Route 16 is the old road between Sant Francesc Xavier and Sant Ferran de ses Roques, and it is the most direct route between the two towns. Your journey starts in the capital of Formentera, Sant Francesc, where you can visit the church, the ethnological museum, perhaps an exhibition in the “Adjuntament vell” municipal hall in the square or in the nearby Gabrielet centre, which also houses the country market where you can buy local fruit and vegetables. This austere-looking church was designed to be a defensive fortress a well as a house of worship, at a time when pirates were still a threat to the local population. This town is also home to the Sa Tanca Vella chapel, a small building that dates back to 1369.
Leave Sant Francesc and make for the town of Sant Ferran de Ses Roques along the Vell de La Mola road, an alternative to the main road. On the way you’ll see typical countryside, the Can Teuet windmill, the oldest in Formentera, examples of popular architecture, fields with crops and small flocks of sheep and goats. Your journey will end in Sant Ferran de Ses Roques which has the smallest of the island’s three churches.