Start: Mahón Finish: Mahón
Arrival on Menorca, where you settle in at your accommodation in the capital city of Mahón. This lovely port makes an ideal base for your introduction to the island, with its intriguing history of occupation by the English, French and Spanish. The atmospheric city centre includes an interesting mix of architectural styles, with stately homes and monuments, such as the Teatre Principal and the churches of San Francesc and Santa María
Challenge: Travel to Menorca.
You start off with a short transfer to the fishing village of Es Grau, just outside S'Albufera Natural Park. Here you pick up the Cami de Cavalls, which takes you through marshes and dune areas around an enormous freshwater lake. Once past Cape Favaritx, the landscape becomes steeper and rockier. The only splash of colour in this stark landscape are the bright pink blooms of Carpobrotus. Traversing salt-water marshes, you reach the holiday town of Port d'Addaia. Short transfer to the next accommodation, in Menorca's northernmost fishing village.
Challenge: 18 km, 5.5 - 6 hrs, 350 m ascent and descent.
Taxi transfer to Cap de Cavalleria, where you pick up the Camí dels Cavalls for a walk along the rough, isolated coastline of the island’s most mountainous area. The terrain alternates between rocky cliffs and low marshlands, and you traverse Mediterranean woodlands which are home to a variety of birds. Transfer back to your accommodation in Fornells
Challenge: 15 km, 5.5 hrs, 350 m ascent and descent.
After amorning transfer, today you walk from Platja Cala Pilar through a flatter landscape of open farmland. Here, the local cheese “Queso de Mahón” is made on old farmsteads dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. A relatively easy day and time this afternoon to relax at your accommodation or visit Ciutadella.
Challenge: 14 km, 4 hrs, 200 m ascent and descent.
Today's route starts in Cala Morell, where your taxi driver will drop you, and takes you into an area dotted with ancient dwellings from the Talaiotic period. Surrounded by typical Mediterranean plants - rosemary, rockrose and chamomile - you make your way toward a dry limestone plateau, where the Tramuntana wind blows continuously and fields are protected by high walls. No modern houses in sight just “barracas”, strange pyramidal structures from prehistoric times. Your route ends in the pretty port town of Ciutadella.
You have the option to shorten the route 4 km by taking the bus from Cales Piques.
Challenge: 18 / 14 km, 6 / 4 hrs, 250 / 200 m ascent and descent.
Short transfer to Son Xoriguer, to continue your trek along the coast. The scenery here is mainly flat and you walk through woodlands of evergreen oaks, firs and wild olive trees, passing gorgeous coves such as Platges de Son Saura or Cala en Turqueta. Later, the terrain becomes more rugged and you traverse deep ravines on your way to the coastal village of Cala Galdana.
Challenge: 15 km, 4.5 hrs, 250 m ascent and descent.
The last walk of your program takes you through a holm oak wood with remains of an ancient lime kiln to Migjorn plateau, home to the Mediterranean species Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni). At Platja de Binigaus, you leave the Camí dels Cavalls and follow the coastal path (“El Litoral”) back to Cala Mitjani. Private transfer to your hotel in Mahón.
Challenge: 18.5 km, 5.5 hrs, 350 m ascent and descent.
Your walking program comes to an end today after breakfast. Departure from Mahón airport.
Challenge: Travel home from Menorca.
The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra nights: Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.
Relax as never before in Le Petit Spa while you contemplate Mahón township from its spectacular terrace or discover the local cuisine. At Artiem Capri you will find all you need to feel fabulous, really fabulous.
Nice and welcoming rooms to enjoy some relax and disengagement. With a private garden and swimming pool for its guests.
Family run establishment located in the centre of Ciutadella. A great place to visit the old town, the cathedral or the port.
Adults only. Located in Cala Galdana, about 100m from the beach and surrounded by a Natural Area of Special Interest. A hotel full of “fresh people" ready to make your stay an experience to remember. It has a swimming pool and a wide terrace with scenic views to the beach.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April 1st and July 14th, and between September 1st and October 25th.
Arrival in Mahón airport (MAH)
You can take the shuttle bus into Mahón city centre. Services every half an hour. The bus station is about 20 minutes from your accommodation.You can also order a taxi direct to your hotel in the city centre.
Departure from Mahón airport (MAH)
It’s a 20-minute walk from your hotel in Mahón to the bus station, where you can get a bus back to the airport. You can also have hotel staff order a taxi for you.
GPS tracks are available on request.
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