A Paddy Dillon guide to trekking the GR221, Drystone Route, or Ruta de Pedra en Sec which traverses the Serra de Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca, in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. First English-language guide to this brand new 140km trail following old paths and mule tracks through mountain villages, rugged mountainsides and forests.
The GR221, Drystone Route, or Ruta de Pedra en Sec is a dramatic new 140km trail making a complete traverse of the rugged Serra de Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca – so new that waymarking has still to be completed on the ground. It follows old paths and mule tracks that link delightful mountain villages, crossing rugged mountainsides, running through forests and passing amazing cultivation terraces. Over half the route is fully signposted and waymarked, with access already available for most of the remaining distance and this pioneering English-language guide to the GR221 contains all you need to be one of the first to complete this exciting route. •inspirational photographs and full route descriptions with contoured colour maps •information about accommodation and services along the way, as well as public transport options •alternative starts, finishes, variants and one extension to Puig de María included after the main route