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Menorca walking trip
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Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct
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ESSW140
Walking
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Menorca walking trip

Menorca walking trip

Walking the Camí de Cavalls

  • Explore Menorca, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993
  • Enjoy the greenest and most authentic of the Balearic Islands
  • Deep blue bays, white sand beaches and spectacular cliffs
  • Historic towns and ports full of tiny boats and seafood restaurants
  • The Camí dels Cavalls, a horsemen's trail established long ago by English settlers
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Route

Start: Mahón         Finish: Mahón

Day 1: Arrival in Mahón
Day 2: From Es Grau to Port d'Addaia (19 km)
Day 3: From Fornells to Cala S'Alocs (17 km)
Day 4: Cala S'Alocs to Cala Morell (14 km)
Day 5: From Cala Morell to Cales Piques (19 km)
Day 6: From Son Xoriguer to Cala Galdana (14 km)
Day 7: Circular walk from Cala Galdana (17 km)
Day 8: End of program

Day 1:    Arrival in 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.

Day 2:    From Es Grau to Port d'Addaia (19 km)

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.

Day 3:    From Fornells to Cala S'Alocs (17 km)

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. 

Day 4:    Cala S'Alocs to Cala Morell (14 km)

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.

Day 5:    From Cala Morell to Cales Piques (19 km)

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.

Day 6:    From Son Xoriguer to Cala Galdana (14 km)

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.

Day 7:    Circular walk from Cala Galdana (17 km)

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. 

Day 8:    End of program

Your walking program comes to an end today after breakfast. Departure from Mahón airport.

Challenge: Travel home from Menorca.

accommodation

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.

Hotel San Miguel-Mahón
Hotel San Miguel (Mahón)

A peaceful oasis in the heart of the old centre of Mahon. Combining elegance, refined style and comfort. Spacious rooms with exclusive decoration in natural stone and customised carpets. A lounge is also available for some relax and a wonderful garden and terrrace for breakfast or just an apetizer. 

www.hotelsanmiguelmenorca.com

Hostal La Palma-Fornells
Hostal La Palma (Fornells)

Nice and welcoming rooms to enjoy some relax and disengagement. With a private garden and swimming pool for its guests. 

www.hostallapalma.com

Agroturismo Casa Biniatram-Cala Morell
Agroturismo Casa Biniatram (Cala Morell)

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.

www.biniatram.com

Hotel Alfons III-Ciutadella
Hotel Alfons III (Ciutadella)

Family run establishment located in the centre of Ciutadella. A great place to visit the old town, the cathedral or the port. 

www.hotelalfons.com

Hotel Audax-Cala Galdana
Hotel Audax (Cala Galdana)

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.  

www.artiemhotels.com

practical info

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.

included

Included

  • 7 nights´accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • One dinner
  • Luggage transport on days 2,3, 5 and 7
  • Transfer according to program, from days 2, 3, 4, 6 (afternoon) and 7
  • Trip notes with detailed route descriptions and maps
  • 24 hours telephone assistance

Not Included

  • Flights and transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Touristic city taxes 
  • public bus transfer on day 5 (afternoon), day 6 (morning) and day 7 (morning)
  • Personal expenses, such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, etc
  • Any items not mentioned especifically in the program

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Extra nights may be booked at any of the standard accommodations
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