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Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca

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    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
  • Activity level
  • From $1850per person, tour only
  • Departure months
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Europcar Group B air-conditioned hire car included when booking a flight inclusive package
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  • Optional Upgrades
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Car hire for tour only packages
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  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes, island exploring
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Mrs Dey says...
Menorca is a beautiful, quiet island ideal for 1 boot walking. I cannot rate the hotel anything other than excellent, it surpassed all expectations. ...
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Spain: Menorca

Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca

  • Menorca, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Stunning coastal scenery, lush countryside and gentle walking trails
  • Golden-sand beaches, sparkling azure bays and turquoise seas
  • Rich in cultural history: prehistoric settlements, fortresses, castles and watchtowers
  • Fabulous flora: sea lavender, golden asphodels and serapia orchids
  • Beautiful former Spanish farmhouse lovingly converted with relaxing outdoor pool and surrounded by nature

There is a sense of peace and tranquillity on beautiful Menorca, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites anywhere in Western Europe. More sparsely populated than any other Balearic island and only a fifth of the size of Mallorca, it has more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza combined! The island has been claimed in turn by many armies, all desperate to control the capital Mahon, set on the Mediterranean's most perfect natural harbour.

This self-guided walking holiday combines a wonderfully varied itinerary that takes in many of these ancient sites, exploring stunning coastal scenery dotted with narrow rocky inlets and magnificent beaches. Castles, fortresses and watchtowers line the coast, linked by the Cami de Cavalls, the paths originally used by the soldiers. These now allow walkers to explore the coastline with its idyllic sandy beaches, hidden coves and bays with dazzling aquamarine seas. With the freedom a hire car affords, you really can explore this entire beautiful island at your own pace.

Read more about this holiday in Stumpy's Blog and Silver Travel Advisor.

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Walking information

Walks on this holiday are mostly coastal trails. Many surfaces are loose stone with some sandy paths. Inland sections are on easy country tracks and farm trails. Walking boots essential.

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Day 1: Arrive in Es Migjorn

On arrival in Mahon, pick up your hire car and drive (1 hour) to the hotel in time for a relaxing swim before dinner.
You stay at the Bingaus Vell for 7 nights (All continental breakfasts included)

Day 2: Santa Galdana Bays Walk 12km/7.5mi/4hr

Starting in Santa Galdana and winding along coastal paths dotted with pink orchids and gladioli, this walk takes you over three breezy headlands which dip down to pine fringed beaches before arriving at Cala Turqueta, named as such for its shimmering turquoise water. after a picnic in the shade, return to Santa Galdana to end your walk, before getting a taxi back to collect the car.

Day 3: North Coast Trail 11km/7mi/4hr

The dramatic red and purple rocks of the north stand in real contrast to the bays of the south. From a poppy-strewn headland, the Cami de Cavalls lead along a series of beautiful lonely windswept beaches, before a farm track loops back inland through a host of golden asphodels. on the way back, perhaps stop for a drink at Fornells, a chic village with a pretty port, or drive up Monte Toro (357m) for panoramic views of the entire island!

Day 4: Punta Prima to Sant Esteve 11km/7mi/3.5hr

You can taste the sea salt in the air along this stunning coastal path leading to Torre d'Alcaufar, a restored lookout tower. Perhaps enjoy lunch in Alcaufar, before the Cami de Cavalls leads you past fig trees and fortified farmhouses to Fort Malborough set on the tiny harbour of Sant Esteve. Continue on to a local cafe where they will call you a taxi to return to your car.

Day 5: Ciutadella or Mahon Walks 3km/2.5km

The cities at either end of Menorca make fascinating days out, and we provide walking notes for both. Mahon's natural harbour is big enough to shelter an entire fleet of ships and forms the backdrop to some impressive Georgian English architecture. In Ciutadella, the plazas, fountains, palm trees, cobbled alleys and Spanish Palaces are steeped in history. Perhaps treat yourself to a seafood lunch looking out over the attractive harbour.

Day 6: Caves and Coast Walk 9km/6mi/3.5hr

From the golden sand beaches of Sant Tomas on the south coast, a path lined with white cistus and yellow crown daisies leads between lush terraces to the Cueva des Coloms, a gigantic limestone cave, perfect for a cooling picnic in the shade. From the top of the valley a pine scented track leads you back down to the beach for a swim. On returning to the hotel, relax on your terrace with a cold drink and take in the beautiful sunset.

