The GR 221 or the Pedra en Sec route: walking through a different Majorca

hiking route through Majorca, ruta de senderismo por Mallorca

The Serra de Tramuntana, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, makes up a valuable environmental and cultural landscape in the island of Majorca.  A unique heritage, formed over history since ancient times, which can be enjoyed today with the GR 221.  It is a long trail which goes through the Serra de Tramuntana from beginning to end, known as the Pedra en Sec Route. A hiking route through Majorca which will cover a total of 283 kilometres once the rehabilitation stage of the final stretches is completed.  This route joins the towns of Andratx and Pollença. A total of eight stretches, with shelters at the end of each stretch to allow the hikers to spend the night in the trail.

Currently, five stretches are open and completely marked.  The stretch which joins Banyalbufar and Esporles by the Camí des Correu, plus another four completely open stretches which connect Deià with Pollença. The route is mainly supported by the network of old paths restored by the Consell de Mallorca throughout the Serra de Tramuntana, which makes it accessible for hikers of all ages.  It was named for the dry-stone landscapes which can be spotted from the trail and also in the surroundings dotted with the characteristic marjades or plots, which allowed the abrupt slopes to be used to cultivate olives and other Mediterranean spices.

hiking route through Majorca, ruta de senderismo por Mallorca

The hiking route through Majorca goes by different ecosystems, from the coast to some of the highest points of the island, such as the Coll de ses Cases de sa Neu, with more than 1000 metres in altitude.  Accessible all throughout the year, it is an ideal option to get to know a different and fascinating perspective of the island of Majorca.

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