This section, which is essential flat, follows the southern coastline at the western end of Minorcan. It starts at the port an crosses Ciutadella, Minorca’s most westerly towns, continuing along paved roads until Cala Blanca, some four Kilometers from the beginning of the route. The beach here is a poplar one, with white sands; It is surround by low cliffs that have dune vegetation lining the top. At the end of the beach, there are the remains of a naveta. It was built during the pre-Talayotic period (200-1500 BC) and is evidence if the firs human settlers on the island.

Advancing along the path, there are several different ecosystems inhabited by many interesting plant species, the endemic thorny bush, socarrell is one example.

In the spring, walkers may be able to spot the presence of blossoming orchids, in dazzling and attractive colours. Heading Island, where the sea’s influence on the land declines, woodlands begin to gain ground.

Distance: 6.10 km

Level: easy

Tourist services:

Hotels: Ciutadella, Cala Santandria, Sa Caleta, Cala Blanca, Cala en Bosch, Cap d’Artrutx, Son Xoriguer

Bars, restaurants and supermarkets: Ciutadella, Cala Santandria, Sa Caleta, Cala Blanca, Cala en Bosch, Cap d’Artrutx, Son Xoriguer

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