Day 7: Son Xoriguer 13km/8mi/4hr

Today's route takes you back down to the south coast and across low creamy rocks covered in bright yellow seapoppy, wild thyme and pink cistus. Lunch by the sea in Son Xoriguer, there are masses of swimming options along the way, then head back via the enchanting former capital, Ciutadella.

Day 8: Leave Es Migjorn

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

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Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell, Es Migjorn

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This restored country house is a 4-star rural hotel, with a seawater pool and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Binigaus Vell is less than 1.9 miles from Binigaus and Sant Tomas Beach. Surrounded by the Menorcan countryside, Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell has its own stables and offers horse riding on site. There is also a typical restaurant, a garden area and a terrace.


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Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.

Mrs Dey, 09/09/2022

Menorca is a beautiful, quiet island ideal for 1 boot walking. I cannot rate the hotel anything other than excellent, it surpassed all expectations. Great location and facilities.

Mrs Henderson, 20/05/2022

We have enjoyed twelve holidays with Headwater since our first visit to Sicily in 2006! They have all been thoroughly enjoyable and one of the beauties of booking with Headwater is that you can relax at every stage knowing yoiu are in very capable hands!

Mr Mason, 12/05/2022

Brilliant holiday, excellent hotel, great walking (although relaxed and appropriate for us mid 70s age group with health issues) and sea swimming (much helped by the lovely May weather of course). We recommend booking the best rooms (we had experience of the best and the cheaper ones).

Mr Cunningham, 16/09/2019

We found it too hot to complete all the walks but time by the pool was a god restorative. If one wanted to start early one had to miss breakfast which is only available from 8.00am. If we wanted to go to Cala Turqueta we were advised to get to the queue for access to the road leading to the beach by 7.30am - after that and for most of the day access was prevented. The hotel is isolated so there is no chance to wander off easily and enjoy local life without a fairly long car journey along an unsympathetic, narrow road. Once in the hotel the ambience and staff were charming and welcoming.

Mr Howard, 21/06/2019

Excellent walking holiday but would probably go to Menorca earlier in the year as the end of June is almost too hot for walking!

Mrs Mcnicoll, 15/05/2019

Menorca is a pretty place with lots of history - the Menorcans are rightly proud of this. The walking is not too strenuous, but there are some coastal areas which are not suitable for people with vertigo. The views are magnificent. The hotel rooms are separate from the restaurant - if you go in shoulder season, you will need something warm in the evening. The hotel staff are delightful and nothing is too much trouble. You will get to know the main road down the spine of the island pretty well!

Mrs Sharman, 03/05/2019

A great welcome from the holel that continued through out. Excellent variety of walks on the charming island of Menorca.

Mr Lawson, 02/10/2018

A generally enjoyable first visit to this attractive island with varied and undemanding walking on offer. Also, the historic centre of Ciutadella is charming. We were delighted and disappointed in equal measure with our hotel. The welcome, quality of service and the comfort of the lounge and bar areas were excellent. Our bedroom was comfortable enough but let down by a lack of storage space and a serious level of noise transference from adjoining rooms. Breakfasts were excellent but we felt the evening meals were somewhat mediocre considering the quality of the hotel, and the dining room though ideal for summer visitors became cold and draughty when it was windy.

Mrs Johnston, 18/06/2018

June is probably too late for the recommended walks. Due to heavy use of the beaches it was not possible to take the car to the starting points of the coastal walks which meant we had to change the route. The latter was fairly straightforward as the cami way signs are excellent. Driving in Menorca is easy however the side roads are very narrow with high stone walls up to the verge. We had a polo which was very good but I thought a Fiat 500 would have been easier. The Hotel is very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were disappointed in the dinners which were a set menu. Two meals consisted steak and pork both of which were extremely tough and not enjoyable. The breakfasts were excellent and the wines very good and well priced. We would be pleased to return to Menorca.

Mr Riley, 08/06/2018

Beautiful countryside, dramatic coast line, wonderful walking often with historical interest. Brilliant located hotel and tremendous service. First visit to Menorca, fallen in love with this friendly beautiful island.

