The GR221 takes us through the Sierra de Tramuntana, with a length of 90 km, it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2011. It is known for its centuries-old stone walls, olive trees and holm oaks that characterize the landscape. In addition to the typical Mediterranean vegetation, we can find more than 100 endemic plant species. Majorcans are especially proud of the black vulture (Voltor Negre) and the midwife toad (Ferreret), which are one of the autochthonous inhabitants of the Balearic Islands. When hiking in Mallorca, you will experience the traditional way of life of the islanders as it was hundreds of years ago. You will not only enjoy nature, but you will also discover vestiges of Mallorcan history and culture.
The Serra de Tramuntana has an extensive network of trails. Some hiking trails run along the old connecting paths between the places. They are from the Arab period (1000 years ago) and are partially paved with stone. Others follow the charcoal wagon paths and old mule paths to remote farms or watchtowers. The GR221 or “Pedra en Sec – Route of the dry stone walls” runs through more than 160 km of old cobbled roads that used to connect villages and properties on the mountain.