Walking around Menorca. The perfect place to combine wild nature, stunning beaches and unique hotels. Discover the island with WAW Travel!
The island of Menorca is the perfect place if you need some me-time. If you want to get away from all the hectic everyday life, if you are looking for peace or want to disconnect from digital interactions. The nature on the island invites for silence and reflection but also to a physical challenge. Are you ready for a walking holiday in Menorca?
What is special about Minorca?
Menorca is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea and if forms together with Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera the Balearic Islands. Menorca is the second largest island in the Balearic Islands. As soon as I arrive at Menorca, I immediately realize its uniqueness and tranquility due to the fact that the majority of tourists go to the neighboring islands, so it is relatively quiet here. Menorca is perhaps the island in the Mediterranean Sea where nature is most wild, a fact confirmed by the declaration as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1993. And not to forget, the island is only 700 square kilometers wide, making it a piece of land full of nature where several kinds of Mediterranean flora and fauna live.
The silence when walking around Menorca
Walking in Menorca it’s great but I really enjoy running too. And on a beautiful Sunday morning during a stay in Menorca, I decided to put on my running shoes. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky. Menorca is a fairly rocky island, with a quit hilly landscape and many beautiful beaches. I decide to set course to Macarelleta, a tiny beach with clear blue water and surrounded by cliffs. It is amazing how the nature in Menorca is so rough, with ravines, caves and a rocky coastline. And between the rocky and steep cliffs there are many beautiful hidden spots, like this beach.
I am 10 minutes on the road and the connection to Spotify is lost. “Great!”, is my first reaction. At the same time, I realize that this is also one of the island’s charms. The connection is not good in many places. Sometimes annoying, but often also nice if you really want to ‘disconnect’ and get away from the hectic life of your home, where your phone and Netflix are always there. I run in silence. I hardly meet anyone and I enjoy the smell of the flowers, the view of the nature, the sound of the cattles. All my senses are stimulated.
The ideal traffic free holiday? Let’s go to Menorca!
To get to Macarelleta beach I have to enter the forest from the road. You often see that, especially on the south of the island of Menorca. Cars must also park here and walk further to get to the beach. That means no traffic on and around the beaches of Menorca. If you really want to enjoy the reading of your favourite book, here it’s possible without too much ambient noise. So you will really find peace on the island of Menorca! I follow the path through a typical Mediterranean forest, for about 1.5 kilometers. Until the idyllic beach looms up in front of me. Few others are there. Delicious! I take off my running shoes and get ready for a swim.
Want to leave as soon as possible for a walking holiday in Menorca?
Walking around Menorca is perfect for enjoy the many breathtaking views, quiet fishing villages and defense towers from the English era. For example, for hikers there is the Camí de Cavalls, a track around the island of Menorca, an old path of 185 km long. In the past, it was used by knights to guard the safety of the island. Now it is a beautiful walking route divided into 20 stages. It is perfectly signposted and follows the entire coast of the island of Menorca. You will discover authentic fishing villages, amazing deserted beaches in ultimate peace.
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