Serra de Tramuntana

Spain
22-28 November, 2014

Hiking along the GR-221 trail across the south/central part of the Tramuntana mountain range on Mallorca.

 

Day 0: Bus from Palma to Valdemossa

 

Valdemossa, view from our hotel window
(Hotel Ca's Papa)

 
 

Day 1: Circuit hike to Teix mountain

 

Valdemossa from distance. The red circle on the right marks the window of our room :)

 
 

Above the valley that we just walked through

 
 

Ascending the Teix mountain, with the Mediterranean Sea in the background

 
 

View north from a place near the Teix peak towards the highest peaks of Mallorca

 
 

A break on Teix

 
 
 
 
 

Mirador de Ses Bases, view of Valdemossa

 
 

Back in Valdemossa

 
 

Day 2: Valdemossa - Deia

 
 

Finn wanted to try daddy's shoes :)

 
 

The plateu on the left is an old coal mile, and on the right an oven for making chalk.

 
 

Nice view of the coast to the south

 
 

An eremit's cave

 
 

A nicely located refugio

 
 

An impressive rock wall

 
 

Entering the "archidux" trail, a classic walk near the edge of the cliffs with stunning views

 
 

 

 
 

The Na Foradada peninsula with a rock window

 
 

View north

 
 

The first view of our destination for this day, Deia village.

 
 

A long descent followed along the foot of high walls, and then through olive groves.

 
 

Deia village

 
 

Inside Deia. This village was more green and lush than most of the towns and villages we visited on Mallorca. Especially along the stream in the lower part of the village, where we stayed (in Refugio Can Boi).

 
 

Day 3: Deia - Soller

 
 

From refugio Can Boi in Deia the trail followed a very nice path down towards
Cala Deia at the sea. The last bit was on road.

 
 

Cala Deia. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed, otherwise it would have been perfect with a coffee on the terrace...

 
 

There is a coastal trail here that we would like to come back to hike in the future.

 
 

Nice views of the coast to the north

 
 
 
 
 

More coastal views...

 
 

Finn by an olive tree

 
 

The little chapel where the paths divied.
We chose the path towards Refugi Muleta.

 
 
 
 
 

Coffee at Refugi Muleta.

 
 

The tourist resort Port de Soller. From there we took the almost 100 year old wooden tram up to Soller.

 
 

Day 4: Circuit hike to the Barranc de Biniaraix canyon

 
 

We took the bus to Fornalutx village, where we started the hike.

 
 

We soon reached the tiny settlement of Binibassi. The rain was getting worse.

 
 

View of Biniaraix village during rain...

 
 

We had a coffee in the cosy cafe in Biniaraix, waiting for the rain to stop.

 
 

Soller town in the distance

 
 

Entering the Barranc de Biniaraix canyon.

 
 

The canyon was really impressive

 
 

A small waterfall

 
 

The canyon was really impressive, but it was very difficult to capture this with the camera...

 
 

The path must have taken a lot of work to construct...

 

 

Binibassi in the background and Biniaraix in the foreground

 
 

Back in our B&B in Magdalena's flat.
Finn was so happy to play with both toys and cats :)

 
 

Soller was a really nice town.

 
 
Day 5: Train to Palma and bus to Esporles
No hiking this day.
 

Finn playing on a square in Soller

 
 

The charming train from the 1920s travelled through the mountains with nice views.

 
 

From Palma we took a bus to Esporles, which was also a very cosy town.

 
 

Here we stayed in another B&B, in Antonio's house.

 
 

Day 5: Esporles - Banyalbufar

 
 

Breakfast on Antonios roof terrace :)

 
 

The best view of this day

 
 

Fruits from "Strawberry tree"

 
 

Banyalbufar village

 
 

View from our hotel room
(Hotel Son Burguny)

 
 

 

 

After the hike we went to Palma

 

The lobby of Hotel Born in Palma. A bit fancier than we are used to... :)

 
 

We were positively surprised about Palma. It's a very nice city!