The Balearic island of Menorca is renowned for its rich equestrian history, with the famous black indigenous Menorcan horse a prominent symbol of local culture and fiestas.

Travelling by horseback is also a different way to see the island, with various day trips and longer excursions suitable for beginners, families and experienced riders, including the renovated Cami de Cavalls (Path of Horses) which encircles the entire 185km coastline of Menorca.

Restored in 2010 for use as a walking, mountain biking and horse trail, the whole circuit would take just over a week to complete on horseback, but the route can also be enjoyed in smaller sections with 20 different ‘stages’ available for visitors to explore.

Horse-riding excursions are available with various companies, including Menorca a Cavall (four hours available from €60) and Menorca Horse Riding (approximately three hours from €60). The Torralbenc hotel also offers a special ‘Riding Menorca’ package available from €850 per room, which includes two nights' accommodation, guided Cami de Cavalls excursions, transfers, a picnic for two and dinner with paired wines at their restaurant.

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