Menorca: Trekking tour Cami de Cavalls (2011)

Please find below all of our tour plannings, info about accommodation, sources of food and drinking water, etc.


For our daily experiences and pics, feel free to visit the travelog page and click Camí de Cavalls in the tag cloud on the right. Alternatively check the blog archive (September 2011).

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Duration:        14 days

Tour type:       Trekking,  Horseback riding

Map:                Menorca Cami de Cavalls – GR 223, ISBN-13: 978-8-48090-422-3

Languages:     English, Spanish (Katalan)

Arrival from Barcelona (by ferry)

  • Bus from Airport Barcelona to Placa d’Espanya (Bus no. 46: 1,45 EUR;  Aerobus (not really faster): 5,60 EUR each)
  • Placa d’Espanya – Moll de Barcelona (ferry terminal):  30 min walk along Avenida Paral-lel
  • Ferry:  Balearia (, booking on Barcelona – Ciutadella, 23:59 – 09:00 overnight, 46,45 EUR each for Neptuno area (fully reclining seat), bistro and restaurant available, self-catering no problem

Day 1:  Ciutadella

  • charming small city (or big village), everything in walking distance
  • ferry terminal – city center: approx. 20 min walk
  • Tourist info: Placa de la Catedral, open Mo-Fr 8:00-15:00 and 17:00-20:30
  • Accommodation: Hostal Menurka, 35 EUR/night/double room (

Day 2: Son Saura – Cala Galdana

  • Taxi Ciutadella – Son Saura: 15 min, 18 EUR (bus no. 66 from Ciutadella not before 10:30 am, hourly)
  • Distance Son Saura – Cala Galdana: approx. 10 km
  • Difficulty: medium  (1 exhausting climb, rest is easy going)
  • Net walking time (without breaks): approx 5 h: Son Saura + 80 min: Cala des Talaier + 80 min: Cala en Turqueta + 60 min: Cala Macarellata + 20 min: Cala Macarella + 60 min: Cala Galdana
  • Catering: food and drinks at Cala Macarella (Suzys Bistro), 2 supermarkets in Cala Galdana (opening hours 9:00– 22:00 Uhr)
  • Accommodation: Apartments Desmais, 29 EUR/night/apt. (, great price-performance ratio), self catering in perfectly equipped kitchen

 Day 3: Cala Galdana – Sant Tomas – Ferreries

  • Distance Cala Galdana – Sant Tomas: approx. 11 km taking the Camí de Cavalls
  • Difficulty: easy (1 tricky climb-down to Cala Mitjana)
  • Catering: restaurants and 2 supermarkets in Cala Galdana (opening hours 9:00– 22:00 Uhr), supermarkets and bistros in Sant Tomas, various restaurants and supermarkets in Ferreries (opening hours 9:00 – 14:00 und 17:00 –21:00 Uhr, Sundays closed)
  • Bus  Sant Tomas – Ferreries: TMSA no. 71 and 72, 3 stops in Sant Tomas, driving time: 0:35 min; 1.85 EUR/person.
  • Accommodation: Apartamentos Loar, 32 EUR/night/pers. breakfast included (, functional and reasonable, self catering possible (kitchen good equipped), WiFi, laundry. Supermarket (Spar) directly around the corner.

 Day 4: Ferreries – Barranc S’Algendar – Ferreries (round trip)

  •  Distance: approx. 11 km (can be varied with a chunk of shortcuts or extensions. Make sure to have a map with you)
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Walking time:  3.5 Stunden
  • Start: Church to the cemetary, cross the road to Cala Galdana, walk on the left up the hill til you reach the farm  Son Gornesset. From here, just follow the path.
  • Self-catering

 Day 5: Ferreries – Cala Pregonda – Fornells

  • Distance Cala Pregonda – Fornells: approx. 16 km except Cap de Cavalleria
  • Net walking time: about 6 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Access Cala Pregonda: Taxi from Ferreries (no busses)
  • Catering: Supermarket and restaurants in Cala Tirant, various possibilities in Fornells, supermarkets closed on Sundays!
  • Accommodation Fornells: Hostal S’Algendar, 40 EUR/night/room without breakfast (, breakfast at the hostal-run restaurant

