Ruta de Pedra en Sec GR 221 (Dry Stone Route) is a hiking trail in Majorca that proposes you to discover dry stone landscapes in Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the category of a cultural landscape. You can visit fascinating historical ruins and explore traditions, architecture, customs, gastronomy and handicrafts of this privileged spot in Majorca's geography.
The hiking trail Dry Stone Route GR 221 often takes you close to the coast and in some points to the loftiest peaks of the range, the highest point on the route being the Coll de ses Cases de sa Neu pass at slightly over one thousand two hundred metres. This combination of coast and mountainous heights, coupled with the variety of the vegetation, shady holm oak groves giving way to the typically Mediterranean scrub (garriga or maquis), help to enhance the scenic attraction of the hiking path.
The Dry Stone Route GR 221 is largely based on the network of ancient footpaths restored by Consell de Mallorca, which makes it accessible for hikers of all ages. Moreover, the Majorca’s benign climate makes walking feasible practically all year round.
The trail today
Map of the Dry Stone Route GR 221
The Ruta de Pedra en Sec GR 221 currently consists of 168.4 signposted kilometres of the Trail at the disposal of the hiker, of which 91.7 kilometers correspond to the main route which allows you to walk the stretch between Estellencs and Esporles, and links the town of Deià with Port de Pollença.The other 76.7 kilometres constitute part of the variants, of which you can walk from S’Arracó to Coll de sa Gramola, Es Capdellà to Estellencs, Calvià to Puigpunyent, Tossals Verds to Orient, Raixa, Binibassí to Cala Tuent, Pas Llis and Puig de Maria.
You can check the opened and signposted stages and variants of the Dry.
Consell de Mallorca is not responsible for the potential limitations of the trail or other problems which could arise in sections which are in the planning phase and not signalled. Likewise, Consell de Mallorca is not responsible for the information which may be provided by other guides, publications or Websites.