Mr Gilmore, 23/05/2018

A great holiday; a wonderful way to see unspoilt parts of this popular island holiday destination. Would love to return and explore more on foot.

Mr Coombs, 22/05/2018

A really enjoyable holiday on a beautiful island and staying at a lovely hotel

Mr Brooks, 16/05/2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Menorca. The walks weren't at all challenging but can be sometimes rocky underfoot. The wild flowers in May were exceptional, the coastal views were stunning and the weather was ideal for walking. We completed all the walks except the Mahon city walk and enjoyed all but the Punta Prima walk had long stretches between two high walls. We extended our stay to 10 nights which allowed us to do an extra walk of our own in the natural park of Es Grau. This we would definitely recommend as it is so unspoilt. Park at Es Grau and call for a taxi to Favaritx and walk south back along the coast to Es Grau. This was one of our two favourites, the other being the north coastal walk. The hotel was charming, the staff helpful, the food was excellent quality but the choice was limited to two per course as there was no a la carte in May. The last few miles of driving to the hotel is reminiscent of those narrow Cornish lanes with high rugged stone walls and blind bends.

Mrs Denwood, 05/05/2018

Information provided by Headwater both on the phone and in written documents was thorough and informative. The choice of hotel was excellent - quiet rural situation with friendly staff whose customer service was of a very high standard. Walking notes were reliable and detailed. Road directions were accurate. This was our first Headwater holiday and we were impressed with how little we had to rely on our own research to accomplish the visits we made. Plus, we were bowled over by Menorca in early May - beautiful meadows of wild flowers, birdsong, relaxing and quiet beaches/walks. A heady mix.

Mr Cowman, 09/10/2017

Most enjoyable variety of walking on a lovely island. Weather in October was wonderful...... ideal for walking.Driving around the island was a delight despite the manual left hand drive car! Accommodation was ideal in peaceful, relaxing setting.

Mr Jackson, 17/09/2017

We had a great holiday returning to Menorca after ten years. We thought the hotel was great, in a beautiful setting, extremely friendly and welcoming, and really well looked after; a peaceful oasis to return to after a day out walking.

Mrs Creswell, 09/06/2017

An extremely enjoyable holiday. Walking was at times tough due to the temperature, in the mid 30s, so perhaps May or September are better months for this holiday than June? The hotel was wonderfully situated. It was so relaxing and the staff polite, efficient and helpful. Would recommend taking out insurance for damage to car as some roads, especially the one to and from the hotel, were narrow and bordered by dry stone walls. However, we did manage to deliver the car back to Mao scratch and dent free!

Mr Reeve, 03/06/2017

Turquoise waters, ancient tracks and historic gems , all from a superbly restful hotel in a fabulous rustic setting --what not to enjoy?

Ms Elliott, 02/06/2017

Relatively easy, but varied, walking, glorious coastal scenery and beautiful sea swimming. The scenery, archaeological remains, and plentiful and varied bird-life made the walks very interesting. Good accommodation with exceptionally helpful staff. Slightly hair-raising driving on narrow roads around the hotel (a little car is good!). Generally relaxed and helpful atmosphere. Wonderful seafood.

Mr Cross, 26/05/2017

Walking in Menorca seems to be nearly entirely on coast paths, with very few inland walks. That means linear walks, so unless you have two cars it's a matter of 'there and back', or a longish taxi ride. That said, it's a beautiful island, mostly unspoilt. Passing other cars in narrow lanes with dry-stone walls and thorn bushes can be nerve-wracking. We did four of the five Headwater-recommended walks, and would recommend Son Mercer de Baix for it's inland variety, the North Coast trail for its scenery, and Macaretta-Turqueta for beautiful coves. Also worth doing Cuitadella and Mao (on last day) town walks. Morvedra Nou is a delightful hotel in a very quiet location, with friendly and efficient staff. Standard room was clean and comfortable, but small, although with an outdoor terrace that was lovely in the evening sun. The dinner options included in the HW package were slightly unexciting and perhaps we should have spent a bit more on Menorcan specialities a la carte. House wines are OK and very reasonably priced. We had no difficulty finding restaurant/cafe lunch stops on our walks. Overall, a very enjoyable week.

