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Coastal Trails of Menorca

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.4 Read 14 reviews
  • Walk the best of Menorca’s historic trail, along the Cami de Cavalls
  • Relaxed walking along beaches, and through olive groves and pine woods
  • Refreshing swims in the turquoise sea in hidden sandy coves
  • Quaint fishing villages and traditional port towns such as Ciutadella
  • Savour local specialities such as Queso de Mahon and delicious fresh seafood
Walk some of the most beautiful sections of the Cami de Cavalls, the Horse Trail, which encircles the island of Menorca and takes you along beautiful sandy beaches and historical paths. Dating back to the 14th century, the trail was originally used to patrol the coast on horseback and defend the island. Classed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this Balearic Island boasts a varied and wild landscape, hidden coves with crystal clear water, green hills and pine tree forests. The walks are relatively easy going, giving you plenty of time to soak up the views, spot wildlife or take a break for a dip in the sea. Spending a few nights in each comfortable accommodation, you also have time to explore the pretty towns and villages of the island, such as Fornells and Ciutadella to savour the delicious local food.

What To Expect

This tour offers easy to moderate walks around the coastline of Menorca and covers the most beautiful and interesting sections of the Cami de Cavalls. Short transfers are included to get to and from the trailhead. At the end of each walk, relax in your welcoming hotel or guesthouse and enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent holiday.

Activity:

Multi Centre Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking holiday

Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded as easy-moderate overall as the walks are fairly short and do not involve too much ascent or descent. You will be mostly walking on gravel paths and trails and occasionally on beaches and minor roads. You should have a reasonable level of walking fitness to get the most from this holiday.

Navigation

The walks on this holiday are well marked (following the GR223, Cami de Cavalls) and we supply route notes and maps. You should be comfortable reading a map and following directions.

Accommodation Information

2 Nights accommodation in a 4* hotel, 3 nights in a 3* hotel and 2 nights in a guesthouse are included in your trip. We have carefully selected small hotels and guesthouses which we feel capture the essence of true Menorca and are in ideal locations for exploring the island. Below you will find an example of our standard accommodation. 

Alternate Accommodation

During high season, you might be booked into different accommodation which is not listed in the description, and the start or end of some of your walking routes may be slightly altered. Any alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard as those described.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is available to solo walkers but we recommend that you are experienced in walking and navigating alone. There is a solo walker supplement payable.  Similarly, single rooms are available and a single room supplement is payable.

Meals

7 Breakfasts are included. Lunch and dinner are not included. Most accommodations are happy to provide a packed lunch– this should be requested on arrival. On some days it may be possible to stop en-route for lunch. Your route notes will have more details on this.  Evening meals are available either at your hotel or nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 7 Nights in 3* and 4*hotels and guesthouses
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Transfers and luggage transfers as per the itinerary
  • Detailed route descriptions, maps and pre-departure information pack
  • GPX tracks and access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone Navigation App
  • 24-hour assistance by phone
Excluded
  • Flights and transfers to/from Mahon, Menorca
  • Optional bus transfers on Day 5 (payable locally)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals, snacks & drinks
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the program
Extras
  • Additional nights during the holiday

When To Go

You can start this tour anytime between the beginning of April and middle of July and the start of September and end of October. Generally the best months for walking in Menorca are May and September when the temperatures are a bit cooler. This tour is not available from mid–July until the start of September as it is too hot to walk.

Getting to the Start

By Air—Menorca has excellent flight links from most UK and European countries. Flight time from London is about 2h30.

Airlines flying from the UK include EasyJet, British Airways and Jet2, among others. 

From the Airport—The airport is 4.5km from Mahon. Taxis are available at the terminal and shuttle buses leave every 30 minutes and cost approx. euro 1.50.

By Ferry - Ferries are available from Barcelona, Valencia and Mallorca (1hr) daily.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred between your accommodation as per your itinerary. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. 

Equipment

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Menorca / Mahón Day 2 Walk from Es Grau to Port d’Addaia 12 miles / 19 km Day 3 Walk from Cap de Cavalleria to Cala Pilar 10 miles / 16 km Day 4 Walk from Cala Pilar to Cala Morell 8.7 miles / 14 km Day 5 Walk from Cala Morell to Ciutadella 12 miles / 19 km Day 6 Walk from Son Xoriguer to Cala Galdana 9.4 miles / 15 km Day 7 Walk from Cala Galdana to Son Bou 10.5 miles / 16.3 km Day 8 Onward travel

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