ONE WEEK SAILING ITINERARY BETWEEN MAJORCA AND THE NORTH COAST OF MENORCA
An itinerary for a sailing holiday between Mallorca and Menorca. With prevailing winds from the south we will choose to visit the north side to enjoy the best anchorages, the most beautiful beaches and the most characteristic villages.
PORT OF POLLENSA – CAP DE FORMENTOR – CIUTADELLA – CASTING HOURS 5
Departure from Polenza port towards the island of Menorca. Before hoisting the sails we will be able to take a first refreshing dip in one of the many coves of Cap de Formentor, such as the beautiful Platja de Formentor. A nice sail then awaits us to Menorca, to the Port of Ciutadella where we will spend the night.
Ciutadella is known as one of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean, a beautiful historic center with a network of medieval streets alternating palaces, churches and fortresses. Among the numerous restaurants and the colorful market on the steps leading to Plaza Es Born, excellent for a souvenir of local crafts.
CIUTADELLA – CALA ALGAYERENS – BAY OF FORNELLS – 4 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
In the morning we leave Ciutadella to head towards the northern side of the island. Our destination is Fornells Bay, about 4 hours away by boat. Along the way we can stop for a swim in the beautiful Cala Algayerens, about halfway along the way. A postcard bay with crystal clear water and white sand surrounded by thick Mediterranean scrub.
We will then anchor in Fornells Bay, a natural harbor within a fjord that offers 360° protection from wind and waves. In the evening we can visit Es Fornells a picturesque fishing village with enchanting views and excellent taverns. The town is famous for its lobster fishing. For those with a sweet tooth, typical dishes are prepared here such as the caldereta (lobster soup) and the fish paella, one of the best in Spain, rich in molluscs, crustaceans and of lobster.
FORNELLS BAY – ILLA DE COLOM – MAHON – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
From the Bay of Fornells we will continue in the direction of Mahón, which is about 3 hours away by boat. We will be able to stop near Illa de Colom, on a white sandy bottom, with water of a thousand shades from blue to turquoise, produced by the reflections of the sun and the shallow depth. Being here is like being in a large swimming pool with calm water.
In the afternoon we will arrive at the port of Mahón, where we will spend the night. Mahón is the capital of the island of Menorca. The port is within a deep, branching fjord overlooked by the city. From the port, through the narrow streets, it is possible to reach the historic center, among colonial buildings and characteristic shops.
MAHON – CALA AGULLA (MAJORCA) – 8 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We set sail early from the port of Mahon to head towards the island of Mallorca. A day of sailing awaits us to move from one island to another. Space for sailing for those who want to have fun collaborating in the maneuvers, or relax on deck with a good book, or troll fish in this stretch of sea full of fish. From the galley there will be snacks and food to brighten up the day.
We will arrive in the afternoon at Cala Agulla, one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the North of Mallorca. Inserted in the nature reserve of the Levante peninsula, it is a beach of dunes with crystal clear water. We will spend the night anchored in this natural setting, surrounded by pine trees and hills.
CALA AGULLA – ALCUDIA – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
Day of swimming and relaxation, we will only have to travel 15 miles to reach the next stage of our journey, stopping in the most beautiful and characteristic bays between diving, snorkeling and SUP rides to explore the most inaccessible coves of this side of the island.
In the afternoon we will head towards Port d’Alcudia, where we will spend the night in port or at anchor, depending on the weather conditions and the preferences of the crew. A few kilometers from the port is the city of Alcudia, hidden by massive medieval walls. With a network of narrow streets and alleys overlooked by small shops and restaurants, we will discover this suggestive historic center, between the charm of the Moorish influence and an authentic pirate island atmosphere.
ALCUDIA – CAP DE MENORCA – POLLENSA – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION
We have reached the last day of our itinerary, with another day of sailing on the north coast of Mallorca. There are many possible stops for swimming and relaxation between the Gulf of Alcudia, Cap de Menorca and the Gulf of Pollensa. We can choose to stop on the long white beaches of the two gulfs, or in cal