The 'Ruta de Pedra en Sec' is comprised of eight stages, two of which are still in the process of being signposted.
Stage 1: Port d'Andratx to Coma d'en Vidal
One of the variants, not pertaining to the main route, this stage takes walkers from Port d'Andratx, on the southwestern coast of Mallorca, to the village of Coma d'en Vidal where there's a refuge. This pathway is partially still a work in project and there are sections that haven't been signposted yet.
Stage 2: Estellencs to Esporles
A 14.5km hike, with 631m of elevation gain, this stage takes walkers from the terraces of Estellencs and Banyalbufar to the mountain town of Esporles along the foothills of the Puig de Galatzó (1027m). The path sometimes goes on the Ma-10 and Ma-1100 roads, where special care should be taken. Highlights on the route, apart from the villages of Banyalbufar and Esporles, include the estates of Es Collet, Son Serralta, Es Rafal and Sa Granja, some of which date back to medieval times, as well as the Son Sanutges gypsum kiln and the dry-route path of Camí des Correu.
Stage 3: Esporles to Can Boi
The second of the non-signalled itineraries, this stage begins in the centre of Esporles and ends at Can Boi, in the municipality of Deià, where there's another refuge.
Stage 4: Can Boi to Muleta
With 10km and 362m of elevation, the stunning landscape between the Mediterranean sea and the mountains of Es Teix dominates this stage. Crossing the charming town of Deià, the path goes through olive groves on dry-stone terraces to the former telegraph station of Muleta, now turned into a refuge. Again, some of the route is on the Ma-10 road. Highlights include the estates of Son Coll, Can Prohom and Muleta Gran, as well as the Camí des Grau dry-stone footpath and a lime kiln.
Stage 5: Muleta to Tossals Verd
Surrounded by the highest peaks in Mallorca, this stage of almost 28km and over 1000m of elevation gain is one of the most challenging of the Dry Stone Route. It goes into Sóller, one of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca, and through the village of Biniaraix before leading walkers onto the mountain path to Cúber, ending at the refuge of Tossals Verd. The orange groves of Sóller are worth a stop, as is the town itself. Other highlights include the Barranc de Biniaraix, a ravine with extensive dry-stone terraces and paths, and the Cúber reservoir
Stage 6: Tossals Verd to Son Amer
Venturing deep in the mountains, this stage comprises almost 16km and 869m of altitude gain. Fountains, mountain streams, springs, holm oak woods and dry-stone walls are dotted along the path, in a stage that ends at the Son Amer refuge, near the Lluc Sanctuary. This building and its surrounding are well worth a visit, as are the snow houses of Son Lluc, Galileu and Son Macip.
Stage 7: Son Amer to Pont Romà
This stage follows the trail that pilgrims have taken since the 13th century to visit the Sanctuary in Lluc. The shaded, forested path, which also has a small section on a road, passes by old farmsteads like Binifaldó and Muntanya, as well as ancient trees like the Alzina d'en Pere – a centennial holm oak. After 17.4km and only 189m of ascent, the trail ends at the Pont Romà refuge, in Pollença.
Stage 8: Pont Romà to Port de Pollença
This easy stage is just over 6.5km and takes place on the plain that connects Pollença and Port de Pollença, a charming beach resort. Once at the bay, you can dip your tired feet in the sea and enjoy wonderful views towards the Cap de Formentor.