The Manacor-Artà Greenway follows the path of the railway that used to serve the easternmost part of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The result is a new, easy and safe trail that runs through the interior of the island, where traditional crop fields alternate with Mediterranean forest on the hills that the old railway line used to skirt around in its quest for a flatter route to follow.
Between the towns of Manacor, the bustling capital of the island’s Llevant comarca(region), and Artà, bordered by the Península del Llevant Natural Park, we pass by the old stations of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Son Carrió and Son Servera that used to serve charming rural towns and villages offering a rich and varied gastronomy and attractive cultural heritage.
The old railway used to run between Manacor and Artà and was never intended to reach the beach. But the middle part of the route runs very close to the coast, providing magnificent views of the sea, and at Son Servera you can connect with the bike lane which drops down to beaches made of fine sand.
The greenway of the Llevant region of Mallorca runs through a unique area of well-integrated contrasts: the genuineness of inland Mallorca, beautiful natural areas, and some wonderful beaches with plenty for tourists to do.