Trekking through Mallorca: GR221 - The Drystone Route

Trekking through Mallorca: GR221 - The Drystone Route

by Paddy Dillon


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Trekking through Mallorca: GR221 - The Drystone Route by Paddy Dillon

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, basking in sunny splendor in the Mediterranean between Spain and Algeria. Although it is still a favorite destination for beach holidays, more and more visitors now go to explore the island's most dramatic mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana. The GR221 - 'La Ruta de Pedra en Sec' or 'The Drystone Route' - is a brand new long-distance trail which makes a complete traverse of the Serra de Tramuntana. It follows old paths and mule tracks linking delightful mountain villages, crossing rugged, limestone mountainsides, running through forests and passing dramatic cultivation terraces. Although new, over half of the 140km route is now fully signposted and waymarked and the rest is fully accessible, with plentiful services along the route. Trekking through Mallorca covers the whole route in detail, alongside many of its variants and alternatives and contains all the information walkers need to follow the GR221 through the mountains.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852844950
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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