Going walking Menorca nowadays seems a little impossible, but let’s look forward to when we will be able to travel freely again!
Menorca as a destination for your walking holiday may not (yet) be so obvious, WAW Travel will give you 4 reasons to explore this beautiful island on foot.
Walking Menorca, what to know about the island!
Part of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean Sea, Menorca is the second largest island after Mallorca. The uniqueness of Menorca? Being uncontaminated, wild and less known by the tourists. There are no such parties like in Ibiza, not many big hotel chains nor many all-inclusive resorts. Great part of the visitors that come to this island are looking for its peaceful atmosphere all-year round, enhanced by beautiful relaxing beaches and wonderful Mediterranean weather.
In addition, for those who want to experience something more, walking Menorca gives the chance to visit several attractive cultural sites and to practice a wide range of open-air activities, such as strolling through the narrow streets of Mahon, visiting the highest mountain of Menorca, the Monte Toro, where you can find a 17th-century church and a statue of the Virgin Mary with a bull at her feet. On the island, you will find mainly small-scale boutique hotels and cute white houses with the typical entrance gate of Menorca that is the same everywhere. And not unimportantly: the island has been listed in its entirety on UNESCO since 2006, in the category of bios reserve. The island is beautiful, well-kept, natural, authentic, green, untouched and peaceful.
197 beautiful beaches on the road of walking Menorca!
Most tourists go walking Menorca for the beautiful beaches and the wonderful weather. Not surprising, since you will find no fewer than 197 beautiful beaches here! Varying from wide sandy beaches with all amenities to small idyllic bays, which sometimes require an hour’s walk. They have one thing in common: the water is crystal clear. The light blue colour contrasts beautifully with the white sand on the beach. The most popular beaches can be found in the south and west of the island. There you will find the beaches of Cala Macarelleta, Cala Mitjana, Cala Pregonda and Cala’n Bosch.
Encounter Talaiots while walking Menorca!
The island also stands out for its 274 stone monuments that indicate the existence of people on the island in the prehistoric period, they are called Talaiots. In 2019 a well-preserved 3,200-year-old Bronze Age sword was discovered by archaeologists under the leadership of Jaume Deya and Pablo Galera at the Talaiot del Serral de ses Abelles. The island is also rich in flora and fauna with more than 900 flowering plant species, as well as no fewer than 17 dragonfly species and 30 butterflies., so many interesting things to see when walking Menorca!
Walking Menorca: the Cami de Cavalls!
Of all the walks in Menorca, the Cami de Cavalls is the most spectacular. This hiking trail in Menorca is 185 km long and runs along the entire coast of the island. In the past, it was used by soldiers on horseback to guard the safety of the island. When you hike the Cami de Cavalls you traverse rocky areas and valleys. Along the way, while walking Menorca, you will come across ancient watchtowers, lighthouses and trenches, but the most beautiful are the many beaches that are located directly on the footpath. Small and beautiful bays, where you can relax in peace during your walking Menorca.
What else to know about walking Menorca?
Do you want to know more about hiking Menorca? For example, you can walk along the south coast in 6 stages. Do you prefer pure and whimsical? Then the northern route might suit you better. Of course, you can also put together your own walking holiday. Whichever route you choose, we are sure you will enjoy walking Menorca 100%!