 Day 6: Fornells – Mahón – Llucmacanes – Binibeca Vell

  •  Distance Mahon Hospital – Binibeca Vell: approx. 7 km (those who like can take a 4 km circuit via Sant Lluis)
  • Net walking time: 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Access Mahón: Bus c/o Autos FORNELLS (schedules on from Fornells (behind the hostel) to Mahón main bus station; 2,85 EUR each, driving time about 75 min via Arenal and Addaia. From Mahón bus station: TMSA city bus 02 or 03 (frequently, 1,20 EUR each) to Hospital M. Orfila, there starts the path to Llucmacanes
  • Catering: various possibilities in Mahón and Binibeca Vell. Supermarkets in Binibeca, one directly at Binivell Park complex (permanent open til 8 pm)
  • Accommodation: top tip! Binivell Park; 41.00 EUR/night/apartment (, self-catering (good equipped kitchen), various restaurants and bars BUT breakfast not earlier than 9:00 am! Those who will leave early: be prepared.

Day 7: Binibeca Vell – Cala en Porter

  • Distance: 12 km + 2 km to the Necropolis de Cales Coves
  • Net walking time: Binibeca – Es Canutells (2.5 h) – Necropolis de Cales Coves (+ 2 h) – Cala en Porter (+ 30 min)
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Catering: Es Canutells: supermarket behind the huge hotel complex Mar de Menorca, no lunch break
    Cala en Porter: huge shopping center, nonstop open til 22:00, various supermarkets, restaurants and bistros
  • Accommodation: Bahia Park Apartments (42.00 EUR/Nacht/apartment), self catering (overbooked, postponed to Siesta Mar Apartments incl. breakfast at the same rate), self catering in good equipped kitchen
  • Night flight: top tip! Cova d’en Xeroi,  entrance fee: 14.00 EUR, dress code: smart casual

 Day 8: Cala en Porter – Son Bou

  •  Distance: Cala en Porter – turnout Torre d’en Gaumès (5.5 km) – Torre d’en Gaumès return (+3 km) – Cala de Llucalari (+ 2.6 km) – Son Bou (+ 1.2 km)
  • Net walking time: approx. 4.5 h + breaks
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Entrance fee Torre d’en Gaumès: 3.00 EUR pax
  • Catering: water evtl. at Torre d’en Gaumès, good shopping facilities and supermarkets in Son Bou til 21:00 Uhr nonstop
  • Accommodation: Apartamentos Son Bou Gardens (, 47.00 EUR/night/huge Apartment f. 4 pers.), self-catering in good equipped kitchen

Day 9:  Son Bou – Son Parc – Fornells

  • Arrival Son Parc: bus Son Bou – Mahón (TMSA 10:15, 25 min, 2.35 EUR each), bus Mahón – Son Parc Platja (Autos Fornells 12:40, 30 min, 2.35 EUR each)
  • Distance: ca. 9 km
  • Net walking time: approx. 3.5 h
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Catering: supermarkets and bistros in Son Parc and Fornells
  • Accommodation Fornells: Hostal S’Algendar, 40 EUR/night/room without breakfast (, breakfast at the hostal restaurant or elsewhere

Day 10: Addaia – national park Albufera des Grau – Mahón

  •  From our point of view not walkable in just one day, hence we went on horseback
  • Logistics: Menorca a Cavall, 100 EUR each incl. all transfers, catering and helmet
    Just make a contact via email or phone to ask for the schedule. Alternatively you may find other ranches near Mohón, e.g. Menorca Horse Riding. Or simply google.
  • Distance: approx. 21 km
  • Total duration: approx. 7 h incl. lunch break
  • Difficulty: demanding to walk, average on horseback (many slopes)
  • Catering: self-catering between Addaia und Es Grau
  • Accommodation Mahón: Eurohotel (, 46 EUR/room/night without breakfast. We didn’t like it so we changed the next day to Hotel San Miguel (see below)

Days 11., 12. and 13: Mahón and cross-island

  • Accommodation: top tip! Hotel St. Miguel (, 70 EUR/room/night incl. phantastic breakfast
  • Car rental: Autos Mahón Rent (, 35 EUR/24 hours
  • Return trip: Acciona (, booking on Mahon – Barcelona, 11:00 – 21:00; 61.00 EUR each, bistro and restaurant available, self-catering no problem. Make sure you have to check in your main luggage in Mahón!


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