Walking and Trekking in Menorca
There’s no better way to experience Menorca than on foot with glorious beaches surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods, prehistoric and Roman sites, rolling countryside and miles of coastal walks with untouched beaches just waiting to be explored.
Whether you’re an experienced hiker, a beginner or a family with kids looking for something different there are some lovely walks to enjoy with some glorious countryside and breath-taking sea views, often just minutes from Menorca’s resorts, towns or villages.
Cami de Cavalls
What makes Menorca such a wonderful island for walking is its Cami de Cavalls an ancient path of 116 miles that encircles the island. It’s believed it was built to provide defence and control, patrolled by soldiers on horseback hence the word Cavalls (meaning horses) and connected Menorca’s watchtowers, fortress and cannons.
The ancient Cami de Cavalls path is split into 20 sections ranging between 5 and 14 km. The sections are perfect for those after a short walk on a single section or those wanting a longer walk that combines numerous sections.
Stage 1: Mao – Es Grau – 6.2 miles
Stage 2: Es Grau – Favaritx – 5.3 miles
Stage 3: Favaritx – Arenal d’en Castell – 8.5 miles
Stage 4: Arenal d’en Castell – Cala Tirant – 6.7 miles
Stage 5: Cala Tirant – Binimel-la – 6.0 miles
Stage 6: Binimel-la – Els Alocs – 5.5 miles
Stage 7: Els Alocs – Algaiarens – 6.0 miles
Stage 8: Algaiarens – Cala Morell – 3.4 miles
Stage 9: Cala Morell – Punta Nati – 4.3 miles
Stage 10: Punta Nati – Ciutadella – 6.5 miles
Stage 11: Ciutadella – Cap d’Artrutx – 8.2 miles
Stage 12: Cap d’Artrutx – Cala en Turqueta – 8.3 miles
Stage 13: Cala en Turqueta – Cala Galadana – 4.0 miles
Stage 14: Cala Galadana – Sant Tomas – 6.7 miles
Stage 15: Sant Tomas – Son Bou – 4.0 miles
Stage 16: Son Bou – Cala en Porter – 5.0 miles
Stage 17: Cala en Porter – Binisafuller – 7.3 miles
Stage 18: Binisafuller – Punta Prima – 5.0 miles
Stage 19: Punta Prima – Cala de Sant Esteve – 4.5 miles
Stage 20: Cala de Sant Esteve – Mao – 3.7 miles
S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park
Located in the North East of Menorca the S’Albufera des Grau natural park covers an area of approximately 5000 hectares and includes 5 small inlets just off the coast. This protected nature reserve includes vastly diverse habitats including wetlands, agricultural and livestock areas, forests, a coastline of cliffs and beaches, islets and a marine area. There are three wonderful walks on offer.
This flat trail runs behind the beach at Es Grau running through the Sa Gola canal and is approximately 1.7km in length. Wonderful landscape, flora and fauna is on offer and during the hot summer months the sea breeze and shade from pines groves makes for a very pleasant walk.
The longest of the three trails at 2.8km in length, this trail runs close to the lagoon and is perfect for bird watching including coots, mallards, great cormorants, pochards, grey herons and black-winged stilts.
Mirador de cala Llimpa
The most scenic of the three walks at S’Albufera des Grau, this trials runs along the south side of the lagoon and is approximately 1.7km in length.
Another great location for a walk is the spectacular limestone ravine carved out over thousands of years by waterflow. The Algendar gorge (Barranc d'Algendar) is located on the south coast and reaches the sea at Cala Galdana. The gorge has high limestone cliffs and small stream runs through the valley floor and takes approximately 45 minutes to walk each way.
San Agueda Castle
San Agueda Castle is located in the municipality of Ferreries and is Menorca’s third highest point on the island sitting 264 metre above sea level. Dating back to 1232 the castle in 1287 was invaded by King Alfonso III of Aragon and now lies in ruins. The walk to the castle takes around 45 minutes and has wonderful views across the rural countryside of North East Menorca.
Looking to turn your walk into an adventure, why not try geoacaching. A perfect way to keep the entire family entertained whilst walking in Menorca, Geoaching in Menorca.
Planoram walking experiences
Planoram are specialists in providing a perfect holiday experience, especially in Menorca. They are currently offering the following walking and trekking tours:
Trekking tour along the coast and inland
This Planoram experience includes wonderful walks along beaches, canyons, cliffs, forested areas, hidden caves and rural roads that break through the island. This experience includes Intructor, car for assistance and insurance and last for approximately 4 hours.