Hiking on the Dry Stone Route GR 221 in Mallorca
The Ruta de Pedra en Sec, also known as the Dry Stone Route, is a long-distance hiking trail that runs along the entire west coast of Mallorca. It connects Port d’Andratx in the south of the Tramuntana with the town of Pollença in the north. Historically, the dry stone walls along the trail used to be trade routes for horses. Dry stone wall construction is a centuries-old art of using stones that is still cherished by the Mallorcans. Hikers can expect a natural spectacle on this diverse trail.
Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca
In 2011, this mountain range was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most significant gems of the Balearic island of Mallorca. This unique landscape has touched the hearts of many nature lovers. There is nothing more romantic than nature, which captivates not only those who visit it for the first time but also its loyal visitors, filling them with fascination and admiration. With 31 peaks, the over 80-kilometer-long west coast of Mallorca has a lot to offer.
Green Tourism, Adventure & Romance
Due to the diverse terrain of the Tramuntana, numerous outdoor activities are available. Hiking, cycling, water sports, climbing, and Deep Water Soloing, free climbing over deep water, will make every adventure enthusiast’s heart beat faster. Hiking enthusiasts can find peace in the mountains among holm oaks and fragrant pine forests, along small mountain streams, and the singing of birds. Don’t be surprised if you encounter a shy goat or a sheep. This flourishing folded mountain range was formed by the forces of nature, continental drift.
Tradition & Sea
In the villages of Serra de Tramuntana, the traditions and values of Mallorcan cuisine are preserved. The terraced fields once created by the Moors still hold a treasure. Lemon and orange trees, figs, and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Ancient preservation methods are used in the production of Mallorcan products, which are naturally grown and processed, and they offer an intense natural flavor experience for the palate.