will book you as an alternative accommodation into the Lluc monastery, the route description will be adapted accordingly.

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned (Refugi: dorm room)
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (except for overnight stay Refugi Tossal Verds)
  • Welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Transfers according to program

  • 1x orange flavour ice cream in Sóller
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure

  • Palma de Mallorca Airport. Bus journey to the bus station in Palma and in about 1 hour to Pt. Alcúdia (www.tib.org) or by taxi, cost approx. € 80 per fare, journey time approx. 1 hour.
  • Return journey from Pt. Andratx to the airport by taxi, cost approx. € 60 per fare or by bus in approx. 1.5 hours.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Tram rides from Sóller to Pt. Sóller cost approx. € 5 per person
  • The Refugi Tossal-Verds is very popular. In case it is fully booked for your preferred dates, we will book you as an alternative accommodation into the Lluc monastery, the route description will be adapted accordingly.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned (Refugi: dorm room)
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner at Refugi Tossal Verds
  • Luggage transfer (except for overnight stay Refugi Tossal Verds)
  • Welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Transfers according to program

 

  • 1x orange flavour ice cream in Sóller
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure

  • Palma de Majorca Airport. Bus journey to the bus station in Palma and in about 2 hours to Pt. Alcúdia (www.tib.org) or by taxi, cost approx. € 80 per fare, journey time approx. 1 hour.
  • Return journey from Pt. Andratx to the airport by taxi, cost approx. € 60 per fare or by bus in approx. 1.5 hours.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • The Refugi Tossal-Verds is very popular. In case it is fully booked for your preferred dates, we will book you as an alternative accommodation into the Lluc monastery, the route description will be adapted accordingly.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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