The British route of Menorca on a motorcycle
You can learn part of the history of Menorca on a rental motorbike following the British route, an itinerary that will allow you to discover the colonial architecture of the time and the fortresses and defensive towers, and which will also introduce you to recipes such as pudding, or broths and beef meat sauces, or in the traditional gin of the Island, a unique gin that continues to be made as in the past.
In Ciutadella, for example, we have a good sample of defensive architecture characteristic of the times of British rule in the Torre des Castellar, built as a support for the Sant Nicolau Castle to improve the visibility of this stretch of coast. Unlike other defense towers, its access is made through a corridor located underground and when it is sunken, seen from the sea it was completely unnoticed by enemy ships, which made it much more dangerous and effective.
Our next proposal is the Sanitja Tower, in the north of the Island. Although the tower is very deteriorated, in the vicinity there are the remains of a building that must have housed the cavalry soldiers and it is also in an environment of great beauty.
And from there, with our direct rental motorcycle to Maó, because that is where a large number of interesting visits on the British route of Menorca are concentrated.
Like the imposing Fort of Marlborough, dominating the entrance of the Port of Mahón with spectacular views. Or like the Lloc de Sant Antoni, in the northern part of the port of Mahón, a true reflection of the colonial architecture of the time. Also Son Granot, at the entrance to the port, preserves the typical colonial essence of rural areas.
The urban center of the town of Es Castell takes us back in time with its red facades and its parade ground. Mahón’s houses, with their sash windows and viewpoints. And the same Town Hall clock, built in England by order of Sir Richard Kane, to whom Menorca owes its first stable network of roads to link Ciutadella and Mahón.