Walking in Mallorca: Sierra de la Tramontana

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Esporles / Pollensa
  • Distance 80 km / 50 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - October
  • Price From $1,519

Overview

Follow part of the 171-kilometre trail on the peculiar GR 221, from Esporles to Pollenca, and discover the traditional dry-stone paths on La Ruta de la Piedra Seca, in the Sierra de Tramontana mountain range, which used to connect the villages through the middle of olive groves.

Discover the Colls (or small villages), caves, coves and torrents walking along paths built with the dry stone technique, typically Mediterranean: laying stones one after the other without any kind of cement, and forming terraces suitable for cultivation in the rugged Mallorcan geography. 

  • Walk through This UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the Cultural Landscape category.
  • Discover the area with the greatest environmental value on the island of Mallorca. 
  • Walk through Valldemossa, where George Sand wrote his book "Spiridion" and Chopin composed many of his preludes.
  • Learn about the myths and legends of this region, such as the statuette of the Virgin Mary of Lluc.
  • Get to know Sa Calobra Cove, the setting for the film "Cloud Atlas".

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Transfer to and from Palma de Mallorca Airport
    • Transfers by taxi between Cuber y Soller (days 5 and 6)
    • Baggage transfer service
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Extras

    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)
    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    You arrive at Palma de Mallorca Airport, 12.72 km by road from Esporles. You can also take a bus or car from Ibiza to Ibiza bus station.

    For the return journey from Pollenca, head towards Palma de Mallorca Airport, take a bus to Ibiza or a train to Castelldefels station, depending on your next destination.

    FAQs

    La Ruta de la Piedra Seca is available from spring to early summer and early autumn. In summer temperatures are very high, so we suggest the months of April to June and September and October.

    In spring, the mornings and evenings are usually cool and during the day the temperatures are pleasant. In autumn, the scenery along the GR 221 route is also unbeatable.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    To access this service, you must bring your luggage properly marked to the reception in your accommodation every day at 8:00 a.m. and, in the afternoon, we will deliver it to you.

    You will love this route if you are passionate about challenging walks through Mediterranean landscape, over high peaks and along ancient trails and villages rich in gastronomy.

    Ideal for those who want to avoid the crowds and who are passionate about culture, history and discovering myths, legends, traditions, customs and island architecture.

    You will need to be in good physical condition to walk this route, categorised as of medium-high difficulty, over cobbled paths with steep ascents and descents through the peaks of the Sierra. 

    We suggest you prepare yourself with daily walks or cardio exercises, approximately 2 months before starting the trip as the walks are between 10 and 19 km per day on average.

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    karen L.karen L. ★★★★★ The administration was good before our trip and our questions were answered quickly. The accommodation was also good. We had no problems with the baggage transfer too.John W.John W. ★★★★★ Our group of 5 had a really great experience with orbis ways. Our contact person was helpful via email and via phone. Great accommodations and each host was helpful and generous with kindness.Juliana M.Juliana M. ★★★★★ I travelled last week to Madeira with Orbis Ways and it has been an amazing experience. Accommodations were exceptional, and everything was explained very well, apart from that the Island is amazing, must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Dinners were very good, with local fresh homemade food! Very recomending!!!Lauren G.Lauren G. ★★★★★ Excellent trip. Excellent communication with Orbis. Lovely accommodations. Luggage transfer was always done well and the overall trip was excellent. I cannot wait to do another walk in 2023 and will use Orbis ways 100%.sanda S.sanda S. ★★★★★ Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.Karin B.Karin B. ★★★★★ I did the wonderful walking holiday trip of 8 days Mont Blanc...the experience was incredible, from the beginning everything chosen in the dossier was beyond expectations, providing all the necessary information.I am very grateful for the wonderful and detailed attention of Jhonay. Also the accommodations chosen were very comfortable!I have no doubt that I will repeat as soon as I can, the routes are spectacular!Julie F.Julie F. ★★★★★ Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!js_loader