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