Mrs Rogers, 13/05/2017

For me personally it met my expectations. Walking, time to relax and unwind each day with a relaxed evening . The. Cuisine was excellent and offerred an ideal choice of local food/dishes.

Mr Souster, 12/05/2017

Menorca's surprisingly flat, especially round the coast where most of the walks are located, so ideal for gentle walking - not for hard-bitten hill-walkers! Easy to traverse the length or breadth of the island by car in a hour or less, but watch out for minor roads on the Kompass map which prove to be private or little more than an overgrown bridle path. Much of the island seems untouched by tourism, which is delightful, but don't expect to find a cafe wherever you stop. Many things are still free to visit. People and climate very friendly!

Mrs Taylor, 05/05/2017

Headwater offers self guided holidays, but with the benefit of sorting all the travel arrangements.

Mr Tucker, 30/09/2016

One meal was appalling, and throughout the cooking was at best uninspired.

In the rooms, the shower over-flowed very quickly onto the floor. this resulted in a very slippery and potentially dangerous surface.

There were so many flies outside and in! No fly-swatters made available.

Headwater response:
Dear Mr Tucker,
Thank you for taking the time to write in with your constructive feedback. We were sorry to read you encountered maintenance issues with your room, the hotelier has assured us this has been resolved; unfortunately, they were unaware of this issue and are sorry this was not resolved during your stay. We will continue to work closely with the hotelier to ensure they deliver the high standard of accommodation our customers expect.
Despite these issues, we hope you had an enjoyable holiday overall.
We would like to thank you for choosing headwater this summer; we look forward to welcoming you on another of our holidays in the future.
Kind regards,
Headwater Customer Service team

Mr Winter, 23/09/2016

Absolutely brilliant, all the walk instructions easy to follow and the hotel acomodation and scenery magnificent.

Mrs Webster, 16/09/2016

Absolutely fantastic, superb hotel a jewel in the island, delicious food well prepared, excellent staff. Beautiful hotel! So many varied and interesting walks away from the tourist areas. One of the best holidays we have had!

We will be returning one day to complete the other walks around the island. Just wish we had been able to stay longer.

Mis Riley, 10/06/2016

Despite one of us not being able to walk very far we still had a lovely time. The hotel was in a lovely place and was a most relaxing place to stay.

Mrs Winter, 03/06/2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday in Menorca. The weather was extremely hot all week so we often shortened the walks which is easy to do as many of them are linear walks. Although most of the walks are coastal there is plenty of variety. The hotel is absolutely lovely, in such a peaceful location with beautiful gardens. We had a very warm welcome on arrival and the service throughout the week was consistently good. All the staff were helpful and polite and nothing was too much trouble. Our accommodation, the gardens and all public areas were kept spotlessly clean and the food was good and plentiful.

Mr Emerson, 27/05/2016

1/ Never give up the Morvedra Nou; one of the most relaxing and enjoyable hotels we have stayed at. We had a junoir suite with a patio overlooking the pool - the best in the house.

2/ I know this was only a grade 1, but any experienced walker could have done a lot more. We spent some spare time on the beach. Would not be so good at high season, would be too hot and crowded.

3/ 'Would you take another holiday with Headwater?' - I think we have done them all. at least at grades we can manage now. I am well in the 80-90 bracket - not in your age scale! - but I think we started with Heaswater in 1998. I have all the notes and paperwork in boxes in the attic.

4/ I was worried about French Air Traffic Control industrial action, but we were notaffected.

Headwater response:
Dear Mr Emerson,

Thank you for taking the time to complete your post-holiday questionnaire. Please be assured we value all of the feedback we receive and use this to help us continue to improve and develop our holidays for future customers.

It is lovely to see you continue to enjoy your walking holidays with us; we value your loyalty dearly and look forward to welcoming you on your next holiday.
Yours sincerely,
Headwater Customer Service team

Mrs Fuller, 23/05/2016

Beautiful Island and walks. Morvedra Nou is a lovely small hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were very good, continental style with plenty of choice. The evening meals were a bit hit and miss unfortunately. You are given the menu in the morning and there is a choice of two of each of the courses. Choose wisely!

