Walking in Menorca

7 nights starting from
£1295

  • Menorca – a beautiful island with a stunning nature

  • Javier Mendez – the guide and his excellent knowledge of the island’s nature and wildlife

  • Port Ciutadella Hotel – a very comfortable hotel situated on the seaside just ten minutes from the centre of Port Ciutadella 

  • Scenery – a wonderful range will be encountered that displays the diversity of terrain that can be found in Menorca

Menorca offers a wonderful variety of terrain for walking, which is both diverse and scenic. Our resident guide, Javier Mendez, who also leads our ‘Flowers and Wildlife of Menorca’, in addition to his skills as a walking guide, offers an expert insight into the exceptional nature and wildlife of this beautiful island.  The trails followed will encounter a wide mix of the beauty Menorca offers; stunning beaches, centuries old forests, coastal wetlands, fishing villages, a national park, and at the same time, Javier will introduce you to a little of the island’s history.  The walks average around 9kms with just one day 11kms.

Our Guide - Javier Méndez
Your guide for this tour is a professional ornithologist and naturalist. Javier is a co-founder of Menorca Ornithologist Society and a member of Menorca Research Institute. He was born and bred in Menorca and knows the island intimately. He has been a keen birdwatcher and nature lover all his life and he has done many studies about Menorcan birds population and wildlife. Javier speaks good English and has a natural and infectious enthusiasm for birds and the unique wildlife of Menorca. He has been guiding groups of birdwatchers, walkers and nature enthusiasts on the island since 2001. Javier also has an excellent knowledge of the Menorcan wild flowers having also led many botanical tours.

Available Departures

From

09 - October - 2021 £ 1295.00 Travel Info On Request

Provisional Timings

London Gatwick

Departing: 09th October 2021 at 12:00

Returning: 16th October 2021 at 16:45

ITINERARY

Day 1: Fly from London Gatwick to Mahon, Menorca (regional flights may be available - these are on request and subject to a supplement, please call to enquire.). Transfer to Port Ciutadella Hotel. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 2: Favàritx – Es Grau.
The walk starts at Favàritx lighthouse, at the north of the Es Grau Natural Park, one of the most magical and enigmatic places on the island. The walk follows the east coast, passing through the only natural park of the island, to the small fishing town of Es Grau. Along the way we’ll discover small beaches, coastal wetlands, a spectacular endemic flora, defence towers that tell us about the stormy past of the island, and the Es Grau lagoon, the largest wetland of Menorca.  Accompanying us will be the majestic presence of the Mediterranean Sea and some splendid views of the east coast of the island.

Day 3: Cala Tirant – Binimal·là. 
Our walk today takes us from the beautiful beach of Cala Tirant to the no less surprising one of Binimal·là on the north coast of Menorca, which will amaze us with its beauty. This part of the island is characterized by the beauty of its beaches, its geological wealth and its contrast of colours. A walk for the senses on a coastal path that leaves no one indifferent.

Day 4: El Pilar – Algaiarens.
Today's walk takes us through one of the wildest areas of the north of the island, giving us the opportunity to discover a more rural Menorca, with its variety of landscapes and the spectacular nature of its forests. It is a walk that alternates between coast and interior but always an exuberant nature; we will discover red sand beaches, centuries-old oaks forests and cow pastures with vulture roosts.

Day 5: Day at leisure.

Day 6: Cala Galdana – Son Saura
The south coast of Menorca is characterized by white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Today’s route will encounter some of the most spectacular beaches of the island with a gentle walk that follows the Menorcan south coast, where pine forests are interspersed with small but beautiful beaches, which have become known as the 'Menorcan Caribbean'. Macarella, Macarelleta, Turqueta, Es Talaier or Son Saura beaches will transport us to a Menorca totally different from what we had seen so far. 

Day 7: Santo Tomas – Cala Galdana.
The limestone rock that forms the southern half of Menorca has been moulded over the years by small rivers that have crossed the island from north to south forming spectacular ravines that flow into spectacular beaches on the south coast. Today’s route will take us into some of these ravines, showing us the bowels of the island, its vertical walls and its wildlife in a winding route with a start and finish at the spectacular beaches of Binigaus and Cala Mitjana.  

Day 8: Transfer to Mahon Airport for the return flight to London Gatwick.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 15 passengers. 

INCLUDED

  • Return scheduled flights with Easyjet from London Gatwick to Mahón, Menorca. Regional flights may be available - contact us for details and supplement
  • Seven nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the four-star Hotel Port Ciutadella Hotel, Ciiutadella, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • One dinner and five picnic lunches
  • Transfers and full touring itinerary as detailed
  • Local guide throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement
  • Balcony/sea view supplement
  • Regional flight supplement (subject to availability)
  • Holiday insurance
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls
  • Porterage and gratuities

 

HOTELS

Port Ciutadella Hotel
The Port Ciutadella Hotel occupies a fantastic location, just a 5-minute walk from Ciutadella’s Platja Gran Beach and a 10-minute walk from Ciutadella’s historic quarter, where plenty of shops, tapas restaurants and bars can be found.  This stylish hotel features an outdoor pool, an on-site spa with indoor swimming pool, steam baths and a sauna, a buffet restaurant and a lobby bar.  Rooms at the hotel are bright and spacious and include en-suite bathrooms, telephone, air-conditioning, TV, mini bar, rental safety deposit box and Wi-Fi. All rooms have balconies and it is possible to upgrade your room to include a sea view - prices on request.

Hotel Port Ciutadella Website

Ciutadella
The base for this tour is Cuitadella, a lovely town on the west coast of Menorca. The town, which was once the capital of Menorca, is known for its old quarter and medieval streets.  The main square, Plaça des Born, is home to the Gothic-style Town Hall and the 19th century palaces of Salort and Torre-Saura.  It is a place best explored on foot especially the narrow and atmospheric pedestrianised streets with their shady squares and choice of outdoor cafes and restaurants.

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