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►GR  222. Route Artà - Lluc

This long-distance trail will connect Artà (in the northeast of Mallorca), the ‘Península de Llevant’ nature park, the tourist village of Colònia de Sant Pere and the villages Santa Margalida, Llubí, Inca, Selva and Caimari, before reaching the spiritual centre of the island, the Santuari de Lluc, high in the mountains. At the beginning of 2015, just some sections were signposted. They aren't any mountain hostels along its way, but some IBANAT cabins.

The Route is planed in 5 stages:

Stage 1: Artà- Sa Duaia- Cala Torta- Torre d'Albarca- Refugi de S'Arenalet des Verger (17,258 Km) PARTLY SIGNPOSTED

Stage 2: S'Arenalet des Verger- S'Esquena Llarga- S'Alqueria Vella d'Avall- Ermita de Betlem- Betlem (14,092 Km) SIGNPOSTED

Stage 3: Betlem- Caloscans- Colònia de Sant Pere- Sa Canova- Son Serra de Marina- Son Serra- Montblanc- Santa Margalida (31,261 Km) PARTLY SIGNPOSTED

Stage 4: Santa Margalida- Llubí- Inca (23,408 Km)

Stage 5: Inca- Selva- Caimari- Lluc (15,170 Km) PARTLY SIGNPOSTED

 

And with 4 alternative sections:

Alt. section A: PUIG DE SANTA MAGDALENA....................................................3,029 Km

Alt. section B: CAPDEPERA....................................................................................8,274 Km

Alt. section C: CALA RATJADA...............................................................................7,030 Km

Alt. section D: CAN PICAFORT................................................................................6,859 Km


Total ROUTE ARTÀ - LLUC................................... 126,741 Km

 

The law of the Route Artà- Lluc (GR 222)

→ The law is an important tool for the GR 222 because it guarantees the right of way across private lands. At the beginning of 2015 it hadn't yet been aproved. Its most important points are: 

             * Page 9: The GR 222 will have a length of 101'549 km (+ 25,192 km of alternative sections)

             * Page 11: Possible expropiations

             * Page 23: Next steps to be taken.

             * Page 26: Stages (34 km of the course will use paved roads)

              → Only in catalan available: http://www.conselldemallorca.net/?id_section=1841.

 

→ The best maps for the long-distance trail GR 222 are the newest from Alpina

 

 

Pictures of the main course

Stage 1

- Artà-

-Sa Duaia from Coll des Racó..........................Water channel Font Sobirana-

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- Cala Torta.....................................................................................Cala Es Matzocs-

 

Watchtower Torre d'Albarca

 

Platja de sa Font Celada.....................................S'Arenalet des Verger

 

-IBANAT cabin S'Arenalet des Verger...............IBANAT cabin 'Caseta des Oguers', 15 min away from S'Arenalet-

Stage 2

-.....Camí d'en Mondoi......................S'Alqueria Vella d'Avall, future information center of the nature park Llevant-

 

-Footpath to the Ermita near Coll de sa Truja...................................Source Font de s'Ermita-

 

-Ermita de Betlem and the bay of Alcúdia-

 

- Talaia Freda de Morei from the Ermita de Betlem.............................. Footpath to Betlem and the coast-

 

Stage 3

-Caló des Camps.............Colònia de Sant Pere.........Puig de Massanella and Tomir from Platja de sa Canova-

 

-Platja de sa Canova/Estany des Bisbe in Torrent de na Borges (Son Serra de Marina)..........Camí de la Mar-

-Cap de Ferrutx from Son Serra de Marina.................................................Son Serra-

Old trail Ariant- Son Serra near Sa Cabaneta-

-Santa Margalida with Bec de Ferrutx-

 

Stage 4

-The old trail to Sineu, near Santa Margalida.................................. Llubí and Puig de Massanella-

 

-Ermita del Sant Crist del Remei, near Llubí...............................Puig de Santa Magdalena-

 

Stage 5

- The old trail to Lluc: Costa Llarga and Sa Llengonissa-

- View above Es Pla from Salt de la Bella Dona .......................................Santuari de Lluc-

 

Pictures of alt. section C (Cala Rajada- Cala Torta)

-Cala Agulla and the Coll de Marina..................................................Talaia de Son Jaumell-

-Menorca from Cala Rajada-

Cala Mesquida............................Between Cala Mesquida and Cala Torta................................Cala Torta-

 

Pictures of alt. section D (Can Picafort- Son Serra de Marina)

-Torrent de Son Bauló (Can Picafort)......................................Old cemetery Necròpoli de Son Real-

- Beach of Son Real-

 

- Illa des Porros.................IBANAT cabin in Son Real............Serra de Tramuntana from Son Serra de Marina-