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Menorca by Bike

929.00

A cycling holiday on the island of Menorca. Six cycling stages will take you to the most varied inland landscapes where pine and holm oak forests alternate with wide growing lands that will lead you close to the most beautiful transparent, virgin coves.

Prices are starting indications, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, and include standard bike hire. Please make a booking enquiry for a confirmed price based on your chosen dates and exact requirements.

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Description

An Easy to Moderate level biking tour with small hills every day. Menorca offers incredible cycling from April to mid June and from September to November. The island has many virgin beaches with turquoise blue water (you have to climb a bit to get out of the beaches). Menorca by bike is very recommendable for those who want a quiet cycling tour, along a natural island to discover and not too much tourism (except in summer).

  • The charming towns of Mahó and Ciutadella
  • Favaritx Lighthouse and the lunar landscape
  • Hidden coves and sandy beaches of crystal clear waters
  • Archeological sites like Torre d’en Galmes or Cala Morell
  • Astonishing cliffs

 

Itinerary

Example itinerary:

Day 1. Maó

Arriving to the first hotel where we will hold the orientation session. Your bike will be specially fitted for you and you will be presented with all the documentation and things you will need for your trip. Optional transfer.

Day 2. Maó and the south coast

Distance: 40km

Today we are going to start with a nice ride around Maó to visit its fortress called La Mola and riding along the bay to Maó port, and from there to the city centre. After visiting the city we will leave Maó to go to Cales Coves (a cove with caves dug into the rock), Cala en Porter and its beautiful beach and Torre d’en Galmés, a talaiot period settlement. We will arrive at Alaior, in the middle of the island. Accommodation in a typical Menorquin rural house.

Day 3.  Cap de Favàritx & lunar landscape

Distance: 41km

Today’s stage is a circular one, leaving from and arriving at the same accommodation. We will ride the northern side of the island, most of the time along a variety of inland landscapes (pine and holm oak forests, farmland…) and getting to the Cap de Favàritx to enjoy its extraordinary lighthouse nestled in the lunar landscape.

Day 4. The North Coast

Distance: 42 km

The first part of the stage will lead us to the lighthouse of Cap de Cavallería which rises on a spectacular cliff. When walking back from the lighthouse we can go down to the Cavalleria beach. We shouldn’t miss a visit to the Binimel·là beach and its lagoons and dunes. Today’s route will end in Port Fornells.

Day 5. To the South  

Distance: 35 km

Leaving from Port Fornells we will head towards Sant Tomás along the old Royal Path (Camí Reial). We will cross the island from North to South, crossing Es Mercadal and es Migjorn Gran. We will arrive at Sant Tomas Beach. Our final stop is Cala Galdana, a large bay with high cliffs dotted with pines and holiday complexes along with magnificent private houses. The beach is sandy with a gentle incline and the waters are crystal-clear.

Day 6. Turquoise beaches & Ciutadella

Distance: 30 km

Today’s stretch first runs along the wonderful southern beaches, riding to Turqueta and Macarella coves. Transfer in the morning, from Cala Galdana to Cala Macarella (45min). These beautiful and remote beaches have high cliffs covered in pine-trees which drop down to the pale white sand and crystal-clear water. The day ends at Ciutadella. Ciutadella is a veritable jewel, built of limestone. It lights up the facades of the stately palaces in creamy golden hues, it paves the narrow streets with their lovely arched porches built in ancient medieval times. The gargoyles on the cathedral were carved from it. Ciutadella’s walls tell a story of feudal lords, medieval traditions and invading Turkish pirates. But the city has moved on within these historic surroundings, and filled the streets and little squares with charming outdoor cafes and designer shops. The sheltered harbour lies under the ramparts and has plenty of delightful restaurants to choose from.

Day 7. The Wildest Coast

Distance: 38km

Today we will go to the wildest coast of Menorca. The coastline here is part of the stunning scenery of la Vall, which includes the hillside called Falconera (the cliff-face is 207 meters high), woods, lowlands, cultivated land, lakes, dune systems, spectacular gorges and unspoiled beaches. We will visit Algaiarens and Cala Morell. Cala Morell is a small natural harbour on the north coast of Ciutadella and the site of a beautiful necropolis. A set of fourteen artificial caves have been excavated in the rocky walls of a small ravine and formed one of the largest and most spectacular prehistoric burial sites on the island. It was used as a cemetery from the Naviforme era (1700 B.C.) up until the 2nd century A.C. Return to Ciutadella.

Day 8. Departure

Departure day. Transfer to the airport (optional)

Your Bike

Cycle Touring

The standard bike for this tour is the Orbea Confort or 28/10 Open:

An eBike option, the Orbea Optima Asphalt, is also available for a supplement:

 

If you wish to use your own bike, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.