Mr Eamer, 20/05/2016

Peaceful location, excellent coastal and inland walking away from the crowds

Mrs Thornton, 16/05/2016

The Morvedra Nou was the kind of friendly, family run, quality hotel that we always hope we'll find but all too rarely do. The rooms may be compact for some people but we were very comfortable, especially given the spacious private terrace. The food was good, fresh and well presented. We were very happy with the choice of two dishes each day, though would have liked the chance to try the cheese for which the island is famous - either as an alternative to dessert or as an extra small course. But we would thoroughly recommend the hotel and the programme of walks, which were all surprisingly different, considering this is a small island. It was our first trip to Menorca and we found the holiday perfect for those who like an active morning and lazy afternoon!

Mr Higginson, 14/05/2016

The holiday notes for Coastal trails of Minorca were pretty accurate. Overall we found the island delightful and at this time of year absolutely stunning with all the wild flowers in full bloom. Very easy to get around and not too crowded. We also were blessed with the weather which was in the low 20 C range

Mr McKerchar, 23/10/2015

Hotel absolutely first rate - fantastic tranquil location; we were very well looked after; food was simple but good. Menorca delightfully quiet when we visited (October) but weather perfect for walking. Walks were straightforward if perhaps a trifle short. We skipped the town walks and added two other walks of our own that I would recommend

1. Santa Galdana to Saint Thomas via GR 223, returning along coastal path - just be aware that to leave Cala Trebaluger you need to use a cave passage.

2. Cala Tuqueta to Plagues de Son Saura (out & return via coastal path - we did not find the green route marked on the map but we did not spend much time looking).

Mrs Ross, 02/10/2015

Beautiful location of hotel - truly rural. Lovely swimming pool area. The lounge and bar area were comfy and inviting. Our room (junior suite) was very good.The walks were varied and all enjoyable. Wildlife was abundant. October was a great time to go as the crowds had gone and we had excellent weather.

Mrs Broad, 09/09/2015

Menorca is a lovely island, incredibly pretty and very easy to get around. The Morvedra Nou hotel is in a perfect setting if you want peace and quiet. The gardens and pool area are so relaxing, the bird song is the only thing you'll hear! Unfortunately, we were unable to upgrade at the time of booking, to one of the larger rooms, and although our room was spotlessly clean and had a sunny patio, we did find it on the small side. Not a big deal as we were out walking most days. The walks were excellent, sometimes really off the beaten track, great wildlife and fabulous scenery, quite a few 'wow' moments as we came round a headland or walked through the gorge to the caves. Our only gripe, was the food. Breakfast was fine, plenty of choice but dinner was very hit and miss. There was no comparison to the food photos on the hotel website, and the portion sizes and combinations were very strange. Sometimes the starters were far too big, and the main course would be just a large piece of meat/fish with one small potato if you were lucky (no veg). There was only one evening out of ten, that we both enjoyed the whole meal, which was so disappointing. Honestly, neither of us are fussy eaters, but we have never left so much food on our plates, and not once did anyone ask us about it.

Mrs Preshaw, 05/06/2015

Another good Headwater holiday. We loved the island, the walking and swimming in the sea, but should have gone in May, June was a bit too hot for us and we were surprised how busy the beaches were. It was different getting a car at the airport and driving ourselves to the hotel and, once we had learned how to negotiate the narrow roads to and from the hotel, we loved having the opportunity to explore more of the island and plan our own sightseeing each day in addition to the walks. The hotel is a gem and being able to return to this tranquil country retreat each day and relax on your own terrace or swim in the pool before going for dinner made the holiday for us. The accommodation, food and service were all excellent. There was so much choice for breakfast including local cakes and pastries and in the evenings we enjoyed a good selection of Menorcan dishes served by friendly, attentive and helpful staff.

Mrs Ramsell, 29/05/2015

Interesting and active. Enjoyment of meals could be improved by more choices on the menu(at least three including salads). If necessary in a smallish establishment these could be pre-booked in the morning.

HW selection of hotels is VERY GOOD and we always enjoy their slightly off beat locations and warm atmosphere. We know that other HW guests will be like -minded people we can engage in friendly conversation and exchange anecdotes about each walk with in the evenings.

