- Port d’Andratx to col do Gramola
19k 3400 ft vertical 5 hrs 45 mins with an hours break for lunch with Tina at St. Elm.
Day was split in two with a nice lunch stop in St. Elm. The route was generally easy to find. I must say I like navigating by GPS. It automatically shows you were you are relative to your desired track, while with paper maps the first question is “where the hell are we?”. The frequent breaks to consult it force in rest breaks. The first section used a track for much of the ascents, but had a rough steep descent. After lunch it was the reverse. It was slow steep and rough going up, so much so that I thought I would be late for my rendezvous with Tina, but suddenly the last 4 k turned into a nice track and we arrived simultaneously at the rendezvous. Great views all along the route as it is generally quite high above the sea. The weather was good through out. I converted by pants to shorts very early on, and was hiking in just a long sleeved shirt.
2 thoughts on “The Drystone Route Mallorca – Day 1”
That looks great! Glad to hear the driving is ok. Pouring rain here 😦
I like the photos Michael! Thanks Keep them coming!