Menorca

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.

Menorca

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 1.65 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.

Menorca

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. (www.valentinhotels.com)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 87%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking - Menorca
Supplements per person:
Extra week in a single £460
Extra week in a twin/double £320
Holiday Code: 7WME

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

BirminghamFri 05/10/20188Thomas Cook06301230Places Available769Mahon140

BristolFri 05/10/20188Thomas Cook06201205Places Available749Mahon140

CardiffFri 05/10/20188Thomson14452035Places Available769Mahon140

Doncaster ShefSat 06/10/20188Thomson14502055Places Available769Mahon140

East MidlandsFri 05/10/20188Jet213251920Places Available789Mahon140

EdinburghSat 06/10/20188Thomson15302235Places Available769Mahon140

GlasgowSat 06/10/20188Jet207401440Places Available789Mahon140

Leeds-BradfordFri 05/10/20188Thomson17502350Places Available769Mahon140

London GatwickFri 05/10/20188Easyjet06351155Places Available749Mahon140

LutonFri 05/10/20188Easyjet06051130Places Available749Mahon140

ManchesterFri 05/10/20188Thomas Cook06001220Places Available769Mahon140

NewcastleSat 06/10/20188Jet207051410Places Available789Mahon140

SouthendFri 05/10/20188Easyjet17452250Places Available749Mahon140

StanstedFri 05/10/20188Thomson07201325Places Available769Mahon140

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 22/10/2017 at 21:47:04

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

We both had a very enjoyable holiday. Very many thanks Javier our guide. He was most informative.

Mrs B, Bristol

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

We would like to return to Menorca, so a different walking programme would be welcome.

Mr & Mrs M, West Midlands

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