A pleasant stroll for holidaymakers and hikers alike
If you're staying, or planning on staying in Puerto de Pollensa and you like to get out and about on foot, then we have good news for you. Just last week the Mallorcan authorities opened another stage of the dry stone route GR221 which enables holidaymakers in the port to stroll all the way to the Town of Pollensa itself in around an hour and a half.
The GR221 is a well signposted hiking route which currently wends its way through over 150 kilometres of the Sierra Tramuntana mountains and is a great favourite with serious hikers who come to enjoy their hobby and the wonderful views of the mountains and sea in the low season.
The route is slowly but surely being improved and extended and will eventually cover around 300 km of safe pathways. The newly opened stage 8 starts at Pollensa's Roman bridge and finishes 6,743 metres later at the actual port of Puerto de Pollensa. It's an easy route as it descends (or ascends) only 50 metres along the whole way and it's been calculated to take just 1 hour and 25 minutes from end to end.
It sounds like an excellent way to stroll through the countryside in safety and have something interesting to do at either end where both the town and port have some really good watering holes and pit stops! And if you don't feel like walking back, the number 340 bus which runs regularly between the two will get you home in just 15 minutes!