Information of the routes of the 13 Volta Menorca BTT

Friday, October 12: Mercadal

Distance: 60.41 Km
Change in elevation: 1008 Mt
Level of difficulty: medium / high
Description:

Spectacular stage that departs from and finishes in Es Mercadal, combining sections of easier trails with others of significant technical difficulty, requiring greater levels of resistance, also having the greatest cumulative elevation gain of all three stages. It follows inland trails, forest areas and magnificent settings in northern Menorca, including three Natural Areas of Special Interest and highlights like Sa Roca, S'Albufera (with an innovative bypass), Cala Tirant, the impressive Cavalleria lighthouse, and after passing Binimella, we'll ride through two amazing spots never before included in the BTT, before returning to Es Mercadal.

Saturday, October 13: Sant Climent

Distance: 69.53 Km
Change in elevation: 755 Mt.
Level of difficulty: medium / high
Description:

The longest stage of this edition departs from and finishes in Sant Climent. Although with a more classic route, it does have a few great new surprises that combine all-around sections with other more technically challenging areas, demanding inland trails and coastal paths along 80-metre high cliffs and rocky coves. This combination of elements, along with its sheer length, make this a difficult but also very enjoyable stage, thanks to the beautiful landscapes we'll find in the Capell de Ferro estate, the road to Addaia, the Sa Boval road, Sa Torre Blanca, Cala de Sa Torreta cove, Platja des Grau beach, Binillautí, Sa Mesquida and the port of Maó, the largest natural port in all of the Mediterranean.

Sunday, October 14: Ciutadella

Distance: 55.49 Km.
Change in elevation: 433 Mt.
Level of difficulty: medium
Description:

Final stage that will standout as one with notable contrast, with departure from and arrival to Ciutadella, along some of the most truly unique and emblematic trails of Ciutadella, crossing an extensive rocky area, both demanding and singular in the northeast with ominous vertical cliffs, moving on to the northern Tramuntana region, and finally down to southern Ciutadella, following the Santa Anna ravine down toward the coast and enjoying the thrilling crag of Macarelleta, Cala Turqueta and Son Saura, before returning to Ciutadella.