Mr Plumb, 15/05/2015

Although we had to look after ourselves the notes and guidance we were given were excellent. Sensible notes about our airport arrival, car hire, hotel, and walks told us everything we needed to know.

Mr Sutherland, 13/05/2015

Excellent accommodation and staff. Food variable from excellent (breakfast mainly) to indescribably bad for some meals/courses in the evening. English translations of menus were unhelpful. ('Meat Soup' turned out to be a bowl of pasta shells in a chicken stock. Marinated fish was a mystery). Wines excellent. Walks were great.

Headwater response:
Dear Mr & Mrs Sutherland,
Thank you for taking the time to complete your post-holiday feedback. We were pleased to see that you had an enjoyable holiday overall. Although, we are sorry to see that you did not enjoy the meals at dinner. Ordinarily, this hotel receives good feedback in this area, however, we realise that we cannot allow our standards to slip, and therefore we will monitor the feedback we receive for the meals to ensure we are delivering the high standards our customers have come to expect.
Thank you for highlighting this feedback to us.
We would like to thank you for traveling with Headwater and look forward to welcoming you on another of our holidays in the future.
Yours sincerely,
Headwater customer service

Mr Gingell, 08/05/2015

A most enjoyable week spent on a delightful, unspoilt island with comfortable accommodation and varied and interesting walking opportunities.

Driving on the smaller roads in Menorca can be challenging at times, particularly the fairly long stretch between Ciutadella and the hotel which is narrow,

winding and lined with unforgiving limestone walls - make sure you insure your hire car excess!

Ciutadella is a delightful town to explore and the Menorcan people are charming and very helpful to visitors.

Mr Mottram, 24/04/2015

Very friendly and helpful staff at the Hotel who took an interest on what we did each day. Delightful scenery, good weather and interesting walks at thee right level of difficulty.

Ms Stewart, 12/09/2014

Wonderful hotel in a beautiful, tranquil setting, with friendly, helpful staff. Close to some of the best beaches on the island.

Mr Smith, 06/06/2014

A very good hotel on a lovely Island which provided an excellent base for a walking holiday on routes which were varied and not too 'testing'

Mr Ball, 04/06/2014

A lovely hotel (small and family-run) in a beautiful landscape. All food locally sourced as much as possible. We chose to pay extra for a better room, more spacious and with private terrace and a beautiful view, that was well worthwhile. I don't think we would have been happy in standard accommodation.

Mrs White, 31/05/2014

We loved the island, the walks and the hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, just a little disappointed with the food at dinner: usually it was fine and occasionally good. Had our best meal on the way home at Meson Galicia in Es Mercadal near the car park with excellent views of mount Torro.

Ms Hurst, 17/05/2014

Menorca is a really beautiful island and relatively unspoilt. May was ideal weather for walking and it was very quiet. The best walking by the sea that we have ever done. A week was not long enough so we will return1

Mr Turton, 14/05/2014

The hotel is in an excellent rural location. Menorca in May is ideal for walking. It's not cheap but is good value if you can afford it.

Mrs Langleben, 02/05/2014

We are seasoned Headwater clients and have been more than happy with all the holidays we have taken with the company.

Dr Jones, 04/10/2013

A good holiday as usual. Hotel lovely, excellent breakfast but evening meals rather unusual and could be improved. Delightful staff, very nice rooms, good local wines. Walking directions good except for one when the map was not accurate and made for a very long walk back to our car along a very busy road. I can provide details on request.

Mr Price, 28/09/2013

Great holiday,due to very good accommodation and beautiful island

Mr Higdon, 21/09/2013

Overall a good holiday, Menorca is unspoilt and spotlessly clean. The walks a very well marked, just follow the Cami De Cavalls marker posts which are everywhere. In hindsight, we probably should have gone at a different time of year (we went end Sept) as the temperature got to 30 deg on most days, and as the walking was mainly costal there was not much shade. We also felt a bit overdressed walking across nudist beaches in our walking boots, back packs and sun hats! The hotel is very nice, with friendly and helpful staff. The only drawback is that there is not a communal bar where you can meet fellow guests for a pre dinner drink so there is not much of a social atmosphere. You just sit down, eat and go! A shame as the hotel has so much to offer. Our recommendation would be to go out of season, when the temperature is lower, the beaches empty and the scenery greener.

