THE Balearic Islands are giving the gift of free public transport next summer, as they look to cut the number of cars on the islands.
Local authorities say the free travel will be available for the whole of next year.
That will permit people to travel on both buses and trains, without spending a penny.
Details on how to get one of the cards remain sparse for now -and it’s not yet clear whether tourists will be able to make use of the scheme – but more information will be made available at a later date.
The scheme will be paid for by the Spanish government, who confirmed that it would be going ahead in the new year.
A spokesperson told the Majorca Daily Bulletin: “The free transport scheme includes buses and trains and it will run for the whole of 2023.”
The prices for rental cars soared in the Balearics this year, due to increased demand.
Any remaining available rental cars had a dramatic price increase, with the previous average of between 15 and 60 euros per day rocketing 300 per cent to around 130 euros per day.
The Balearics isn’t the only place where measures have been brought in to reduce the number of cars.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy has stopped tourists from visiting every day, due to the huge problems the surge in travellers causes to the tiny area.
The region, which is a favourite of tourists due to its sea views and colourful buildings, has long suffered from huge queues on the roads, blocking off access.
This year they introduced rules to ban certain tourists depending on their car license plate when travelling on the 22-mile stretch of road.
Vehicles with license plates ending in odd-numbers can only visit on odd-number dates.
The same goes for even-number license plates who can only visit on even-number days.
Meanwhile, many Brits don’t know about a rule that will cost them extra money to go to Europe next year.
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