Drystone Route - hut to hut trekking along Mallorca's stunning Tramuntana mountains

Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options in Spain

From € 790.- / 8 days

Price per person for guided option

  • GPS tracks available
  • Walking a trail
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
  • Mountain lake with beautiful hills around
  • People posing for a photo on a rocky path
  • Small sandy beach, cliff going down to the sea

A 6 day long distance hike in the famous Tramuntana mountain chain in Mallorca!

In 6 days we will cross the most beautiful part of the Tramuntana mountain chain which is located in the quiet and untouched part of Mallorca. Our trek starts in Estellencs passing Esporles, Deia, Puerto Soller, Tossals until we will reach Pollença in the north of the island.

The trek offers a great variety of landscapes, high mountains, beautiful lonesome beaches and rural fishing villages. The delicious Mallorcan kitchen will spoil us with fresh fish, Paella, Tapas and other culinary delights . Orange and lime trees not just look beautiful in the nature environment but also taste delicious and refreshing! In the lime stone formation you will find numerous caves and steep cliffs above the sea. They offer great cliff jumping opportunities for adrenaline junkies.

Accommodation in Tramuntana, Mallorca

This walking holiday includes 2 nights in hotels and 5 nights in mountain huts or guest houses

Mountain hut Bulk beds Mountain refugi

The traditional and simple mountain huts along the trek are a great experience! The refuges are located in unique spots in the mountains or just next to the sea.

A view of a nice village People walking down long stairs, tall trees on the side

The accommodation is in dormitory rooms (shared bathrooms on the floor) and the guardians prepare delicious 3 course dinner as well as breakfast. We prepare delicious lunch packs (sandwiches, chocolate, cereal bars, fruits & nuts) for our guests.

Walking in Tramuntana, Mallorca

  • Hiking of moderate difficulty
  • Things to see: Coastline, Animals (mountain goats), traditional villages, historical buildings, agriculture (a lot of olives, almonds, oranges and limes)
  • The walk begins and ends in front of the doorstep of the accommodation
  • Clients will walk through national parks and private fincas
  • Local food to try
People standing on a cliff overlooking the sea Hikers on a trail in a forest

Drystone route walking holiday itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival day
You will be transferred from Palma International Airport to your accommodation in Estellencs. A welcome meeting will follow.

Day 2 - From Estellencs to Esporles - 5 hours, 15km, 720m ascent, 690m descent
On an old post trek you will walk along olive terraces and oak trees until you reach Esporles. Until the 19th century this rough and rocky path used to be the main connection between Banyalbufar and Esporles. Ruinous stone walls remind of the old boundaries of the country estates. The 500 vertical metre climb is worth the effort as you will get rewarding views over the Tramuntana peaks and the coastline.

Happy hikers posing for a photo next to a rocky path A man walking on a rocky path along a cliff

Day 3 - From Esporles to Deia - 7 hours, 19km, 1090m ascent, 1090m descent
You will hike on a small path which was only used by shepherds, hunters and coal miners in the past. This stage leads through the south-west part of the Serra de Tamuntana and through the beautiful village Valdemossa which is famous for its vineyards. After a wine tasting stop, you will climb a steep and rocky path to the pass, followed by a long descent through beautiful oak woods and meadows. After 7 hours we will reach the charming village Deia.

Day 4 - From Deia to Puerto de Soller - 3 hours, 10km, 250m ascent, 320m descent
This is the easiest and shortest stage. An old, beautiful trail passes traditional houses and a church from the 19th century until you reach Soller. You will arrive in Soller in the early afternoon so that you can have enough time to stroll along the beach or visit the market place, not to mention the numerous bars and restaurants.

Day 5 - From Puerto de Soller to Refugio Tossals - 8 hours, 20km, 930m ascent, 530m descent
After a relaxed hike the previous day you have the longest and toughest stage ahead of you! You have the opportunity to visit the two small and cultural villages Binibassi and Biniaraix. On exposed and steep trails you will climb an altitude of nearly 1000m! From here you can see down to Palma and almost over the entire island! With a bit of luck you will be able to spot an eagle or falcon. Orange and lemon trees will accompany you on your way down to the Refugio Tossal.

A boat close to a small beach, rocky hill in the background A girl looking at a cave formation

Day 6 - From Refugio Tossals to Lluc - 6 hours, 16km, 880m ascent, 870m descent
From the refuge we will have the opportunity to climb the second highest mountain of Mallorca. Breath-taking views over the sea and the Cuber dam will be your reward! On a sandy, windy path you head down to the impressive monastery which is located at the entrance of the village Lluc where you spend the night.

Day 7 - From Lluc to Pollença - 5 hours, 17km, 150m ascent, 650m descent
Day 6 of the Ruta de Pedra en Sec will be the last but very beautiful walk. You will walk through an oak forest with trees that are more than 100 years old and will see all the impressive peaks of the Tramuntana chain one last time. After 5 hours we will reach our final destination Pollença.

Day 8 - Departure day
I transfer is included from Pollença to Palma International Airport.

Dates and availability

30 September - 07 October 2017 - 8 days/7 nights - € 790.- per person for the guided option of this walking holiday

More dates for 2018 following

Gorgeous mountain view Lonely tree groing on a cliff, a view of the sea in the background

Alternatively we could offer you a Self Guided hiking package (€ 450.- + effective cost for accommodation) matching your desired start date. Our self-guided package services contain the planning of:

  • Reservations for an accommodation in every stage.
  • All necessary maps, with trip descriptions for every day and alternative routes (GPS tracks available).
  • A packing list of the most important stuff we recommend you to take.
  • First aid kit with a sheet explaining the most important CPR and basic first aid skills.
  • Organization of all logistics, such as public transportation, travel from and to the airport.
  • Happy Tracks phone service if you need any help along your way.
  • Many information about local food, culture, interesting sights, secret stories....

We will plan the whole trekking tailored to your personal wishes. We create a planning sheet which we will send to you for approval before we start to make the necessary arrangements. Once we have done the planning we will send you a digital version of the package in a PDF file so that you can already read about the tour. The hard copy of the self-guided package will be sent to you per post.

Stunning mointain view, big white clouds above Another stunning view from a mountain place towards the sea

You can choose from the following options / extras in your package:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts, guest houses, hostels in dormitories / shared bedrooms incl. breakfast and 3 course dinner.
  • Accommodation in guest houses, hotels in private double rooms incl. breakfast and 3 course dinner. Please note: Not every private room has an en-suite bathroom. Sometimes there is even with a private room only a shared bathroom on the floor.
  • Luggage transportation on all stages of the tour.

Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.


Location of the walking holiday

Holiday type

Trail iconMultiple accommodationsWalking holiday with guided and self-guided options
Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options
Board basis: Half-Board incl. lunch pack during the trekking

Price

From € 790.- / 8 days

Price per person for guided option

  • GPS tracks available

Included

- Full qualified international mountain leader on 6 days of hiking,
- airport transfer from and to Palma Airport (PMI) on the arrival/departure day,
- meet and greet on day 1,
- 2 nights in a single room in a hotel/B&B (incl. breakfast),
- 5 nights in a dormitory room in a mountain hut, guest house or similar incl. half board,
- a rich and healthy lunch pack on each stage of the tour.

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to Palma International Airport.

Walking holiday reference

WH-SGG-SPHT01


Walking grade

Walking holiday in low to high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking

Remarks

  • Tailor-made walking possible

Best time of the year

March - May
September - November


Walking Holiday by:

Happy Tracks GmbH

Raphael Wullschleger & Anja Schwarz

www.happytracks.net

Contact details

Languages spoken

English, German, French, Spanish

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