Ibiza is world-famous for its great clubs and beaches, but for those looking for a quieter vacation away from it all and back in nature, there are plenty of walks to discover.
There are hiking trails all over the island, suitable for all fitness levels, from afternoon walks to walks all day or night. The terrain is generally dry and the sun can be severe even during the shoulder months, so you need to prepare with good walking shoes, lots of sun protection and water.
Signage for most official walks has improved considerably in recent years, so if you prefer to go on your own, you can get a copy of the Ibiza walking routes at most tourist information centres. major cities or you can download it from the internet.
If you enjoy walking with a group, there are several walking groups on the island. The advantage of leaving with a group and a guide is that you also benefit from local knowledge and stories along the way – and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people. Walking Ibiza is an established local company that has been taking groups on day, three-day and island walks and has successfully managed them for years.
If you are particularly interested in the activity during your vacation and the discovery of the different paths around the island, know that it is very hot in July and August. If you want to go on holiday to Ibiza, the best time to visit is from April to the beginning of June and from the end of September. The weather is still glorious and sunny, but the crowds and humidity are much less.
Although it can be somewhat cool in the evenings, spring is another good time to visit the island for a walking holiday. In the spring, the island of Ibiza explodes with almond blossoms and flowers in mid-February. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Ibiza. February is famous for the full moon almond blossom walks in the Santa Agnes Valley and you can take a break or make contact with some of the local walking groups.
Here are three of the many Ibiza walks that you may want to consider for your Ibiza vacation.
Sant Josep Sa Talia
Starting from the city of San Jose, south of Ibiza, this hiking trail leads to the top of the highest peak of the island, Sant Josep Sa Talia. Although it sounds intimidating, it is only 475 meters long and the walk is manageable enough for all fitness levels. The path covers 14 kilometres and lasts approximately five hours. From the top of Sa Talia, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the entire island.
Cala Llonga in Sol Den Serra
On the east coast of Ibiza is the small resort of Cala Llonga and from here there is a pleasant round trip of 4.7 km to a beautiful bay called Sol Den Serra and vice versa. The walk lasts approximately two hours and is recommended for people with some walking experience. In addition to the pristine view of the Mediterranean Sea over Santa Eularia and the island of Togamago, one of the highlights of the walk is the ancient Phoenician settlement Cap des Librell. You can also cool off halfway with a swim in Sol Den Serra.
Portinatx in Faro from Moscarter
Portinatx is located on the northern tip of Ibiza and this region has excellent hiking trails – again with magical views. This walk takes you back and forth from Portinatx beach to the lighthouse of Moscarter and vice versa along an alternative route. The trail is 12.5 kilometres long, takes around three hours and is suitable for all fitness levels.
If you are looking for a vacation where you can escape the lights and crowds, you should not fire Ibiza because of the party reputation. This jewel of the Balearic Islands will impress all walkers, from complete beginners to the passionate explorer. Reserve a villa in Ibiza for complete freedom and bring your hiking shoes!