Sa Travessa

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After almost three years in Mallorca, I finally carried out “Sa Travessa”, a several days hike from side to side of the Tramuntana mountain range. I had the pleasure to share this experience with some friends who also enjoy hiking: Pablo, María, Lorena and Carmela. Other friends like Bea, Medea and Luli came also to some of the stages, which was somehow refreshing!

The trip started at Calvià on Saturday 3rd of December of 2022 and finished at Port de Pollença the Thursday 8th of December after 6 days with almost 120 Km walked and 5000 m of elevation gained. We divided the long hike into 6 stages, which are summarised in the table below:

Stage Distance Elevation Gain Elevation Loss Moving Time Total Time
Calvià-Esporles 24 Km 892 m 819 m 5h 52min 8h 39min
Esporles-Deià 23 Km 1340 m 1390 m 6h 25min 8h 45min
Deià-Tossals Verds 28 Km 1683 m 1283 m 7h 48min 10h 49min
Tossals Verds-Lluc 16 Km 783 m 914 m 4h 42min 7h 28min
Lluc-Pollença 18 Km 188 m 668 m 4h 57min 7h 22min
Pollença-Port de Pollença 7 Km 0 m 50 m 1h 25min 1h 30min

Certainly the first three stages were quite intense!

Nevertheless, we had plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful views and do some crazy things…

As the geek I am, I decided to download the data from the Wikiloc trails that Carmela and Maria recorded and access it using Python with gpxpy library. Then I could plot the nice profile of the stages with few lines of code, look below!

Another cool thing I did is an interactive map of our full trip, showing the starting and ending point of each stage and the path we followed. Click on the red line to check the stats of each trail and click the title to go to the Wikiloc record!

Wikiloc trails: