Taking time out to walk amongst its rugged beauty, climb the rocky terrain and traverse Ibiza’s coastline, fringed by crystal clear waters, refreshes you inside and out.
Being born here, there are few spots I have not walked on Ibiza. After taking a walk around the full circumference of the island over 11 days and nights, I had a rare opportunity to fully drink in its landscape. As a result, I find my cup is always quite full!
Spending time in nature and discovering Ibiza’s secret beaches, hidden paths and seemingly never ending wonders is still a journey for me and one I love to share.
No matter what fitness level you are, I will find a walk to suit you & your group and be sure Ibiza will amaze and surprise you on route.
Walking is a simple pleasure, but like most things in life, unless you’re on the right path it can get tricky!
I can help you find the right walk for the level for you or your group and ensure it’s a smooth, seamless operation with plenty of natural beauty. Similarly, I can find you a good challenge if that is what you’re after. Ibiza provides the perfect platform for all levels of walking & there is also the option of my walking tour, or a bespoke daily walking guide service, where I can provide, pick up and drop off and even a halfway picnic, should you require it.
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Winter season – every Friday and Saturday.
Occasional walks in summer season.
As a resident of the island, you get to see the slightly less crazy months of the year, when winter sets in and the holidaymakers have gone home. This is one of the nicest times of year to walk here in Ibiza and get to know those who live here, when they are less busy working.
It’s a great way to catch up, see old friends and meet new ones, so I’ve set up a twice weekly walk on Fridays and Saturdays when all of us can get together whilst taking in the beautiful scenery.
This is not purely for residents and everyone is welcome. If you are thinking of moving here or want to meet those who are living here to get a more local perspective however, this is a good way to mine for information!
All walks start at 10am, though in summer to avoid the heat I also organise sunrise and sunset walks.
Always check the Facebook page HERE for locations, times and difficulty levels – plus photos of the walks you may have been captured in previously!
The suggested donation for this walk is 10 Euros and is greatly appreciated. Dogs are also welcome to come and join Cosmo on the walk and keep him company.
Next walk – May 29 2015.
A word that often comes to me on this island is the word trust.
When I walk it pops up a lot and I feel like that is something we should give in to, as more often than not we are too busy to notice anything!
Taking a break back in nature gives us a chance to tune in a little more and realign away from our creature comforts.
It is what I notice the more time I spend walking and the less time I am at my lap top when I took the decision to walk round the island with just a single euro in my pocket 3 years ago with my dog Cosmo. I trusted completely that we would be fed and watered en route…thankfully I was right.
Since then, requests to take others on this journey have come to me a lot, but some do not have the time for the full experience. I now offer 3 day 2 night walks and this includes food and drinks, guidance, tent, mat and insurance.
To join us, you will need to have basic fitness, but boundless energy and be able to carry a 5kg day pack each day.
You will need to provide sleeping bag, rucksack & be sure you are insured medically.
We will take care of the rest for you.
The cost for the walk is €300 per person. Max 8 people.
Each day is organic and tailored to the group and individuals. The walk is not a race but a time to allow people to switch off and enjoy the outstanding beauty of Ibiza. We walk on average 15-20kms a day, there are some hills, but we go at the pace of the group.
We stop for lunch wherever we find a good spot to soak up the sun, and take in the deep blue of the sea and luckily Ibiza provides many such places. Ibiza has many uninhabited stretches of coastline which we always seek out on our hikes or to lounge upon for lunch or just take a break while we relish the cool blissed out breeze beneath the pine trees while relaxing with new friends.
All food provided on the trip is highly nutritious and where possible locally sourced to ensure the maximum energy from the island is consumed and of course, it’s all made with love.
Close to the camping stop for the night we will be met with our tents/ sleeping bags And provisions for the evening.
Once snuggled up around the camp fire near to some of Ibiza’s hidden beaches you will most likely find yourself gazing up at the star filled sky, eating a well deserved dinner reminiscing about the days with your new companions.
