Cami de Cavalls, Mahon
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The Camí de Cavalls is an ancient path of abbr=in186 that encircles the island of Minorca, Spain. This long-distance walking route is the GR 223 of the Senderos de Gran Recorrido network in Spain and it is also used to reach some of the most inaccessible beaches of Minorca.HistoryIt is widely accepted that the Camí de Cavalls was built in order to connect the watchtowers, fortresses and cannons distributed along the coast of the island and to make the transport of troops and artillery easier. However, the date of its origin is not so clear. The most accepted theory attributes it is the French invaders during the different periods they lived in the island, but according to some studies, it could have been created in the 14th century.Since its original function was the defence and the control of the island, it was patrolled by soldiers mounted on Menorquin horses, hence the word cavalls (meaning "horses" in Catalan) in the name of the path.RestorationDuring decades part of the path belonged to private properties and could not be used by everybody. However, after an agreement between the island's government and the landords, the path became public. Then, the Government started the restoration of the whole path, spending €934,977.37 in a first stage and €800,159 in a second stage completed in May 2011.StagesThe path is divided in 20 different stages, each of them between 5 and 14 km. All the start and arrival points can be gained access to by road traffic, making possible to cover only one or some stages of the path at a time.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Mahon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cami de Cavalls and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Es un recorrido muy largo, para una semana sin prisa. Solo hicimos la zona de Es Grau y llegamos al faro de Favàrich, bastante fácil, salvo los repechos de las calas. La albufera es curiosa de ver.It is a very long journey, for a week without haste. We only did the area of Es Grau and arrived at the Favarich lighthouse, pretty easy, except the ledges of the coves. The albufera is curious to see.show original
We only walked a couple of sections: Cala Blanca to Ciutadella (really easy and not far at all) and then Cala Blanca to Cap D'Artrux (approx 11-12km). Rugged, wild and incredibly beautiful, it was eas... read more »
No busquéis grandes velocidades al recorrer el camí de cavalls en bici. Las puertas que hay que abrir y cerrar no lo permiten pero el paisaje es fantástico por lo que no hay que correrDo not look high speeds when touring the Camí de cavalls in bike. The doors that open and close does not allow it but the scenery is fantastic so it does not have to runshow original
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