Can Det, Olive Mill Tours
Can Det Finca stands proudly on the way to Biniaraix from Soller. The entrance, from the lane gives no idea of the treasures therein or to the back of the house. This is home to one of the last active oil mills of its kind in Mallorca. So old, it even gets a mention in the City Register of the 16th century.
Can Det welcome you to a 1 hour tour of the house and the oil mill at this location which includes local tastings of typical Mallorcan bread, Can Det olives, “ramallet” tomatoes, home made orange jam,roasted almonds and freshly-squeezed orange juice from the gardens. (Adults: €20pp/Children: €7pp (from 4 to 12 years old)).
On certain days there are special 2 hour tours that also include the orange growing orchards and olive groves at the top of the village. (Adults: €40)
The Oil mill still follows the traditional method of pressing. This uses the stone mill, wicker mat and hydraulic press. Some visitors will get to see the process in action depending on the time in the season they visit. (Actual Olive pressings between 15th October and 15th January - at other times a video explains the process).
Tomeu Deya continues the family tradition of generations in overseeing the work of the Mill and Orchards. He is also the voice of the Valley in UNESCO terms. A tourism professional in all his work he spent 15 years as Mallorca Tourism Board director and 3 years as the first World Heritage Site Director of the Cultural Landscape Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca. These days he is a very active member of the Tourism and the Cultural Landscapes Scientific Committee of ICOMOS, a UNESCO Advisory body. He runs Can Det and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love for the Soller Valley. He does this in a combination of sustainable agriculture and cultural tourism. You will often meet Tomeu on your visit to his world.
Tomeu and his team, who speak English, German, and Spanish, love to welcome visitors to the house, mill and orchards. They are open daily for visits, tasting, background information and the ability to purchase oil, olives and oranges with no carbon footprint. All grown and processed, on this historic spot, in Soller.
On the road from Sóller to Biniaraix, just after the crossroads
1 Hour Tours
Children: €7 (from 4 to 12 years old)
Includes: Visit and tasting of local family products. Max group size 15.
2 hour tour including the olive and orange groves for €40pp. This tour includes the mill and also olive and orange groves which are in Biniaraix. For this tour you would take your own car between the house/mill and the olive grove. Small business meetings can also be held at Can Det. The stately home is a welcoming, pleasant and comfortable space, offering all the technology and facilities necessary to hold business meetings for up to 12 persons.