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When I took off with my dog Cosmo and just one euro in my back pocket to survive the trip a few years ago, it did strike me as slightly foolish. However, as the days passed and I encountered a barrage of generosity and adventure, I realised this was the trip that would change my life…and it did.
Having those 12 days without gadgets or gismo’s and just being fully immersed in nature threw a new perspective on my life. I felt more connected to nature, but more importantly with myself and my surroundings. I am fully aware the best things in life are for free and you could do this by yourself as I did, but sharing this journey is a special experience and having been asked many times to guide people on the route I took, it felt natural to facilitate this for others.
I have taken many guests on this round the island walk. I usually book groups twice a year for this journey.
The next one will be on October 12 2015 and I am looking for 10 active individuals to join me on this magical journey.
The walk will be inclusive with most of the food and drinks provided, you will need to be fairly fit and capable of carrying a 10-12 kg backpack.
Most of all I am looking for people who are up for a challenge, as this is no walk in the park! Ibiza has hills and rocks and big cliffs and breath taking beauty to be discovered. Even when you think you can’t take another step, a new view will inspire you to keep up and continue and we will all share in this life changing experience together.
Adventurer Island walk 2015
This is the full on experience, you will carry everything you need, be camping at stunning locations and really get back to nature in every way. We spend 2 nights in hotels along the way and have food either delivered by the support vehicle every few days or eat at locals bars and restaurants.
For the 2 week experience the price is €1400.00.
Flights are not included to and from Ibiza.
You will need to provide; sleeping bag, rucksack, ensure you are fully insured medically and be full of boundless energy.
Take a look at the 2013 walk page for more information & testimonials and to get a feel for what you will experience.
If you are up for it please CONTACT ME!
Are you ready for a challenge that will take you to Ibiza’s most precious places? Fancy seeing some 250km of the magical island we all love in four days by bike, by kayak and on foot? If you’re up for sleeping under the stars, feeling the warmth of the wind as it rushes through your hair on cliff roads overlooking the Mediterranean, diving into crystal clear waters in beautiful hidden coves and racing through lush, green forests while discovering the wonder of Ibiza then it’s time to participate in this year’s Ibiza Charity Adventure on April 22-25.
Walking Ibiza and Bespoke Ibiza have come together to create Ibiza Charity Adventure – 22-25 April 2015: an exhilarating four-day program of hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and many more surprise outdoor activities combining the pursuits above plus one night camping and two nights stay at a hostel.
Now in its second year, this unique challenge is designed to simultaneously take your breath away while raising money for two fantastic causes, or, if you prefer, you’re welcome to pledge money to your own chosen charity instead.
Here’s a taster of what to expect if you sign up for this challenge of a lifetime:
The 4 day adventure begins in the old town of Ibiza – the medieval UNESCO heritage site with its enchanting, winding cobbled streets. You will be kitted out in the latest top quality mountain bikes and soon be cycling with ease out the old town and passing the stunning scenery of the salt flats of Las Salinas before following the coast with a few stops for a swim and lunch. You will complete 65kms by the time you reach Cala Conta where the kayaks will be waiting for us. It’s then a 10km kayak (approx 3 hours) including the discovery of some wonderful caves before ending up at a secret location where you will spend the night under the stars, recounting your day’s adventure around the camp fire whilst eating nourishing, homemade food.
Waking early to a lovely breakfast, we’ll load up the kayaks with supplies and head off on a gruelling 30km adventure by sea (approx 9 hours). We’ll head up the west coast of Ibiza under the gaze of spectacular 350m cliffs and bays only accessible from the sea. The first place we’ll land will be after about 4 hours kayaking and we’ll take a well-earned rest and enjoy a much needed lunch in a beautiful, secluded `C` shaped bay only accessible by foot and from the sea. After lunch we’ll continue passing amazing vistas and some massive caves, completing the day in the north of Ibiza staying in a lovely hostal where we’ll take well deserved hot showers and dinner will be waiting for us.
