Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holidays in Spain. This particular biking vacation is on the Island of Menorca in the Balearic islands. This tour will allow you to discover the most interesting regions of the island. Six cycling routes will take you to the most varied inland landscapes where pine, holm and oak forests alternate with wide agricultural areas that will lead you closer to the most beautiful, transparent-looking coves and bays. In the distance see rocky cliffs where the lighthouses rise.
Your cycle tour will mainly follow minor roads and asphalted rural roads and occasionally along dirt roads.
Maó: Hotel Capri www.artiemhotels.com/es/capri
Alaior: Finca Llimpet (rural accommodation with charm) – 2 nights
Fornells: Hostal Port Fornells www.hostalportfornells.com
Cala Galdana: Hotel Cala Galdana www.hotelcalagaldana.com
Ciutadella: Hotel Menurka www.hostelmenurka.com – 2 nights
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrival at your first hotel.
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 period settlement. We will arrive to Alaior, in the middle of the island. Your accommodation in a typical Menorquin rural house.
Today’s cycling 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 with a variety of inland landscapes (pine and holm oak forests and agriculture land), soon we shall arrive at Cap de Favàritx to enjoy its extraordinary lighthouse nestled in the lunar landscape.
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 to take a look. We cannot miss a visit to Binimel·là beach and its lagoons with large sand dunes. Today’s route will end in Port Fornells.
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 Mercalda and es Migjorn Gran. We will arrive to 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.
Today’s stretch first takes you along the wonderful southern beaches, passing the Turqueta and Macarella coves. we provide a free optional transfer in the morning of around 45minutes to avoid a rough section of track, our local support shall explain this optional transfer during the welcome meeting. These beautiful and remote beaches have high cliffs covered in pine-trees which drop down to 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 tradition 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.
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.D. Return to Ciutadella.
Depart after breakfast.
By plane to Menorca where optional taxi transfers are available
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