Information of the routes of the 16 Volta Menorca BTT

Friday, 7 October: Night stage in Ciutadella

Distance: 38,80 km
Change in elevation: 276 m
Level of difficulty: medium / high
Description:

Opening stage of this year's edition with departure and arrival in Ciutadella; a taste of the Volta Menorca BTT on a relatively short route, more comfortable in some stretches but not without its challenges from some more technical sections and the added difficulty of night riding.

Departure from Ciutadella leaves the Platja Gran beach behind to ride into a green area followed by rural tracks and trails that will take us down to the southern coast of Ciutadella, crossing through nature areas of special interest where we will find the stage's most technical sections.

The nearly full moon will accompany us and facilitate our crossing of the Son Saura beach, to then return to the trademark tracks and trails of this part of the Camí de Cavalls trail to finally ride back along rural tracks.

Saturday, 8 October: Maó

Distance: 68,90 km
Change in elevation: 921 m
Level of difficulty: medium / high
Description:

Second stage of this edition with departure and arrival in the heart of Maó.

A highly mixed stage with entertaining paved roads, trails, tracks and paths. A relatively long route with an element of hidden gradients that start the route in Maó's historic centre, riding down to the harbour to then access the historic inland rural trails in the municipal areas of Maó and Alaior. These will take us to Torre d'en Galmés, which marks the beginning of a number of sections that combine less challenging tracks with more highly demanding and technical stretches that take us to the coast, where a ride through Cales Coves will leave no one feeling indifferent.

This route will reveal ethnological heritage on our ride through Sargossam Vell, a truly unique and historic country house with its impressive defence tower. Finally, riding through small ravines, the route will take us through an emblematic coastal settlement and a few housing developments.

Rocky trails mark the beginning of the stage's final section with un unexpected surprise in the port of Maó.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 - FERRERIES

Distance: 66,20 km
Change in elevation: 1.178 m
Level of difficulty: medium / high
Description:

Spectacular final stage with departure and arrival in the town of Ferreries.

The event's most mountainous stage, a virtual surf and turf that will certainly test our stamina during this third and final stage.

We will start our route on rural tracks where ancient steps will lead us across an inland settlement, to then traverse a number of coastal ravines along the Camí de Cavalls. We will then turn back inland where the second mountainous section begins through woods and forest trails, with a few highly technical and demanding singletracks that are sure to make an impression.

After visiting the heart of the town of Es Mercadal from a historic trail, we will head up to the end of the route where a party will be awaiting us to help recover our strength.

Highlights include the Camí and Canaló de Sant Tomàs trail and channel, the Prat de Son Bou meadow, the Barranc de Sa Vall ravine, Alaior, Son Gall, S'Albaida, Sa Roca and Santa Rita.