This day is a wonderful hiking day of 25kms. We’ll be hugging the sea around the ‘crystal coast’ where you can find Ibiza’s very own crystals – just the thing to energize yourself – then we’ll continue on, passing ancient terraced farmland and secluded bays (for swimming!) along the way. Lunch will be taken under a rare old oak tree then we’ll keep going, past the most northerly point of Ibiza. At this point we’ll be heading south – and homebound! We’ll spend this night in a lovely hotel on the coast.
After filling up with breakfast we’ll get back on our familiar mountain bikes for the 50kms homeward stretch. You will be waved and cheered on by people following your progress online via the live GPS feed – just what you need to spur you on to the end! We’ll pass through some towns today and then head back into the forests with the lovely scent of pine trees all around us. Down ancient lanes, passing incredible modern villas and eventually with the sight of Ibiza old town coming into view, you’ll know the 4 day challenge is almost complete. A cheering crowd and Champagne corks popping will welcome you at the finishing line! But being Ibiza, the adventure doesn’t end there.
It’s a quick shower and change before going out for a celebration dinner and maybe onwards to one of the infamous clubs…
Helping others and yourself
Embarking on the wonders of this challenge and embracing the beauty of nature, this adventure is set to lead you on a journey of self-discovery – a way to shed the layers of everyday life and a trial which once achieved will undoubtedly freshen your outlook on pretty much everything. As well as opening up your own horizons, your Adventure will help generate more opportunities too for organisations which work selflessly to improve the lives of children with disabilities and cancer patients.
One of the charities is APNEEF – an Ibiza and Formentera based group working with children who have special educational needs. Their objectives are to improve the development and evolution of these children and to increase their quality of life and social integration by means of specialised programmes such as psychomotor therapy, equine therapy, multi-sensory stimulation, manual workshops and hydrotherapy, as well as any other treatment which helps to stimulate and rehabilitate.
The Samasound Association is the other organisation set to benefit from this fund-raiser. By offering sound healing to patients fighting cancer and other illnesses, results of this effective treatment are incredible and include strengthening of the immune system and allaying stress, leading to wonderful improvements in critical situations. The work of this group has now spread beyond Ibiza to the United States and they’re fighting to have sound healing recognised as a complimentary medical treatment.
To take part in the Adventure, participants will be expected to pledge a minimum sponsorship of €1250.00. All you need to secure your place is the initial payment of €300.
All food and drinks will be provided on the Adventure but participants will be expected to bring their own sleeping bag and of course, appropriate footwear and clothing. Tents and equipment will be provided. Spaces are limited.
For more information or to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (0034) 608 692 901.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
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If you’d like to go straight ahead and get involved, pay your deposit now:
And if you’d like to donate a little something to help any of the two charities, here’s how:
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We’re delighted to announce a brand new concept for 2015 – our Walking and Yoga Retreat – which begins on September 12.
For six nights/seven days, you’ll get to stay in an amazing six bedroom villa just south of San Lorenzo and every day will be filled with incredible walks, energising yoga, meditations and much, much more.
The villa itself has everything you could imagine. A purpose built studio, yoga deck, 18m swimming pool, Mongolian Ger (yurt) are just some of the features at Can Amonita – http://www.ibizavillaamonita.com/ – and it’s surrounded by beautiful countryside.
This retreat is perfect for those who want to rebalance and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul and with prices starting from as little as €1300 (or 999 pounds) – if you book before February 28 you’ll also get an early bird discount – it’s the perfect holiday for those who want to experience something that will stay with them forever.
If you are up for it please CONTACT ME!
Rebalance and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul and start the spring/summer with an awakening of the senses on a wonderful Walking and Yoga retreat in an amazing place beginning on March 28 2015.
Combining our unique walking tours and discovering the incredible beauty of the island with yoga, organic and seasonal cuisine and mind-blowing surroundings, we’re delighted to invite you to join us on this very special six night/seven day retreat set in an incredible, luxurious 7 bedroom Ibicencan property in San Juan designed on the principles of space and light.
It houses a spectacular infinity pool, 300,000m2 of land, 180 degree views of the Mediterranean and it’s an oasis of tranquillity with all the opulence you would expect from a super villa.
