This guidebook is split into two parts. In the first, 16 one-day walks and one 4-day trek across the island lead you mostly inland to discover Menorca's castles, former military fortifications and picturesque windmills and houses, as well as its huge taulas and talaiots (ancient stone structures). The second is a 10-day circular trek of the long-distance historic bridleway Cami de Cavalls (path of horses), which leads you round the island's coastline of dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches. The 185km trail was completely restored in 2011 to offer plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The guide provides practical information on transport, accommodation, refreshment and ways to explore even in the low season, as well as factual information on the castles, fortifications, windmills, towns and prehistoric stone 'taulas'. Menorca has long been known for its Balearic beaches, this guide looks beyond the summer sun to the wide reach of potential the island offers for walkers.
Walking in Menorca: 16 Day and 2 Multi-day Routes
Map key; Overview map; Mao street map; Introduction; Location; Geology; History; Landscape; Trees and flowers; Birds; Animals; Protected Areas; When to go; Accommodation; Health and safety; Language; Money; Communications; Getting to Menorca; Getting around Menorca; What to take; Waymarking and access; Maps; Food and drink; Tourist information offices; Emergencies; Using this guide; Day walks; Walk 1 Mao and Es Castell; Walk 2 Cala de Sant Esteve and s'Algar; Walk 3 Mao and Trebaluger; Walk 4 Sant Lluis and Biniancolla; Walk 5 Llucmacanes and Binissafullet; Walk 6 Airport to Sant Lluis; Walk 7 Mao to Cala en Porter; Walk 8 Es Migjorn Gran and Cova de Coloms; Walk 9 Cala Galdana and Sant Tomas; Walk 10 Ferreries and Cova des Moro; Walk 11 Cala Macarella and Cala Turqueta; Walk 12 Sant Joan, Son Saura and Son Catlar; Walk 13 Santa agueda and Cala del Pilar; Walk 14 Fornells and Cala Tirant; Walk 15 Es Grau and Sa Torreta; Walk 16 s'Albufera des Grau; Coast to Coast: Mao to Ciutadella; Stage 1 Mao to Alcaidus and Alaior; Stage 2 Alaior to Monte Toro and Es Mercadal; Stage 3 Es Mercadal to Ferreries; Stage 4 Ferreries to Ciutadella; GR223: Cami de Cavalls; Stage 1 Mao to Binissafuller; Stage 2 Binissafuller to Son Bou; Stage 3 Son Bou to Cala Galdana; Stage 4 Cala Galdana to Cala en Bosc; Stage 5 Cala en Bosc to Ciutadella; Stage 6 Ciutadella to Cala Morell; Stage 7 Cala Morell to els Alocs; Stage 8 els Alocs to Ses Salines; Stage 9 Ses Salines to Cap de Favaritx; Stage 10 Cap de Favaritx to Mao; Appendix A Route Summary Table; Appendix B Language Notes; Appendix C Topographical Glossary; Appendix D Useful Contacts