Walk of the month September:
Walking & Wine experience on The Old Postman’s route
This fabulous day out combines a delightful walk on the old Postman’s route from Esporles to the ancient terraced village of Banyalbufar, where we’ll stop and sample some local Malvasia wines and local delicacies prepared especially for us. Banyalbufar consists of ancient Moorish terraces and the local wine growing community specializes in growing the Malvasia grape mainly for white wine. In the village we have got two options for our wine tasting session; either we visit a more traditional style bodega with sea views or we go to a small cooperative that has got its own wine yards and a little shop. Our tasting is in the most idyllic rustic spot far away from everything other than vines and grapes! We enjoy a meal of local delicacies to accompany the wines whilst our host tells us all about the wine growers, the vines and the wines. This is a particularly good walk to do when the temperatures have started to rise, as it is mostly in beautiful Holm oak woods, where we can enjoy the dappled shade! We usually start at the car park of La Granja, although we can also start in the centre of Esporles, making it a slightly longer trip (about 3 hours). We begin by climbing through some ancient broken down olive terraces, along cobbled paths and then we continue through the Holm oak woods, where we pass a natural spring and a couple of old lime kilns. Every now and then there is a clearing from which we get fantastic sea views. Our route then begins to descend steeply via a country lane into Banyalbufar, giving us an amazing perspective on a gentle rural life here, and the surrounding terraces and Moorish irrigation systems, which made this part of the island such a successful wine growing area in its time. We end our trip with a wander around the village before getting the public bus back to Esporles or transfer back to your hotel.
Please note this hike forms part of the GR221 or Dry Stone Route and in this context it is usually approached from the opposite direction i.e. from Banyalbufar to Esporles.
Delightful holm oak woods, fantastic sea views and immaculate ancient terracing.
This day is a real treat!
Facts about this walk:
- Area: North West.
- Length: 8km
- Walking Time: 2.5hrs (breaks not included).
- Ascent/descent: 220m/350m.
- Difficulty: Easy.
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