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Balearic Hiking for the Disabled

Thanks to a new initiative from the Balearic Government's Environmental Council

Thanks to a new initiative from the Balearic Government's Environmental Council, disabled people will be able to enjoy hiking in the region's Natural Parks. The government has introduced 12
specially adapted 'Joëlette' wheelchairs which have been funded by the charity 'Obra Social la Caixa' along with technical help from "http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monta%C3%B1a-Para-Todos/242113652510181" target="_blank">'Montaña para Todos' which has enormous experience of disabled hiking in the Canary Islands.

The Joëlette wheelchairs are like an off-road, go anywhere version of a normal wheelchair and should be able to cope with any terrain the natural parks can throw at them. There will be two chairs
per natural park throughout the islands – Mondrago, Peninsula de Llevant, Sierra de Tramuntana and Cabrera in Mallorca, Las Salinas in Ibiza and s'Albufera des Grau in Menorca.

What a great idea!