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Circumnavigate Menorca by Sea Kayak

Bivouac on deserted beaches, explore hidden coves and paddle alongside white calcareous cliffs on this epic sea-kayaking adventure

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Circumnavigate Menorca by Sea Kayak

Bivouac on deserted beaches, explore hidden coves and paddle alongside white calcareous cliffs on this epic sea-kayaking adventure

DURATION
7 nights
LOCATION
Spain
ANNUAL LEAVE
5 days off work
GROUP SIZE
Up to 8 people
MEETING POINT
Menorca Airport
ACCOMMODATION
Wild camping
DIFFICULTY
Challenging

You’ll need a good level of fitness, while some sea kayaking experience is preferred but not essential.

COVID-19 Information

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Navigate 210 km of Menorca’s spectacular and varied coastline on a magical seafaring adventure

Swim in turquoise waters and rest on picture-perfect beaches

Visit concealed coves, explore hidden limestone caves and enjoy homemade meals throughout

Included

Guides

Experienced, English-speaking guide

Accommodation

7 days camping

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Transfers

To and from your hotel or back to the airport at the end

Equipment

All your kayaking and camping equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Your accommodation in Mahón

09:30

Ends

Menorca Airport or Mahón town centre

16:30

Transfers

Your host suggests arriving the day before the start of the trip and spending the night at a hotel in the small town Mahón (a 10-minute drive by taxi from Menorca Airport) from where you'll be picked up the following day. At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Mahón town centre or Menorca Airport (MAH).

Travel options

There are regular flights to Menorca (MAH) from airports across the UK and Europe. You’re free to book any flight that departs Menorca after 18:30.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 7

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Expect tasty, homemade meals cooked by your guides on the beach. Breakfast will include coffee or tea, bread, marmalade, ham, cheese, fruit and muesli. Lunch will be bread, fruits, rice or pasta salads, while dinner will be pasta or rice-based dishes. Your host can cater to vegetarian and gluten-free diets, just let them know beforehand.

What is the accommodation like?

Menorca

You’ll stay on a different, remote beach every night with just the stars and your fellow kayakers for company. You'll wake up to the sounds of the sea, watch the sun rise and set each day from your bivouac and roll out of your sleeping bag and jump straight into the water. Your hosts will provide all the groceries and logistical support needed to complete the expedition successfully.

Day 1

Mahón

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Meet your guide at your hotel in Mahón and head to the starting point in Cala Sant Esteve. Complete a safety, route and equipment briefing and then it’s time to get into the water and paddle to Punta Prima, a big, beautiful bay and the perfect place to stop for a picnic lunch. Paddle along the south-eastern shore, known for its uninhabited islets and blue and white stripped lighthouses to Cala Biniparratx, a small beach where you’ll set up your bivouac for the night.

Day 2

Hidden coves

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Break camp, eat some breakfast and then head back onto the water. Today you’ll paddle past limestone cliffs and explore concealed caves that are only accessible by sea. Stop for lunch in Cales Coves, an ancient necropolis and explore the pristine cove of Cala Sant Llorenç. Paddle along two of the largest beaches on the island, Son Bou with its lovely, transparent waters and Binigaus, where you'll spend the night. Pull ashore and explore the nearby ravine before returning to camp and another fireside dinner.

Day 3

Sandy beaches and rock bridges

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Delve deeper into Menorca’s off-the-beaten-track locations as you explore the wild southern coast. Authentic and remote, you’ll discover pristine beaches like Escorxada, Trebalúger and Fustam – known for its Posidonia leaf bed on the shore. Stop for lunch by a naturally formed rock bridge and then paddle along more perfect beaches ending at the town of Son Xoriguer, where you’ll head out for a delicious dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 4

Cross the Capes

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Break camp and get ready for the toughest day yet - the crossing of the capes (the first, in the south-west, is home to the photogenic lighthouse of Cap d’Artrutx). Paddle north past Ciutadella, the biggest city on the island and on to Cales Piques where you’ll stop for lunch, before paddling along towering cliffs and past hidden caves to tonight's waterside campsite.

Day 5

Red rocks and snorkelling

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Kayak east to La Vall, a big bay that's home to two gorgeous beaches, Es Bot and Es Tencats. From here the landscape shifts from white to red and the beaches become wetlands and fossil dune systems. After lunch, head to the lonely northern beach of Cala Calderer, the Bledes Islets and Cala Pregonda, a stunning bay with unusual geology, where you’ll set up camp and do a spot of snorkelling.

Day 6

Paddle to Cabra Salada

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Continue through the northern Marine Reserve and see its famous beaches, Platja de Binimel-là, Cala Mica and Platja Cavalleria. Stop for lunch at the remote Es Saler and then spend the night in Cabra Salada on the Bay of Fornells.

Day 7

Cape of La Mola de Fornells

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Start your penultimate day of kayaking on the dramatic Cape of La Mola de Fornells with its serrated cliffs. Stop for a swim in Cala Pudent and lunch in the nature park of Albufera des Grau. Paddle on to the Cape of Favàritx, where you’ll spy the final lighthouse of the trip and set up camp and have dinner in Cala Sa Torreta.

Day 8

Illa d’en Colom and home

Kayaking

4-5hrs · 20-25km

Wake up bright and early for the final paddle to Illa d’en Colom, an uninhabited islet that's rich in history. Return to civilisation at Cala Sant Esteve and head to your hotel or back to the airport in time for your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What's included?

  • Fully equipped kayak (ZEGUL)
  • Personal flotation device (ASTRAL)
  • Sprayskirt (REED)
  • Paddle (WERNER CAMANO)
  • 2 waterproof bags for personal use (20l) (EGALIS AND SEAL LINE)
  • Overnight equipment for the group (MSR awknings and THERMAREST inflatable mattresses)

What do I need to bring?

  • Sun protection - glasses, suncream, cap and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Personal clothes
  • Swimming costume
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Water shoes
  • Trainers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Towel
  • Headlamp
  • Personal first aid kit

You’ll need good physical fitness and be able to paddle for long distances each day. Your guide will offer paddling and safety instruction and while some sea kayaking experience is definitely preferred, it is not essential.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Menorca has a typically Mediterranean climate and is usually lovely and warm. Your host will alter the itinerary according to weather and sea conditions to ensure that you have the best possible experience.

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We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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