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 Tim we leave the valley
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 Tim 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 25th October – 11.00h
The church of San Mateu
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10 kms and about 3 hours.
Contact details of your guide for today (only to use on the day itself): Tim +34 608 60 92 57.
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 trainers are generally ok as long as they have good grip
-Sunblock if required
-Sun hat if required
-Swimming gear in season
-Torch for night time walks
-Light shower coat, just in case
We have walking poles available to assist you if required.
# The Monday Mindful, Short & Sweet and Sunday Social walks are by donation of €10 per person.
# The Friday Classic walk and specials are €15 per person.
# The BIG walk is €20 per person.
If you are on a tight budget please contact us…
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.