There were many reasons why this idea was born, each a motivating factor.
* I needed a reason to get me off the couch, something that was hard enough to scare me
* Help the amazing charity Cancer Support Mallorca (a registered charity)
* Go one better than my wife (more on that later)
The motivation for this actually began back in May 2014, when my wife Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having detected it early, she was able to get the necessary procedures and treatments to successfully “battle the demon”. The medical expertise and attention was fantastic, but the help and support we all received from Cancer Support Mallorca was nothing short of extraordinary.
As part of her recovery, during Easter 2016 Anita formed “Walk the GR221” and along with 5 friends walked from Andratx to Pollensa along the GR221, an 8 day odyssey of their own. Staying in refuges, sharing each other’s company and generally having a great time, they decided to make it a yearly event. Since then, she has completed the Tramuntana traverse 4 times with a variety of fellow participants (COVID putt a stop to this year’s attempt however) raising more than 15,000€ for Cancer Support Mallorca along the way.
Not to be outdone by Anita, my own attempt to support this wonderful charity was going to be the Tramuntana Travessa, a 120 km one day mountain running race, following a similar route from Pollensa to S´Arracó in November 2020 – unfortunately COVID again put pay to that.
From the ashes of these two disappointments was born Mallorca Odyssey.
My goal will be to circumnavigate our beautiful island in a kayak, on a bike and by foot in 2 days. Hopefully I will get some like minded souls to accompany me on one/some/all of the 10 stages….
Any support in helping me across the line, be it in the form of donations, physical or moral support, would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks for your interest,
You can follow my progress here Facebook - Mallorca Odyssey
Donations can be made here DONATE