Our cycle tour of Minorca discovers the stunning landscape of one of the best preserved islands of the Mediterranean.  The rich flora and birdlife attracts many botanists and birdwatchers. Six cycling stages will take you through pine and holm oak forests, lush green countryside and beaches, coves and cliffs of extraordinary beauty. The architecture of the towns of Mao and Ciutadella is unique to Minorca. Paradise still exists, and it is closer than you think.

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  • Day 1 Maó
    Arrival at your hotel where we will hold a welcome meeting. Your bike will be specially fitted for you and you will be presented with all the documentation, cyclemaps and GPS with all the tracks of the route. We can arrange a transfer from the airport to your hotel (optional).
  • Day 2 MAÓ AND THE SOUTH COAST
    40.0 km
    You start the tour with a nice ride around Maó to visit its fortress called La Mola and riding along the bay to the Port of Maó, and back to the city centre. After visiting the city you 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. You will arrive at Alaior, in the middle of the island. Accommodation in a typical menorquin rural house.
  • Day 3 CAPE FAVÁRITX AND ITS LUNAR LANDSCAPE
    41.0 km
    Today’s stage is a circular route in the northern part of the island,through green countryside, pine and holm oak forests. You arrive at Cap de Favàritx, with its extraordinary lighthouse nestled in a lunar landscape of arid rock.
  • Day 4 THE NORTH COAST
    42.0 km
    The first part of the stage will lead you to the lighthouse of Cap de Cavallería which rises on top of a spectacular cliff. Cycling back from the lighthouse, we recommend to visit the stunning beach of Cavalleria and Binimel·là with its lagoons and dunes. Today’s route ends in Port Fornells, the perfect spot for a drink in the small harbour overlooking the bay.
  • Day 5 NORTH TO SOUTH
    35.0 km
    Leaving from Port Fornells you head towards Sant Tomás along the old Royal Path (Camí Reial). You cross the island from North to South, passing Es Mercadal and es Migjorn Gran. You arrive at Sant Tomas beach. Your final stop is Cala Galdana, a huge bay with high cliffs dotted with pines and magnificent villas. The sandy beach has a gentle slope and the waters are crystal-clear.
  • Day 6 REMOTE BEACHES AND HISTORIC CIUTADELLA
    30.0 km
    Today’s itinerary visits the incredible beaches of the South, The beautiful and remote beaches such as Turqueta 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 an architectural 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 invasions of 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 CLIFFS OF THE NORTH COAST
    38.0 km
    Today´s trip is a magic voyage along the rugged coastline of the North. 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, lakes, dunes, 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 in the Naviforme era (1700 B.C.) up until the 2nd century A.D. Return to Ciutadella.
  • Day 8 DEPARTURE
    It is time to say goodbye. We can organize a transfer to the airport (optional).

Departures from 1 March to 15 June and from 15 September to 1 November. 

If you wixh to travel between 15 June and  15 September, please ask us for availability and prices.

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 750.00 €

Supplements prices

  • Single room: 265.00 €
  • Mid season: 135.00 € (15 May to 15 June and from 15 to 30 September and Spanish Easter Week)
  • Single room: 320.00 € (Mid season (June, September an Spanish Easter Week))
  • Half board: 260.00 €
  • Bike rental: 135.00 € (Touring bike)
  • Ebike rental: 235.00 €
  • Transfer: 55.00 € (Transfer from the airport to Capri hotel (maximum 4 people))
  • Transfer: 155.00 € (Transfer from Ciutadella to the airport (maximum 4 people) )
  • Solo traveller: 190.00 € (+ single supplement)

The price includes:

  • Welcome meeting with a guide speaking English
  • 7 nights 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

The price does not include:

  • The transfer from and to the airport
  • Flights
  • Extra drinks
  • Rental bike

Guided price

For guided tours, please ask for more information: info@trekandride.com

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Our Menorca Cycle Tour  is suitable for cyclists with a minimum of physical fitness. Distances are relatively small and you only have small slopes to conquer.  You will need to be prepared to cycle over easy gravel roads and the access  to some beaches is rather steep, but short. From April to mid June, the flora and birdlife is at its peak and a joy to discover. From September to November the island is a haven of peace and quiet, with perfect sea temperatures. We would highly recommend our Menorca Cycle Tour to cyclists who seek the peace and quiet of nature, far away from tourists. Ideal for botanists and birdwatchers!  We would advise you to avoid the summer.

If you don’t wish to travel with your bike, you can rent a bike from us. Our bikes are all fully equipped.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The charming towns of Mahó and Ciutadella

  • Favaritx Lighthouse and the lunar landscape

  • Hidden coves and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters

  • Archeological sites like Torre d’en Galmes or Cala Morell

  • Passeriformes and birds of prey 

  • Menorca´s rich flora

FURTHER INFORMATION

Difficulty: medium (level 3 of 5)

Terrain: 95% asphalt and 5% dirt road (entries to beaches)

Languages: All the information is available in Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese.

Minimum age: We recommend children 14 or older who are used to doing sport.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Minorca airport is located about 4.5 kilometres to the south-west of the island's capital, Mahón.

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME

For self-guided: Departures from 1st March to 15th June and from 15thSeptember to 1st November. Ask if you wish to travel in other dates.

From 15th June to 15th September, ask for availability and prices.

Trip details
E.g., 09-08-2020
-14 years
+65 years
Supplements
15 May to 15 June and from 15 to 30 September and Spanish Easter Week
Mid season (June, September an Spanish Easter Week)
Touring bike
Transfer from the airport to Capri hotel (maximum 4 people)
Transfer from Ciutadella to the airport (maximum 4 people)
+ single supplement
Contact person
Payment method
Once you submit the form, details and instructions for payment will be sent by mail.
Once you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment platform and returned back to Trek & ride when done.

Budget

Selfguided
  • self price: 750.00 €
  • self price children: 750.00 €
  • self price senior: 750.00 €
  • single room: 265.00 €
  • mid season: 135.00 €
  • single room: 320.00 €
  • half board: 260.00 €
  • bike rental: 135.00 €
  • ebike rental: 235.00 €
  • transfer: 55.00 €
  • transfer: 155.00 €
  • solo traveller: 190.00 €
Guided
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  • guided price +8: 0
  • guided price 6-8: 0
  • guided price 4-5: 0
  • guided price 2-3: 0
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Terms and conditions

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These prices are approximate. In order to finish this pre-booking, and depending on the trip, a deposit between 20% and 100% of total price is required. Once this deposit has been made, the Trek & Ride team will contact you as soon as posible to confirm availability and final price.

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