Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Highlights of the GR221: Mallorca's Dry Stone Route - 4 days from 25-29 September 2017

Area Zone:
North West
Arrival date:
Monday 25th September 2017
Departure date:
Friday 29th September 2017
Location:
Valldemossa
Price & what’s included – see below
No. of guided walks:
4 accompanied walks
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Challenging

This short 4-day linear walk in October comprises part (and in our opinion the best part!) of the famous GR-221, Mallorca's long distance trail spanning the stunning Tramuntana mountains. We'll walk about 5+ hours per day (apart from one day, which is quite leisurely), leaving enough time to stop and enjoy this fabulous route, and our destination each day. This will be a very informal and fun trip, and an excellent "taste" of what the island has to offer walkers - do come and join us!

The GR-221 Dry Stones Route

The best way to introduce you to the GR-221 is to refer you to a selection of our Blog posts on the subject:

Mallorca's Dry Stone Route:

GR221 Part 1:

GR221 Part 2:

These will give you a good idea of the entire route, but for this trip we'll only be doing the highlights.

Our 4-stage hike between Valldemossa and Son Amer mountain refuge in Lluc will be divided as follows:

Day 1: Valldemossa to Deia

Day 2: Deia to Sóller

Day 3: Sóller to Tossals Verds mountain refuge

Day 4: Tossals to Son Amer mountain refuge

Walking Itinerary

Graded: Red Boot

Our walking itinerary includes 4 days’ walking, all of which are accompanied and facilitated by one of our Mallorca Hiking team guides.

Day 1: Valldemossa to Deia

On our first day's walking we'll set off on this fabulous long distance path, making our way steeply out of Valldemossa and taking the stunning and dramatic route over the pass and down into Deia. Please see the following link for a detailed description of our route and photos: GR221 Stage 3A: Valldemossa to Deia

The direct route from Valldemossa to Deia involves:

- approx 8+ kms

- ascent of 520m

- descent of 800m (!)

- approx walking time of 5 hours

Day 2: Deia to Sóller

This is a leisurely day, with an easy walk of about 3 hours into Sóller, in time for lunch or coffee in the main square. It's a fantastic opportunity to visit Sóller as this little town bustles with life and fun. The afternoon will be free time, and an opportunity to gather our strength for a big hike tomorrow!

We may choose to visit the pretty Port of Sóller to explore and have a coffee in the Port, and there's lots to do and see in Sóller as well - visit the Picasso ceramics exhibition at the station and the lovely Can Prunera art gallery, some of the tantalising food stores that offer local specialities, and much much more...

Day 3: Sóller to Tossals Verds mountain refuge

Our third day is the most strenuous of our trip, and today's walk involves a challenging ascent of around 900m. We will climb up the Barranc (or gorge) of Biniaraix via ancient cobbled pilgrim's paths, following the "torrente" and stopping now and again to enjoy the ever more impressive views back into the Sóller valley. We pass alongside the Cuber reservoir, and follow the Canaleta into the woods and continue around Tossals mountain and down to the recently renovated Tossals refuge where we'll stay the night.

Today's walk is a real treat and involves:

- approx 16 kms

- ascent of 900m

- descent of 330m

- approx walking time of 6-7 hours

For a more detailed description and photos of what's in store for you take a look at the following walk description: Ref. W-NW08 Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix via L'Ofre (except that we'll be approaching it from the opposite direction!)

Day 4: Tossals Verds to Son Amer mountain refuge in Lluc

Today is another fabulous day's walking as we ascend through the woods from the refuge, and flank the island's second highest mountain, Massanella standing at over 1,300 meters before we descend again into the Lluc valley. Please see the following link for a detailed walk description: Ref. W-NW23 Tossals Verds to Lluc

The route from Tossals to Lluc involves:

- approx 13 kms

- ascent of 700m

- descent of 800m

- approx walking time of 5+ hours

Accommodation

Our 4 nights accommodation for this trip is modest but comfortable and immaculately clean.

It is either in one of the government-run mountain refuges (see blog posts referred to above), which involve dormitory-style, or a Hostal on a shared room basis (in Sòller).

The price

If you would like to join this fun group holiday, the price per person is 545 euros

This includes

  • Halfboard - dinners & breakfast for 4 nights (shared rooms or dormitories)
  • Bedlinen and towel
  • Lunch-pack on your last walk from Tossals Verds to Lluc
  • 4 guided walks
  • Transport from Lluc to Palma at the end of the trip
  • Civil liability and accident insurance for all our participants

The price does not include

  • Travel to Mallorca
  • Transport in Mallorca (local buses, taxis, trams, transfers etc.)
  • Other meals than breakfast, dinner and lunch-pack on your last walk from Tossals Verds to Lluc (buy your own snacks and water for the other walks)
  • Drinks and incidental refreshments
  • Transport to Valldemossa (there is a public bus - 210 from Palma that costs aprox. 4€/person/trip)

Terms and conditions

Please note that the program, as well as the venue is subject to change due to weather conditions, as well as to the characteristics and size of the group (we need a minimum of 6 participants for this holiday to take place). Mallorca Hiking reserves the right to cancel the holiday, modify the route, change the accommodation or re-schedule hikes and without prior notice.

Cancellation policy

The registration for this Open Group Walking Holiday is made with a full payment of the total cost of the walking holiday. Please note that food/drinks (other than breakfast and dinner at accommodations and the lunch-pack for the last day), non-scheduled activities or transfers, as well as your flight tickets) are NOT included in the total cost of this walking holiday. If you need to cancel, we require prior notice of 30 days before your planned arrival day, if cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival; we will refund 50% of your payment. If cancelled later than 30 days to arrival; 0% of your payment will be refunded. If the group is considered too small (we need a minimum of 6 participants), we reserve the right to cancel this Walking Holiday with minimum 14 days prior to start day with full refund of your payment. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT COVER ANY REFUND OF YOUR FLIGHT TICKETS OR OTHER COSTS EXCEPT FOR YOUR PAYMENT OF THIS HOLIDAY.

Booking Procedure

The reservations are made through nina@mallorcahiking.com. If you would like to attend this holiday, then please: 1. Check if there is availability first by contacting Mallorca Hiking, then 2. Book and buy your flights, and finally 3. Make your payment in full for the Holiday Program. Please contact us for more information and payment options: +34 699 906 009 or nina@mallorcahiking.com

This holiday is scheduled for:

Highlights of the GR221: Mallorca's Dry Stone Route - 4 days from 25-29 September 2017
From 25-09-2017 at Valldemossa
Highlights of the GR221: Mallorca's Dry Stone Route - 4 days from 25-29 September 2017
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