Formentera on foot or by bike
Renowned all over the world for its hippy atmospheres and a more sought-after tourism, Formentera is l 'Balearic island that will captivate you at first sight, but also at the first "walk". In fact, in addition to the beaches and the turquoise sea, Formentera impresses with its paths.
There are many solitary corners in which to get lost and many paths specially designed for runners and bicycle lovers. These are the so-called "rutas verdes ”, 32 marked green circuits. Inaugurated in 2016, they extend for about 130 km along the whole island and are divided according to the difficulty, types of soil and distances, ranging from 1,5 kilometers to 12,3 kilometers for the most trained.
Even if you are not a professional marathon runner, the best way to get to know the island in depth is explore the rutas verdes it is walking with Nordic walking, a type of physical and sporting activity that is practiced using specially designed sticks, similar to those used in cross-country skiing. The sticks, which allow a healthier and more ergonomic position in the walk, are offered free of charge by the tourist offices. Alternatively you can choose to use the mountain bike since most of the routes are also suitable for cyclists.
There are several routes that are worth taking once you arrive on the island. The longest, for those who are not afraid of grinding kilometers, includes the entire plain of La Mola and extends for 12 kilometers. You walk through cultivated fields, i vineyards of the Terramoll winery and you reach the church of The pillar, the craft market active on Wednesdays and Sundays from May to October, the lighthouse and the access to the sea with breathtaking panoramic views.
For the more sporty there is the path Racó De Sa Pujada - Es Ram that, being on a steep slope, it is preferable to walk unless you are used to using the MTB. After traveling through a wooded area full of pines and Sabine juniper, you reach the sea in Es Caló des Mort, a small, suggestive and isolated cove.
Finally, one of the simplest, and therefore also ideal for the little ones, is the one that goes din Es Cap a Torrent de S'Alga, and that will allow you to discover the most hidden places of Formentera. In about 2 km, you cross a zigzag path with a series of panoramic suggestions up to Torrent of S'Alga, characteristic for its slides for beaching the fishing boats. By the sea, on the stone, the typical dried juniper branches are planted, used to hang the fish caught, drying them and then consuming them throughout the year.
From here we get the “peix sec”, an inevitable ingredient of the payesa salad to be added when the dried fish is toasted over the fire, chopped and stored in glass containers with olive oil.
If you also like the idea of explore Formentera following some of its green paths, we refer you to official site of the island: www.formentera.es. And please, use comfortable shoes.
- If, on the other hand, you want to find accommodation in a hotel or apartment:
- Booking Formentera