What is it?
The Camí del Correu is a public road, of medieval origin, that connected Banyalbufar with Esporles. After the main road from Esporles to Banyalbufar was opened in the 19th Century, the road was abandoned. It was restored by the Majorcan Council in 1999.
Opening hours and price:
Unrestricted and free-of-charge.
Approximate length: 2.5 hours
Location and contact:
Banyalbufar Town Council
Carrer de la Font de la Vila, 1. 07191 Banyalbufar
Telephone: +34 971 148 580
Web site: www.ajbanyalbufar.net/
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
The route starts at Banyalbufar. You need to catch the L200 to get there.
The route starts from the bus stop in the main street in Banyalbufar. From this point, we go towards the Town Hall, which is just behind the bus stop, above the Post Office. We need to follow the signs for Esporles/Camí del Correu/GR-221 and go up Carrer Jeroni Albertí. We go past Son Vives on our right and, straight after, the access road to another Banyalbufar mansion – Son Albertí.
A few minutes later we reach La Font de la Vila (the village spring). The route goes up through pine trees, malvasia vineyards and olive groves until we get to the abandoned Son Sanutges plaster factory. The roads forks three ways here and we need to go along the one in the middle. After some bends, we go into a forest and arrive at the boundaries of Son Sanutges and Son Valentí. The path climbs slowly and takes us to the Coll del Pi (450 metres).
We arrive at the l'Era del Moro (the Moor's grindstone), which is a good look-out point over the landscape. From this point the path is the easiest and freshest on the route. When we go round a hairpin bend to the left, we get to a wall that divides Son Valentí and Ses Mosqueres, a few metres from the Potada del Cavall, a small natural pit in the middle of the path that traditional storytelling fuels with legends involving King Jaume I. The path descends, winding round some sharp bends.
The route goes down through the Ses Mosqueres olive grove, passes the Creuer spring on the right and continues until it reaches the edge of Sa Granja. A few minutes later we get to the Ma-10 main road, which we cross over and follow. Further on, we cross the La Turbina bridge, which goes over the Sant Pere gulley, we go over to the other side of the main road and in a few minutes we are in the Plaça de Espanya in Esporles which is the end of the route. From here, go down Avinguda de Joan Riutort and, when we get to Carrer Jaume I, turn right until we get to the main Esporles bus stop.
Difficulty: Easy. The route goes over a wide, cobbled road with good signposting for the whole way.
Estimated time: 2.5 hours.
Recommended for: Walking round and enjoying the typical streets in Banyalbufar and Esporles.