Manacor - Artà Greenway
The green route goes towards Sant Llorenç, climbing up the slope of the Santa Cirga mountain. From Sant Llorenç the path turns to the south east and goes over the Son Sureda gulley on an elegant viaduct before arriving at Son Carrió. From here the green route continues towards the sea, with some spectacular views over the Llevant coast. At Na Penyal the path turns north eastwards towards Son Servera, alongside the Llevant mountain range. A little before Son Servera station, on the right, there is a connection to the bike lane which goes to Cala Millor and Cala Bona.
To go to Artà the path crosses the Sant Jordi mountains over the Es Caçador pass, between the Corb and Ses Tres Termes mountains. At this point the route turns to the north east and reaches Artà via the Canyamel gulley valley.
Reforestation of degraded areas with native trees that way the route blends into the natural surrounding, rural landscape and has ensured the presence of local fauna. Other environmental measures taken have given a higher ecological value to the route. Highlights of the species that have been planted are Aleppo Pines (Pinus halepensis), wild olives (Olea europaea), mastic trees (Pistacea lentiscus), evergreen oaks (Quercus ilex) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). They are all Mediterranean plants, adapted to the area’s climate, and particularly resistant to the long summer drought which is typical of the zone. Tables and benches round off the area’s leisure and relaxation facilities.
Development of the route for the new eco-tourism use has involved stabilising more than 20,000 square metres of embankments to prevent landslides; the creation of six new rest areas in which 24,000 square metres of forest were landscaped by planting 6,000 trees; construction of four water points for wild fauna and to encourage biodiversity, and erection of posters with information about the landscape, points of environmental interest and the area’s railway history.
Finally, visitors’ centres have been created at San Llorenç des Cardassar, Son Servera and Artà stations with information boards and other informative resources.
You can enjoy this whole route with mountain biking or trekking. Ride bicycles are not advisable regardless of whether the route is in good condition. Rental Bikes Mallorca team can deliver the bike at any point of the route. We also provide customer service with our 9 seater van.