Majorca - Along the GR221

Walk along the GR221 long distance hiking trail

Mallorca's mountains are a source of joy for hikers, especially when it comes to the GR221 long-distance hiking trail. This trail spans the entire island from the north to the southwest, showcasing all the elements that make hiking in Mallorca so extraordinary. You'll encounter coastal vistas that are endlessly captivating, the rugged Tramuntana mountains that resemble the Alps, the serene reservoirs reflecting Mallorca's highest peak, and the fragrant citrus orchards in the picturesque Sóller Valley.

As you trek along this route, you'll come across charming artist villages like Deia and Valldemossa, as well as monasteries, expansive estates, fincas, and renowned coastal towns like Pt. Andratx. The journey is further enriched by the scent of the macchia, the presence of evergreen and shaded holm oak forests, the curiosity of sheep and mountain goats, and the sight of dry stone walls that are sure to fascinate you along the way.

Details about the walking holiday on the GR221

Mountains, sea and wonderful moments of pleasure combined with a particularly beautiful, Mediterranean natural backdrop - hiking in Mallorca have a special magic. On our hiking tour on the GR221 long-distance hiking trail, you will march across the sunny Balearic island from Pt. Alcúdia in the north to Pt. Andratx in the southwest. The lovely sea breeze and the scent of the many lemon and orange groves accompany you on this route of dry stone walls. A special highlight is an overnight stay in the Lluc Monastery and the Refugi Tossal Verds.

The highlights of the Majorca GR221 walking tour:

  • Travelling in the Tramuntana Mountains: The Tramuntana Mountains, also known as the Serra de Tramuntana, are a mountain range in the northwest of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca and are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is well developed by hiking trails but has been spared from large crowds of tourists to this day. The perfect place for a quiet break in nature.

  • Tapas with a view: On the fifth day of your tour, the route from Pt. Soller to Valldemossa. Be sure to try the local tapas at the traditional tavern right in Deia Bay. A perfect refreshment for the rest of the day's stage.

  • Fast as lightning: After you have experienced the dreamy royal stage from the Refugi Tossal Verds to Sóller on the fourth day of the hiking tour, a final highlight awaits you: a ride on the old tram to the coastal town.

Worth knowing about the hiking tour on Majorca's GR221 trail

Our hiking trip on the long-distance hiking trail GR221 is assigned to the hiking type 'mountain hiking'. The daily stages are planned to last around 4.5 to 8 hours and the route guides you partly on stony paths. We recommend a good basic level of fitness, sure-footedness and good footwear. If desired, the longer stages can be shortened by public transport.

Route summary

Surefootedness and a good basic fitness level are required for tours with walking times of up to 6 hours. That way you get to see Mallorca from a different, wonderful side. Paths are in parts quite stoney, but easy to tackle with a good pair of walking boots.

This tour has been graded as Challenging. Find out more about our walking holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Challenging
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total hiking distance: approx. 132 km
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Itinerary

Get in the mood for your hiking week in the Tramuntana with a leisurely stroll along the fine sandy beach promenade.

A short transfer takes you to Pollença, where you follow the route through a green valley with almond and olive trees. On the historic pilgrimage path in the direction of the Lluc monastery, with a first glimpse of the impressive Tramuntana mountains. A pass leads past the Puig Tomir, which can also be climbed in a sporty detour. Through holm oak forests with wonderful views back to the coast to Lluc for the night in the monastery.

ca. 4,5 hours
13 km
600 m
220 m

You climb up into the mountains on historic terraced paths, past old snow houses. Across an almost alpine, Mediterranean mountain landscape to the "Coll des Prat" pass, the highest point of your journey, at the foot of the mighty Puig de Massanella. After a rest with a fantastic view of the neighbouring island of Menorca, your path leads via the Font des Prat spring to the charming hostel Refugi Tossal Verds, in the middle of a picturesque landscape.

ca. 6 hours
15 km
870 m
840 m

The king's stage in the heart of the Tramuntana. Fragrant rosemary and juniper bushes accompany you on your way around the Tossal-Verds massif to the Gorg Blau and Cuber reservoirs. The Pass de L'Ofre offers a magnificent panoramic view of the lakes and the peaks of the Tramuntana. On the way to Sóller, follow the terraced path through the imposing gorge of Biniaraix. Fragrant citrus fruits welcome you in the valley of Sóller, from there with the old tram to Pt. Soller.

ca. 7 hours
20 km
550 m
1040 m

From now on, your path runs along the wild and romantic west coast. There you will be rewarded with countless panoramas - of the sea, the rugged coast and the Tramuntana mountains behind. It is not for nothing that many personalities have settled here in hidden villas. In the Bay of Deia, be sure to try the local tapas at the tavern over the sea before heading to Valldemossa on Archduke John's bridle path. Also in this section, you will be enchanted by the views! In Valldemossa, you can walk in the footsteps of Chopin through the lively streets.

ca. 8 hours
24 km
1390 m
1090 m

Across a rocky ridge, past old charcoal burners on the postal route "Cami des Correu" to the small town of Esporles inland. At La Granja estate you can experience how people used to live and work on the island. The descent to Banyalbufar with its endless terraced gardens, which the Arabs called the "garden by the sea", is uniquely beautiful. In this pretty place, you can linger and relax while looking at the sparkling sea.

