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Menorca - Poc a Poc (Little by Little)

Exploring the unique UNESCO biosphere of Menorca

From£1,239

  • Spain

    Balearic Islands

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board
  • Mar

    Apr

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    Sep

  • Guided Adagio Holidays

Tour codes: 56000

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This holiday includes an active sightseeing programme with unchallenging walks, either city tours or strolls on relatively easy terrain in the surrounding countryside. If in a mountainous area, the walks will be amongst the hills rather than up and down them. Local guides, winery visits, traditional villages and time to pause and watch the locals going about their lives are likely to feature.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy a learning about the island both on land and on water.
  • Walk part of the famous 'Cami de Cavalls'.
  • Spot wild Tortoise while we walk in the Es Grau Nature reserve.
  • Enjoy easy walking taking you to see the Menorca Black Horses and much more.

A Mediterranean island known for its size Menorca, compared with its larger sister Majorca, doesn’t mean that this island doesn’t have much to offer. The island is a UNESCO biosphere well known for its diverse birdlife and flora. Early human activity and culture from 2000BC can be spotted all over the island as can the island’s famous black horses which can be seen grazing in the fields as we walk and we take the time to visit one of the most famous stables on the island. 

Its strategic location in the western Mediterranean led to it being invaded 12 times as it became embroiled in other people’s wars. The invasions by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Moors, Barbary pirates, Spanish, French and British bear witness to the history of the Mediterranean.

While discovering the delights on offer the keen of ear may notice locals are not speaking pure Catalan, can you learn their language of Menorqui?

  • Flights from London Gatwick to Mahon with Easyjet
  • Half board en suite accommodation.
  • Airport transfers
  • All local transport, entrances and tipping to local suppliers
  • Personal Expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary Tips
  • Optional Excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice. All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers are included in the cost of your holiday. 

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Menorca!

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Upon arrival onto Menorca we take the short transfer to Mahon where if time allows your leader will show you where you can find all the amenities you might need locally during your stay.

Day 2

Getting to know Mahon

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Join your leader for a walking tour of Mahón (Maó) the capital of Menorca. We can retrace the history of the island and the influence of the British during the 18th century. After lunch we hop on the Yellow Catamaran with it glass bottom hull for a trip out into the harbour and see the British 18th century military legacy along the coast and, when we reach land, we pop into the local gin distillery, another British navy legacy, for a tour and tasting.

Day 3

The Cami de Cavalls

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A coastal walk on the Cami de Cavalls (the horse’s way) from Cap Favàritx lighthouse in its unique lunar landscape to the s’Albufera nature reserve at Es Grau. Look out for tortoises and orchids in the Spring. The Cami de Cavalls is 115 mile long footpath that follows the coast of the island and is split into twenty stages. Established in 1330 it fell into disrepair until it was fully restored in 2010 as GR223 (Gran Recorrido). This 6½ mile walk is gently undulating with only one short steep inline. It has 250m of ascent and descent but never above 40m.

Day 4

A day in the countryside

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A countryside day visiting Mont Toro at 356m the highest point in Menorca with views across the whole island and, on clear days, Menorca’s big sister Majorca is visible. Then the Sant Patrici bodega y quesería (vineyard and cheese factory) for a tour finishing at the stables at Son Martorellet to see the famous black horses.

Day 5

Lazareto Island

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Lazareto Island in the harbour mouth had an important role to play in the health of Menorca from 1817 as a quarantine island with heavy fortification. We take a boat trip in the morning to learn more. In the afternoon take some time to yourself to enjoy the hotel or discover more of the island.

Day 6

Cituadella the Old Capital

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We start the day by travelling through the centre of the whole island to the west coast and Ciutadella the old historic capital of Menorca with its distinctly Moorish influences. After some time exploring with your leader, we go outside the city to the botanical gardens at Lithica before heading back to Mahon.

Day 7

White Beaches to Son Bou

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We visit the well preserved prehistoric Talayotic site of Torres d’en Galmés that was inhabited from 1400BC until being abandoned when the Romans invaded in 123BC. We then head to the coast and walk for 5 miles on the Cami de Cavalls and the white beaches and dune system at Son Bou. Menorca has more beaches than the other three Balearic Islands put together and Son Bou is one of the longest.

Day 8

Farewell Menorca

Meals

Breakfast

It is time to bid a fond farewell to Menorca as we head back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

From (GBP)£1,239

Departure dates for your selected tour

16th Mar 2021 - 23rd Mar 2021 (7 Nights)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Menorca!

