An Adrenalin-Fuelled Jeep Safari In Ibiza’s North

Posted on July 12, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

While Ibiza is arguably most famous for its glorious beaches and anything-goes nightlife, more and more visitors to the island are recognising that there is a whole other side to White Isle waiting to be explored. From sheer cliff tops to winding forest roads, secret caves to mysterious monuments and breath-taking sunset spots, a fun and exciting way to discover the hidden parts of Ibiza is a bespoke Jeep tour with Black Diamond Agency.

The luxury car rental and tour provider organises exclusive 4×4 Jeep safaris which a variety of packages and routes available according to your preferences and budget. Whether you want to enjoy an action-packed day of water sports such as snorkelling and cliff diving, visit neighbouring island Formentera or watch the sunset in one of Ibiza’s most beautiful settings, the choice is yours. And, of course, private hire groups starting with a minimum of five passengers can create their own route with the help of the expert advise of the Black Diamond Agency crew.

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With the island’s most famous sites currently in the grip of high season madness, on a sun-drenched late afternoon in July we decided to explore the tranquil North of Ibiza. With two shiny soft top Jeep Wranglers at our disposal and our friendly guide Jose leading the trip, our expedition began in the picturesque village of Santa Gertrudis at the heart of the island. From there, we whizzed past the fruit plantations and flowering fields of the surrounding area towards the Port of San Miguel for our first adventurous ascend along Ibiza’s coastline.

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A picturesque cove next to the more famous Benirras beach – more on which later – the small bay is framed by a dramatic forest-covered mountain range and overlooked by one of the island’s ancient watch towers, which used to be pirate lookouts in days gone past. Via a bumpy, winding mix of road and dirt track, we made our way all the way up to this sky-high viewpoint. It wasn’t quite off-roading, but thanks to the steep incline and tight corners, our adrenaline certainly got going until we reached our first stop. Ever the daring adventurers, we climbed up onto the top level of the tower, where we were rewarded with stunning vistas over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and even views on neighbouring Benirras and the famous ‘Finger of God’ rock formation.

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After a sufficient amount of photos had been taken, our safari continued through authentic Ibicencan villages, deep valleys and rolling fields until we found ourselves at the foot of another mountain awaiting to be climbed. While Black Diamond Agency driver Jose was manning the lead Jeep, our group was taking it in turns to self-drive the other vehicle, and thanks to the Wrangler Rubicon 5D’s many off-road features and state-of-the-art equipment it didn’t end in disaster!

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However, we have to admit that when the ascend appeared too steep, or the corners too tight, we did ask Jose to take over and manoeuvre the car for us – which he kindly and patiently did. Eventually, we reached the top of the peak, which is crowned by one of the island’s radio towers – so you know we really were high up! Any fear of heights was momentarily forgotten as we drank in the breath-taking views over the island and sea, which, in the early hours of the evening, was drenched in the golden glow of the descending sun.

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As we were approaching sunset, there was only one thing left to do! Jumping back into the cars, we made our way down to our final destination of Benirras, famous for the hippy drummers, the striking rock column that reaches out of the middle of the waves and its beautiful sunsets. Grabbing a few cold beers, we found ourselves a prime spot right by the sea, washed off the dust from our off-roading antics in the refreshing surf and settled in to watch the fireball in the sky descend into the waves. It was the perfect tranquil ending to an adrenalin and fun-fuelled day, and as we drove back to our starting point, top down and looking at the starry night sky, we could only describe our jeep adventure as ‘magical’.

Further Information & Bookings
t: +34 626 748 469
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