Join Running Adventures and London City Runners for a weekend of trail running on the stunning island of Menorca, home to the wonderful Cami de Cavells trail. This trail offers a journey through nature and history. Once an ancient military path built to protect Menorca from invaders, it is now a continuous nature trail that protects the environment and heritage of the island.
For this trail weekend, we will be staying in spacious apartments at the Apartments Royal Life in Mahon. Our weekend will begin with a short run around the local area, with maybe a cheeky beer stop towards the end if we're in the mood.
On Day 2 we will take a short mini bus ride to the south of the island, home to beautiful pine forests and incredible secluded coves and beaches. Our 12 mile run will begin with a visit to the Cova des Coloms, a huge natural cave located in the Binigaus ravine. On arriving at the cave, we'll work our way through a small entrance, swathed in vegetation, which leads into a vast cavity 24 metres high, 15 metres wide and 110 metres long. After a bit of Indiana Jones-esque exploring, we'll continue our run, down to the south coast. Here we will pick up the Cami de Cavells trail through lush pine forests and ravines before coming back along the coast, where we will wind our way along wild trails, past deserted beaches and bright Caribbean colours
Day 3 will see us take a short mini bus trip to the Favàritx lighthouse in the North East of the island. From here we will enjoy 14 miles along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Cami de Cavells trail. We will enter the Albufera Nature Park, home to incredible flora and fauna, and follow coastal trails past more beaches with crystal clear waters, as we work our way back towards our town of Mahon, where you can return straight to the hotel, or grab some lunch on your way back.
There will also be plenty of time to relax and explore the town of Mahon.
You will need a good level of fitness to enjoy this weekend, however, we will take our time and go at a social pace, taking lots of breaks to enjoy the views, take photos and catch a moment to recover. This weekend will combine epic trail running with time spent enjoying the company of fellow runners from London City Runners.
Please be advised: This weekend is for London City Runners members ONLY.
Prices Single in twin shared room - £410
Non refundable deposit of £100 required upon registration. (deducted from balance, full balance due 10 weeks before the event)
Thursday Check in to Apartments Royal Life. Short run exploring the local surroundings. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Friday Breakfast (included). Transfer to South Menorca. 12 miles/20km run including visit to Cova des Coloms. Transfer to Apartments Royal Life. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Saturday Breakfast (included). Transfer to Favàritx lighthouse 14 miles/22.5km trail run through the Albufera Nature Park. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Sunday Time for an extra run or to relax. Return to airport (not included).
Please note. Itinerary subject to last minute changes without warning
All runs are guided by me, an experienced ultra runner, trail running coach, mountain leader and Salomon Ambassador.
We will run at a social pace and walk the hills if we have to. This is not a race! We will stay as a group so if you are a faster runner, please expect to run slower than you would normally. Previous trail running experience is not necessary. The terrain will be hilly with some fun and technical sections. The views will be incredible. You should be able to cover the distances (on UK trails) at a pace of at least 10-11 min/miles to enjoy this event.
Included Transfers to/from all runs. Accommodation. Guided trail runs by fully qualified running coach. Complimentary training plan. Coaching advice and guidance throughout the weekend. Video and photos.
Not Included Flights to/from Menorca. Transfers to/from the airport. (As our hotel is just 10 minutes from the airport, Running Adventures will not be offering a transfer for this weekend. A taxi is just €20 and we will help people coordinate sharing to/from the hotel. This means that we have more flexibility around different arrival times and that the overall cost of the trip can be kept to a minimum.) Additional drinks and snacks. Lunch and Dinner on all days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.