OVERVIEW: The highlight of this tour is a guided hike through the historic 15th century Royal Path that used to connect the villages of Esporles and Banyalbufar.
HIGHLIGHTS: Discover the Royal Path that used to join the villages of Banyalbufar and Esporles on a guided hike to the town of Banyalbufar.
NOTES: Guests must be able to hike/walk for approximately 2.5 hours and be aware there are certain risks involved in any hiking excursion.
The highlight of this tour is a guided hike through the historic 15th century Royal Path that used to connect the villages of Esporles and Banyalbufar.
-Discover the Royal Path on a guided hike to the town of Banyalbufar.
Your tour begins with a drive into the mountains in Esporles, where you will begin your hiking adventure. You’ll join your hiking guide for a trek along the historic 15th century Royal Path that used to join the villages of Banyalbufar and Esporles. Documented sources date this path back to the 15th century and they relate it with the uses that were made with it, such as the transport of fish from the coast to the inner lands by the monks of the Cister Order. Others believe the actual name of this path refers to the ordinary post that was placed here by King James III in the 14th century.
On your hiking trail, you’ll pass through an evergreen oak forest which offers an interesting view of a variety of traditional architectural elements like dry stone walls, huts, lime, and coal ovens. After the Font de la Vila, you’ll notice the landscape changes completely to many dry stone terraces and outdoor water tanks that can be seen right down to Banyalbufar. At the end of your tour, you’ll rejoin the coach for the return drive to the ship.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Sun protection and sunglasses.
-This tour will operate rain or shine; therefore, participants should take the appropriate weather gear with them, carry a backpack for belongings and take extra bottled water to stay hydrated during the hike.
What to Wear:
-Light clothing and comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-Guests must be able to hike/walk for approximately 2.5 hours (1 – 1.5 miles ) over flat, uneven and cobblestone surfaces.
-Participants should be aware that there are certain inherent risks involved in any hiking excursion.