Good to know

Spanish Law requires you to wear a cycling helmet when riding on any roads. Off road the stoney ground hurts a lot - so always wear a helmet despite the heat! ;-)

Many small roads have blind bends and high stone walls so a lead rider wearing some high visibility vest is always sensible. Springtime/ Early Summer is the best time ( mid March to mid May )

The dominant sport is MTB. The main road ME-1 is the backbone road and access point to many idylic country lanes and off road tracks. While there is no cycle way on the ME-1 there is a 1.5m wide safety zone along the entire length that cyclists can use.

Bus and Bikes - Normally not allowed onboard.

Bus Bike Trailer

Save the legs - Island end to end. The L14 non stop express ( 45 min.) offers a ( max. 14 ) Bike Trailer at selected times between Mahon < - > Ciutadella Mon- Fri.

2 Eur per Journey on top of the 5.10 passenger fair

Stops : Mahon Bus station and Ciutadella City outskirts ( Via Perimetral ) or Centre ( Place de la Pau )

Westwards Eastwards
Mahon bus station: 06:45 Ciutadella Plaça de la Pau: 8:00h
Mahon bus station: 13:20 Ciutadella Plaça de la Pau: 14:20h
Mahon bus station: 15:20 Ciutadella Plaça de la Pau: 16:20h

Menorca Bikes

What to expect and Terrain

Don't expect extensive surfaced cycle lanes at beach resorts. Menorca is adding more cycle routes for the local population however the biggest appeal for cycling fans is the network of tiny tracks, country roads ( Camis ) and the around the island's coastal route ( Cami de Cavalls ) - this requires mountain bikes! Camis can be anything from a tiny narrow unsurfaced stoney tracks connecting villages to a narrow asphfalt road. being Spain road cycling is popular especially the traditional Sunday cycle. The island has rolling hills in the interior rather than steep climbs. If hills are your thing head to Ferreries area and Es Alocs heading north.

Mountain Biking Guide plus Hire Shops.

Mountain Bike
Alaior-Cala en Porter
Es Castell - Mahon

Menorca's Road Network

Menorca Tips

Spring time is a great time to explore the island with an abundance of green scenery at wildlife that will suprise you. And accommodation will be also be attractively priced.

Camis and the Camis de Cavalls network

The original road system of the island when horses and feet were the transport norm.

Menorca Tips

The island has an extensive network of the original bridalways/little roads ( " Camis" ) built long before the arrival of the motor car. There have been extensive projects to re-open these and signpost them as part of cycle tracks. Still only suitable for off road machines. Best to just go. The island is so small you'll never get lost! Pack a high visibility vest as the stone walls that line the little lanes can make you hard to see for the occasional car.

Sign to recognise a Cami de Cavalls route
Rural Camis
Cami de Cavalls path
Rural Camis

Cycle Hire / MTB rentals

As the demand increases so does the number of hire shops. But dont expect to find a hire shop on every corner! ( dated 2019 ) A day's hire will be around 15 Euros, but weekly hire is encouraged with discounts. Often in the beach resort the local watersports activity company will also hire out machines. In beach resorts hire prices tend to be higher.

Directory of hire centres

Cycle Routes

While currently the island lends itself more to mountain biking, but there is an increasing network of modern cycles routes for the less energetic. Particularly in the south east corner of Menorca cycling around the white washed local villages is very pleasant.

Idylic Villages to explore - Cala Torret South East Menorca
Increasing Cycle way network - Fornells

Signed Routes

There are six major signposted routes criss crossing areas, using roads, tracks and pathways. Again a free pamphlet is available at various tourist information offices and outlets.

Menorca MTB routes

Cycle Routes

Menorca Holiday Tips

Here are a collection of cycling trips done and described by others on maps with points of interest photos Mountain Bike Routes.

Cycle Hire Locations

City bikes , low and high end Mountain Bikes, Road racers and E-bikes. Spares and repairs.

Bike Hire Location Directory

Guided Bike Tours

Make a group or Join a Group. Road, MTBs and easy going E-Bike tours on Menorca

Details appearing shortly...