Join us in Mallorca and hike the famous trail GR221 across the Tramuntana Mountains – not only a fantastic hike but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We live in various small hotels and also in the monastery itself in Lluc. We get the luggage transported between our homes so we only have to bring a day backpack and lively legs.
he Sierra de Tramuntana is located in the northwestern part of Mallorca and is the island’s largest mountain range. Our hike goes via the famous GR221, also known as “The dry stone route” and is actually a pilgrimage route from Andratx to the medieval city of Pollenca via Mallorca’s holiest monastery Lluc.
We start our hike in the beautiful mountain village Valdemossa and hike along coastal paths and through orange groves to Soller. Via the limestone staircase Barranc de Biniaraix we have a day when we walk back and forth to Cúber and then it’s time to stay at the monastery Lluc for two days. At the end of the trip we climb Mount Puig Tomir at 1103 meters above sea level with fantastic panoramic views of Mallorca. We make the last hike to stud destinations on GR221 Pollenca before it’s time to fly back to Scandinavia.
We look forward to:
• Hiking in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Picturesque villages with beautiful views and beautiful atmosphere
• Hiking along the pilgrimage route to the monastery in Lluc
• Hiking up on Puig Tomir
• Nice small hotels in cozy surroundings
• Luggage transport between hotels
• Nice company and brisk legs
What does it take to be able to do the hike?
You walk an average of about 20 kilometers a day. The longest hike you do is 25 kilometers and the shortest 14 kilometers. The surface shifts between sand, gravel, asphalt and cobblestones. There are both uphill and downhill slopes on the road. When the luggage is sent, only a lighter day backpack is needed. This together with well-worn hiking boots and a good mood facilitates the hike and you do not have to be an athlete to both cope with and enjoy the hike.
Day 1: Arrival in Mallorca
We fly scheduled flights to Mallorca and beam together with our Swedish-speaking tour guide on arrival. We then have a transfer to our hotel in Palma. Those who want to then go out and eat together at one of the restaurants nearby.
Day 2: Valldemossa to Port de Soller. Archduke’s Road, beautiful Deia and beach in Port de Soller
After breakfast we drive to Valldemossa where we start our hike in the Tramuntana mountains. Today’s stage is one of the most famous here in Mallorca; El Camino del Archiduque – The path of the Archduke. The Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator himself planned the route in 1883 and, unlike other transport routes, this was planned mainly so that one could enjoy the view of the handsome mountains and out over the cliffs. If the weather is clear, you can see all the way to Mallorca’s east coast. After about 12 kilometers of hiking, we arrive in Deia, the small town is surrounded by olive groves, which makes it even more attractive, a perfect place to have lunch and rest a bit. The remaining 13 kilometers to Port de Soller are flatter and less demanding. ( F ) Today’s hike is 25 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours
Day 3: Port de Soller – Cúber water reservoir – Port de Soller
We divide the stage from Soller to Lluc into two parts as it is a bit long to do it in one day. So today we walk to Cúber’s water reservoir and return again to Port de Soller. We start by taking the tram from Port de Soller to Soller and there we start walking to the impressive Barranc de Biniaraix – a limestone staircase from the 17th century. The stairs wind gently around the mountain and along the sides flanked old olive trees. At the end of the stairs, a path picks up that leads us to today’s goal; the emerald green water reservoir Cúber. We then return to Soller after rest and some refreshments maybe we return to Soller. ( F ) Today’s hike is 24 kilometers and takes about 6-7 hours
Day 4: From Cúber to Lluc and its medieval monastery
After breakfast we drive to Cúber where we continue on the pilgrimage route to the day’s destination and overnight place; Lluc Monastery. The story goes that in the 13th century a shepherd found a statue of the Virgin Mary in a cave. The statue was moved to a nearby house, but in some inexplicable way the statue returned to the cave time and time again. It was seen as a sign from god and so the monastery was built on that very spot. The monastery is still in use and many have it as a destination for their pilgrimage. ( F ) Today’s hike is 15 kilometers and takes about 3-4 hours
Day 5: Up and down on Puig Tomir (1103 m)
Puig Tomir is Mallorca’s third largest mountain and the road up to the top goes via mountain trails that meander up the mountain. From the top we have a fantastic panoramic view over Mallorca and a perfect place to take some time to rest and enjoy. ( F ) Today’s hike is 15 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours
Day 6: From Lluc to Port de Pollenca – oak forests and Roman roads
Today we go the last stage of GR 221 down to Pollenca. Most of the day it goes downhill but there are also a few uphills. We walk in the shade of Puig Tomir and through oak forests with hundred-year-old trees. The last part we walk on a Roman path past springs with clear and cold water and old stone houses. Arriving in Pollenca, we take a well-deserved break and sit down at a café by the square before continuing the last stretch down to the coast and Port de Pollenca. Now it’s probably time for a refreshing dip in the sea! ( F ) Today’s hike is 18 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours
Day 7: Return to Scandinavia
Today we return to Scandinavia. We have a transfer from Puerto de Pollenca to the airport in Palma from where we take the flight home again. ( F ). If you want to extend your trip and stay in Mallorca for a while, talk to us and we will help you.
One night in a double room including breakfast in Palma
Two nights in a double room including breakfast in Port de Soller
Two nights in a convent including breakfast in Lluc
One night in a double room including breakfast in Pollença