Mahon Musts (Monte Toro, Binisues & Fornells)
Visit the small whitewashed fishing village of Fornells and then to Monte Toro the highest point of the island with panoramic views across Menorca. See how the prosperous families used to live in the country house of Binisues and sample some local pastries and drinks. The island of Menorca offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Spain - a series of lush, fertile and hilly vistas. Board a motorcoach for an overview of this lovely island and some of her highlights. Heading out of Mahon, we take the north coast road to the small whitewashed fishing village of Fornells set on a magnificent bay of the same name. An important bay in olden days for ships to shelter from the strong north winds, the bay is now a pleasure ground for water sports which include windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Fornells is also very well known locally for its fish restaurants and the King of Spain is amongst the many famous people that come here to eat the Menorcan Caldereta - a dish based on local lobster. We can then sit back and enjoy the view as we wind your way up the Monte Toro, Menorca's highest mountain. Looking back down on Fornells bay from the viewing points you can appreciate the size and beauty of the bay and surrounding countryside. The buildings date from the 14th century and in the courtyard you will find a small bronze statue dedicated to the Menorcans who immigrated to Florida in the 18th century and settled in the area around Saint Augustine. The next stop is at the stately Binisues country house situated in the area of Ferreries called "Pla Verd " the "green flatland". It belongs to a prosperous Menorcan family and remains a working farm but also houses a very unique museum. The items in the museum show you how the rich Menorcan families used to live and has a large collection of farm tools, equipment and general household utensils. Along with the antique furniture can also be seen an interesting and amazing natural science exhibition which is well worth a visit. After the visit you will be served some typical Menorcan snacks (tapas) together with wine or Pomada (Menorcan Gin with lemonade) before returning to the Port of Mahon.
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Port: Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands
Duration: 3.5 hours
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