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Independant Newspaper (UK), Sunday, 11 September 2010

'All along the watchtowers in Menorca.

'A path around the island's coast, where soldiers once trod, has now reopened to the public. Lucy Grewcock reports:

'"Finally, the Cami de Cavalls is open again," beamed my riding instructor, Sarah Barford.

'She, alongside hundreds of other determined locals, had campaigned to regain full access to this historic right of way, which dates back to medieval times. It fully opened in May this year. "Where the trail passed through private land, there was conflict," she explained.

'The Cami de Cavalls, or "Way of Horses", circumnavigates the island of Menorca, tracing its coastline for 185km (110 miles). The path guides visitors over red-sand coves and contorted headlands on the gnarled northern coastline, golden beaches and flower-filled gorges on the smoother southern shores, and through the historic cities of Ciutadella and Mahon at the island's western and eastern extremities. It was originally intended as a bridleway, so it seemed only appropriate to experience at least one section of the trail on horseback.

'It was early evening when I rode over the headland and caught my first sight of Cala Pregonda: a U-shaped sweep of sand, backed by green-haired dunes, with jade waters sheltered by weathered outcrops, and at the centre of the bay, a stegosaurus-shaped rock that looks like it's taking a bath. Until the reopening of the Cami de Cavalls, such views were restricted, because more than 40 per cent of Menorca's beaches are inaccessible by car and can be reached only by sea or this path.'

Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2009

'...the route along a private section of the 18th-centuary Cami d’en Cane was a real treat. Few people get to see this section of the road, which has its original paving stones intact in some places, and the wild flowers add colour to an unbelievable green landscape.'