Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

GR221 Stage 2A Esporles to Valldemossa

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
9
Walking Time:
4 hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
570m/360m
Start Walk:
Esporles (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Valldemossa
Let’s Walk !

Challenging

This is a challenging yet rewarding walk with 2 steep ascents (1 very steep!) and 2 steep descents before we arrive at our destination in Valldemossa. Much of this route, which forms part of the GR221, is in holm oak woods with lots of evidence of the various rural mountain industries that dominated these mountains in days gone by. We also get plenty of spectacular sea views from a series of natural look-out points along the way. This is not one of the most popular stages of the GR221 and in our view it is rather under-rated.

Our walk starts gently uphill along wide tracks through lovely gentle rural countryside. We then begin to climb more steeply through holm oak woods up to the Coll de Sa Basseta passing several sitjes, an old bread oven, and various other relics of charcol and lime burning activities.

There are a couple of tricky parts to this walk - one includes our very steep and rocky first descent, which is followed immediately by a very steep rocky ascent up Sa Comuna before we finally descend into the pretty village of Valldemossa. But it is a worthwhile walk and largely deserted...

This walk is scheduled for:

GR221 Esporles to Valldemossa
14-10-2015 Esporles
GR221 Esporles to Valldemossa
  • Walks
  • Walking
  • Sports
GR221 Stage 2A Esporles to Valldemossa
02-02-2016 Esporles
GR221 Stage 2A Esporles to Valldemossa
  • Walks
  • Walking
  • Sports
GR221 Stage 2A Esporles to Valldemossa
15-05-2017 Esporles
GR221 Stage 2A Esporles to Valldemossa
  • Walks
  • Walking
  • Sports