Menorca is the perfect island for nature lovers. To walk for hours on hiking trails, explore the remains of ancient Menorca, discover the great biodiversity of the Mediterranean or admire the beauty of natural landscapes, in Menorca there are activities for all tastes.
Read on to discover 4 outdoor activities that you can enjoy in Menorca!
Enjoy nature with these outdoor activities in Menorca
Travel back in time at the Naveta des Tudons
Just 5 kilometers from Ciutadella you will find one of the most emblematic elements of Talayotic Menorca: the Naveta des Tudons. It is a collective tomb built only by inserting stones, without the need for other material.
In the 1950s, inside the Naveta de Tudons, remains of at least 100 people were found along with their belongings and offerings such as: gold, silver, bronze bracelets, bone buttons, ceramics, and more.
If you are a fan of ancient civilizations, this is a must stop. The entrance to the interior of the Naveta is prohibited for security reasons, but you can admire it from the outside from very close. The entrance costs € 2 and if you go by car, you can park in the free parking lot located on the side of the road.
Hiking route from Punta Nati to Cala Morell
If you enjoy hiking and want to discover the landscapes of the island, then this route is for you. The road that goes from Punta Nati to Cala Morell is section 9 of the Camí de Cavalls. This journey is 7 kilometers long and takes approximately 3 hours, although the journey is not easy at all.
It is one of the so-called “dry areas” of Menorca and this makes the landscape different, dominated by bushy vegetation and shaped by the influence of the “Tramontana” wind. The path runs mostly in the cliffs area, so you get beautiful views of the coast and the coves of Menorca.
Menorca is the ideal destination if what you want to do is hiking, the island is full of beautiful and different places where you can enjoy a walk in the open air.
These are some of the many other trails that you can find in Menorca:
Son Saura: a 5-kilometer route with which you will pass through the most beautiful coves on the island.
Cala Pregonda: a 3-kilometer route that borders some of the beautiful coves of Menorca.
Port of Mahón
Cala Sant Esteve: a 4-kilometer path that runs through the southern part of the port of Mahón until reaching Cala Sant Esteve, near La Mola.
Camí de Cavalls
Only for the most daring, an ancient trail of 185 kilometers that borders the island and can be done on foot or by bicycle.
Discover Menorca from Monte Toro
Only 385 meters high are enough for Monte Toro to be the mountain and the highest point in Menorca. From there you will be able to observe the entire contour of the island and, if the day is clear, you will be able to see the neighboring island Majorca.
Not only will you enjoy a panoramic view of the Mediterranean, but there you can also visit the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Toro, built on a Gothic church. The interior is made up of a nave with three chapels and highlights the figure of the Virgin carved in wood.
Both to go up the mountain and to enter the sanctuary, the entrance is free and you can leave your car in the parking lot in front of the sanctuary.
Explore S’Albufera des Grau
With more than 5,000 hectares and the most important body of fresh water in Menorca, the S’Albufera des Grau National Park is a protected natural area and the largest Menorcan biosphere reserve.
It has three trails that you can travel on foot or by bicycle, in two of them you can enjoy bird watching, and in the third you find a tree path that passes very close to the beach.
Entrance to the park is free and it has a parking lot to the south of the nearby soccer field and a smaller one on the shore of the beach. It is open 24 hours a day all year round, but the reception center is open from 9 am to 3 pm. A place just 2 kilometers from Mahón, a must for lovers of hiking and bird watching.