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: 5.5-6 hrs, 19 km, 350 m ascent/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. Along the way, you can stop for a rest at a café on the beach, before reaching Cala S’Alocs, where you’ll be met for the transfer to your accommodation.
Challenge: 5,5 - 6 hrs, 17 km, 350 m ascent/descent.
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.
Challenge: 4 hrs, 14 km,200 m ascent/descent.
Today's route starts in Cala Morell 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 Cales Piques, where you catch a bus (or optionally continue on foot) to the pretty port town of Ciutadella.
Challenge: 6 hrs, 19 km, 250 m ascent/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: 4.5 hrs, 14 km, 250 m ascent/descent.
The last walk of your program takes you through a holm oak wood with remains of ancient chalk ovens to Migjorn plateau, home to the Mediterranean species Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hernanni). At Platjas 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: 4.5 hrs, 17 km, 350 m ascent/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.
Nice and welcoming rooms to enjoy some relax and disengagement. With a private garden and swimming pool for its guests.
Esperanza and her sons offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, always trying to make your stay as nice and comfortable as possible. Breakfast with cold hams and local sausages from the island and some cheese with the D.O. of Mahón- Menorca. An incomparable lanscape to enjoy staying in a natural environment. Located 700m from Cala Morell, 7 km from Ciutadella and 2 km from the wild beaches of Algaiarens.
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.
The nearest airport is Mahón (MAH)
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-minutewalk 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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