8 Days from £749 | October

The island of Menorca may be just 30 miles long and 10 miles across, but it hosts a world of contrasts. The north is comparatively lush and green, with extensive bays and long headlands. The south is much rockier and riddled with caves. At the eastern end lies the island’s capital Mahon, a historic city well worth exploring, whose fine deep-water harbour led to British and French occupation in the 18th century (in 1756 the British Admiral Byng was court-martialled and shot for losing it to the French ‘pour encourager les autres’!). To the west lies Ciutadella, a former island capital, again with impressive city walls and harbour, but much quieter than the capital. But it is the island’s unspoilt beaches and coves that may impress you most of all: our resort area of Son Bou is home to one of the best of them. Menorca was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in October 1993.


Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights half board in Son Bou
  • Three included fully guided walks with expert guide
  • Transportation to walks

Day One: Flight to Menorca, transfer to your hotel, half an hour away. Seven nights half board accommodation is reserved for you.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking excursions:

Walk 1: The North. After a 30-minute coach transfer to the Cape of Cavalleria, the island’s most northerly point, you walk along the coast in the direction of Cala Pregonda, famed for its red and yellow rocks. After your walk, you return by coach, visiting ‘El Toro’, Menorca’s 358m-high ‘mountain’ to take in the view. 5 miles, 100m of ascent/descent.

Walk 2: The South. This is a circular walk from the hotel, passing through Son Bute Valley. You then go through the Ravine of Binigaus, passing the Coloms Cave, and walking along the coast back to Son Bou. Total 10.7 miles, ascent/descents 200m.

Walk 3: The East. You transfer to the Cape of Favaritx, with its black rocks, and follow a path by s’Albufera lagoon to the fishing village of Es Garau. 8 miles, 100m of ascent/descent.

A fourth, optional, walk along the south-east coast, via the beaches of Cala Turquesa and Cala Macarella, to Cala Galdana, will be available, and there is public transport to both Mahon and Ciutadella close at hand.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: there is a local tourist tax in Mallorca and Menorca of 3.30 euros per person per day. It is not included in the price of the holiday and will be payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.


Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

HOTEL VALENTIN ****, Son Bou (seven nights)
This hotel (214 rooms, plus 98 apartments) enjoys a quiet location on the crest of a hill, a mile from the beach (daytime shuttle service available). It has outdoor and indoor pools, two bars (one restricted to adults only), and a shop. Bedrooms have bathroom, air-conditioning, tv with satellite, telephone, hairdryer and balcony. There are 2 tennis courts, gym, and daytime and evening entertainment programme. Meals are buffet-style. (
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 87%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - Menorca
Holiday code: 7WME
Supplements per person:
Single Room: £140
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Travel insurance - Extra Week: £10
Extra Week: £300 - £320
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

BirminghamFri 05/10/20188Thomas Cook06001200Places Available769Mahon140 (on request)29BHX17WMEB9

BristolFri 05/10/20188Thomas Cook06201205Places Available749Mahon140 (on request)29BRS17WMEB9

CardiffFri 05/10/20188Thomson14502035Places Available769Mahon140 (on request)29CWL17WMEB9

East MidlandsFri 05/10/20188Jet214502045Places Available789Mahon140 (on request)29EMA17WMEB9

GlasgowSat 06/10/20188Jet208001445Places Available789Mahon140 (on request)29GLA17WMEB9

Leeds-BradfordFri 05/10/20188Thomson17502350Places Available769Mahon140 (on request)29LBA17WMEB9

London GatwickFri 05/10/20188Easyjet06351155Places Available749Mahon140 (on request)29LGW17WMEB9

LutonFri 05/10/20188Easyjet06051130Places Available749Mahon140 (on request)29LTN17WMEB9

ManchesterSat 06/10/20188Jet208301505Places Available769Mahon140 (on request)29MAN17WMEB9

SouthendFri 05/10/20188Easyjet10201525Places Available749Mahon140 (on request)29SEN17WMEB9

StanstedFri 05/10/20188Thomson07201325Places Available769Mahon140 (on request)29STN17WMEB9

Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 16/08/2018 at 17:47:05

My husband and I have enjoyed this holiday very much. The hotel is excellent in all ways. Javi, rep and walking guide, is brilliant and we have loved all the walks under his guidance. Thank you.

Mrs R, Tyne & Wear

Good walking holiday with excellent guide. Very informative & knowledgeable about the history & geography of the area. Very personal & helpful.

Mrs B, Teeside

The walks were excellent and the Walking Guide made all the walks interesting and a very enjoyable experience on my first walking holiday with Preferred Travel Services.

Mr M, Glasgow

I thought the Holiday Inn Algarve was good last year. This hotel Valentin Son Bou was even better - mainly because of the quality of the food and the variety.

Mrs R, Edinburgh

The whole experience was excellent. The guide was exceptional. His knowledge command of English his assistance and organisation - all excellent. This is the first experience of your company but my colleagues and others all sing your praises.

Mr W, Tyne & Wear

Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. Hotel facilities and staff very good. Local guide, walks, were excellent. Would recommend to others.

Miss L, Dumbartonshire

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