Outdoors/Activities

Menorca Tortoise

Menorca Tortoise
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Lighthouse at Cap de Favaritx

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Cami de Cavalls

Cycling Heaven

Cycling Heaven

Cales Coves

Cales Coves

 

Outdoors/Activities

Get out there and do stuff!

There’s masses to do if you enjoy exploring, love the natural world or like to get stuck into something more energetic.

THE BIG OUTDOORS

Menorca has been a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993, with 19 designated areas of special interest – it is unspoilt and utterly beautiful.

The north of the island is wilder and more rugged, whilst the south coast is all pine forests, white beaches and turquoise water.  There are rare, endemic species of birds, tortoise, fish and lizards/geckos to see on/around the island.

ACTIVITIES/SPORTS

If you’re not a sun-worshipper, the island is an outdoorsy mecca too. Activities include sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and diving, as well as yoga, walking, running and cycling. With Menorca’s long history of horsemanship, you can also explore the more inaccessible countryside on horseback.
Some recommended stuff to do…

CAP FAVARITX – Go to this wild, ‘lunar’ landscape on the north east of the island – it’s stunning.  There’s a couple of very nice beaches (with long walks to get to) but the drive up to the lighthouse alone is worth the trip.  This is one of our favourite places in Menorca.

CAMI DE CAVALLS – Circumnavigate the whole island through beautiful countryside with stunning views on foot, mountain bike or by horse – it’s 185km along this re-instated ancient coastal route.  More Info

CYCLING – Many pro-cycling teams come to the Balearics to train; bring your own bike or hire one here to explore.  There are masses of cycle-friendly routes – for road cyclists, hill climbers and mountain bikers.
For info about the Tour of Menorca sportive in mid-October (awaiting 2014 dates) go here

DIVING/SNORKELLING – Menorca’s crystal clear water means you don’t need to go far from the beach, simply pick up a snorkel and see what’s going on under the surface. There’s more to see than you’d think.

SAILING – With over 130 beaches and coves to explore, most of them only accessible by sea, charter a boat (with or without a skipper), pack some Estrella or a picnic and go to the gorgeous remote places that few people get to see.