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Serra de Tramuntana GR221 Mallorca Refuges
A challenge of 94 km and 4240 m. of positive height gain in 6 stages along the GR221 Dry stone route
Complete the alpine version of the Serra de Tramuntana GR221 Mallorca Refuges and enjoy 8 days of trekking, staying overnight in the heart of Tramuntana mountains.
On this route, you will cover 94 km divided into 6 self-guided stages, with a total of 4249 meters of cumulative positive altitude gain. The length and gradient of each of the stages make this the toughest hike you can do in the Tramuntana ⛰️. Read on and we will tell you all the details of each of the routes:
- 5 nights accommodation in refuge or hostel (room + shared bathroom)
- 2 nights accommodation in Santuari de Lluc (private room + bathroom)
- 7 breakfasts
- 1 lunch-box
- Guided excursion to Torrent de Pareis (day 6)
- Transfer in/out day 6
- 5 days of luggage transport
- Map of the routes
- GPS tracks GR221
- Telephone assistance in case of emergency
The GR221 Mallorca Refugios is the hardest hike you can do in the Tramuntana Mountains. No previous experience or technical knowledge is required to do it, but it is important to be in good physical shape to complete it.
Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you will receive 100% of the amount paid if you cancel more than 7 days in advance. If you cancel between 7 days and 48 hours before the start of the tour you will receive 50% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.
DAY 1 Esporles
Accommodation: Hostel Sa Fita backpackers
Individual arrival in Esporles
On the first day you can check in at Sa Fita backpackers Hostel between 14:00 and 20:00. Esporles is located 20 minutes from the center of Palma de Mallorca and you can easily get there by car.
Take advantage of the afternoon to visit this village with its unique charm and full of traditions.
DAY 2 Trek from Esporles to Deià
Elevation gain: ▲ 1100 m. ▼1200 m
Distance: 17 km
Duration: 6,5 hours
Accommodation: Can Boi Refuge
Breakfast on the first day is not included. Prepare something the night before, or go to one of the cafés in the area and get your strength back to start the route along the GR221 Alpine. Along the way you will pass through holm oak forests, past old charcoal kilns and lime kilns until you reach Valldemossa. Here you can stop for a coffee and a rest. Afterward, you will climb up one of the most famous paths in Mallorca, the Camí des Arxiduc.
At the end of the second day’s trek, you will reach one of the most picturesque and charming mountain villages in Mallorca, Deià. Take the opportunity to walk the Camino des Racó which will take you to a beautiful waterfall where you will discover the best panoramic views of Deià.
DAY 3 Trek from Deià to Sóller - Camí des Pintors
Elevation gain: ▲ 350 m. ▼370 m
Distance: 12 km
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation: Hostal Soller
Deià - Camí des Pintors
Breakfast at the refuge will be served between 8:00 and 9:00. This stage will be the easiest of your hiking week in Mallorca. It runs along the Camí des Pintors, passing by old houses dating back to the 13th century. The path of Arab descent used to serve as a link between the towns of Sóller and Deià.
If the weather is fine, you can end the day on Sóller’s beach. There is also the possibility of going for a walk through the beautiful coastal town, considered the capital of Tramuntana and one of the most beautiful in Spain.
DAY 4 Trek from Biniaraix ravine to Tossals Verds Refuge
Elevation gain: ▲ 1200 m. ▼560 m
Distance: 18 km
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation: Tossals Verds Refuge
Breakfast at the hostel will be served between 8:00 and 9:00. On this day you will have to carry your own luggage because the Tossals Verds Refuge is not accessible by car. You can organise a backpack for two days, and leave the rest of the luggage at the hostel, to be transported to the Santuari de Lluc (accommodation where you will sleep on the fifth day of the tour). Or you can go directly to the Santuari de Lluc with all your luggage. Whichever option you choose, get ready for a day of intense sensations!
