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Josep Coll Bardolet
2 December, 2015

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I am convinced that if you make the effort to climb one of our mountains in Mallorca, it will be really worthwhile.

Mallorca is an incredible place to walk and from its peaks you can get the most sensational views with different contrasts.

The climate of Mallorca makes it an excellent place for hiking (even though I don’t recommend you to hike in July or August because it’s too hot).

In Mallorca you can also find some fascinating caves such as L’Avenc de Son Pou, sa Cova d’es Pirata or Coves de Cala Barques.

My favourite route is la Trapa, which is a well known and medium level excursion where one can enjoy spectacular sea views to the Dragonera island.

The Serra de Tramuntana was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a fabulous place to hike and most of the routes are marked with way posts, carins (pyramid-shaped piles of stones) and blue or red spots painted on rocks or trees.

GR221 Dry Stone Route runs the entire length of the Serra de Tramuntana. It runs from Port d’Andratx to Pollença.  The whole path is 135 Km, which is full of olive trees,  and people normally do it in 7 days.  Of course, you can organise an excursion just to do a part of this.

On average our peaks measure around 1.100 or 1.200 m high and the Puig Major is the highest with 1.450 m.

Remember that when you hike there are some essential things you can forget:

-good footwear

-a good map

-hat

-at least 1,5 litres of water

-proper clothing

-torch

-small medical kit

-snacks

-raincoat

You should never go alone and you should explain to someone where you go.

You should be awared of how fit you are to choose the level of the excursion you’d like to do.

And don’t forget your camera!

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