Mrs Fox, 20/09/2013

Menorca is a beautiful island and the Hotel Movedra Nou is a delightful rural hotel and sanctuary away from the commercialisation of many of the coastal villages and small towns. The food was excellent and true Menorcan country cooking involving many different types of fish and numerous vegetables.

This Headwater holiday was different to our previous ones as we were provided with a car at Mahon airport for our use during the week. This had the impact of helping us to see more of the island and walk in more distant places although the negative point was that walks either involved a 'there and back' walk, or we needed to catch an expensive taxi to get back to our starting point. The maps provided were poor although by day 4 we were bequeathed an excellent map by a fellow Headwater traveller which improved things considerably. [Map now passed on yet again] This map 'Menorca Tour and Trail - Super Durable by David and Ros Brawn' is available on Amazon today at 8.99. I would recommend that Headwater send their customers this map as it gives a much better mapping of the coastal path that the walks are covering. The walking was a little tricky as the 'coastal trail' was often bumpy and rocky making it difficult to get any rhythm into our walking. Some of the walks need reviewing as they are out of date to current local developments. Several of the walks ended in very commercial areas which was disappointing after walking beautiful coastal routes. The Menorcan trail was popular and busy - we often shared it with other walkers, joggers mountain bikers and horse riders. Several walks involved some beach walking which involved picking your way through sunbathers!

Summary, great hotel and food - considerable daily driving miles - walking limited on rocky paths - maps need improvement.

Ms Smith, 13/09/2013

Would you please update this website to remove the spelling errors - it's very annoying! (Note use of too instead of to and during is incorrectly spelled)

Mr Davey, 07/06/2013

Menorca is ideal for walking with a diverse landscape and the whole island being relatively low- lying. The landscape is interesting, the coastal paths are really lovely and you are never more than 3 hours from a watering-hole! People are friendly. Driving on the island is very easy. Headwaters walking itinery was well-planned and descriptions excellent, even going so far as the tell you which cafe's will order a taxi for you. Coastal walking is particularly lovely as you have a light breeze coming in from the sea and plenty of opportunities for a cooling dip or paddle. Inland, there are castles and ancient monuments to explore. Hotel Morvedra Nou is a perfect base, being quiet and luxurious, an ideal spot to relax after a day (or a morning) walking

Mrs Dawe, 03/06/2013

Not your fault but one of the landowners appears to have gated off one of the walks. When I get a spare moment, I'll write to you about it.

Overall a superb holiday.

Mrs Molyneux-Carte, 31/05/2013

Dinner at the hotel Morvedra Nou was generally not good. Fish was the best option. However the staff were delightful and made up for the cooking somewhat. Breakfast was good but if we should go again we would probably prefer to go B&B and take our chances with the A La Carte menu. We did not try A La Carte this time as we felt the standard of the half board dinner was poor and didn't bode well for the A La Carte. However some other guests tried it and said it was reasonable. It would be a bit of a trek to go elsewhere for dinner so some improvement is needed. In spite of this we would happily go again.

Mr Bryant, 10/05/2013

Holiday was exactly as described, accommodation, food, service all very good. Headwater staff were excellent when required.

Mrs White, 03/05/2013

Menora is a beatiful island and as it had rained the week before our arrival (beginning May) the wild flowers were fantastic. If you're a birdwatcher there is also a lot to see (and hear) - spent a great half hour one evening after dinner watching a Barn Owl coming and going between the trees and the hotel grounds. Morvedra Nou Hotel is a delightful, converted farmhouse, very peaceful location. Victoria and all her team made us feel really welcome and couldn't have been more helpful. The daily dinner menu was a great way to sample Menorcan cuisine.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in a hotel

All continental breakfasts

Headwater navigation app for your smartphone

Europcar Group B air-conditioned hire car included when booking a flight inclusive package

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How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

  • May 2024
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  • Oct 2024
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10th May 2024 US$1850 US$858 Tour only: US$1850
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17th May 2024 US$2300 US$1128 Tour only: US$2300
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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices and car hire are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Solo travellers
Please call for details and prices

This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking

Selected Fridays from 3rd May 2024 to 11th Oct 2024, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

All continental breakfasts

Other details
Car hire is subject to at least 2 people per booking.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.

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