BUS CAMÍ DE CAVALLS in 6 stages:HIKE ROUTE 6
HIKE ROUTE 6
From SON BOU /CALA EN PORTER to CALA EN PORTER/ ES CANUTELLS:
Min. 8 km- Max. 13.5 km
Departure at 09:00am from Mahón Bus Station to:
- 1st Stop Son Bou (parking area).
- 2nd optional Stop Cala en Porter.
Meeting point for return bus:
- 1st Stop CALA EN PORTER, pick -up at 05:00pm at the bus stop in front of the Restaurant-Hostel Sa Paissa.
- 2nd Stop ES CANUTELLS, pick-up at 05:20pm in the parking área.
- The beaches of: Son Bou, Cala Llucalaritx, Cala en Porter and Cales Coves.
- Of historical interest: Paleochristian Basilica of Son Bou, Rocks Llises, prehistoric town of Torre de’n Galmés, prehistoric caves of Cales Coves.
Pick up from Mahón bus station to Son Bou where the hike route begins.
Son Bou is a 4km beach of white sand and shallow waters, the longest of the island. Here you see the humid area that forms the Prat de Son Bou lagoon. Observe hundreds of waterfowl which pass through all year.
Going down to the beach there is a Paleochristian Basilica of the 5th century discovered in 1951 it has been catalogued as an Asset of Cultural Interest. Then, the 8 km stretch from Son Bou to Cala en Porter takes place in the des Relotge ravine, the longest on the island 12-km-long, dedicated to the cultivation of fruit trees.
A short distance from this route, about 2 km away, you can visit the Torre de’n Galmés, the largest prehistoric settlement in the Balearic Islands, with an area of 62,000 m2.
The Camí de Cavalls route crosses the tourist resort of Cala en Porter where two totally different environments are discovered: one goes from the winding path that the ravines draw in the western part of the island, to the slightly hilly part of the eastern zone. In the last section, in the direction of Es Canutells, is Calescoves, with over a hundred prehistoric caves that turn this place into a point of archaeological interest.
The route finishes at the tourist resort of Es Canutells. Return to Mahon by bus.