Secret Trails of Ibiza and Formentera

11 Days & 10 Nights
  • Discover the natural beauty of the “secret” side of Ibiza
  • Walk to hidden coves of golden sand and turquoise waters
  • Enjoy lunches of grilled fish and paella at relaxed chiringuito beach bars
  • Relax in comfort at boutique hotels and traditional Ibizan agroturismo
  • Chill out on the beaches of exclusive Formentera, an island paradise!
Walk past hidden coves with turquoise waters, through tranquil pine forest, and rural countryside to discover a secret side of Ibiza, a world away from the well known ‘party island’. Round this off with a few days relaxing in the island paradise of Formentera, famed for its white sandy beaches and azure sea. Whilst walking in Ibiza, visit some of the most picturesque coves and beaches on the island including Cala Mestella and Cala Xarraca, with their little chiringuito beach cafes. Enjoy strolling through the green countryside passing pretty farmsteads accompanied only by the sound of birdsong. Finish this perfectly by hopping on the short ferry to exclusive Formentera and enjoying a few days relaxing at your comfortable beach hotel.

What To Expect

A perfect combination of relaxed coastal and inland walks, this tour is ideal if you are looking for an active island escape with fairly easy walking. Walk for between 4 and 6 hours per day on good paths along the coast and through forest and farmland, with some gentle ascents and descents. Stay overnight in hand-chosen agroturismo or boutique hotels with a focus on comfort and a warm Ibizan welcome.

Tour Style:

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

Activity:

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

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal & Island

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is graded easy-moderate overall, with the average daily distance being 13km and up to 500m ascent. There is one longer day of around 21km but there are plenty of places to stop along the way so you can take your time. You will be walking for between 3 to 7 hours a day on good paths along the coast and through forest and farmland, with some short sections on quiet roads

Navigation

Some of the trails are well way-marked and you will be provided with detailed maps and route notes. You will also have access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App enabling you to follow the route using your phone’s GPS so you will have no problems finding the way.

Accommodations

7 nights accommodation is included in your trip in a variety of boutique hotels and agroturismo -  traditional Ibizan farmhouses. They have all been hand-chosen by the Macs team and are full of character, offering warm Ibizan hospitality and great service.

As a popular summer destination, accommodation in Ibiza does fill up quickly. The properties shown below are the ones we use most frequently. If we are unable to secure you a room in the following properties at the time of your booking, we will do our best to accommodate you in an alternative property of a similar level of comfort.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is available to solo walkers although there is a supplement applicable. Single rooms are also available and  a single room supplement is payable.

Meals

7 Breakfasts are included. To keep things flexible, lunches and dinners are not included. For lunch, you can take a picnic with you to enjoy al fresco or enjoy a stop at one of the many chiringuito beach bars. Dinner will be available either from your hotel or one of the local restaurants.

Included
  • 10 Nights in boutique hotels and agroturismo
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfers as per itinerary
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Return ferry between Ibiza and Formentera
  • Detailed route notes, maps and pre-departure information pack
  • GPX tracks and access to our smartphone app
  • 24/7 emergency telephone support
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to and from Ibiza
  • Bus or taxi from Portinatx to Sant Joan de Labritja on Day 4 (payable locally)
  • Taxi from Cala de Sant Vicent to Sant Joan de Labritja on Day 5 (payable locally)
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the tour

When To Go

You can start this tour on any day of the week between the beginning of April and the end of June, and then again between the beginning of September and end of October.

Ibiza enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate perfect for walking.  If you prefer slightly cooler temperatures and want to see the countryside at its most green then April and May are the perfect time to travel. We do not offer this tour in July and August due to the fact that the high temperatures make it too uncomfortable for walking. September is a great time to visit, and the days are still lovely and warm. In October, it starts to cool down again but is still very pleasant during the day with cooler nights.

Getting to the Start

By Air: There is only one airport in Ibiza, in the south of the island. Coming from the UK, you can fly with many of the low-cost airlines including Easyjet, Ryanair and Jet2 as well as British Airways and TUI. From Europe, airlines flying into Ibiza include KLM, Lufthansa, Vueling and Air France.

Coming from outside Europe you would fly via one of the major European hubs such as Amsterdam, Madrid or Paris.

We include a private taxi transfer to take you from the airport to Sant Carles (30min) and from Sant Miquel back to the airport at the end of your trip.

Getting from the End

We include return ferry tickets between Ibiza and Formentera. The ferry takes approx 30 minutes from Ibiza port. On arriving at the port in Formentera, it is easy to pick up a taxi to take you straight to your hotel (approx 20 mins, payable locally). On arriving back in Ibiza town, you can take a bus or taxi to the airport (approx 25 mins, payable locally) to catch your flight home.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight stay. 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. 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 or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Sant Carles de Peralta Day 2 Loop Walk to Cala Mestella 5.8 miles / 9.4 km Day 3 Walk to Sant Joan de Labritja 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 4 Walk to Portinatx 6.8 miles / 11 km Day 5 Loop Walk from Cala de Sant Vicent 5 miles / 8.5 km Day 6 Walk to Sant Miquel de Balansat 11.8 miles / 19 km Day 7 Loop Walk to Es Portitxol Beach 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Day 8 Ferry to Formentera Day 9 Free day in Formentera Day 10 Free Day in Formentera Day 11 Ferry back to Ibiza and onward Travel

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