Description of the route of Palma

The first part of the route, which goes until Bunyola, is completely flat and will help you come closer to places of historical importance: the Monestir De la Real, the Mestre Pere fountain and the great 'possessió', or rural estate, of Raixa. After Bunyola you will penetrate the mountainous territory of Serra de Tramuntana. You will pass through the “Comuna” of this village, an area that
used to be economically important for the exploitation of its forest – holm oak and pine trees- but has now become reduced in essence to a playground. Hiking is predominant. The rock of “Honor” is an exceptional vantage point that will allow you capture the beauty and grandeur of the whole Serra de Tramuntana. You will also discover Orient and its valley, a small mountain village of houses huddling around a tiny parish church. From the valley the property of Coma-sema stands out,
with magnificent and impressive houses and other installations, such as the splendid old water tank.From now on, you will almost always travel accompanied by ancient holm oaks that will offer you their shade and energy.This journey will also allow you to meet the Almadrà stream and the Cúber reservoir which are important elements for the supply of potable water to Palma.When you arrive at the Noguer fountain, a frequently visited place by excursionists, you will connect to the GR-221 or the Dry-stone route (“ruta de pedra en sec”), named like this for the large quantity of
constructions (walls, houses, fountains...) made with
perfectly arranged stones, without the necessity of using any type of mortar to give them consistency. Beyond the Font des Noguer, the path is perfectly signalled. You will see Puig Major and Puig de Massanella, the tallest peaks of the island, and the Gorg Blau reservoir, with its water reserves. You will pass the Prat fountain and several ice houses: the ice houses of Galileu have been magnificently restored; they are a good testimony for understanding the technical beauty of the “pedra en sec”, or dry stone technique. And the stretch of path called Voltes d'en Galileu is also another excellent example.You will have gone up and down many slopes but at the end you will arrive at Lluc, at the heart of the mountain chain, the final goal of this “stroll”.