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The Area

Menorca is the second largest of Spain’s four beautiful Balearic Islands and its name derives from the Latin for ‘smaller island’ due to its size in comparison with Mallorca. The island is also much quieter than its neighbour giving a more relaxed and less busy feel. This trek will take you across various sections of the island where you will be following the Camí de Cavalls. This ancient pathway, which in total encircles the whole island, was built in order to connect the many cannons, fortresses and watchtowers needed to protect the island from invaders. This created a path for soldiers to patrol on horseback; the word cavalls means horses in Mallorquin. The sections we feature will take you past stunning and varied scenery featuring steep cliffs, peaceful orchards and bizarre prehistoric structures as well as deep blue bays and white sand beaches.

The Walking

The walking on the Camí de Cavalls takes in not just the coastline with its rugged bays and cliff top walks. You will also experience a nature reserve with an abundance of birdlife, shady woodland, agriculture, moorlands and grasslands.  You are walking on predominantly good paths, rocky in some places, and occasionally on beaches. There is one section which some may find slightly vertiginous. You should have time to explore Mahon, the islands’ capital, after your arrival or before departure. You will also get to enjoy the island’s former capital, Ciutadella on the trek.

Luggage Transfer

Your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel so you can travel with day rucksacks.

Walk Grading

Self – Guided - Easy to Moderate due to the total distance. On one day there are some steep slopes and rocky areas which some may find vertiginous. Total for standard week ignoring variations:- Ascent 1815m, Descent 1730m, 60 miles.

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Menorca trek

On the trek you spend 5 nights in hotels which are 2* and higher. In each you will have a private bathroom and breakfast.  On the other 2 nights you will stay in an Agriturisme where you will have a private bathroom, breakfast and dinner.

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Day 1
Fly to Mahon and transfer to your hotel. If you have time, you can explore the nearby old city. Overnight Mahon B&B. 

Day 2 After a brief transfer your walk takes you through a nature reserve. You traverse a large area of wetland, including a lagoon, dunes, rocky cliffs and several sandy beaches. The further west the rougher and rockier the coast becomes. You can visit this wild headland with its prominent lighthouse. Towards the end of the day you pass old salt pans. A short transfer takes you to your hotel. Overnight Fornells B&B.

Ascent: 320m. Descent: 290m. Distance: 11 ¾ miles (additional 1 ¼ miles to visit the lighthouse). Time: 5 hours.

Day 3 After a transfer you walk along the rugged and isolated coast through the hilliest terrain of the trek. You walk along cliff tops and through fields, across moorland and through a variety of Menorcan vegetation and past sandy beaches. There’s a good chance of spotting some interesting birds of prey. Before the end of the walk, you turn inland through pleasant woodland. You are then transferred to your hotel. Overnight Cala Morell HB.

Ascent: 440m. Descent: 410m. Distance: 9 ½ miles. Time: 4 ¾ hours.

Day 4 You are transferred to where you finished yesterday. The first section is a pleasant woodland walk down to the coast. After some moderately hilly terrain, you walk through an area of agriculture and shady woodland to arrive at a sandy bay. Shortly after these beaches you pass through a cove used as a small fishing port. From here it is limestone scenery which will dominate the trek. You climb out of this valley to round a headland to return to your hotel. Overnight Cala Morell HB.

Ascent: 290m. Descent: 270m. Distance: 8 ½ miles. Time: 3½ hours.

Day 5 You are transferred to Son Xoriguer where you begin your walk through an area adorned by dwellings from thousands of years ago. Surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation you walk across a dry limestone plateau, where the northerly tramuntana wind blows constantly across the fields. You will see the strange pyramidal goat barns, the barracas. You finish walking to Ciutadella or you can take a bus. Overnight Ciutadella B&B.

Ascent: 220m. Descent: 230m. Distance: 11 ¾ miles (8 ½ miles if bus taken). Time: 5 hours (3½ hours if bus is taken).

Day 6 After a transfer you start at the SW corner of the island, walking east, initially in a landscape of evergreen shrubs and short, steep sea cliffs. Soon you come across a hidden smugglers’ cave carved to form a small harbour. As the day progresses you encounter more woodland. You pass several beautiful bays and coves and walk through deep barrancos as the terrain becomes more rugged. Overnight Cala Galdana B&B.

Ascent: 135m. Descent: 120m. Distance: 9 miles. Time: 3½ hour.

Day 7 Today provides yet another contrast, as you pass through a hilly and much more wooded landscape. You leave the resort and reach the popular beach of Cala Mitjana. Thereafter, you turn inland to find peace and quiet. Reaching the coast again at a long, sandy beach, you turn back westwards on the coastal path to walk along rocky cliffs and past coves with beaches before arriving back at Cala Mitjana and retracing your steps to Cala Galdana.Overnight Mahon B&B.

Ascent: 410m. Descent: 410m. Distance: 12 ¼ miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 8 You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

 

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This trek is available from mid-March to late October, except in July and August which can be too hot with average high temperatures of over 28C but on the coast there is often a cooling breeze. June to August are the driest months with very little precipitation. Autumn is a little cooler, Spring even more so.



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Mahon airport has flights year round from London Gatwick. A wide selection of low cost and charter flights are available from Manchester, Birmingham and most regional airports between May and October. Access from other airports and dates is still possible with a connection  through Madrid, Barcelona or Mallorca.

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Menorca

Hotel to Hotel Trek

Included:

·         5 Nights accommodation with bed and breakfast

·         2 Nights accommodation with half board*

·         Baggage transfers between hotels (1 bag per person @20kg)

·         Any additional people transfers as indicated in the itinerary

·         Transfers between Mahon airport and the first/last trek hotel

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

Optional:

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Mahon. Flights from many local airports can also be arranged (exact prices for your dates are available on request)
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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 2 nights half board* and 5 nights bed and breakfast in a shared twin/double standard room.

Dates

2 nights half board*, 5 nights B&B

  With Flights

2 nights half board*, 5 nights B&B

 Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night**

01 Apr – 24 Apr          30 Sep – 25 Oct

919

759

POA

31

25 Apr – 26 May

929

769

POA

30

27 May – 16 Jun      14 Sep –29 Sep

999

839

POA

38

17 Jun – 15 Jul        01 Sep – 13 Sep

1055

895

POA

47

POA = Price on application

*  Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
**If at least two travelling. Please call to discuss availability and transfer supplements for one person travelling alone.

Please note that this trek is not possible from 17th - 21st June and from 16th July - 31st August

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