Menorca walking holiday, Spain
Description of Menorca walking holiday, Spain
Walkers who crave the coast will love this Menorca walking holiday, on the second largest island in the archipelago. It is also one of the most unspoilt and least populated islands, as you will discover hiking on some of the coastal and inland trails, either through the islandís UNESCO Biosphere Reserve or along one of its many pristine headlands and beaches. Menorca has more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza combined, and this tailor- made itinerary certainly dips in and out of some of the most exquisite bays.
On this walking holiday you can also follow trails that take you back through Menorcaís fascinating history, because a little known fact about this Balearic beauty is that it has the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites anywhere in Western Europe. With a superb natural harbour at its capital city, Mahon, it has also been subjected to various invasions over the centuries, and consequently your walks will be dotted with historic sites such as castles, forts and watch towers. Indeed, many of them are linked by the Cami de Cavalls walking trail, first constructed for military purposes. Luckily today they are as peaceful and harmonious as you could possibly hope for, as walkers can access idyllic coves, beaches and turquoise waters.
You will be staying in an elegant 17th century Spanish finca, Morvedra Nou Hotel near Ciutadella in the south-west of the island. Family-run, and with exquisite gardens and a pool, the rooms are in the converted stables. With half-board accommodation, the chef prides himself on producing fine, Menorcan cuisine. This holiday includes a hire car and means that, depending on the itinerary, you can drive to trail heads and we can arrange transfers for you to get back to your car at the end of the walk, if necessary.