Cami de Cavalls, Mahon

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The Camí de Cavalls is an ancient path of abbr=in186 that encircles the island of Menorca, 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 Menorca.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.
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  • Do you like step-by-step history of enjoying the beautiful callas, of eyesight, landscape. Interesting and exotic! It's a little sporty, or many different places. Good shoes mandatory. As well as a bottle of water. And a guide (book) to navigate the course is indicated... But sometimes this is not the case. So better predict its course. A definite must! You will not be disappointed.
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  • A beautiful scenic route on the perimeter of the beautiful island of Menorca, we completed several times ...
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  • Awesome Beach superb and inaccessible by car and huts of all kinds trail very preserved very well marked and very clean too bad that buses will start only at 10 so early in the stage around 10:30 not obvious with the heat Attention has no bus between 14: 00 and 16:30 family (US 7 and 10 years)
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