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Menorca by Bike

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.8 Read 6 reviews
  • Explore countless golden beaches and turquoise bays on two wheels
  • Cycle trails to rocky capes, home to photogenic lighthouses
  • Relax in the shade of a pine tree, with the waves lapping on the beach
  • Stop off at pretty towns and harbours for a refreshing drink
  • Soft sand between your toes and bright-blue water to cool off in
Menorca is a true Mediterranean gem— home to over 100 simply stunning beaches and hidden coves where you can park your bike and take a cooling dip in the crystal-clear water. Cycle between lovely unspoilt towns and experience what is considered by many to be the most authentic and laid-back of the Balearics. On this trip you’ll follow rural roads and really explore Menorca; from the gentle farmland of the interior to peaceful bays and rocky coastline where you’ll discover picturesque lighthouses and lunar landscapes. What’s more, you’ll stay in charming properties, including a traditional Menorquin finca, and a superb seafront spa hotel.

What To Expect

Menorca is perfect for leisure cyclists looking for a relaxed getaway — this jewel of the Balearic Islands is small enough to explore in a week, with cycle routes that have minimal ascent and descent. Here you’ll find charming small towns which still retain their authentic character, and countless unspoilt beaches edged by incredible clear blue waters.

Tour Style:

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

Activity:

Inn to Inn Biking, E-Biking | A classic point to point biking tour, staying in a different location each night, E-Bikes with electronic motors to assist available to hire on this tour (subject to availability), to make things easier

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal & Island

Inspiration:

Activity Level & Terrain

This cycle tour is graded easy to moderate, ascents and descent are minimal (please see our website for a daily trip profile) and you cycle between 35-41 km each day.  You should have a reasonable level of fitness to make the most out of this tour. You will follow a combination of minor roads, asphalt rural roads and occasionally along dirt roads. The routes are not technically difficult.

Navigation

We supply you with a GPS unit which is loaded with the tracks, so you will be able to easily follow the route.  You will be provided with daily maps and information about the area. You will have a welcome meeting with a local guide at your first hotel, and they will be able to show you how to use the GPS unit and are there to talk you through the cycle route and assist you with any questions.

Accommodations

7 Nights accommodation is included in your trip, in rooms with a private bathroom. You’ll be staying in 2*, 3* and 4* properties in private twin rooms, which have been chosen for their ambience, hospitality and location. The accommodation we normally use is detailed in the itinerary however is subject to availability and if not available then we may use alternate accommodation of the same standard, and we will notify you on confirming your booking if this is the case. You can add extra nights at any point during your stay, just contact us to make arrangements.

Please note that the hotel we normally use at Cala Galdana operates an adults-only policy (no under 18s). 

Meals

7 Breakfasts are included. Lunches and dinners are not included. Packed lunches are available from your accommodation (order the night before) or you can stop on the way or you can buy food in local markets and shops.

Single Rooms and Solo Cyclists

This trip is available to solo cyclists. Single rooms are available and a single supplement is payable.

Included
  • 7 Nights in rural 2*, 3* and 4* hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Welcome meeting with a local representative
  • Baggage transfers
  • Information pack
  • Borrow a GPS unit from our local partner with daily tracks and maps
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to Mahón / from Cituadella
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Bike hire (standard hybrid)
  • Upgrade to an e-bike
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Bike hire (standard hybrid)
  • Upgrade to an e-bike
  • Airport transfers

When To Go

You can start your Menorca by Bike tour anytime between March and mid-June, and mid-September to early November. In the peak summer months, it is too hot to cycle. 

Getting to the Start

By Air: Mahón is the best airport for the tour. There are many carriers flying into Mahón Airport, including scheduled and low-cost airlines. Airlines flying to Menorca from across the UK include EasyJet, Thomson Airways, Iberia, Jet2.com.

Upon arrival you can either take a shuttle bus/public transport or a taxi to Mahón, or contact us to arrange a private transfer (supplement payable).

At the end of your cycle tour, you can take public transport (or transfer at a supplement) back to the airport; it is 50 mins by road from Ciutadella to the airport. Further information will be given in your pre-departure information pack.

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfers included in your arrangements. Your luggage will be transferred between your accommodation each night (please limit your bags to up to 20kg per person).

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat and sun screen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard cycling gear such as good cycling footwear, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Equipment

You can hire a hybrid rental bike for the tour (optional extra, supplement payable). Bikes have 27 gears and disc brakes. They are Orbea Confort models (similar to picture shown below), full-equipped with pannier, kilometre counter and a tool kit. E-Bikes are also available. 

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 Mahón and overnight Day 2 South coast cycle to Alaior 26 miles / 41 km Day 3 Loop cycle to Cap de Faváritx lighthouse 26 miles / 41 km Day 4 North coast cycle via Cap de Cavallería to Port Fornells 24 miles / 38 km Day 5 North-south cycle to Cala Galdana Bay 22 miles / 35 km Day 6 Cycle via Turqueta Bay and Macarella caves to Ciutadella 20 miles / 31 km Day 7 Loop cycle to Cala Morell 23 miles / 36 km Day 8 Onward travel

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