Formentera to experience on foot: the best trekking routes

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Trekking a Formentera

Prepare your most comfortable shoes, in Formentera you can walk. Not only sea and long swims, the smallest of the Balearics is in fact an explosion of nature. Kissed by a mild Mediterranean climate that is also reflected in the vegetation, among the things to do in Formentera there is certainly trekking to admire the landscape and to enjoy the island without stress. There are many paths to be experienced on foot to discover the nature and beauty of the island between sandy dunes and cliffs that reach wonderful beaches much loved by naturists.

The municipality of Formentera it has in fact set up 20 circuits which, taking advantage of the old rural roads, allow tourists to cross the island on foot or by bike and reach the most beautiful places. Along these circuits you will pass through the still unspoiled nature of the island.

Really impressive is the Camí de s´Estany. It is located within the Ses Salines Natural Park, in an area declared of Special Natural Interest that runs alongside S'Estany Pudent, Sant Francesc Xavier, Es Pujols and La Sabina. To admire the wetland and the vegetation. And then the Camí Vell de La Mola which joins Sant Francesc with the road of Ca Marí. The road is paved and passes in a very quiet area, between fields and typical vegetation of the island. On this path it will be possible to admire the “Mulino den Tauet” near Sant Ferran. Underground is the path Cova Foradada which leads up to a viewpoint overlooking the sea where you can enjoy a sunset bathing in the sea. Camí de Sa Pujada, is a stone path that was traveled by monks from the thirteenth century and has a length of 1,8 km.

To discover the most intimate and ancient part of Formentera, you cannot miss the Camì Den Parra. Pass by the areas with the best preserved folk architecture of the island with its dry stone walls and typical stone houses hidden among pine forests. Little known, but fascinating is finally the Camí Roma, that is a Roman path, where it is possible to see the remains of the ancient Roman domination. This path leads to La Mola, the town located on the opposite side of the island from Puerto La Savina. To get there, you go along the coast for long stretches, but sometimes you go back inland, entering the woods. A new way to discover Formentera and relax in the silence and beauty of its nature.

Backpacking, therefore, the island with its fantastic itineraries awaits you.

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