Menorca, biosphere reserve self-guided on foot
Menorca is the second largest island of the Balearics and it is located in the northeast of Mallorca. It was classified in 1993 as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Not so well known, it has managed to stay away from mass tourism, preserving its magnificent wild coast. There are no mountains, but many small coves with dream beaches along its coast.
Romans, Muslims, Catalans and even English and French. A rich history featured by the people who marked the history of the Mediterranean. With no doubt, the real star of Menorca is prehistory. Scattered throughout the island’s landscape, there are lots of megalithic monuments. They amaze the traveler due to their imposing size and the mystery they reveal. The Talayotic culture (between 1500 BC and the arrival of the Romans) has made Menorca a huge prehistoric park, compared, for example, to neighboring Sardinia.
8 days from:
From September 2021
Available from March to October
Minimum 2 people
6 days of hiking
Includes rental car
Minimum 2 people
From 8 years
Based in Fornells
The highlights of the Menorca trip
Magnificent journey along coastal paths that link hidden coves with turquoise waters
Spectacular landscapes on the Cami de Cavalls, Biosphere reserve
Enjoy the quietness of its villages and the people
The inheritage in form of archeological heritage spread all around the island
A huge opportunity to discover the Mediterranean in the widest sense of the word
The network of trails that are part of the Camí de Cavalls is marked with the international code GR223 with indicators made of wooden signs
Itineray 7 nighs - Camí de Cavalls
Arrive at the Menorca airport where your rental car is waiting for you. Then drive to Ses Salines de Fornells in the Northern coast where there is the hotel, your base camp during your holiday
Duration of the drive: 30min
The itinerary combines different walking routes and by car along the north coast and allows you to discover one of the best preserved areas of the coast of Menorca with the visits to the impressive and remote beaches (for example Cala Pregonda which stands out), as well as the lighthouse of Cavalleria, the Roman ruins of Sanutges or the tower of Fornells.
Ascension: 250m; Descent: 250m; Walking time: between 30min and 3.5hr, on demand.
Transfer to the south coast of the island by car to Llucalcari, located near by the largest sandy beach of the island (Son Bou) and the point where you join the Camí de Cavalls which leads you to the beautiful Calascoves. The cliffs that surround the cove have housed an early Christian necropolis from the 5th century. A taxi will take you to Llucalcari where you can pick up your car and return to the hotel.
Ascension: 280m; Descent: 280m; Walking time: between3hr and 3.5hr.
In the east coast first you visit on foot the Favàritx lighthouse to continue the route through the GR223 into the natural park. The landscape reminds us to Ireland instead of the mediterranean as the naked rocks are hit by the wind. Slowly the terrain changes to meadows close the sea, where the white sand beaches are close to some small cliffs, and soon appears the beautiful sight of Colom island. Finally you reach the little port of Es Grau where you can see the marshes with several bird species who give life to the natural park. Transfer with taxi to the car and return to the hotel.
Ascension: 250m; Descent: 250m; Walking time: 3hr.
You go back to the south coast where there is Cala Mitjana and you will do the best stage of the week. Walk into farmlands, forests and inner canyons to the wild beach of Binigaus along the GR223. On your way back to Cala Mitjana, along a precious coastal route which runs inside the pinweood (Pinus halepensis) and visit four of the most beautiful coves in the island, a real show! Reach Cala Mitjana where your car is parked.
Distance: 17,5KM; Ascension: 500m; Descent: 440m; Walking time: 6hr.
Again in the north coast, Cala Pinar is where our excursion starts today. The itineray will help you to understand the fascinating geological variety which the island of Menorca has, through the diversity of landscapes with beaches with red pebbles or white sand beaches, separated by high cliffs and huge green meadows where the famous menorquin cows graze. From them you get the milk to produce one of the best cheeses in the world. End in Cala Morell, dressed with its white houses. Transfer back to Cala Pinar with taxi and return to the hotel.
Distance: 14,6KM; Ascension: 340m; Descent: 430m; Walking time: 5hr.
In the south western coast of Menorca, hidded into the pinewoods you can find some of the most beautiful beaches in the Balearics. You start and end the excursion in Cala Galdana, from where, in a clear day, you can admire the north part of the Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca. The circular route, will allow you to visit the beautiful beaches of white sand and crystal clear waters: Macarella, Macaralleta and Cala Turqueta, using a coastal path and then an inner one which goes paralel and connects the three paradise beaches.
Distance: 10,4KM; Ascension: 350m; Descent: 340m; Walking time: 3.5hr.
Drive to the airport and return the rental car.
Hostal Port de Fornells ** double room with private bathroom.
7 nights in the hotel ** located in the enchanted Fornells bay, in the village of Ses Salines at 28Km from the airport. The hotel has an open air pool and all the rooms have a balcony. The hotel offers bike rental service and free WiFi in the public areas. The beach of Cala Tirant is just at 2 km from the hotel and the beautiful promenade is at 15 minutes on foot. There are no rooms with double bed.
Our package includes a delicious breakfast every morning.
There is a supermarket available just at two streets away from the hotel to buy the picnic for the day.
At night, you have a wide selection of restaurants in the area to enjoy the rich local gastronomy and in the hotel itself they serve dinner as well
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Dates & Prices
Dates and prices valid from september 2021 to december 2022
From march to october you can choose the dates you prefer. During the summer season, the sooner you make the reservation, the better for you as you will have more available dates to choose.
Prices per person
The prices vary according to the dates you book
We have special offers for groups larger than 6 people