Approx total kilometers: 205
Approx kilometers per day: 22
Longest day of walking: 35 kms
Shortest day of walking: 15 kms
Approx hours of walking per day: 7-10 hours
In April 2018, in typical Toby fashion, the founder of Walking Ibiza did his research and walked around the entire coastline of Menorca alone to prepare for the first Around the Island Menorca Adventure in April 2019. Due to the many requests and positive feedback from the group after this extraordinary hike we will continue the Menorca Around the Island Adventure next to our Around The Island Adventure Ibiza.
The Around the Island Walk follows the Camí de Cavalls which is an ancient path of 186 kms that encircles the island of Menorca. This long-distance walking route is also used to reach some of the most inaccessible beaches on the island. Since its original function was the defense and the control of the island, it was patrolled by soldiers mounted on Menorquin horses, hence the word Cavalls (meaning horses in Catalan) which is in the name of the path.
Although Menorca is bigger than Ibiza the route is actually shorter and the overall height climb is less as there is a more direct path and lower hills. The overall distance is 205 kms (Ibiza is 260 kms). The walk takes place over 6 days, each day being different, from steep cliffs to secluded beaches, forests, built up towns, sometimes slightly monotonous stretches of landscape but by far most are utterly breathtaking! The North of Menorca is very wild with very little development whilst the South is more developed with holiday resorts.
We start walking from the Iglesia de Santa Maria in the capital city of Mahon and continue from here, walking each day around the stunning coastline. At the end of this adventure we will celebrate together in style with a beautiful meal where you will feel a real sense of achievement.
The Adventure is fully supported with a support vehicle and driver to carry your overnight bags and supplies. During the days you will only need to carry your day bags containing mainly water, snacks and packed lunch. On a few days you will need to carry all your overnight supplies a short distance.
This is a once in a lifetime experience that only one group has achieved so far. Most people say a Walking Ibiza Around the Island Adventure has changed their life in some way, being out in nature, one foot in front of the other, disconnecting from technology, and fully experiencing all that Menorca, and life, has to offer.
The cost and dates
The price for the new Around the Island Adventure Menorca from 17th to 23rd September 2021 is €1600 which includes transfers, initiation and briefing, most food, overnight stays, 24 hrs fully guided, support vehicle and last but not least a beautiful celebration dinner.