Dry Stone Route GR 221

Pathway in project and not signposted

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The GR 221 Ruta de Pedra en Sec (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.

The Ruta de Pedra en Sec GR 221 currently consists of 244.2 signposted kilometres of the Trail at the disposal of the hiker, of which 138.6 kilometers correspond to the main route which allows you to walk the stretch between La Trapa (Andratx municipality) and Port de Pollença.

The remaining 105.6 kilometres correspond to the variants: options include:

  • S’Arracó Variant 1 , between the town of the same name and Ses Basses;
  • Galatzó Variant 2, between Es Capdellà and Stage 1, and between Calvià and Estellencs;
  • Son Sanutges Variant 3;
  • University Variant 4, including the stretches from Esporles to Establiments, and Font de Mestre Pere;
  • Castell d'Alaró Variant 5, including the stretches from Tossals Verds to Orient and Raixa;
  • Sa Costera Variant 6, including the stretch from Binibassí to Cala Tuent;
  • Pas Llis Variant 7;
  • and the Puig de Maria Derivation.

You can consult the Map of Mallorca of hiking routes to know the stages and open variants of the Dry Stone Route.


Stages and variants