Walking in your Holidays. 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.
Route 4 Punta Prima – Cala de Sant Esteve
The first half of this section runs across some of the flattest land on the island. The second half of the path at the island’s most easterly point diverts inland.
Only the occasional small gorge interrupts the flat relief. Patches of wild olive trees and bushes alternate with farmland and fields where livestock graze to create a mosaic scenary, although this landscape changes dramatically at the gorges.
One example of this change is at Caló de Rafalet with its well developed holm oak wood, the Binissaida gorges or the gorges at Cala de Sant Esteve where the shelter provided from the wind means that the wild olive trees have grown to a considerable height.
In some coves, such as Alcalfar, it is possible to see dune vegetation, which it is also present in the lower parts of the coast where the front line vegetation can best be observed.
Difficulty level: Easy