Discover the "GR 223" Trail, the ancient Menorcan path which encircles the island of Menorca. A famous walking route, suitable for beginners and seasoned walkers. We provide transport from Mahon to the start of the route (Punta Prima), one way.
After the pick-up by coach in Mahón, we starts the route in the tourist area of Punta Prima. The path runs through one of the flatter coastal areas of the island to reach the cove of Alcaufar, with the possibility of resting on its small beach. A defense tower and a small islet guard the cove from the entrance. Then the route goes into the first section of the route to the inner part, away from the coastline. Its relief is generally flat although interrupted by some ravines, Caló de Rafalet or Cala Sant Esteve.The Rafalet cove is surprising for its small forest of holm oaks and wild olive trees, typical of the island of Menorca, which reaches the seafront.In the vicinity of Cala Sant Esteve, on the south side of the mouth of the harbour, is the Fort Marlborough, an English fortress built at the beginning of the 18th century that, together with the Castle of San Felipe and the tower of Stuart or d ‘en Penjat, it served to protect the entrance of the port of the city. From here the road continues through an urban road that offers magnificent views of the port of Mahón and the fortress of La Mola. We will leave behind the Castle of San Felipe and the town of Es Castell, founded by the British in 1771, until arriving at the city of Mahón that combines the Mediterranean charm with the legacy of the years of British rule, in the 18th century, when its Port of almost 5 kilometers in length became a point of great strategic value for the control of the Mediterranean. We will finish the stage at the end of the port. No transport service is provided.