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, we have a walk to suit you and your group and be sure that 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!
At Walking Ibiza, we have a number of recommended private walks with various difficulties, all managed as seamless operation and with natural beauty assured.
All walks are guided by either Toby or one of our experienced guides, who are all based here on the island year round, you have the option to choose which guide when booking depending on availability.
All private walks can include transfers at additional cost to and from your villa, hotel or boat. There is also an option for picnics to be provided and we also have walking poles for hire.
We can accommodate large groups if required including transfers by bus. With larger groups we always have a suitable number of guides to ensure everyone is safely looked after.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us for a bespoke, tailor made walk (additional charges apply)
To book one of our recommended Top Ten Private Walks CLICK HERE
Experience Ibiza from the crystal clear waters of Ibiza with a daytime or sunset private kayaking tour
Our magical kayaking trips leave from a beautiful beach at a perfect time of the evening to watch the sun dip and disappear into Ibiza’s beautiful ocean from your kayak. Our kayaks are the sit on type and are very stable. Usually within a few minutes of being on them most people feel very confident and are happy to venture out on the calm, non tidal Mediterranean sea. The trip takes you around the coast line looking into secluded coves and stunning little fishing huts.
Its a perfect opportunity to get away from the usual tourist scene and do something different like venturing into hidden caves once used by smugglers.
As with the walks Toby includes interesting facts along the way, there is also opportunity to take a snorkel stop in the beautiful waters and possibly if you’re brave enough you could do some cliff diving/ jumping?
The kayaking lasts around 2 hours, the cost of each kayaking trip for up to 6 people will be €240.00. For each additional person after that there will be a €40 charge.
Winter season – Short and Sweet every Wednesday, longer walks on Fridays
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 Wednesdays and Fridays 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.
To circumnavigate the island in 4 days by using mountain bikes, kayaks and walking, an incredible Challenge that will test your fitness levels, get your adrenaline flowing and guaranteed lots of fun! Including transfers, initiation & briefing, most food – all home made and nutritionally balanced, water, camping and hotels, professional guides for kayaking, mountain biking and walking, celebration dinner and fully supported all the way. Price per person €895.00
If you are up for it please BOOK NOW!
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…
If you are up for it please BOOK NOW!
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.
I am looking for 24 active individuals to join me on this magical journey – 12 in May and 12 in October.
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.
In 2016, we are offering two options to experience the Around the Island walking adventure with us
VIP Around the island Adventure. Circumnavigating the entire coastline of Ibiza with the luxury of staying in hotels for 8 nights and 3 nights camping in the most magical specially selected places on Ibiza. Including transfers, initiation & briefing, most food – all home made and nutritionally balanced, water, camping and hotels, fully guides 24/7, celebration dinner and fully supported all the way. Price per person €2400.00
Classic Around The Island Adventure. Circumnavigating the entire coastline in the footsteps of how Toby completed the original adventure, camping along the way and really getting away from it all. 8 nights camping, 3 nights will be in hotels. Including transfers, initiation & briefing, most food – all home made and nutritionally balanced, water, camping and hotels, fully guides 24/7, celebration dinner and fully supported all the way. Price per person €1600.00
If you are up for it please BOOK HERE!
Do something different and a bit more wild on your Ibiza stag or
hen do! Spend some time out in the ‘campo’, seeing parts of Ibiza the usual stag or hen dos never get to see. Two days walking, one night wild camping (Hierbas provided!), with swimming, snorkelling and rock jumping. Our wonderful guides have lots of experience in creating a fun stag or hen do, as well as really knowing the island and all it has to offer.
180 Euros per person, with a group minimum of 10 people
Additional add-ons include kayaking, boat trips and even club tickets!
Ibiza provides the perfect platform for all levels of walking and we have categorised our walks into the following groups to enable you to select a walk which best suits you – depending on whether you want a relaxing stroll or a challenging hill climb!
These walks are from 5km up to 8km, and last approximately 2-3 hours. They are suitable for all and no walking experience is required, although a base level of fitness is recommended. Suitable for older children. Terrain is mainly flat on well maintained paths and lanes. Lots of shade.
These walks are 8-10km in length and last up to 4 hours. There are some hills included and not all paths will be well maintained, and there may be loose stones underfoot. Some experience of walking and a basic level of fitness is recommended.
Red walks are up to 12km in length and last up to 5 hours. There will be plenty of hills, with some scrambling, gravel paths and other some tricky terrain. There may be loose stones underfoot These walks may not always be in the shade. A good level of fitness and walking experience is recommended
For the more adventurous and experienced walker, these walks are at least 12km and 5 hours long, often more. With steep hills, unmarked paths and cliffs and rocks, and with loose stones underfoot these walks suit those with good fitness who are looking for something a little more than the average hike.
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!