Hike in Ibiza, Spain

Hiking in Ibiza, Spain can give you a totally different view of the island. Instead of sticking with the tourists in resorts or touring the island by car, why not get out there on foot and breathe in the sea air? It's a truly refreshing way to enjoy Ibiza that many people miss out on. There are various different routes you can take depending on your ability (and stamina!) so just make sure you choose one that suits you.

Global Spirit organises guided hikes around the island which vary in difficulty, many of which comb the prettiest parts of the Ibizan coastline. Visit www.global-spirit.com/Ibiza and choose Excursions - Hiking from the menu.

If you prefer to organise your own hikes then the northern area of Portinatx comes highly recommended for hiking in Ibiza, Spain. The craggy cliffs which line the coast here make for excellent walking with some tremendous views. Starting in the town there are some 10km to reach Punta Xarraca and when you get there you can enjoy Cala Xarraca, one of the most lovely Ibiza beaches.

A more straightforward hike would be to tour the coastline along the west of the island from Cala de Bou at San Antonio de Portmany along to the absolutely beautiful Playas de Comte.

Those of you with a bit more energy could power up one of Ibiza's highest peaks. The inland hike from San Jose to Sa Talaia takes around 4 hours each way and offers some lovely views of the island.

If you are planning to hike in Ibiza, Spain during the summer, make sure you wear plenty of suncream, bring clothes to cover up from the sun and plenty of water.