Every morning the sun will gently waken us to tea and fresh fruits to arouse the body’s energies, followed by an invigorating yoga stretch class to set the body up for the day’s adventures ahead. Having developed a healthy appetite, a colourful breakfast of fresh fruits and locally grown produce awaits you.
Our program offers a fabulous escape into nature and we will discover some of the most beautiful and majestic trails Ibiza has to offer. An enchanting escape particularly for those who don’t already know the island, we will visit the local San Juan market, explore the endless paths leading directly from the property to forests, groves and beaches; through orange and lemon tree plantations and learn about the natural fruits, seeds and plants that nature unconditionally offers us on our plentiful island.
For animal lovers, there will be a chance for you to ride through the valley on horseback, kayak in crystal blue waters, explore hidden coves and caves and wander through the old town of Ibiza, enjoying a traditional dinner at a local Ibicencan restaurant.
On returning to our villa in the late afternoons, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy a massage, relax by the pool, sunbathe and take some time for yourself. We will finish the day with a gentle stretch and restorative yoga class to ease away tired and sore muscles, closing each evening with a scrumptious dinner and a good night’s rest.
Our private chef will offer you a feast of delights at brunch and dinner. The menu will be abundant and include vegan, vegetarian, raw food fused with local cuisine.
All food will be organically and locally produced, offering you a real taste of Ibiza.
The price for the retreat including all yoga classes and materials, daily brunch and dinner, trips to Ibiza old town, San Juan market, a kayaking trip, island excursions and all guided walking tours starts at €1845.
There will be one organised transfer to and from the airport to the villa. Transfer before or after this time must be paid by the individual. Price does not include flight, extra massage, horse riding, alcohol, or any other meals other than brunch and dinner.
Email email@example.com for more information and to reserve your space now.
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Often confused with a destination purely for hedonists, who use the island as their playground, I love to see the look of surprise as people discover what else Ibiza has to offer.
Less talked about is its rustic beauty and rugged charm, often overlooked by those purely seeking the obvious sun, sand, surf and sangria.
In fact, some spots on the island are so sacred, they now have their own protection system and have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Like most of the good things in life, the best ones here are also free and do not have a 50 Euro entry fee or burly bouncer at their door. However, they do require a little perseverance & effort to find.
We are all guilty, when on holidays, of wanting to collapse onto the nearest lounger, but even a one day walk opens up a whole new side to Ibiza that you will never encounter on the usual tourists trails.
This has reminded me why I have always loved my home. Kicking off an 11 day trip hiking her hills, curves and ragged rocky corners. You can hear the full story of that round the island venture in my first instalment of the Tales from the Walking Trails podcast.
Being born on Ibiza I am passionate about sharing the paths I have discovered here and they are not always related purely to the scenery, as Ibiza is a spiritual place. Once you walk in Ibiza, you will feel the magical energy she emanates, as Ibiza is grounded on a bed of crystals and lives opposite the unique beauty of Es Vedra, the third most magnetic point in the world.
This magical energy is probably what finally drew me back to Ibiza after a break to the career treadmill of the UK.
I found my cycle of powerful job, big car, bigger house, mortgage & bills finally threw me off it’s conveyor belt and I was lucky to escape with my beautiful wife Belinda.
Luckily we both shared the same vision to live abroad and after our daughters had flown the nest, we headed to Latin America travelling for what was to be the beginning of a two year trip.
It got cut dramatically short in Cusco after travelling for our first year, perched high on top of a sacred mountain. We shared a similar revelation, that we needed to come back to Ibiza and set up home. It was the best decision we have made and Walking Ibiza was born from my decision to walk round the island with one euro in my pocket, 3 years ago.
The rest as they say is….history!
We are pleased to be able to offer home stay accommodation on Ibiza in our wonderful house.
We have a self contained studio room with en suite and private entrance.
The house is located just near to San Joan in the North of the island, close to the wonderful beach of Benniras.
If you are interested in staying, please CONTACT ME!