Discover Mallorca

the rugged north

 

One of the many ways to learn about the culture & history of the island is to follow La Ruta de Piedra en Seca (Route of the Dry Stones). 

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This famous walk runs from Port d'Andratx in the southwest of the island, all the way to Pollença in the northwest, following ancient cobbled paths through the Tramuntana mountain range. The 135km hike generally takes eight days and while we haven't done the entire thing, we've chiseled away at parts of it on our trips to Mallorca.

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The path is lined with dry stone terraces where olive trees have been grown for centuries. It's fascinating to think that Mallorcans dating back to Roman & Arab times excavated these stones by hand to build terraces. The entire island is literally covered with them, bisecting the countryside to allow farming & other agricultural activities.

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One of the best parts of this hike in particular was our friend Lluis's drone. Check out this video of the breathtaking landscape.

And of course no hike would be complete without a dip in the Mediterranean afterward.

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