The routes all start from one of the Municipality’s four centres of population: Pollença, Puerto Pollenca, Cala Sant Vicenç and Formentor before heading out through the region’s wide variety of ecosystems and geographical features. All of the routes form part of the protected natural area and are located in the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To find out further information about the routes simply click on the relevant link below. Each link contains ‘route specific’ information including level of difficulty, total ascent, descriptions of flora, fauna and historical elements.
The GR221 is a long distance way-marked path, endorsed by the Spanish Mountain Sports and Climbing Federation. Running the length of the Serra de Tramuntana it is also known as the Dry Stone Route, its name referring to the old method of making walls, terraces and farm buildings utilising stone without cement or other bonding material. The GR221 also contains a network of refuges which are managed by the Mallorcan government.
Do’s and don’ts
- Do respect the rules of the natural parks.
- Do follow the way-marked paths and do not leave established trails.
- Wild camping is not permitted
- Many of the recommended routes pass through private property. Do not let dogs chase livestock. Dogs should always be kept on a lead.
- It is forbidden to start fires. A badly extinguished cigarette can cause a forest fire.
- Do not leave rubbish. Place it in the bins or take it home with you.
- Do plan your activity and make sure you check the weather forecast.
- Do use suitable footwear.
- Do respect the flora and fauna around the trails.
Remember – LEAVE only footprints and TAKE only photographs.
Route 1 – Satuïri – Botanical Spirit
Route 2 – Vall de Colonya – The perfect natural shelter
Route 3 – Camí vell de Lluc – The sacred wood
Route 4 – Vall d’en March i Molins de Llinars – The spectacle of water
Route 5 – Coves Blanques – The fishermen’s route
Route 6 – Cala Bóquer – Beauty, history and tradition
Route 7 – Formentor – An artist’s refuge
Route 8 – La Gola – An ornithologist’s paradise
Route 9 – Albufereta – A burst of nature
Route 10 – Puig de Maria – Enchanting views of Pollença