Ibiza’s amazing natural beauties make it the perfect destination to visit throughout the year. There are numerous excursions and hiking trails on Ibiza, but the winter, spring and autumn months are ideal for hiking. Numerous companies and groups and the councils themselves have excursions on offer throughout the year. Today, we bring you some ideas for excursions that are accessible to all levels so you may discover some of the island’s most amazing spots.
The best excursions around the island
From Portinatx’s Portixol beach in the north of the island, follow the path to the right that runs along the coast without turning inland at any of the diversions and you will arrive at the Moscaster lighthouse, best known as Faro de Portinatx. It is a simple, level-surface trail featuring beautiful views of the sea and the islets of Ses Formigues.
At 475 metres, Sa Talaia is Ibiza’s highest mountain, and it is located very close to Cala d’Hort, in San José. Start off at the church in San José and carry on along Sa Talaia street, it will lead you to a dirt track that will take you to a trail through which you will enter the forest. Keep following the signs you come across.
From San Antonio to Cala Salada
Start your hike at the end of the port of San Antonio, where you will come across a footpath that follows the Bay with views to the small island of Sa Conillera. After passing the well-known bars in the so-called “Sunset Strip” – a favourite for tourists looking to watch the sunset in bars like the famous Café del Mar – you will reach the Caló des Moro beach. Carry on going, and once you have passed the Cap Blanc Aquarium in Lobster Cave, you will reach Cala Gració, and a little after that, Cala Gracioneta. Moving further up the coast, you will arrive at Cala Salada, Sa Foradada and Cap Nono, and a little further on, the rocky bay beach of Punta Galera.
Defence towers on Ibiza
There are 7 defence towers located in different locations throughout the coast of Ibiza, and they all make for a beautiful hike while taking in spectacular sea views. We recommend visiting the following towers: Torre de Portinatx, Torre de Balansat (near the Port of San Miguel), Torre d’en Valls (near San Carlos, opposite Tagomago), Torre d’en Rovira (in San Antonio), Torre des Savinar (in Cala d’Hort, one of the most beautiful and famous on account of its views of Es Vedrà), Torre de Ses Portes (between the beaches of Salinas and Es Cavallet) and Torre des Carregador (at the end of the d’en Bossa beach).
Santa Eulalia river
The Balearic Islands’ only river allows for an extremely pleasant walk from the Can Planetes Interpretation Centre that goes past Pont Vell and finishes at the mouth of the river, on the beach. Visitors may also take the opportunity to climb all the way to Puig de Missa in Santa Eularia des Riu and enjoy its stunning views and a number of museums.
Pla de Corona
This is one of the island’s most traditional hikes at the end of the winter or in the spring, when the area’s plentiful almond trees are in bloom and visitors are treated to the breathtaking beauty of the scenery. It is a very simple trail that starts in the town of Santa Inés.
From the peculiar village of San Mateo, in the north of the island, there is a beautiful hike to nearby Cala Aubarca, one of the wildest, most beautiful and unknown bay beaches on Ibiza.
Leave your car in the parking lot and carry on up the path that goes along the cliff to enjoy the most fabulous views. While you’re there, why not also discover the beautiful nearby Sol d’en Serra bay beach?