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TREKKING ROUTES IN MENORCA
The island of Menorca is a true Paradise for trekking lovers. In both the costal line and the interior, there are many rural tracks to discover by foot the island territory.
Let us suggest some ideas to get to know better this beautiful destination that is Menorca.
CAMI DE CAVALLS
This is an ancient track and is ideal to practice trekking in Menorca. The Cami de Cavalls (Horse track) origin goes back to end of the XVII century. The aim was to connect and permit communication between the several defense towers scattered across the coastline.
The “Cami” is an historic, landscape and ethnological heritage was restored in 2010. When it was finally re-opened to public it was also included in the Great Routes of Europe.
They are circa 20 different official stages to walk in the Cami de Cavalls. They all sum up to near 220 kilometers and connects nearly all bays and beaches of the island.
There are several different kind of trekking routes, with different difficulties and duration. Each visitor can design a personal route and discover at personal pace.
CALA TREBALUGER ROUTE
Cala Trebaluger is an isolated and virgin beach in Menorca. This track is approximately 3 kilometers and duration is roughly an hour. It is quite an easy level track, so adapted to all family members.
You must access the Cala Mitjana parking area and from there follow indications to destination.
ROUTE TO CALA ESCORXADA
This paradise beach seems to belong to a Caribbean postcard. To reach it you must walk a two hour track. In the summer, best start early in the morning to prevent extreme heat, as there is little shaded spots.
Although it may be a tough route due to the heat, whoever decides to practice trekking in Menorca attempting this route will be compensated. Swimming in the crystal clear waters of this unique spot will make the effort worth it.
The route can start from several spots. The car can be left in parking areas of Cala Mitjana, Es Migjorn Gran o Santo Tomas beach. A different approach could be with a kayak.
SANTA AGUEDA CASTLE
For those willing to try something away from the beach, this is an excellent option. This spectacular ancient track goes back to the X century and hides an interesting Arab past.
First stage can be done with the car. The track is a steep climb at stages and lasts approximately an hour. Access to the castle is free.