Dry stone route
Ruta de Pedra en Sec GR 221 (Dry Stone Route) is a hiking trail in Majorca that proposes you to discover dry stone landscapes in Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the category of a cultural landscape. You can visit fascinating historical ruins and explore traditions, architecture, customs, gastronomy and handicrafts of this privileged spot in Majorca’s geography.
The hiking trail Dry Stone Route GR 221 often takes you close to the coast and in some points to the loftiest peaks of the range, the highest point on the route being the Coll de ses Cases de sa Neu pass at slightly over one thousand two hundred metres. This combination of coast and mountainous heights, coupled with the variety of the vegetation, shady holm oak groves giving way to the typically Mediterranean scrub (garriga or maquis), help to enhance the scenic attraction of the hiking path.
The Dry Stone Route GR 221 is largely based on the network of ancient footpaths restored by Consell de Mallorca, which makes it accessible for hikers of all ages. Moreover, the Majorca’s benign climate makes walking feasible practically all year round.
The Dry Stone Route GR 221 currently consists of 156.2 signposted kilometres of the Trail at the disposal of the hiker, 83.7 kilometres of which are part of the main route that joins the village of Deià and Port de Pollença, in addition to the stretch between Banyalbufar and Esporles along the Camí des Correu. The other 72 kilometres constitute part of the variants, of which you can walk from S’Arracó to Coll de sa Gramola, from Es Capdellà to Estellencs, from Calvià to Puigpunyent, from Tossals Verds to Orient, from Binibassí to Cala Tuent and Pas Llis.