ca. 6,5 hours
17 km
760 m
1060 m

Over the terraces of Banyalbufar, past olive groves and through well-kept country estates to the pretty village of Estellences at the foot of the Puig des Galatzó. Well-groomed restaurants invite you to take a lunch break, and you start the second part of your stage well-strengthened. First relaxed on the coast, then high up to the Coll des Pinotelli. From here it goes down, you meet a green and quiet high valley and end your stage in the fertile valley of Es Capdella. By transfer to the fashionable coastal town of Pt. Andratx

ca. 7 hours
23 km
740 m
760 m

At the end, a stage with the finest panoramic views awaits you! After a short transfer, you start at the Coll de sa Gramola towards the former Trappist monastery La Trappa. The unique coastline spoils your eyes, and soon your gaze will be directed towards the spectacular dragon island "La Dragonera". Pure postcard idyll, not for nothing one of the most famous hikes in Mallorca. After a refreshing dip in the sea in the charming town of Sant Elm on scenic paths back to Pt. Andratx 

ca. 7 hours
20 km
710 m
990

Route information

For the hikes, some of which lead on relatively stony paths and paths, a good basic level of fitness is required, and sure-footedness is required. Discover the diversity of Mallorca on the beautiful mountain and coastal paths. The last longer stages from Valldemossa can be shortened by public transport.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Complete a Booking Request: Along the Majorca GR221

Place of arrival: Port Alcúdia
  Season 1
24.02.2024 - 16.03.2024

Saturday
Season 2
17.03.2024 - 11.05.2024
06.10.2024 - 19.10.2024

Saturday
Season 3
12.05.2024 - 22.06.2024
07.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Saturday
Majorca - Along the GR221, ES-MAWAA-09X
Base price
919.00
1,019.00
1,089.00
Single room surcharge 309.00 309.00 309.00

 

Hotel information: Beautiful 3*** and 4**** hotels, 1x Lluc Monastery, 1x Refugi Tossal Verds. The Refugi Tossal Verds enjoys great popularity. If the accommodation is fully booked for your desired date, we will alternatively book two nights in the Lluc monastery, the route will be adjusted accordingly.

Season 1
Feb 24, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
Mar 17, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Oct 6, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
Saturday
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Saturday
Majorca - Along the GR221, ES-MAWAA-09X
Base price
Single room surcharge
919.00
309.00
1,019.00
309.00
1,089.00
309.00

 

Hotel information: Beautiful 3*** and 4**** hotels, 1x Lluc Monastery, 1x Refugi Tossal Verds. The Refugi Tossal Verds enjoys great popularity. If the accommodation is fully booked for your desired date, we will alternatively book two nights in the Lluc monastery, the route will be adjusted accordingly.

Season 1
Feb 24, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024
Season 2
Mar 17, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Oct 6, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Port Alcúdia
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Port Andratx
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
59.00
45.00
119.00
65.00
79.00
45.00
129.00
65.00
89.00
45.00
149.00
65.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Port Alcúdia
  Season 1
Feb 24, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
Mar 17, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Oct 6, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024

Saturday
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Saturday
Port Alcúdia
Double room p.p 59.00 79.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 45.00 45.00 45.00
Port Andratx
Double room p.p 119.00 129.00 149.00
Single room surcharge 65.00 65.00 65.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays as listed (Refugi: shared rooms)
  • breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (except for overnight stays at Refugi Tossal Verds)
  • Personal tour information (DE, EN)
  • Transfers according to the program

 

  • 1 Orange Ice Cream in Sóller
  • Well-planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service hotline
Information

Arrival / Departure:

  • Palma de Mallorca Airport. Drive by bus to Palma bus station and in about 1 hour to Pt. Alcúdia ( www.tib.org ) or by taxi, approx. €80 per trip, duration approx. 1 hour.
  • Return journey from Pt. Andratx to the airport by taxi, approx. € 60 per trip or by bus in approx. 1.5 hours.

Important information:

  • Visitor's tax, if due, is not included in the travel price
  • Tram rides from Sóller to Pt. Sóller approx. € 5 per person
  • The Refugi Tossal Verds enjoy great popularity. If the accommodation is fully booked for your desired date, we will book two nights in the Lluc monastery as an alternative, and the route will be adjusted accordingly.
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Pt. Alcudia

EIX Alcudia 4****

http://www.eixalcudiahotel.com

Lluc

Kloster Lluc

www.lluc.net

Refugi Tossal Verds

Refugi Tossal Verds

https://caminsdepedra.conselldemallorca.cat/de/-/tossals-verds

Pt. Soller

Marina Sóller

https://www.hotelmarinasoller.com/de

Valldemossa

Ca’s Papà

https://www.hotelcaspapa.com/de/home.html

 

Banyalbufar

Son Borguny

http://www.sonborguny.com/

Pt. Andratx

Hotel La Pergola

https://www.hotelpergolamallorca.com/

 

 

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