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Circumnavigate Menorca by Sea Kayak

Discover vibrant landscapes in this kayaking adventure around Menorca’s Biosphere Reserve. 8 days.

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Kayak Journeys
DURATION
7 Nights
DIFFICULTY
Challenging
COMFORT
Basic
LOCATION
Spain
SEASON
April, June, August, September
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Biovac on deserted beaches, explore hidden coves and kayak alongside white calcareous cliffs. Navigate 210 km of Menorca’s spectacular and varying coastlines in this exciting and challenging seafaring adventure. Eight days adventuring, five days off work.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 8 days guided kayaking
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Overnight camping gear (MSR awnings and inflatable mattresses)
  • Homemade meals throughout trip
  • Hotel transfers on first and last day
  • Airport drop-off
  • Transfers in event of bad weather
  • 1 meal in a restaurant

Perfect for: Anyone with a good level of physical fitness that wants to explore Menorca from another perspective. Previous sea kayaking experience is advised, although training will be provided.

Need To Know

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Any flights into Menorca Airport will do, so long as they adhere to the agreed arrival and departure times. Your hosts do recommend arriving the previous night.

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.

Expect homemade delights freshly 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 carb-heavy like pasta and rice. Your hosts can cater to vegetarian and gluten free diets, just let them know beforehand.

Lovely and warm, typical Mediterranean climate.

Your host will alter the itinerary according to weather and sea conditions to ensure you have the best experience.

Most of what you need for the trip will be provided, so don’t worry about finding these items:

  • 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)
  • Set personal items (bowl, cup and cutlery)

Your hosts ask that you bring:

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

Of course! You’ll be sleeping under the stars so no need for a supplement.

You’ll need good physical fitness, have some sea kayaking experience and be able to paddle for long distances. They do offer paddling and safety instruction, though.

If you book a private trip kids over the age of 16 are welcomed to join this adventure.

Location

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Menorca was named a Biosphere Reserve a few years ago. The island’s pristine beaches, concealed coves and limestone caves offer exciting and immersive adventure opportunities, while its unique geological diversity makes this ancient island paradise.

It’s no wonder it’s such a magnet for sea kayakers and nature lovers. Moreover, it acts as the perfect backdrop for adventures of every kind; whether you want to test your limits with adrenaline pumping activities, party until the early hours or while away your days on the beach, the island has it all.

Start point

Your accommodation in Mahón - 09:30
Your host suggests arriving the day before the start of the trip to spend the night at a hotel in the small town Mahón, which is a 10-minute drive by taxi from Menorca Airport (MAH). The next day you’ll be picked from the lobby of your accommodation in Mahón at 09:30.

Finish point

Menorca Airport or Mahón Centre - 16:30
At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Mahón Center or Menorca Airport (MAH) at 16:30. You’re free to book any flight that departs after 18:30.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive in Mahón

Meet your guides in your hotel in Mahón and head to the expedition’s starting point in Cala Sant Esteve. Complete a briefing, distribute equipment and then it’s time to get in the water. Paddle to Punta Prima, a big, beautiful bay that’s a perfect place to stop for a picnic lunch and swim.

In the afternoon, paddle along the south-eastern shore, known for its uninhabited islets and blue and white stripped lighthouses. Before long, you’ll reach Cala Biniparratx, a small beach where you’ll set up your biovac for the night.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 2: Hidden Caves and Ancient Necropolises

Pack up the gear, eat some breakfast and head to the water. Today you’ll paddle past limestone cliffs and explore concealed caves only accessible by sea. Stop for lunch in Cales Coves, an ancient necropolis, before exploring Cala Sant Llorenç, a pristine cove.

Once your food has settled, spend three more hours paddling along two of the largest beaches of the island, Son Bou with its lovely, transparent waters and Binigaus, final stage. Pull ashore and explore Binigaus ravine and the Cova dels Coloms by foot. You’ll stay here tonight.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 3: White-sand Beaches and Rock Bridges

Today you’ll delve even deeper into Menorca’s off-the-beaten-track locations and explore the island’s wild south coast. Authentic and remote, you’ll explore discover pristine beaches such as Escorxada, Fustam – known for its posidonia leaf bed on the shore – and Trebalúger. Stop for lunch by a naturally formed rock bridge.

Paddle for a further three hours in the afternoon, where you’ll encounter some of the island’s most famous beaches: Macarella, Macarelleta and Turqueta. The day ends in Son Xoriguer, where you’ll head to dry land for a delicious restaurant dinner.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 4: Cross the Capes

Pack up and ready yourself for the toughest day yet: the crossing of the capes. The first, in the south-west, is home to the lighthouse of Cap d’Artrutx. You’ll then paddle north past Ciutadella, the biggest city of the island, before reaching Cales Piques where you’ll stop for lunch. From here you will depart on a 3 hour paddle along towering cliffs and past hidden caves.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 5: Red rocks and Snorkelling

Paddle east past cliffs, a rock bridge and a cave before arriving at La Vall, a big bay home to two beaches, Es Bot and Es Tencats. From here the landscape shifts from white to red, while beaches turn to wetland and fossil dune systems.

After lunch in your Lunch in Cala Pilar, head to the lonely northern beach of Cala Calderer and the Bledes islets. Experience Cala Pregonda, a stunning bay with particular islets and geology, where you’ll set up camp and do a spot of snorkelling.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 6: Paddle from Cala Pregonda to Cabra Salada

Continue westward through the north’s Marine Reserve and see its famous beaches, Platja de Binimel·là, Cala Mica and Platja Cavalleria. Then paddle onward before stopping for lunch at the remote Es Saler. Spend the night in Cabra Salada in the Bay of Fornells.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 7: Penultimate Paddle to the Cape of La Mola de Fornells

Kayak for an hour and a half along the Cape of La Mola de Fornells and its serrated cliffs. Stop for a swim in Cala Pudent, then continue past Arenal d’en Castell beach. Eat lunch at the Cala Mongofre, in the Natural Parc of Albufera des Grau.

Then it’s another two and a half hours paddling the Cape of Favàritx, where you’ll spy the final lighthouse of the trip. Set up camp and have dinner in Cala Sa Torreta.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Day 8: Bid Adieu to Menorca’s Blue Coastline

Wake up bright and early for the final paddle to Illa d’en Colom, an uninhabited islet swelling with history. Venture forwards towards civilisation and reach Cala Sant Esteve around 16:00, where you’ll be picked up and taken to your hotel or the airport.

4 to 5 hrs paddling across 20 to 25km.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

You’ll be staying on a new, remote beach every night with just the stars and your fellow kayakers for company. You get to wake up to the sounds of the sea lapping at the shoreline and watch the sun rise and set each day from your biovac. Roll out of your sleeping bag and jump straight into the sea.

Your hosts will provide the group all the groceries and the logistic support needed to complete the expedition successfully.

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