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Discover Menorca Walking Holiday

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A walking holiday on the island of Menorca. This route enables you to discover the island along the Camí de Cavalls trail, seeing part of the lovely coast and inland beauty spots.

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Description

This route enables you to discover the island along the Camí de Cavalls trail, seeing part of the lovely coast and inland beauty spots. The Camí de Cavalls is a path that was used to defend the coast of Menorca. It was established in 1330. It has been used as right of way to communicate the entire island. Nowadays, after many claims from the local population, and thanks to the recovery work that has been done, the path has become a public path that goes around the entire island. The path has been included in the European Long-Distance Path.

  • The unspoilt nature of Menorca
  • Migratory birds and birds of prey
  • The turquoise and crystalline waters of the Mediterranean
  • The historical Cami de Cavalls path
  • Ciutadella

 

Itinerary

Example itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival

Arrival at Menorca. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Maó (optional) where we will spend the first night in Menorca.

Day 2. Favaritx Lighthouse– Es Grau – Maó

Distance : 8 km or 18.6 km if you want to continue to Maó

In the morning, transfer to the lighthouse of Favaritx. Today’s itinerary crosses the Nature Reserve of Albufera des Grau. The walk starts in the lunar landscape of Cape Favaritx, with spectacular views over the rugged coast and unspoilt coves. The path leads to the beach of Tortuga, a perfect spot for a swim.   From the beach of Tortuga the path turns inland and through the Menorcan countryside where typical drywall constructions are in perfect harmony with the rolling green fields. At the cove of  Sa Torreta, the prystine sandy beach and surrounding dunes are a favourite spot of many migratory  birds. The path now follows the canal that links the Albufera lagoon with the sea. Arrival at the hotel in Maó.

Day 3. Cala en Porter – Sant Tomàs 

Distance: 16.5 km

Transfer to Cala en Porter. We will start our route at Cala en Porter to reach Son Bou Beach, the largest of the Island, where we will find a paleo-Christian basilica and a dune bar of a great ecologic value. We will head inland to find the orchards of Prat de Son Bou or the Ses Canessies lagoon, the most important after the Natural Park. We will arrive at Sant Tomàs.

Day 4. Sant Tomàs – Cala Galdana

Distance: 12 km

Today is known as the ravines hiking, because we will cross the most important and spectacular ravines of the island. We leave the hotel to cross the beach of Sant Tomàs and Sant Adeodat and go to the beach of Binigaus. At the beginning of our hike we can visit the caves of Es Coloms. We will go across the croplands of Binigaus, the ravines of Trebalúger and Es Calafat. Then we will continue until the idyllic Cala Mitjana that precedes the virgin corner of Cala Mitjaneta. We will follow the path until we come to Cala Galdana. At the Algendar ravine of Cala Galdana, we will sight a diversity of birds and we will explore caves and grottos.

Day 5. Cala Galdana – Son Saura beach   

Distance: 10 km

Today is one of the most spectacular days of our trek, crossing the turquoise coves of Menorca. We begin the hike to Cala Galdana to get to Cala Macarella and Macarelleta, where many aquatic species coexist among the reeds of Santa Anna. Then, crossing wild olive woods and juniper woods we will arrive to the dunes of the paradisiacal beach of Cala en Turqueta. Along the route, we will pass through protected areas with rocky areas are intersected by ravines and creeks. Before arriving to Son Saura, take time to relax in Cala Talaier almost the paradise. Transfer from Son Saura to Ciutadella hotel.

Day 6. Cala Morell – Els Alocs

Distance: 16.5 km

Transfer to the starting point.  Today’s stretch will lead us through a rocky coastal area, where we will sight some predatory birds’ low flying and some sheep gazing. We will come across some hypogeum, underground cisterns and a cross in remembrance of the Genral Chanzy sinking. The dune system shows a very dense endemic vegetation. At this place, next to a necropolis, there is a small water spring. At Pla de Mar, we will discover a mine and a stony stretch. Along the trail, we will cross wooded areas inhabited by forest birds and mammals.  In the surroundings, the rocks house predatory birds, like the Muntanya Mala does. We will continue to Els Alocs Beach. Transfer to Port Fornells where we will spend the night.

Day 7. Port Fornells – Binimel·là – Port Fornells

Distance: 15 or 22 km (arriving to Cap de Cavalleria)

Today we will pass one of the best-preserved and wildest areas of Minorca. Transfer to Binimel·là Beach to start the walk that crosses dune beaches like Cala Mica, Cavalleria and Tirant. We will pass the Fornells Beaches and arrive at Port Fornells where we can admire the paleo-Christian basilica from he 6th Century of Cap des Port and the wetland of Ses Salines. Accommodation at Port Fornells.

Day 8. Departure

Free day and transfer to the airport (optional).