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The Refugi de Can Boi and the Refugi des Pont Romà are mountain shelters located within the Route of Piedra en Seco GR 221 of Mallorca. This route invites you to discover the variety of landscapes built in stone along the sierra de Tramuntana, World Heritage by Unesco. You will also have the opportunity of visiting many historic remnants, learning about ancient myths and legends, discovering ancient traditions, architecture, gastronomy and local crafts of this privileged corner of the island.
The nature trails often lead you to the coastline and at other points it takes you to the highest peaks of the mountain range. This combination and the diversity in the vegetation, shady oaks, bushes and Mediterranean landscapes, contribute to increase the interest for this trail.
Cross the Serra de Tramuntana from the Refugi de Can Boi until the Refugi of Pont Romà
Refugi de Can Boi is located in the town of Deia, famous for its cristal clear calas which you can Access via the Camí des Ribassos and Sa Vinyeta des Empedrats, towards the sea. Enjoy the amazing sights this route has to offer. We also recommend the visit to this spellbinding town that has captivated many artists and writers through out the history, such as the famous Robert Graves.
Route to Sóller
We can continue our route to Sóller via the Camí de Castelló. On our journey we will encounter many incredible places such as Sa Capella de Castelló and Sa Font de ses Mentides, ending our trip in the Era de Can Prohom, from where we can enjoy an amazing sight of Soller.
With the Tramuntana and the port of Soller as our background we will descend towards a large olive tree plantation approaching the posesión de Sa Muleta and from here we will make our way to the port. On this route we have 2 choices: taking the train from the town to the port of Soller or taking the trail by foot via the Camino Son Sales GR-221.
Do not forget to indulge with a coca de patata (potato cake) and a walk around the mesmerizing streets of this beautiful part of the island.
Route from Biniaraix to Lluc
From Soller we will continue towards the Puig de l’Ofre departing from Biniaraix. This ravine is considered to be unique in Mallorca, with around 2000 steps and a stream that always carries water.
Once we have arrived to l’Orfre we will ascend until the Coll de l’Orfre to enjoy the impressive views of the lakes and the central Tramuntana. We will descend to the Reservoir of Cuber – Canaleta and Font des Prat, a unique trail for the trail running lovers and trekking.
** Another interesting route at this spot: once we have descended to the ravine of Biniaraix towards the Coll de l'Ofre and continue to Cúber, we can walk up to Sa Rateta, this peak is right next to the reservoir. We can also ascend to the Puig of Tossals verds, or maybe, if we fancy it better, walk the 3 thousand miles, departing from l’Ofre to Sa Rateta, via Na Franquesa.
From here we will ascend to a height 1100m in direction to Comellar des Prat via Sa Font de Ses Tosses d'en Gallina, at this point we can contemplate the whole of the bays of Pollença and Alcudia, and also amazing peaks such as Massanella. Following our route along the GR-221 direction to Lluc. We will encounter the famous Cases de Neu and Puig d'en Galileu, and as a good trekker would do, we will make our way to the top.
We will arrive in Lluc via Son Amer and we will visit the monastery and its surroundings.
Route from Lluc to Pollença via Binifaldó and Puig Tomir
From Lluc we will move on to Pollença via the antique Manors of Menut and the houses of Binifaldó, located at the valley of the Puig Tomir. From Binifaldó we will carry on towards the Coll del Pedregaret, from here we will take the lane to access the bottling factory where we will find the natural spring Pedregaret.
We will ascend to the top of Puig Tomir, at 1.103 meters high, and from here we can admire some of the most impressive spots of the Sierra´s landscape such as Puig Gros de Ternelles, the península of Formentor, the bay of Pollença, Cuculla de Fartàritx, Puig de Massanella, Puig Major and pla de Mallorca.
Descending in direction to Pi de Son Grua and taking the Camí Vell de Lluc until we arrive in Pollença, we will reach our second shelter, Refugi des Pont Romà.
Discover Pollença and shelter des Pont Romà - What to see and visit
Once we have arrived in the shelter, we recommend you visit the Main Square, Plaça Major, it has a XVII century church, and you can delight yourself in one of Mallorca´s best Markets. It is the ideal place to unwind in a local café and enjoy a relaxing day.
Another interesting visit is the Convent de Santo Domingo de Pollença, an architectonic marvel where we nowadays find the Museum of Pollença. We must also walk up the 365 steps to access El Calvari and visit Monti-sion, the ancient monastery and university.
If you want to admire the whole of Pollença, we recommend you to walk up to the Puig de María at 325 m, and Puig de Santuiri at 145 m, a very peaceful place from where you can enjoy unique views of the bay of Pollença.
And a bit further on is the port and lighthouse of Formentor, the northernmost point of the island, a place worth visiting once in a lifetime.
Peaks and points of interest from Serra de Tramuntana
Puig de l'Ofre 1.091 m.
Embalse de Cúber 800 m.
Masanella 1.364 m.
Puig d'en Galileu 1.181 m.
Lluc 400 m.
Binifaldó 650 m.
Puig Tomir 1.103 m.
Cuculla de Fartàritx 711 m.
Routes GR - 221
The route of Piedra en Seco GR 221 is basically supported by the ancient main roads that have been rescued and restored by the Consell de Mallorca, it is accessible to trekkers of all ages and the weather conditions are favourable most of the year.
Some of the nearby routes to our shelters that we recommend:
Camí de l'Arxiduc
An incredible route is the Camí del Arxiduc that starts from Valldemossa and goes via Deià, an all-together 5 hour duration journey where we will see amazing sights such as Sa Foradada. We can also go further up to the Puig des Teix, adding 2 more hours to the journey.
Son Marroig to Deià
From Son Marroig, in Deià we can descend to Sa Foradada and climb onto the famous rock with the whole at the top. This route has an extension of 8 km approximately.
From Cúber to Tossals Verds
From the reserve of Cuber, north bound via la Font des Noguer and ascention to Coll des Coloms, descending towards Tossals Verds passing through la Font des Prat.
La Cuculla de Fartàritx
From the houses of Can Huguet to the houses of Fartàritx Gran; direction fountain of Fartàritx, behind this fountain is the lane to la Cuculla (711m) crossing through the pas del Frare o de la Mola.
From Pont Romà to the Port de Pollença
From the Refugi des Pont Romà through the viaduct of Pont Romà, leaving behind the Torrent de Sant Jordi – Camí de Ternelles, til the Cruz de na Cantona and thel Putxet de Can Pont. Ascending the Puig del Vilar and descending down the Turó de Llenaire.
Cala San Vicenç and Cala Extremer
From Cala San Vicenç, a wonderfull beach with crystal clear water, until the Serra de Cornavaques via the camí de ses Coves Blanques. We can visit Cala Castell and Cala Extremer, also the location of the Castle del Rey, in Ternelles.