Guida al Camino de Cavalls

Il vario e bellissimo percorso storico di Minorca. Scopri la costa incontaminata e non costruita a piedi, a cavallo o in mountain bike

Menorca Walks and Treks

Good to Know

Stride or Ride?

Cami de Cavalls can be enjoyed on Foot, Horseback and MTB

Walks - Good to Know

Good to Know

Cami de Cavalls Signposts

What can you expect? - the signposted routes are made up from rough tracks, paths across farmland, surfaced and unsurfaced 'Camis' and the occasional modern road as the routes passes through a costal development.

Camis are small narrow track lanes, the original road system of the island, that criss cross the island. Routes can be shared by walkers, horses and mountain bikes and will often take you to 'hidden' Menorca. The path is well signed (to international standards ) in distintictive vermillion.

Check out our Cami de Cavalls in photos and video for more inspiration.

Bus Network for nearest Bus Stops

Road Network for Drop Off/Pick up points

Travelling the Cami de Cavalls you will experience a wonderfull cross-section of the diversity of Menorca's landscape. You will walk,ride or cycle along impressive clifftop paths looking out over turquoise waters and amazing virgin beaches and coves. Rugged openscapes in the North, more sheltered greener paths in the sopouth. The path leads through meadows and forests where pine trees, holm oaks and pines provide shade in the hotter summer months.

Twenty signed stages

Origins - The path was created in the 18th century as a supply / patrol route for coastal defence of the island which with it's many beaches and coves was ripe for invaders to land at. Menorca's location and protective harbours meant is was highly prized as a strategic military point in the mediterranean. As such the english,spanish and french were fighting for occupation of Menorca for many turbulent years. This also gives you the biggest clues where to get Bus/Taxi support eg a resort with a beach because that is Invaders could have landed! Here the Cami de Cavalls will pass through offeringa welcome Cafe etc and Bus/Taxi.

Accommodation for multi day trips

There are no overnight huts or such like travellers accommodation other than the existing infrastructure in the beach resorts along the route and inland towns - careful planning is required. Allthough given the smallness of the island taxis inland to/from an accommodation base are around max., 20 euro Taxi one way means it's not as difficult as it may first seem.

Wild camping is not allowed, however the law does allow for bivouacking on the remote beaches/bays ( no fires and pack up before 6am ) . Organised walking / riding tours might be an option who will take care of this for you.

Inland Hotels

These have the benefit that will be open all year and have the benefits of local all year food shops, Bars and Restaurants. Most beach resort accommodation is closed Mid Nov to Mid April

Hoteles y Hostales junto al GR223 - Cam de Cavalls

Desde mediados de abril hasta mediados de noviembre los alojamientos en complejos tursticos de playa estn abiertos y el Cami de Cavalls siempre pasa por un complejo turstico de playa. Las estancias de una sola noche son mucho ms probables a travs de

  • The routes wil often be across stretches that have no refereshments possibilities so carry everything with you including mobile for emergencies.
  • Always have swimwear with you- Along the Cami de Cavalls you will pass so many inviting beaches and bays to swim in as well as be able to enjoy shaded picknick spots overlooking the sparkling sea.

The route tries to be authentic following the known original paths. It is called a coastal route, though some stretches are slightly inland ( as that part of the coast was safe from invaders due to high cliffs ) or deep ravines which you need to go around.

Gates are clevery self closing but check they are shut for farm animals that roam free.

Please be respectful on other people's private land and keep to the path especially when paths go over farmland with growing crops.

Prohibido del Paso - no entry

Prohibido del Caza - is a very common sign mistakenly understood - it means no hunting on this land, not no entry.

Cami de Cavalls - Occasional Walkers

You can enjoy many parts of this network without being a regular walker. One of Menorca's delights is it's natural beauty and some surprising landscapes. Almost every beach resort will have a Cami de Cavalls path going through it so you can discover hidden treasures from your holiday resort.

From Cala Galdana you can reach some stuning coastlines and beaches on these paths. In Cala en Porter you will discover hidden fruit orchards anf tranquil valleys

Note that sensible footwear is required. Clay will be slippy on stones so take care.

Cami de Cavalls - Regular Walkers

The terrains are very varied. Some stretches are over open stoney ground,others leading through shading pine and mediteranean oak woods. Yet more with ups and downs and through valleys and gorges. Some may have all these! A beautiful diverse route is stages 16,17 Son Bou - Cala en Porter - Es Canutells.

Routes to combine with Cami de Cavalls

Walks and Trails

Mountain Bike trails

Cami de Cavalls - Mountain bike MTB

Consigli MTB

Porta con te un gilet ad alta visibilit: molte delle Cami di collegamento hanno alti muri di pietra e curve che ti aiuteranno a renderti pi visibile a qualsiasi auto occasionale in arrivo

La maggior parte dei percorsi ciclabili sono strade naturali e non asfaltate per le quali essenziale una mountain bike/bici da fuoristrada Mountain bike e noleggio su Minorca.

Si noti che non tutti i tratti del Cami de Cavalls sono adatti al ciclismo (nemmeno per i ciclisti estremi), quindi potrebbe essere necessario spingere e trasportare. Camminatori e cavalieri hanno sempre la priorit .

MTB Camis!

Cami de Cavalls - a cavallo

Molte parti del Cami de Cavalls sono aperte ai cavalli, ma in genere meglio partecipare a un trekking guidato con una delle compagnie locali riportate di seguito.

Cam de Cavalls - Guas y Mapas

Descrizioni dettagliate dei percorsi e delle mappe