Ever since I was a child I wanted to trek the famous GR221 ”Dry stone route” on Mallorca.
This time I got a group of friends with me and all of them with different skills and experiences from hiking so we decided to make a ”light” route and do daytreks around the island.
We had 8 days of vacation in september and we wanted to hike, eat nice food, be inspired by the mallorcian-vibe and swim a lot in the ocean.
Our first airbnb was a beautiful villa in ”Port de Valldemossa”. The port is laying 10-15 minutes driving from actual Valldemossa on a steep, narrow and meandering road so be prepared for adventurous car-driving. In Port De Valldemossa there is no boutiques or grocerystores so buy everything you need in advance. There is only one amazing restaurant which was very good.
Port de Valldemossa-Caló de S’Estaca
We started in the morning. This paths is super easy but the beach (it’s actually not a beach but a harbour) is amazing with no people at all. The water is crystal clear so we were sad we didn’t bring snorkel equipment.
One of the nicest places we ever been to. A secret gem.
Ärkehertigens stig Es Caragolí – Puig des Pou – Cova s’Ermita Guillem
This is a part of the famous Route ”Dry stone Route” and it is on Unesco worldheritage-list.
It’s so amazing and probably the most beautiful walk I ever did. You need to have a permit to go there which you need to apply for in advance. We tried to but didn’t get any answer so we trekked it anyway.
GR®221 Stage 6: Deià – Sóller
This is a completely different hike cause it goes along the coast and passes small beautiful haciendas, cafés with freshly squeezed orangejuice and hotels. Still amazing and I wish the 1000 year old olivetrees could talk cause Im sure they have a lot to say.
In Soller we missed the last bus going back to Deia so we ended up taking a taxi back.
After the wild coast of west we drove to the chill, beautiful little town Santanyi. A laidback atmosphere and the most famous market on the island. The vibe was truly something and the streets were colored in golden sand. The shopping for the boho-chic is to die for. Cafes, restaurants, art, galleries and amazingly chic boutiques digged a big hole in my wallet.
Cala Lombards-Cala Santanyi-Mondrago
I was hiking on my own some of these days. Walked along steep cliffs, rocky stones, passed amazingly beautiful villas, pretty bays with sweet boats and balanced over wild seas. Please bring a friend. Much better. The beaches are amazing, the paths beautiful and views unforgettable.
We were also spending one day in Palma and museums which is an amazing city with a beautiful vibe. Can’t wait to go back to mythical, magic and very chic Mallorca.
And the best travel partner for a hiker like me is always ALLTRAILS.