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Menorca: The Cami de Cavalls

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.4 Read 14 reviews
  • Follow Menorca’s historic Cami de Cavalls route.
  • Relaxed walking along beaches and through olive groves and pine woods.
  • Swimming in the turquoise sea amongst sandy coves.
  • Quaint fishing villages and port towns such as Ciutadella.
  • Tucking into Queso de Mahon and fresh seafood, delicious local specialities.
A relaxed self-guided walking holiday along the ancient Cami de Cavalls path circling the island of Menorca. An established and waymarked GR route, the Cami de Cavalls dates back to the 16th century and was once a military road connecting the watchtowers of the island. Menorca is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and you’ll see a great diversity of plant and bird life. With easy-going walking and varied terrain such as cliffs and quiet farmland, you are sure to enjoy your time in Menorca, especially as you will stay in comfortable hotels and guesthouses in picturesque port towns.

What To Expect

This tour offers easy to moderate walks around the coastline of Menorca. Covering the most beautiful and interesting sections of the Cami de Cavalls on foot, while using included transfers to get to and from the trailhead. At the end of each walk, relax in your welcoming 3* hotel or guesthouse and enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle.

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

Activity Level & Terrain

Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded as easy-moderate overall as the walks are fairly short and do not involve that 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

Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

The walks on this holiday are well marked and we supply route notes and maps. You should be comfortable reading a map and following directions.

Accommodations

Accommodation

5 Nights accommodation 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
  • 5 nights accommodation in 3* hotels
  • 2 nights accommodation in a guesthouse
  • 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
  • Bus transfers on day 6 & day 7 (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

Availability

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

Getting to/from Menorca

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; Thomson Flights, easyJet, Monarch, and Jet2.

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.

Luggage Transfer

Baggage Transfers

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

General Information

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

Equipment

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

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 11.2 miles / 18 km Day 6 Walk from Son Xoriguer to Cala Galdana 9.4 miles / 15 km Day 7 Circular Walk from Cala Galdana 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 8 Onward travel

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