Walking & Cycling
To walk along Menorca’s ‘Path of Horses’ sounds wonderfully romantic…and it is…! This ancient bridle path steeped in history offers a unique opportunity to walk all around the island taking in breathtaking scenery of Menorca’s rugged coastline at a pace to suit you. Wherever you stay on the island, there will be a stretch of the Camí de Cavalls that you can enjoy if you don’t fancy tackling the entire 220kms…! Whether discovering the path yourself or joining in with one of the regular organised walks, the cooler autumn months are the perfect time to put on your walking shoes, leave your thoughts behind and immerse yourself in one of Menorca’s greatest assets, its natural beauty.
Why not discover Menorca by bike…? Rolling hills, quiet country roads, and many kilometres of unpaved tracks, make cycling one of the best ways to explore this unspoiled Mediterranean island.
Well signposted cycle routes have recently been created along some of the oldest trails and walkways. These enable you to enjoy the natural beauty of Menorca’s interior landscape at your leisure as you meander along the network of single track roads that cover a large proportion of the island. Characteristic dry stone walls divide the countryside into a pretty patchwork of 'tancas' (small fields) and in spring and summer, the woodlands come to life with the echo of bird song and wild flowers line the road sides.
With the longest road on the island connecting Maó and Ciutadella less than 50km long, distances need never be extreme. The more hilly terrain in the north and generally flatter countryside to the south provide ideal cycling conditions all year round, although the fierce northerly Tramontana wind prevalent in early spring can make riding a little demanding at times.
Being a small island, water is never very far away in Menorca, and its pretty ports and harbours are perfect for a leisurely stroll by the waterside. Alternatively, take your time to ample along narrow lanes between the impressive dry stone walls that make up the island's characteristic landscape.
If you feel like a leisurely walk, what could be better than ambling along the impressive quay side at port Mahón. To walk the length of the promenade from one end to the other is about 2km, along which there are all sorts of boats to admire, from small fishing vessels to magnificent superyachts. The atmosphere is further enhanced by the wonderful scenery and historic landmarks all around you, including the Isla del Rey where the famous naval military hospital was built by the British during their occupation 300 years ago. The other side is lined with numerous restaurants and bars should you wish to stop and have something to eat or drink as well as little shops to browse around.