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Menorca in springtime: discover the famous Camí de Cavalls

Buy a property in Menorca and discover the famous ‘Camí de Cavalls’ long-distance footpath in spring.

Are you an active nature lover who prefers their sport and leisure activities to be outdoors? Do you love the great outdoors and cycling and/or hiking, the best days being when the two come together? Then the beautiful Balearic island of Menorca with its diverse landscapes, flora and fauna is the perfect destination for you! Explore the island on two wheels this spring, there are a grand total of 49 cycling routes here, 10 of which are cycling routes and 39 mountain bike trails. Whether you have a multisport, multicross or a mountain bike, the island has many routes, throughout the wonderful Minorcan landscape, of varying difficulty, from challenging to leisurely, to spend unforgettable hours doing your favourite things.

Did you know that Menorca is a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve and that in itself makes the Island particularly of interest to conservationists and nature lovers? The well-known Camí de Cavalls is a long-distance hiking trail encircling the island and whether you decide to cover the entire trail or just a part, it is the perfect way to discover just how precious Menorca is, in all her glory. The trail is open to horseback riders, cyclists as well as foot traffic. Spring provides the perfect temperatures to fully enjoy being active outdoors and nature is at her best. Learn a bit more about the Cami de Cavall (way of the horses) trail and other spring activities on the island with the local real estate agent Engel & Völkers. The spring months are simply the best months to house hunt and to enjoy the island, the mild temperatures and lack of tourists means you can fully appreciate just how special this beautiful holiday island is. If sport and nature are your thing, Menorca is a very good place to buy a property.

The Camí de Cavalls and other cycling tips in Menorca for early spring

If you have spent any time in Menorca, you will already have heard of the famous Camí de Cavalls, which is also known as the 'Way of the Horses'. It is not just a simple long-distance hiking trail; in fact, the Camí de Cavalls has important historical significance for Menorca. Today the popular hiking trail allows you to circumnavigate the island, at best in spring, but also a pleasure year round, for a total of 185 km, passing idyllic coves and virgin beaches. The trail is well marked every 100m with wooden stakes to ensure that you do not unknowingly stray from the path.

The origins of the Camí de Cavalls date back to the 14th century, but the first recorded mention was in the 17th century. Up until the 20th century, the long-distance hiking trail that is so popular with walkers today was used by the military to keep a lookout for pirates or invading marauders. Over the years more and more private properties were built on individual pieces of the Camí de Cavalls and it could not be used by hikers for a long time. The Menorcans, however, were not satisfied with this and successfully campaigned in the 80s for it to become open to the public again. Buying property in Menorca means you get to enjoy the Camí de Cavalls every day! Cyclist make sure you check out all the trails and MTB routes especially in spring – daily sporting challenges, the perfect temperatures, beautiful scenery and unspoilt nature make Menorca a no brainer for property buyers who have a passion for the outdoor life.

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In addition to the Camí de Cavalls, other very beautiful MTB trails include the route from Ciutadella to Ferreries, a 16.5 km cultural trail, another trail is from Mahón to Sa Mesquida, which is an easier 6.7 km long and is a great way to get to know Menorca’s capital. Of course it is always possible to add further kilometres for the hard core riders. Come on up your game and invest in a property in Menorca and reap the benefits of her sustainable infrastructure, protected status and status as a starlight destination and planned gastronomical destination in the very near future. Menorca really is trending in the property market.

Engel & Völkers Menorca recommends this stunning penthouse flat, you get to enjoy spectacular views over the port of Mahón, two large bedrooms with bathrooms, a beautiful open plan living-dining, a fantastic, modern kitchen for preparing your favourite food and a beautiful 40 m2 terrace to relax on. Included in the sale are two parking spaces in the garage and use of the superb community swimming pool and gardens.

Enjoy springtime in Menorca and let the real estate agent Engel & Völkers make your property purchase a pleasure! Get an overview of all the villas, country houses, fincas, apartments and flats that you can currently buy on Menorca - you will be thrilled at the choice!

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