Sea Kayak along Menorca’s Wild North Coast

Sea Kayak along Menorca’s northern coastline and biovac on the beaches. 4 days. 3 days off work.

  • Spain
  • May, August—October
  • Menorca Airport, Menorca (MAH)

Experience the beauty of the Balearic Islands from the freedom of your sea kayak. Camp under Menorca’s famously starry skies and fall asleep to the lapping of the sea onto the beach, in this unique and challenging trip around Menorca’s wild north coast.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 4 days kayaking
  • 3 nights biovac camping
  • Equipment and kayaks
  • All meals
  • Overnight gear (minus sleeping bags)
  • Mask and snorkels

Perfect for: Anyone with a love of kayaking, coastal landscapes and (a lot of) upper body strength. Your hosts will provide instruction, but sea kayaking experience is preferable.

Need To Know

Your hosts recommend that you fly in and out of Menorca Airport (MAH), but you’re free to fly whenever, as long as you meet the agreed arrival and departure times.

Start point
Your host recommends arriving a day early and staying in Mahón. This small town is very close to the airport (15 minutes at most). Transport is simple to Mahón from the airport by bus or taxi. Your host will meet you at your accommodation in Mahón at 09:30 the next day and to transfer you 15-30 minutes to the kayak start point.

Finish Point
Your host will drop you back in the Mahón area at 16:00.

Getting there and away
Menorca Airport (MAH) is served by flights from all over Europe. You’re free to book whichever flights you like as long you’re at the train station in decent time. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Your host has recommended some great options for every budget:

Basic: Hostal La Isla Hostal Jume

Comfort: Hotel Capri

Alternative comfort: Hotel Petit Mao

Interieur boutique hotels: Jardi de ses Bruixes Casa Albertí Casa Ládico

Delicious, homemade dishes will be freshly cooked by your guides. Breakfasts will be continental, while for lunch you can expect rice, pasta salads or sandwiches. Meanwhile, dinner will be made up of energetic meals like pasta, rice and vegetables. Hosts can cater to vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Sunny and warm all year round, but it’s worth bringing warm clothes for when the weather drops in the evening.

Your guides will provide everything you need, except a sleeping bag.

Your hosts recommend bringing:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal navigation equipment
  • Swimming costume
  • Kayaking appropriate clothing
  • Sun protection
  • Headlamp
  • Towel
  • Personal First-aid kit: mosquito repellent, seasickness pills…

Good fitness is essential, while prior sea kayaking experience is preferred.

No worries, your host has a plan B that is equally as exciting. If the sea or weather conditions are not favorable on the Northern coast you will paddle the Southern coastline of Menorca. See the alternative trip itinary here

The exact route won’t be decided until several days before departure, so your hosts will send you a provisional itinerary, with daily stages and timetables and places of intermediate and overnight stops, so you get an idea of what’s to come.

If you book a private trip children over the age of 14 can join the adventure.

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Location

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Menorca has been a haven for travellers for decades and it’s clear to see why. It has beautiful beaches and a lively nightlife scene, but away from the tourist trail, Menorca offers much more than just fun in the sun.

It was recently named a Biosphere Reserve as it’s home to diverse wildlife and varying geographical features, while its government has been heralded for its sustainable efforts. It provides ample opportunities for adventure activities of every kind, while its quiet coastlines are perfect for relaxing (and the year-round sunshine doesn’t hurt either).

Start point
Your host recommends arriving a day early and staying in Mahón. This small town is very close to the airport (15 minutes at most). Transport is simple to Mahón from the airport by bus or taxi. Your host will meet you at your accommodation in Mahón at 09:30 the next day and to transfer you 15 to 30 minutes to the kayak start point.

Finish Point
Your host will drop you back in the Mahón area at 16:00.

Getting there and away
Menorca Airport (MAH) is served by flights from all over Europe. You’re free to book whichever flights you like as long you’re at the train station in decent time. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Day 1: Paddle from Cala Sa Mesquida to Platja Mongofre

Arrive in Mahón and meet your guides at your hotel. You’ll be taken to the expedition’s starting point, Cala Sa Mesquida. Take a little time to explore these sleepy fishing villages before getting briefed for the day ahead.

Start off easy with a brisk, one and a half hour paddle to Es Grau, the entrance of the Natural Park. Stop for some lunch and maybe a swim at Illa d’en Colom, an uninhabited islet with two beaches.

After the short respite, paddle for a further three hours along deserted beaches and past hidden coves. Set up camp for the night at Platja Mongofre, the island’s largest dune system, and settle in for some dinner.

Approximately 4 to 5 hours paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 2: Discover Secret Beaches and Hidden Caves

Today you’ll visit virgin beaches, like Cala Pudent and Tusqueta, before taking a brief stop at the cape of La Mola de Fornells to explore its desolate cliffs and caves.

Have some lunch and take a swim at Cala Saler before setting off for another two hours kayaking. See the cape of Cavalleria and its lighthouse, before camping on the cape’s opposite side.

Approximately 4 to 6 hours of paddling across 20 to 30km.

Day 3: Kayak from Cala Viola to Cala Pilar

Head west and paddle past some of Menorca’s most famous beaches: Platja Cavalleria, Platja de Binimel·là and Pregonda. Make a short stop at Pregonda and its many islets for a spot of snorkelling.

Have lunch at Cala Calderer, a lonely and desolate beach away from the crowds. Then paddle for two hours to Cala Pilar, where you’ll biovac under the stars.

Approximately 4 to 6 hours of paddling across 20 to 30km.

Day 4: Final Paddle from Cala Pilar to Cala Morell

Pack up for the last time and kayak along the north shore, past red rocks and steep cliffs, before reading La Vall. Then paddle for a final one and a half hours past rock bridges and caves until you reach Cala Morell. The group and gear will be picked up from here at around 16:00 when you’ll then be taken to your hotel or to the airport.

Approximately 4 to 6 hours of paddling across 20 to 30km.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences. This trip is highly dependent on weather, sea conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

Menorca’s landscape is renowned for its vibrancy; carved by sea winds over millennia, its rocky outcrops shift in shades of grey, ochre, red and orange. These varying tones have leaked onto the beaches throughout the centuries. You’ll biovac under a tarp on a different beach night each night under a deep, dark sky heavy with stars.

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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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