Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

GR221 Stage 2A: The old postman's route

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
8
Walking Time:
2.5 hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
220m / 350m
Start Walk:
La Granja just outside Esporles (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Banyalbufar
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Easy

This delightful, linear walk between Esporles and Banyalbufar, can either be done on its own, or it can be combined with another fabulous walk Ref. W-NW01 to create a more ambitious full day's hike. Done on its own, it is a fairly easy walk with a few climbs and some tricky cobbled surfaces (which are fine with the right footwear!). It is a particularly good walk to do when the temperatures have started to rise, as it is mostly in beautiful holm oak woods, where we can enjoy the dappled shade!

We usually start at the car park of La Granja, although we can also start in the centre of Esporles, making it a slightly longer trip (about 2.5 hours). We begin by climbing through some ancient broken down olive terraces, along cobbled paths and then we continue through the holm oak woods, where we pass a natural spring and a couple of old lime kilns. Every now and then there is a clearing from which we get fantastic sea views.

Our route then begins to descend steeply via a country lane into Banyalbufar, giving us an amazing perspective on a gentle rural life here, and the surrounding terraces and Moorish irrigation systems, which made this part of the island such a successful wine growing area in its time.

We end our trip with a wander around the village before getting the public bus back to Esporles. or transfer back to your hotel.

Please note this hike forms part of the GR221 or Dry Stone Route and in this context it is usually approached from the opposite direction i.e. from Banyalbufar to Esporles.

Highlights

Delightful holm oak woods, fantastic sea views and immaculate ancient terracing.

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The Old Postman's Route
04-09-2012 La Granja just outside Esporles
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23-06-2012 La Granja just outside Esporles
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07-04-2012 La Granja just outside Esporles
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12-10-2011 La Granja just outside Esporles
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GR221 Stage 2A: The old postman's route
13-03-2015 La Granja just outside Esporles
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14-07-2016 La Granja just outside Esporles
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