Visits to the Planícia estate

During weekends and public holidays in April and May, has been established a free bus service, which every 20 minutes links the villages of Banyalbufar and Estellencs with the public Planícia estate, recently acquired by the Government of the Balearic Islands. The bus schedule will be from 10 am to 6 pm. This initiative, in order to let know people about Planícia, is done through a collaboration between the Conselleria de Medi Ambient (Department of Environment) and l’Obra Social de la Caixa (Social Projects of la Caixa).

After May, when the bus service will not be available any more, is expected to give access to the estate by enabling a route, that allows to get there walking from Estellencs and Banyalbufar.

Planícia is an antique estate located in the south of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which occupies almost a quarter of Banyalbufar municipal area. The estate is next to the sea, with spectacular views over the coast from the mountains. Therefore it is very appreciated by trekking fans. Among the routes they can do, highlights the ascent to the Mola de Planícia.

In addition to the rehabilitation of the old constructions, where is being considered the possibility to install an interpretation centre of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, complimentary to the one in Lluc and as well as a shelter, because Planícia is part of the Ruta de la Pedra en Sec. The government plans to enable and signpost trekking routes, as well as recreational areas, to let people enjoy the Planícia natural values and heritage. Emphasizing the forests of oaks and other items associated with the activity of charcoal, used in other periods, to take advantage of forest resources.

Finally, it should be noted that in the works of restoration and adaptation of Planícia estate to the new uses, 20 people under a high risk of social exclusion will work there.

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