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Don’t miss out on these 6 hiking trails when you visit Ibiza

There is a lot going on in the Ibizan countryside, and one way to see and enjoy it is through a wealth of outdoor activities such as hiking or cycling.

Communing with nature induces an incomparable feeling of wellbeing in us humans, as it manages to stimulate the system, and in fact, several studies have found that it can improve our physical and mental health. There is a lot going on in the Ibizan countryside, and one way to see and enjoy it is through a wealth of outdoor activities such as hiking or cycling.

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Many walkers are always on the lookout for paths and walks which will lead them to some of Ibiza’s most magical beauty spots. In this regard it is important to always be careful and to be sure that you know where the route will take you and which trail you have planned to take. There are a number of such walks on the island, all well signposted and they pass through some spectacular scenery with amazing views, as well as being perfectly safe.

Here we provide you with a list of 6 hiking trails in different parts of the island:

Santa Eulària des Riu – Puig de ses Torretes and Cala Sol d’en Serra

Puig de ses Torretes to Sol d’en Serra is a circular route which sets out from Cala Llonga in Santa Eulària des Riu municipal district, passing through Puig de ses Torretes. This route includes a cliff top walk affording fabulous views, passing through es Castellar and eventually reaching Sol d’en Serra cove, a pretty little pebbly beach that lies at the foot of a steep cliff. This is a moderate level route, 4 kilometres long in total and it takes approximately one and a half hours.

Sant Josep de sa Talaia – Torre d’en Rovira with the beaches of Cala Bassa Platges de Comte

Deep in the heart of the Sant Josep de sa Talaia district, this trail takes in some of the area’s most iconic landmarks along its 13-kilometre route which takes about three and a half hours. Starting out from Cala Bassa, the path leads to Torre d’en Rovira with some impressive views on the way, then continues through Platges de Comte followed by Cala Codolar until you reach Cala Llentia. Close by this last sandy cove you can enjoy some extraordinary open-air works of art.

Sant Antoni de Portmany – Cala Gració and Cala Salada

One of the most beautiful trails to walk is in the western part of the island in the municipal district of Sant Antoni de Portmany, with a 16-kilometre route that passes by several beaches, taking about four and a half hours to complete. This trail begins at Cala Gració, continues by Cala Gracioneta and heads towards Cala Salada, one of the most popular beaches on the island. The route ends at the chapel of Sa Talaia de Sant Antoni.

Eivissa – Dalt Vila and La Marina neighbourhood

This urban walk through the city of Eivissa takes you through the ancient walled town of Dalt Vila, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999. This trail begins at the Formentera Boat station and winds its way up to Dalt Vila to the bastion of Santa Llucia by way of Pasaje de Simó Pouet, at the bastion of Sant Joan. The route then continues up to Ibiza Cathedral – at the top of the acropolis- and then wends its way down through the gate of Ses Taules to the Mercat Vell. The walk takes two hours and covers seven kilometres, ending with a pleasant stroll through the streets of La Marina with the whitewashed houses in Ibiza’s port.

Sant Joan de Labritja – Cala d’en Serra and the Moscarter lighthouse

The municipal district of Sant Joan de Labritja boasts the greatest number of hiking trails on the island. One of its most spectacular routes begins at Cala d’en Serra. This is a spectacular beach where you set off along the coastal path towards the Moscarter lighthouse. There you can continue along the cliff top until you come to Portinatx. The whole route is eight kilometres long and takes about two hours.

Sant Josep de sa Talaia – Torre des Carregador and the Ses Portes tower

Another incredible place to explore is the Ses Salines Natural Park by hiking one of its trails. This charming place has several routes like the one that begins at Torre des Carregador or Torre de sa Sal Rossa and leads to another defence tower, the Torre de ses Portes. From this point, the route continues along the coastline, passing by the beach of Es Cavallet until you come to the Ses Portes tower. This 6-kilometre trail takes about two hours.