Thursday, 11 May 2017

Cami de Cavalls, Menorca

The ancient bridle path of Cami de Cavalls in Menorca is now established as GR 223 path, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The Cami de Cavalls gave a right of way to all inhabitants of Menorca, even though it passed through private land, estates, development and urban expansion. Today it does cross holiday development, artificially created vacation areas (e.g. Cala en Bosc) but it is, by public demand and state intervention, an established and well used public right of way for walkers, cyclists and horse riders (though some parts are really tricky for riders, so only the very experienced should attempt various sections).

Mallorca can be seen is the distance

Good guide books and information are available to help the serious coastal path walker and cyclist to travel along the Cami de Cavalls in stages. There are helpful guided trips by sea kayak around the island. It is estimated that a group of kayakers at an average level of ability could manage to tour the island in eight stages, in eight days, but about three days should be allowed in the event of bad weather and adverse conditions. Just keeping to the south coast of the island would be much easier, as the north side is more exposed and more challenging.

The lighthouse is at Cap d'Artrutx, on the south west tip of the island.

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