Holidays to Menorca Small Hotel SonTretze. Years ago Menorca had a beautiful coastal path that went right round the island used by the British soldiers on horseback to guard the coast when they occupied Menorca.
Route 3: Favàritx – Arenal d’en Castell
This is one of the sections that best defines the rich and varied environments that make up the island’s north coast. The itinerary starts at Cap de Favàritx, a space that is well known for its dark rocks and the scarcity of vegetation.
The course passes through typical Minorcan agricultural surroundings, formed of ploughed fields, fields for livestock to graze in and areas with Mediterranean bushes. As the path approaches the coast again, it reaches Pou d’en Caldes, a space with a dense concentration of endemic plants.
Leaving this cove behind, the path turns inland, where there are spectacular rock formations, such as Es Capell de Ferro, which are covered in foliage.
As the path continues, a new ecosystem emerges, the important stretch of water at Port d’Addaia, ground. This occurs at Cala des Tamarells, Cala de sa Torreta and the best example can be found at Arenal de Morella, where the Bassa de Morella is situated, a large body of water next to a salt Addaia with Arenal d’en Castell.
The history of the Camí de Cavalls is ancient, but well documented. For example, during the first British domination the governor Richard Kane deemed it a ‘royal way’ in 1736, and therefore ordered it to be, ‘Maintained and accessible, as it had been in the past’.
Difficulty level: Medium