UPDATE; Roads are closed due to sporting event so make sure you arrive from San Miguel direction ONLY. Do not try from Santa Gertrudis as the road is closed, or
UPDATE; Roads are closed due to sporting event so make sure you arrive from San Miguel direction ONLY. Do not try from Santa Gertrudis as the road is closed, or from Santa Agnus new road as its closed (old road open)
We begin our walk in the valley near San Mateu, where most of the grapes are produced for making wine on the island. Together with Billy we leave the valley floor, heading into the forest. Enjoying the scented and shady pines, we pass olive, fig and carob trees, and forage for rosemary, thyme and lavender along the way.
We finish up on a headland where the Moors used to live many centuries ago. During the Catalan invasion in 1235, the Moors that didn’t want to convert to Catholicism escaped across the island. They found this beautiful spot to live and built a whole town of 1000 people. They survived off the land and springs which they dug on the valley floor.
On this walk we also see the ‘great wall of Ibiza’, which stretches across the headland. Originally 5m tall with lookout towers, a small portion still survives today. From this vantage point, 300m above sea level, we can enjoy stunning views across the water. You can see as far as mainland Spain on a sunny day!
DATE & TIME:
Sunday 24th October – 10.00h
The church of San Mateu
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10 kms and about 3 hours.
BOOKING & PAYMENT ONLINE
Please reserve and pay for your walk in advance. Make sure to check you’ve received the confirmation email after your booking to confirm your booking has succeeded.
Contact details of your guide for today (only to use on the day itself): Billy +34 657 03 84 28.
WHAT TO BRING:
-A small backpack so your hands are free
-At least 1.5 litres of water
-Some snacks to keep you going
-Good foot wear that has been worn in
-Sunblock if required
-Sun hat if required
-Light shower coat, just in case (in the winter months)
We have walking poles available to assist you if required.
-Everything in a backpack so your hands are free
-Good trainers suitable for biking
-Gloves suitable for biking if you have them
-1.5 liters of water per person
-Light wind stop / shower coat
If you have a lovely well trained dog which is also socialized please bring them along. They will need to be on a lead on the roads & some of the beaches.
We have liability insurance, but do not have medical insurance – this is your responsibility.
All our guides are trained and have the ability to lead groups, they all carry a first aid kit and use walkie talkies to keep in contact with a back marker to make sure the group stays together and are safe. We also have strict departure and return procedure to ensure everyone is accounted for.
The trip and your safety is your responsibility and you must ensure you are covered for this prior to coming on the walk.
Don’t hesitate contacting us if you have further questions.
You may also be interested in our Food Tours, guided tours around Ibiza town tasting great food and drinks www.IbizaFoodTours.com.