cami de cavalls

STAGE 6: 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

Highlights:

  • 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

STAGE 6: 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

Highlights:

  • 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
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This is a natural space, located in the east of the island of Menorca, which is formed by S’Albufera des Grau, the island d’en Colom and the Cape Favàritx. In it you find a great diversity of environments such as wetlands, agricultural and livestock land, forests, cliffs, beaches, islets in marine areas.

Starting point of this hike route is Sa Mesquida car park where, going down to the beach, the stage begins towards the Natural Park of S’Albufera des Grau, the core of the biosphere reserve.
There is the option for the minibus to make a second stop in Es Grau for walkers who prefer to start the tour in S’Albufera des Grau.

On the way you find several remains of the Spanish Civil War such as trenches and bunkers as well as two English defense towers, the Sa Mesquida Tower at the beginning of the path and the Rambla Tower, which separates Sa Torreta Cove from Cala des Tamarrels.

The Illa de Colom is situated in front of the bay of Es Grau, an uninhabited islet, except for the endemic Balearic lizard. The islet has an abandoned iron and copper mine.

The route of Cami de Cavalls ascends to the north crossing bays, headlands and the beautiful beaches of Tortuga and Cala Presili, until you reach the end of this varied itinerary in Cabo de Favaritx with its lighthouse built in 1922, one of the most famous postcards of Menorca, a well known place for the dark tone of the rocks and limited vegetation.

The hike route ends at the parking of the lighthouse from where our bus returns you to Mahon. For walkers who prefer to hike another 10.5 km: the coach will make a second stop in Addaia.

From Favàritx to Addaia, the road heads inland through the undulating landscape so typical of this part of the island and continues crossing an agrarian landscape formed by crop areas, pasture land and areas of Mediterranean scrubland. You return to the coast in Pou d’en Caldes, one of the points that contains the largest concentration of endemic plants on the island.
Then the hike route returns inland and crosses the wet areas of great naturalistic interest located within the boundaries of the S’Albufera des Grau park, such as Addaia and Mongofra salt lakes, one of the best spots for birdwatching. The route continues into wooded area of lloc d’Addaia finishing in the urbanization of Addaia where our bus will pick you up to return to Mahón.

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.

When do you want to go?

Check the available dates and book your Cami de Cavalls stage online.

STAGE 1: SA MESQUIDA/ES GRAU to FAVARITX/ PORT ADDAIA: Min. 9km – Max. 24,5 km

Highlights:

  • The beaches of: Sa Mesquida, Es Grau, Playa Tortuga, Cala Presili.
  • Of archaeological interest: Defence tower of Sa Mesquida and Torreta.
  • Fishing village Es Grau and Favàritx lighthouse (black slate landscape).
  • Bird watching in the Natural Park of S’Albufera de’s Grau.

STAGE 2: FORNELLS / CALA TIRANT to CAVALLERÍA/ BINIMEL-LÀ: Min. 6,5km - Max.13 km

Highlights:

  • The following beaches: Cala Tirant, Cavallería, Cala Mica, Binimel•là and Pregonda.
  • Of archaeological interest: Port and Roman town of Sanisera, Sanitja defense tower.
  • The Cavallería Lighthouse, exterior zone.

STAGE 3: CALA PILAR to CALA MORELL/ PUNTA NATI: Min. 17km- Max. 24 km

Highlights:

  • The beaches of: Cala Pilar, Es Macar d’Alfurí, La Vall and Algaiarens, Cala Morell.
  • Of historical interest: bunkers of Algaiarens, Necropolis and Caves of Cala Morell.
  • Discover the popular la (Camomile of Menorca).
  • Lighthouse of Punta Nati, exterior área.

STAGE 4: SON XORIGUER to CALA GALDANA: Min. 15 km- Max. 31 km

Highlights:

  • Lighthouse of Cap d’Artrutx.
  • The beaches of: Son Saura, Cala Es Talaier, Cala en Turqueta, Macarella and Macarelleta.
  • Visit of interest: Cova des Pardals, Bunker of Son Saura; Cala Galdana.

STAGE 5: CALA GALDANA to SANTO TOMÁS/ ES MIGJORN GRAN: Min. 11 km - Max. 15,5 km

Highlights:

  • The beaches of: Cala Galdana, Cala Mitjana, Cala Trebalúger, Cala Fustam, Cala Escorxada and Binigaus.
  • The “Cathedral” or Des Coloms Cave, a stunning natural cave 24m high and 110m deep.
  • The Talayotic settlement of San Agustí, Cova Pulida (temporarily closed)
  • Binigaus ravine and Sa Cova.

STAGE 6: SON BOU/ CALA EN PORTER to CALA EN PORTER/ ES CANUTELLS: Min. 8 km- Max. 13.5 km

Highlights:

  • 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.