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Upon arrival onto Menorca we take the short transfer to Es Castell where if time allows your leader will show you where you can find all the amenities you might need locally during your stay.

Day 2

Getting to know Mahon

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Join your leader for a walking tour of Mahón (Maó) the capital of Menorca. We can retrace the history of the island and the influence of the British during the 18th century. After lunch we hop on the Yellow Catamaran with it glass bottom hull for a trip out into the harbour and see the British 18th century military legacy along the coast and, when we reach land, we pop into the local gin distillery, another British navy legacy, for a tour and tasting.

Day 3

The Cami de Cavalls

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A coastal walk on the Cami de Cavalls (the horse’s way) from Cap Favàritx lighthouse in its unique lunar landscape to the s’Albufera nature reserve at Es Grau. Look out for tortoises and orchids in the Spring. The Cami de Cavalls is 115 mile long footpath that follows the coast of the island and is split into twenty stages. Established in 1330 it fell into disrepair until it was fully restored in 2010 as GR223 (Gran Recorrido). This 6½ mile walk is gently undulating with only one short steep inline. It has 250m of ascent and descent but never above 40m.

Day 4

A day in the countryside

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A countryside day visiting Mont Toro at 356m the highest point in Menorca with views across the whole island and, on clear days, Menorca’s big sister Majorca is visible. Then the Sant Patrici bodega y quesería (vineyard and cheese factory) for a tour finishing at the stables at Son Martorellet to see the famous black horses.

Day 5

Lazareto Island

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Lazareto Island in the harbour mouth had an important role to play in the health of Menorca from 1817 as a quarantine island with heavy fortification. We take a boat trip in the morning to learn more. In the afternoon take some time to yourself to enjoy the hotel or discover more of the island.

Day 6

Cituadella the Old Capital

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We start the day by travelling through the centre of the whole island to the west coast and Ciutadella the old historic capital of Menorca with its distinctly Moorish influences. After some time exploring with your leader, we go outside the city to the botanical gardens at Lithica before heading back to Mahon.

Day 7

White Beaches to Son Bou

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We visit the well preserved prehistoric Talayotic site of Torres d’en Galmés that was inhabited from 1400BC until being abandoned when the Romans invaded in 123BC. We then head to the coast and walk for 5 miles on the Cami de Cavalls and the white beaches and dune system at Son Bou. Menorca has more beaches than the other three Balearic Islands put together and Son Bou is one of the longest.

Day 8

Farewell Menorca

Meals

Breakfast

It is time to bid a fond farewell to Menorca as we head back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

From (GBP)£1,275

Departure dates for your selected tour

13th Apr 2021 - 20th Apr 2021 (7 Nights)

20th Apr 2021 - 27th Apr 2021 (7 Nights)

18th May 2021 - 25th May 2021 (7 Nights)

14th Sep 2021 - 21st Sep 2021 (7 Nights)

28th Sep 2021 - 5th Oct 2021 (7 Nights)

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is a summary of the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Port Mahon

The 4 star colonial style Hotel Port Mahon overlooks the picturesque harbour of Mahon and only a 10 minutes from the local shopping centre, perfect for all those essential supplies you need to enjoy your holiday.

The hotel has a great selection of facilities including, restaurant, piano bar (in busier months), outdoor swimming pool (unheated) and sun deck.

Rooms offer a very comfortable stay with en-suite bathrooms, phone, air conditioning, television, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, WIFI and hairdryer.

Hotel Agamenon

The four-star Hotel Agamenon sits alongside the historically significant Mahón harbour in Es Castell just 2k from Mahón town centre, 20 minutes from the local shopping centre, perfect for all those essential supplies you need to enjoy your holiday. 

With only 75 rooms the hotel offers a quiet stay with facilities including, restaurant, snack bar and outdoor swimming pool.

Rooms are clean and crisp and most come with a balcony offering a very comfortable stay with en-suite bathrooms, phone, air conditioning, television, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, WIFI and hairdryer.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

To fully enjoy the walking on this holiday you should be able to walk along uneven undulating paths at about 1½ to 2 miles per hour for distances between 5 and 7 miles broken into two or three sections, with walks lasting up to a total of 5 hours.

Walks & Excursions

We use a mix of privately hired vehicles, taxis, and public transport which gives us some flexibility in our itinerary. We have a wonderful programme of walking, sightseeing and visits planned to let you fully experience the area along with opportunities to relax at our wonderful hotel and enjoy your surroundings.

