Walking Holidays Menorca Small Hotel SonTretze. This wonderful circuit has been lovingly restored and signposted so that nowadays everyone can enjoy it. It is well worth walking right around the island over a few days (although you are not allowed to camp on the beaches), or do it in stages.
Route 2 Es Grau – Favàritx
Minorca was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993. This section crosses the core zone of this reserve: Albufera des Grau Natural Park (lagoon).
The wide variety of ecosystems and landscapes in this area are an indication of its great natural value. Leaving the beach at Es Grau behind, the beach connects directly with the Albufera wetlands, which incorporate many different ecosytems and there is a high level of biodiversity.
Among these is Cala de sa Torreta and La Morella, both have dune systems and attached marshes. The Morella lagoon is the largest, and is home to many tamarinds.
Continuing along the coast, the path leads to Cap Favàrtix, where a type of vegetation living among the rocks has adapted to the effect of the sea.
The prehistoric settlement at Sa Torreta is close to this section, the remains include architectonical elements of great beauty.
Difficulty level: Medium