Walking Tour Menorca. It is widely accepted that the Camí de Cavalls was built in order to connect the watchtowers, fortresses and cannons distributed along the coast of the island and to make the transport of troops and artillery easier.
The name of this Nature Trail bears witness to the prominence of the Minorcan horse, a black, sleek, rather short, autochthonous specimen, which can frequently be seen along the whole tour.
Horses and fortresses leave their stamp on the Camí de Cavalls or Horses Trail, a route which takes you back to the 18th and 19th centuries when the movement of troops and supplies and stores in battle was common along this track, which served to communicate the different defence constructions that extended along the entire coastline of Menorca.
Camí de Cavalls 360º runs through an ancient path of 185 km long that surrounds Menorca following its coast. It crosses gullies, rocky zones, valleys, wetland and farming areas; it connects ancient watchtowers, lighthouses and trenches, and it leads to a great deal of coves and spots of the island. Decidedly, it is the best way to discover the natural wealth and heritage of the island.