Local Costs

Holiday Budgeting

Local transport costs, entrance fees and tips to local providers are included in your holiday price. You may wish to budget for any meals and drinks not included in the holiday arrangements, non-included entrance fees and any optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Country Currency

The currency in Spain is the euro. ATMs are widely available in the larger towns and villages and most establishments accept credit/debit cards. You may wish to take some euro in cash with you for the first day or so until you locate a bank.

Tipping

We include tips in the holiday cost and your Adagio Leader will take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers.  If you feel that someone has gone out of their way to make your holiday enjoyable or help you in anyway, please feel free to give a personal tip to the person should you wish. If you are having an independent lunch or other service not included in the holiday arrangements, tipping is at your own discretion.

Your Group

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Your Leader

An Adagio Leader will accompany you throughout the holiday. They are all experienced travellers with a love for exploring and will help capture the true essence of the destination with their stories, knowledge and insights.  They are well-organised, pay great attention to detail and enjoy being with people.  They are there to help make your holiday as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Leaders Evening Briefing

Your Adagio Leader will discuss the programme for the following day with the group at each evening briefing. This will be your opportunity to find out more details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. Also, if you have any questions or concerns on clothing or lunch arrangements, this can be discussed then. If you wish to opt out of the organised group programme, this is fine, just let your Leader know.

Travel Plans

Getting to your Holiday

Flights are from London Gatwick to Mahon and return. Please check details at the time of booking for airlines used.

Manchester flights may be available on some dates.

While on Minorca travel will be by road either by public transport or private transportation.

The transfer time from the airport to our hotel is approximately 20 minutes by road.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you wish to organise your own flights from either a non-UK or UK regional airport, or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. If you choose to do this, before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at the hotel. Although airport/train station transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport/train station, depending on your flight/train arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight/train must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight/train to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight/train number, arrival time and departure point so that your Adagio Leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Tickets

When booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday with us, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

Please ensure that the personal details we have on file for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to accurately manage your holiday booking are correct at the time of booking (including health and dietry requirements). You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.adagio.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 386700. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

You should have at least 6 months validity left on your passport from your date of arrival.

If you renewed a 10 year passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count, so you should ensure that your passport is not older than 9 years and 6 months from the date of issue at the time of travel.

You may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans.

Please ensure to regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for updates on passport requirements leading up to and after Brexit or contact us for more assistance. 

UK Government Brexit Information for Passports can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-Brexit.

The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules  which can be found at www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.

In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. The UK Government also has information for travellers available at gov.uk/EUexit

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Meals come highly recommended with breakfast and dinner buffets in the hotel, perfect for preparing and recharging for your days walking. Breakfasts are a generous supply of everything from fruit and yogurt to continental through to full cooked breakfast. Dinners again are buffet consisting of 4 courses consisting of a chicken, beef, fish and vegetarian main option and a good selection of the best part of any meal, pudding!

Lunches are not included but you will be able to buy picnic ingredients at a nearby supermarkets in Mahon/Es Castell or your leader may know a great little cafe or bakery on route making a great lunchtime stop.

On your free day do visit the local fish market where the freshly produced tapas really adds to your day.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

General Kit List

We recommend you bring the following items with you:

  • Walking boots or shoes with a good sole and waterproof uppers. 
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers. It does rain sometimes!
  • A sunhat, fleece hat and gloves… to cover all weather eventualities.
  • Sun cream. 
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Swimwear in case there is time for swimming if the hotel has a pool
  • A water bottle.  (see Water-to-Go below)
  • A picnic knife, fork and spoon, as required.
  • A simple basic first aid kit.
  • A daypack to hold all the above.
  • Trekking poles (if you usually walk with poles)

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday currency
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Spain

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Maps & Guidebooks

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: [email protected]

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Country Health

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Spain

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

Further Health Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Please make sure you are insured for guided walking. It is important that you bring your travel insurance documents with you on holiday, including your policy number and 24-hour assistance telephone number.

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Height

It is important to ensure while purchasing insurance that you are insured for guided walking upto 1000m.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We're committed to operating responsible tours in all our destinations as best we can. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel Ltd’s (inc Adagio) profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. 

In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. 

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Spain

  • Capital

    Madrid

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00, UTC +01:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • February

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • March

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • April

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 42mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 14mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 18mm

  • September

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 37mm

  • October

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • November

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

  • December

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

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