Hiking in Menorca's beautiful nature reserves
Since 1993, Minorca has been protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, making it a paradise for hikers. Anyone who wants to get to know the island's varied nature while hiking in Menorca can learn all kinds of interesting facts on a guided hiking tour. Hike under Menorca's brilliant sun to the untouched places of the island.
Things to discover while hiking in Menorca
Minorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands and is known for its varied and fascinating landscape among hikers. Since 1993, UNESCO has declared a large part of the island a Biosphere Reserve, thus creating large protected areas, which today offer a wide variety of flora and fauna for hiking in Minorca. The island consists of the Tramuntana mountains in the north and the hilly Mijorn landscape in the south, both of which are suitable for hiking in Menorca. A circular hiking trail, the Camí de Cavalls, runs along the coast around the island. The name means "horse trail"; the path can be used by hikers as well as by riders and cyclists. Use it to hike to some of Menorca's most beautiful areas: Discover rugged rocky coves, unspoilt beaches, dense pine forests, extensive pastureland and beautiful hilly landscapes. There are also many places of interest to be discovered while hiking in Menorca, such as old watchtowers (talaiots), stone burial mounds (navetes) and ancient, huge altar tables (taulas).
Hiking in Menorca for beginners
A half-day guided hiking tour is ideal for beginners. Hike in Menorca's nature reserve, the s'Albufera des Grau Natural Park, and observe the native bird species. Hike to the heart of the nature reserve, the extensive freshwater lagoon. The soil is particularly fertile due to the mixture with the salty seawater, which is why there is a great variety of plant species. A hiking guide will give you further exciting information about flora and fauna on the way. 4 hours of hiking in Menorca is good for body and soul: Relax in bright sunshine, a gentle sea breeze and light exercise and leave the stress of everyday life behind you. Hiking in Menorca will inspire you!
Hiking the Camí de Cavalls in Menorca
The Camí de Cavalls circular route (GR-223) is 185 km long. The hiking trail was created as early as the 14th century so that landowners could secure and develop the coasts. The trail thus offers exciting sections with steep gradients or impassable ground, even for experienced hikers. As the path runs directly along the coast, hikers have to develop Menorca in stages. Often there is no place to stay overnight or eat, so that you always have to deviate a little from the path. But this makes the Camí de Cavalls even more attractive for hiking in Menorca: here you can discover Menorca's enchanting and very well-preserved nature in a relaxed manner.
sunbonoo wishes you a lot of fun with hiking in Menorca!