For visitors to Formentera, landing here is synonymous to tranquillity. That privileged sensation of leisurely living is multiplied if we opt to get to know the island on foot or by bike. This way we are able to reach places that go unnoticed from the road, we appreciate the island from a different angle and get to know the more natural and genuine Formentera, in the most respectful way possible. Formentera has 32 shared-use circuits that can be followed on foot, Nordic walking or by bike. These 32 greenways (opened in 2015), are interlinking routes that cover over 100 kilometres, the majority accessible by bike. In our Greenway Route Catalogue we offer a summary of each of them, with the key interest points, as well as geographical, natural value or heritage information.
Nordic Walking is one of the most currently recommended sports due to its simple and effective nature. The only equipment needed (poles) is easily available for visitors upon request at the tourism information offices. For bike-lovers, the island is comfortable in that the geography is practically flat, ideal for cycling, whist helping contribute to preservation of the environment.
Formentera has typical wetland flora and fauna, especially in the area of Estany Pudent and Las Salinas saltmarshes. This is why it was included in the RAMSAR convention for protected wetlands in 1993.