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 Fifth edition – and there are two bonuses: firstly, there are now GPS tracks for all the walks 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).
Area covered: The book covers all of both islands. The best months for walking on Ibiza and Formentera are March to June and September/October.