Tour information 6 days GR 221
Distance: 140 km
Ascent: 5.863 m
Descent: 5.862 m
Stages: 6 days
1 Port d’Andratx to Ses Fontanelles (tent) (24km)
2 Pas d’Eu Ponca to Esporles (22km)
3 Esporles to Valdemossa (tent) (21km)
4 Puig Gros to Biniaraix (tent) (26km)
5 Biniaraix to the monastery Llyc (22km)
6 Llyc to Port de Pollenca (24km)
Map GR 221
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The GR221 explores the Serra de Tramuntana of Mallorca. You hike the mountain range parallel to the northwest coast of Mallorca, which is only 15 km wide, but at least eleven peaks with more than 1,000 m in height. The long distance trail GR221 of 140km leads from Port d’Andratx to Port d’Pollença in the north of the island.
Discover our daily stages in our map. The highest climbable mountain in Mallorca (the highest one – Puig Mayor – is closed by the military) is the Puig de Massanella 1,365 meters (4,478 feet). The Mallorquins call it “La Ruta de Pedra en Sec”, no wonder why. The dry stone route or GR221 is the best known and longest hike on Mallorca. It gives adventurous hikers a chance to see the length of the island, and all the spectacular scenery in between
Usefull information about the trip GR 221 Mallorca
Spring and autumn is a good choice for hiking. It is neither too hot nor too cold, though any time of year can be good. Although Mallorca does enjoy a temperate Mediterranean climate with very low rainfall and an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, the Tramuntana Mountains are changeable and temperatures up high can drop, even in the warmer months.
Large sections of the route run through private land, and though you allowed to cross, there may be livestock roaming. Therefore take care to close any gates you open, and generally leave everything just as you found it.
- As a hiking trail, the GR221 leads through the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca, from Port d’Andratx to Port de Pollenca. The island Mallorca offers a varied area with some climbs and particularly beautiful views over the Mediterranean Sea. The nature trail GR221 alternates with sections through forests and barren rocks.
- The track is only partially signposted. Careful route finding and a keen eye for the cairns is therefore important.
- This tour is highly recommended in spring, but the nights are colder than expected. Strong gusts and heavy rainfall with thunderstorms are common up in the higher mountains. The weather ranges from pleasantly warm to stormy, especially when the Tramuntana wind sweeps over the mountains. Do not forget sunscreen and rain gear.
- Bring some food and plenty of water (2-4L/day depending on season), maybe a stove for coffee. You´ll find restaurants, cafés and some shops on the GR221 on a regulary basis.
- You have to decide wether you want to stay in a hostel and order food or you pitch your tent and make yourself dinner. Most of the time you walk alone. Wild camping is possible, but not allowed. The refuges are often fully booked, so book in advance.
- Walking pols are quite usefull especialy when you go downhill. If you´re looking for outdoor equiepment you have to go to Palma. Intersport Palma is a good address.
- Public transport is well developed. Therfore to get back to Palma from Port de Pollenca is once again a simple exercise.
Our personal hiking report
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