Weekly Postcard: Tramuntana trail (GR221), Mallorca

Weekly Postcard / Photo Friday: a weekly post with a picture that I love, of a place that is worth highlighting.

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Weekly Postcard: Tramuntana trail (GR221), Mallorca.

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, which are located East of Spain in the Mediterranean. The Island is a popular holiday destination, as are the other Balearic Islands like Ibiza. The North-West of the island consists of a mountain range called Tramuntana. A few years ago my brother, sister, dad en I hiked the Tramuntana trail, also called the dry-stone route (Ruta de pedra en sec, number GR221), all across this mountain range. We had fantastic weather, beautiful paths and stellar views.

How to get there

You can either fly directly to Palma de Mallorca (its capital), since it is a popular holiday destination, flights are plentiful and cheap. Another option would be to fly to Barcelona and hop on a ferry.

When we hiked it the trail heads were in Deia and Pollenca, nowadays they expanded the trail in the West where the starting point is Andratx. We took a taxi to Deia, which was cheap. Back from Pollenca to Palma the Mallorca we took a bus. Bus transport on Mallorca is extensive and frequent.

What to do

Hike the Tramuntana trail. There are enough guide books, though the route is well marked, and you might not even need one. At night you can sleep in cabins from the Consell del Mallorca, with dorm rooms. It is cheaper if you bring your own sleeping bag. In high season you have to make reservations.

Have a good hike!

– Irina

No rights can be derived from this post. I did my utmost best to ensure that prices and times are correct, yet errors happen and prices change.


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