Cami de Cavalls
If you are adventurous, we recommend you to walk the Cami de Cavalls, which is a path that runs along the coast of Menorca, 185 km. It was used in the eighteenth century to communicate different coastal defense towers.
It is 8 km long, beginning at the Christian basilica of Son Bou ascending the first ravine, the high cliffs, and reaching a zone of crops and pastures. By following this path you can enjoy the beauty of the south coast of Menorca and see two important ravines, called Bec and Boter, offering lush vegetation and typical wetlands.
You can choose to make the journey on foot, by bike or horseback and enjoy the island in a different way, in full contact with nature. In addition, there are simple routes that are also exciting with your children.
Calan Porter route
The Cami de Cavalls connects a stretch from Son Bou to Calan Porter with a medium difficulty because of two ravines, called Cala Llucalari, on the west, and Calan Porter, traversing east.
It is 8 km long, beginning at the Christian basilica of Son Bou ascending the first ravine, high cliffs, and reaching a zone of crops and pastures. After crossing a road, you´ll discover a wooden bridge that takes you all the way down to the second ravine. In the distance you´ll see the talayotic village of Torre den Galmés. And after walking through a landscape full of fruit trees, you´ll reach a stream and then the beach of Calan Porter.
It´s about a 3 hours walk in the countryside. Remember to take water and proper shoes and do not forget your camera, because during this adventure you´ll find special places you'll want to remember.
Route to St. Thomas
The tour of the Cami de Cavalls from the beach of Son Bou to St. Thomas is fairly easy. In just over two hours on a flat path and, most part, parallel to the coast you can enjoy the landscape and the fields with their "dry stone" walls.
You can skirt the wet area of Son Bou, where hundreds of birds nest, and you´ll pass through the ravines of Es Bec and Son Boter, with high cliffs and lush vegetation. Wooden bridges and a walkway of large sandstone blocks open up your way through the streams and paths. On the right hand side you´ll leave the unspoiled beach Atalis and continuing along the coast you´ll find a rocky stretch of path that takes you down towards the beach and resort of Santo Tomas.
It is a 6.4 km easy track with nice contrast of landscapes and colours.