Until the sixties, Ibiza belonged to the Ibizans, and only a few artists, poets and writers lived in this paradise. Then the flower-children arrived, the hippies and drop-outs.
In the last decades however, mass tourism has taken over and unfortunately destroyed much of the charm of Ibiza and Formentera. But not everything on the islands has been spoiled, and a visit to the pine islands’ (the ‘Pityussae’, as the Greeks called them) is still worthwhile today.
There’s an unending wealth of hidden beauty spots to be discovered, and this book helps you to find the best of Ibiza and Formentera by car, bicycle, or on foot.
Routes have been recently checked for this new sixth edition of our guidebook to walking in Ibiza and Formentera – and there are two bonuses: firstly, there are now free downloadable GPS tracks for all the treks and cycle tours; secondly, for the adventurous, the author has described a round-the-island hike for which detailed stages and GPS tracks are available on this website (see the ‘GPS tracks’ tab).
As expected from the Sunflower range, this book is a good guide to walking in Ibiza and cycling, backed up with excellent maps. The maps give a clue as to where the best bases are for a walking holiday. The update website facility means that you can keep abreast of route closures and possible obstacles or problems. (Isabella, Amazon)
We love walking and find this book so useful. It is a handy size to fit in the pocket and shows all the wonderful walks, cycle rides and tours possible on the two islands. The detail is great and you simply cannot get lost! It enables the visitor to explore the places that the tourist does not normally get to see. It is an invaluable companion and I recommend it wholeheartedly. (Valerie, Amazon)