The Biniaraix gorge is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Tramuntana Mountains and has been declared a Public Cultural Asset. This cobbled hiking route is a fascinating combination of stone steps, rocks, water and wild vegetation.
After a long climb, you will culminate at the Coll de l’Ofre where you will have a spectacular view of the most alpine landscape next to the Cúber reservoir and the Puig Major peak. Later you will reach the Tossals Verds refuge via the smooth rock pass, where you will spend the night.
DAY 5 Trek Tossals Verds - Puig de Massanella - Santuari de Lluc
Elevation gain: ▲ 1000 m. ▼800 m
Distance: 18 km
Duration: 7,5 hours
Accommodation: Santuari de Lluc
Puig de Massanella
Breakfast will be served at the refuge between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning and you will be able to pick up your lunch-box for lunch at midday. Today is the main stage of the trek. The climb starts gently through a forest and takes you along the walls of Massanella. This is the beginning of the rocky path up to the pass, where you can enjoy your picnic outdoor.
Santuari de Lluc
Once past the Coll des Prats, with impressive views of the bays of Pollensa and Alcúdia, you will make a descent, followed again by a short ascent to the pass below the Puig de en Galileo. Once there it will be a steady descent along the dry stone path and holm oak forest to the Santuari de Lluc, Mallorca’s most important pilgrimage centre.
DAY 6 Guided excursion to Torrent de Pareis
Elevation gain: ▼650 m
Distance: 9 km
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation: Santuari de Lluc
Transfer from Lluc to Escorca
Breakfast at the Santuari de Lluc will be served between 8:30 and 10:00 in the morning. Then you will take the minibus to Escorca to start the sixth day’s stage.
Torrent de Pareis
The Torrent de Pareis is considered the most exceptional excursion on the island and has been declared a Natural Monument by UNESCO. It is a canyon 3 km long, with vertical walls 200 metres high, so a qualified guide will accompany you on this part of the stage. There will be areas where you will have to use your hands and ropes for support.
Sa Calobra - Santuari de Lluc
At the end of the excursion you will arrive at Sa Calobra where you can take a dip on the beach to refresh yourself after a day’s route along the GR221 Alpine in Mallorca. Later the minibus will return you to Lluc where you can rest for the next day.
DAY 7 Trek from Lluc to Pollensa
Elevation gain: ▲ 500 m. ▼700 m
Distance: 17,5 km
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation: Pont Roma Refuge
Santuari de Lluc - Pollensa
Breakfast will be served at the Santuari between 8:30 and 10:30. The last stage of the GR221 Alpine takes you to Pollensa. The path is a very easy forest route. From Binifaldó it’s all downhill until you reach the village of Pollensa, where you can celebrate the end of the journey.
Alternative route via Puig Tomir
Elevation gain: ▲ 850 m. ▼950 m
Distance: 20,7 km
Duration: 7,5 hours
If you still have the strength and desire, you can take the alternative route that passes through Puig Tomir. This option is a bit tougher, as you will go from a 17,5 km stage with 500 metres of elevation gain to a 20,7 km stage with 850 metres of elevation gain. But we are sure it will be worth it 😊. If you decide to climb it, you will be able to enjoy unique views of the island of Menorca.
Whichever option you choose, you will always end up in Pollensa. Once you arrive in the town, located in the north of Mallorca, we recommend you take a walk through its beautiful stone streets, a visit to the Main Square and the 365 steps up to El Calvario. Let yourself be enveloped by its natural surroundings!
DAY 8 Pollensa
Individual departure from Pollensa
This is the end of your 8-day adventure doing the alpine version of the GR221 through the Tramuntana Mountains. Wake up quietly and breakfast will be served between 8:00 and 9:00 and you can check-out at the Pont Romà Refuge until 10:00.
What to bring to Serra de Tramuntana GR221 Mallorca Refuges
- Medium hiking backpack (30 to 40 litres)
- Hugh-top hiking boots
- Resting shoes
- Sun cream
- Light hiking clothes
- Identity card or passport