Taking two elderly woman in Sept, are you able to hire mobility scooters. Am staying near Binibeca Vell.
"Is Binibeca accessible for disabled people"
can you expand? The area's accommodation is on a hill which slopes down to Binibequer Vell commercial centre. Binibequer Vell has no lifts to a second floor. Beach access with a scooter is not possible.
the women have limited mobility and just wondered if mobility scooters are available to hire to just wander around. we have our own pool so not really fussed about the beach, just think of going out in the evening for dinner.
Hi, nothing in Binibeca to hire try menorcamobility.com/
If you can assist them, ( taxi? ) to either Binibeca Vell or Cala Torret I am sure they will enjoy it
http://www.mymenorca.info/binibeca/ has photos of the areas so you can get a better idea The lower level of Binibequer Vell has enough without needing any stairs http://www.menorca-net.co.uk/menorca/binibequer.php
There is a Top Question with some info about equipment hire ( main forum page, over on the right hand side).
Many thanks, much appreciated.
Hi, my husband has mobility problems and also hiring a mobility scooter, as we've done on all our other holidays. We're going next Friday, 27th Sept.
How did your holiday go with the ladies? I'd be interested to hear as it's our first visit to Minorca and the usual worries apply with my husband. Are there any supermarkets in Binibeca Vell? I don't have huge amounts of time, as you can imagine, to stay on tripadvisor so any advice regarding disabled would be appreciated. He can climb stairs/steps and walk about 100yds (on good days). Thank you for any info you may have that will help him.
Hello all you need answered at web page below to this and your other questions
Plus the links above will also get you answers including the location of the three supermarkets in Binibeca
As previous messages say Binibeca Vell is built on a hillside and depending on where you are on the hill will determine the degree of difficulty for scooter/wheelchair users. There are some dropped kerbs which make it easier to navigate the scooter and once you are down to the bottom of the hill (assuming your aren't in a property that is on the flat to start off with) pretty much everything you need can be accessed from that level without having to negotiate too many steps or travel too far. After recent improvements, It is now possible to get a mobility scooter right on to the beach at Binibeca, there is a series of zig zag ramps and a superb smooth concrete path from the road to the sand as well as a number of mobility car parking bays, if you're hiring a car, (remember to take your mobility card with you) next to the beach path. Depending on which end of Binibeca Vell you are, you may be adjacent to Binibeca Nou and Cala Torret. Apart from the beach with its beach bar, there are no shops/facilities in Nou. Cala Torret is the next community east. There is a little inlet with Bar restaurant (Bar Paupa) that is scooter accessible and Cala Torret has recently been made scooter/wheelchair friendly, where as well as disabled parking there are ramps and normal access to SOME of the restaurants/bread shop. Because of the layout it is not possible to access all restaurants or the supermarket in Cala Torret without having to negotiate some steps. There are a number of residents in Cala Torret who are wheelchair users and the restaurants will plate up 'normal' meals for takeaway purposes, but I think you will have plenty of choice of relatively easy to access restaurants without having to worry. If you have the time and want to see the layout of roads and access before you go, have a look at Google earth Street Level. Search for Binibequer Vell Passeig Maritim.
The pavements are ok but the ramps are really steep. At times the girls had to get off and we had to push the scooters back on the pavement. Saying that the traffic was really light, so they used to ride in the road.
Where we were staying there was a supermarket and 2 bars - Delaneys and Smugglers - both good. Be warned you cannot change money up in Binibeca, we had to drive to St Luis. The authentic style town is pretty but not great for scooters. we found an on line supermarket that delivered, which was useful for the first couple of days. I hope this is helpful.
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