Walking Ibiza Launches ‘Around Menorca’ Island Adventure

Posted on April 2, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Since embarking on a life-changing trek that followed the entire coastline of the White Isle in 2010, Toby Clarke, founder of Walking Ibiza, has dedicated himself of sharing the island’s natural beauty and hidden spots with residents and holidaymakers alike. The organisation’s thrice-weekly expeditions are hugely popular fixtures in the island’s outdoor activity offering and the annual Around The Island Adventure, which sees 12 intrepid explorers cover a total of 260km in just under two weeks as they follow – quite literally – in Toby’s original footsteps, has been dubbed ‘life-changing’ by participants. This year, Toby is charting new territory by launching the Menorca Around The Island Adventure on April 5th, 2019.

As part of his research for this new trek, Toby travelled to Menorca in April 2018 and followed the Camí de Cavalls, an ancient path that used to be patrolled by soldiers on Menorquin horses to defend the island and spans 186km. Encircling Menorca, the long-distance walking route is also used to reach some of its most inaccessible beaches. While Menorca is larger than Ibiza in size, the final route of the 9-day trek is actually shorter than the White Isle original, covering a total of 205kms. Each day on the itinerary looks different as the group passes dramatic cliffs and secret cover, fragrant forests and built-up towns. The longest day of walking will cover approximately 35kms, with the shortest reaching a less strenuous 15km.

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Each of the brave adventurers joining Toby has previously participated in the original ‘around Ibiza’ walk, with explorers flying in from all over Europe and even Canada! To share their progress, Toby will be carrying a satellite-tracking device along the way, which will mark the route on a live interactive map. Daily posts, videos and pictures will also be posted on Walking Ibiza’s social media channels.

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Want to get involved yourself? Following the Menorca Around The Island Adventure, the 12-day Ibiza original sets off again in May and October 2019, with the weekly community walks and private tours continuing all year round. Toby’s culinary project, Ibiza Food Tours – guided walks that stop at several sports to savour local delicatessen – departs every Wednesday in April and twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May onwards. Packed with historic facts, cultural insights and funny anecdotes, we couldn’t think of a better way to immerse yourself into the other side of Ibiza!

Further Information
t: +34 608 692 901
w: ​www.walkingibiza.com​

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