Cycling on Menorca:
From Ciutadella to the Barranco d'Algendar
The ravine of Algendar is the biggest in Menorca and streches from Ferrerias to the beach of Cala Galdana.
There are some spectacular walls, some of them as high as 80 metres!
Water is present all year round - summer and winter alike - which makes this ravine a very fertile area.
Further down the south, smaller ravines and channels join the ravine of Algendar.
The ravine is also home to a former Muslim Muezzin and prehistoric remains in the Murada Cave.
Distance: 11 kilometres.
Duaration: 60 minutes.
State of trail: Tarmac until Son Guillem.
The Camí Vell ("Old Way") is going slighly uphill almost all the time.
Close to Son Guillem it is turning downhill somewhat.
The Barranc d'Algendar is a ravine excavated by the water.
It is one of the richest ecosystems on Menorca.
The perennial stream located between the municipalities of Ciutadella and Ferrerias, rises at the Puig de Santa Magdalena ("puig" = hill) and flows to Cala Galdana.
In this ravine there is also the Cova des Càrritx, where very ancient archeological remains have been found.