Set sail from our base in Corbières (near Marseille) or from Port Leucate and discover the Balearic archipelago.
Heading for the Balearics!
Sailing in the Balearic Islands is a relaxing and idle holiday and a chance to explore the many faceted islands. Some of the most beautiful coves in the Mediterranean, monasteries isolated in the mountains, splendid hiking trails. From your boat you can avoid the crowded areas and access the unspoilt marine and mountain landscapes via paths.
For a cruise to the Balearic Islands, choose a 2-week charter, to take full advantage of your outward and return sailing (about 250 miles between the mainland and the Balearic Islands), and your stay there.
First of all Menorca, the small island of the Balearic Islands with more than 220 kms of coastline, between creeks lined with pine trees and rocks and wild beaches. You will be amazed by its brilliant colours.
Some suggestions for anchorages among many others in Menorca:
- Arenal d’en Castell, located in the north-east of the island in a bay protected from the wind and swell, is a perfect anchorage to relax and enjoy this seaside resort and its amenities. The sandy bottom makes for a safe anchorage.
- Fornells – Punta de Sa Creu is located in the north of the island in an inlet that penetrates deep into the land, offering exceptional protection from the northwest winds and swell. There are buoys or a sandy bottom suitable for anchoring.
- Cala de Algaiarens, for those who prefer wilder anchorages. The marine flora is rich on this wild and wooded coast. The two fine sandy beaches bordering the turquoise waters of the anchorage are superb, and there are delightful hiking trails accessible from the shore.
- Cala Son Saura, located in the southwest of the island, offers a comfortable anchorage, with one of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca, a quiet place, privileged for snorkeling.
The tour of Mallorca is approximately 200 miles. A distance that can be covered in a week if you take your time.
- Palma: the capital of the island has a population of 400,000 and contains some superb gems, starting with its cathedral and its lively old quarters. A must-see!
- Cala Portals and Cala Figuera to the southwest, wilder anchorages, turquoise waters and the deafening song of cicadas are all there for the taking.
- Peninsula de la Forradada, a 600 metre long peninsula on the relatively wooded and wild north coast. Beautiful anchorages, but exposed to westerly winds. Be sure to check the weather before going there. Generally speaking, there are few shelters on the north coast, apart from Puerto Soller.
In the north-east of the island, the marina of Alcudiamar, bathed by the turquoise waters of the bay of Alcudia between Cape Pinar and Cape Farrutx, is one of the best and most protected harbours in Majorca.
Not forgetting the small island of Cabrera to the south of Palma, steep cliffs dotted with deep coves, incredible caves and beaches.
Ibiza and Fomentera, by sailboat, is a unique opportunity to discover these islands otherwise than by their festive and agitated nights. In Fomentera you will discover coves and wild nature. The white sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and are bordered by crystal clear waters where swimming is a real pleasure. In Ibiza, there are many anchorages to discover for your pleasure, magnificent beaches: Cala d’Hort or in the Bay of Saint Trinxa.