Menorca Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £739 per person
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• Discover the island of Menorca
• Visit the lighthouse of Cap de Cavalleria
• Enjoy the sandy beach and crystal clear waters in Cala Galdana
• Explore the city of Ciutadella with it’s charming outdoor cafes and desighner shops
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1. Maó
Arriving to the first hotel where we will hold the orientation session. Your bike will be specially fitted for you and you will be presented with all the documentation and things you need for your trip. Optional transfer.
Day 2. Maó and the South Coast
Today we are going to start with a nice ride around Maó to visit its fortress called La Mola and riding along the bay to Maó port, and from there to the city centre.
After visiting the city we will leave Maó to go to Cales Coves (a cove with caves dug into the rock), Cala en Porter and its beautiful beach and Torre d’en Galmés, a talaiot period settlement. We will arrive at Alaior, in the middle of the island. Accommodation in a typical Menorquin rural house.
Day 3. Cap de Faváritx & lunar landscape
Today’s stage is a circular one, leaving from and arriving at the same accommodation. We will ride the northern side of the island, most of the time along a variety of inland landscapes (pine and holm oak forests, growing lands…) and getting to the Cap de Favàritx to enjoy its extraordinary lighthouse nestled in the threatening lunar landscape.
Day 4. The North Coast
Distance: 38 km
The first part of the stage will lead us to the lighthouse of Cap de Cavallería which rises on a spectacular cliff. When walking back from the lighthouse we can go down to the Cavalleria beach. We cannot miss a visit to the Binimel·là beach and its lagoons and dunes. Today’s route will end in Port Fornells.
Day 5. To the South
Distance: 35 km
Leaving from Port Fornells we will head towards Sant Tomás along the old Royal Path (Camí Reial). We will cross all the island from North to South, crossing Es Mercadal and es Migjorn Gran. We will arrive at Sant Tomas Beach.
Our final stop is Cala Galdana, a huge bay with high cliffs dotted with pines and holiday complexes along with magnificent private houses. The beach is sandy with a gentle incline and the waters are crystal-clear.
Day 6. Turquoise beaches & Ciutadella
Distance: 30 km
Today’s stretch first runs along the wonderful southern beaches, riding to Turqueta and Macarella coves. Optional transfer in the morning, from Cala Galdana to Cala Macarella (45min) to avoid four rocky kilometres along Camí de Cavalls.
These beautiful and remote beaches have high cliffs covered in pine-trees which drop down to the pale white sand and crystal-clear water. The day ends at Ciutadella. Ciutadella is a veritable jewel, built of limestone.
It lights up the facades of the stately palaces in creamy golden hues, it paves the narrow streets with their lovely arched porches built in ancient medieval times. The gargoyles on the cathedral were carved from it.
Ciutadella’s walls tell a story of feudal lords, medieval traditions and invading Turkish pirates. But the city has moved on within these historic surroundings, and filled the streets and little squares with charming outdoor cafes and designer shops. The sheltered harbour lies under the ramparts and has plenty of delightful restaurants to choose from.
Day 7. The Wildest Coast
Today we will go to the wildest coast of Menorca. The coastline here is part of the stunning scenery of la Vall, which includes the hillside called Falconera (the cliff-face is 207 meters high), woods, lowlands, cultivated land, lakes, dune systems, spectacular gorges and unspoiled beaches.
We will visit Algaiarens and Cala Morell. Cala Morell is a small natural harbour on the north coast of Ciutadella and the site of a beautiful necropolis. A set of fourteen artificial caves have been excavated in the rocky walls of a small ravine and formed one of the largest and most spectacular prehistoric burial sites on the island. It was used as a cemetery from the Naviforme era (1700 B.C.) up until the 2nd century A.C. Return to Ciutadella.
Day 8. Departure
Departure day. Transfer to the airport (optional).
This tour starts in Mahon.
Enjoy riding around the island of Menorca. This tour will allow you to discover most parts of the island. Six cycling stages will take you to the most varied inland landscapes where pine and holm, oak forests alternate with wide growing lands that will lead you close to the most beautiful, transparent, virgin water coves or the suggestive rocky cliffs where the lighthouses rise.
The route mainly runs along minor roads and asphalted rural roads and occasionallry, along dirt roads.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Menorca stays in rural 3* and 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- Welcome meeting with a guide speaking English
– 7 nights of accommodation (rural hotels, 3* and 4* hotels)
– B&B or Half-board
– GPS with everyday tracks
– A map for every day
– All the tourist information about the route
– A telephone number in case of any problems
– The transport of belongings between overnight stays
Menorca, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.03. – 20.06.2017 | 15.09. – 01.11.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £739 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89
Half Board Supplement: £199
Seasonal Supplement: June, September and Spanish Easter week: £99
Single seasonal supplement: £259
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Guesthouses and B&Bs
Holiday Price: £739
Single Supplement: From £219