Seven walking routes that end in paradisiacal coves

The Balearic Islands offer beaches and coves with turquoise blue waters that have nothing to envy to those of the Caribbean. For those who want to discover some of the most beautiful and unknown sandbanks of these islands and who, in addition, are lovers of hiking, there are these seven routes, seven paths that allow you to admire beautiful landscapes and that will stop at paradisiacal corners in which to rest and soak after the ride.

Route of the Ermita de la Victoria on Coll Baix beach

On the peninsula of La Victoria, in the north of the island of Mallorca, is this hiking route of moderate difficulty. The ride starts at the hermitage of La Victoria up a wide forest track to the Watchtower of Alcúdia, In addition, along the way you can enjoy spectacular views of the Formentor Peninsula and the Bay of Pollença. The towers at the end of the road were built to watch for attacks or possible invasions. From here a circular route begins that goes down to the Coll Baix area, where its beach is located.

Low neck It is a virgin and wild cove with turquoise waters protected by high cliffs. It is about 300 meters long by 80 meters wide in some areas and there is a large slope, so you have to take it into account if you go with children. There are no services of any kind here, so you have to be equipped with everything you need to spend the day.

Levante Natural Park Routes

meI Levante Natural Parkto the east of the island, it has up to 10 different routes to discover some of the most spectacular virgin coves in all of the Balearic Islands. The path of S’Esquena Llarga leads to two coves that are essential to visit. The cove s’arenalet des orchardsalso known as S’Arenalet d’Aubarca, it is a virgin beach with white sand and crystal clear waters located 12 kilometers from the town of Artà. It is not usually very crowded due to its complicated access and its exposure to strong northerly winds, but its beauty is worth the effort. For its part, Sa Font Celada, which is the mouth of the Torrente des Castellot, is smaller, barely 40 meters long by 30 wide. The few bathers who frequent this coastline notice a cooler temperature as a result of the discharge of fresh water from two sources.

These two coves can also be reached from Middle cove on a tour of the entire coast. This option also allows you to visit Matzoc covewhere there is a defensive tower with excellent views.

Image of the Matzoc cove

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Horse Trail of Cala Galdana in Son Bou

The horse trailwhose origins date back to the times of King Jaime II, is a historical path that was used to defend the coast of Menorca. In the southern part of the island you can go through two sections that go from Cala Galdana to Son Bou. The first section that goes to Sant Tomás could be called the Ruta de los Barrancos since the most significant ones on the island are found along its route. A short distance from this stretch is the Binigaus ravinewhich houses three of the four most characteristic caves that exist in Menorca, among which it stands out for its impressive height the Cova des Coloms. The second section allows you to discover the lower coast of the coastline until you reach Son Bou beachwhich with three kilometers in length is the longest in Menorca. Here you can find fine white sand and shallow, transparent waters. The beach could be divided into two, a tourist-oriented area that has all kinds of services and a more remote area perfect for relaxing and enjoying the tranquility.

Image of Son Bou beach

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Path of Horses of Son Xoriguer in Cala Blanca

This tour goes along the west coast of Menorca in search of beautiful coves and impressive views. The road starts at Your Xoriger, one of the beaches in the area with the highest waves, which makes it common to see people practicing windsurfing, continue towards Punta de Sa Guardafrom where you can see the cape and the lighthouse d’Artrutx, a perfect place to enjoy the sunset, and a few meters further on appears Cala in Boscha beach with crystal clear waters and fine white sand about 100 meters long that has all kinds of services. In the summer months it is usually very crowded.

Picture of the cove in Bosch

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The path continues along the coast with a spectacular view of the cliffs. Upon reaching the Cova des Moro it is possible to see Mallorca. The route continues north passing through rocky coves such as Sack of Es Blat, Aixada and Son Bastó. Finally, after crossing Son Cabrisses, you reach white cove located just five kilometers from Ciutadella next to the urbanization of the same name.

From San Antonio de Portmany to Sa Galera beach

This route starts from the second most important town in Ibiza, San Antoni de Portmany. The route begins in Cala d’en Bou bordering the entire bay of Sant Antoni to the port. From Caló el Moro, a well-defined path begins that leads us to Cam Blanc, where a grotto houses an interesting Aquarium for those traveling with the family. The path follows the coast to Cala Gració and from here to Cap Negret, with an excellent view from a viewpoint. The route ends at the beautiful Sa Galera, a quiet nudist beach with transparent waters wrapped in a hippy, bohemian and artistic atmosphere where it is worth practicing snorkeling and where you can enjoy one of the best sunsets on the island.

Image of Sant Antoni de Portmany

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From Portinatx to Cala d’en Serra passing by the Moscarter lighthouse

This tour of the north of Ibiza begins in Portinatxanother of the tourist centers of the island. The road starts at Es Portixol cove Following a well-marked path along the edge of the cliff until you reach the Moscarter lighthouse, a construction built between 1975 and 1977 that, at 52 meters high, is the tallest of its kind in the Balearic Islands. The trail continues to Punta des Gat and follows the entire coast to Serra’s cove going by the Point of Sa Penya. Surrounded by exuberant nature and with transparent waters, this cove, about 50 meters long and 20 meters wide, is one of the most beautiful on the island. In addition, it is not usually very crowded.

Image of Es Portixol cove

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It’s Pujols, Llevant, Sa Guia and it’s Brolls

This route through the northern tip of Formentera, perfect for families due to its ease, proposes a walk by the sea on the peninsula of It’s Caller. The path begins by walking Levante beachwhich has 1,450 meters of white sand and crystal clear waters and an average width of 90 meters. This sandy area is ideal for disconnecting and enjoying a landscape with hardly any buildings, there are simply the occasional beach kiosk.

Levante beach image

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The route continues through Ses Illetesthe most famous and crowded beach on the island, until you reach at the Estany des Peixa small natural lagoon open to the sea. The route ends bordering the lake of It’s Pudent, between the towns of La Savina and Es Pujols, an area with a high landscape value in which it is possible to see different birds.

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