The Tipi and the tents are equipped with comfortable foam mattresses and cushions – sleeping bags with liners will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own bag or liner if preferred. Riders who do not wish to share will be given their individual tent. Please make sure to bring a headtorch and your own toiletries/towels.
Dry toilets and solar showers are available on the nights when there is no access to facilities.
Meals are varied and consist of local produce.
Dietary restrictions can be accommodated but make sure to let us know in advance.
The average annual temperature in Palma de Mallorca is 17.7 °C
August is the warmest month of the year with the an average temperature of 25.9 °C
The lowest average temperature is usually recorded in February, and is 10.8 °C.
This trail ride runs in the shoulder and winter months when the daytime and night-time temperatures are cooler, but still pleasant.
Guide and local team
Your guides are Lizzie or Xavier. Lizzie is a British lady who fell in love with the island of Mallorca many years ago and is very knowledgeable about the area. She is outgoing and friendly, and puts the welfare of her horses first. Xavier is local to the area and an extremely knowledgeable and professional guide.
Tips are welcome but not expected. You should tip what you feel the service is worth and what you feel comfortable with.
- Riding helmets are mandatory and we recommend that you take your own to ensure a correct fit.
- Sunhat for when not riding
- Sunglasses - with a cord attached so they don't fly off when riding
- Buff or bandana for protecting your neck and face from the sun and dust
- Long sleeved shirts to provide protection from the sun
- Lightweight fleece or jumper
- Warm polar fleece or equivalent
- Waterproof jacket - rain can be difficult to predict, even in Mallorca, and it's better to be prepared.
- Lightweight, comfortable riding trousers or jodhpurs - we recommend riding in them at home before taking them on holiday to ensure they don't rub
- Waterproof over trousers
- Casual clothes for the evenings
Hands and Feet
- Comfortable riding boots. We recommend short boots with half chaps
- Lightweight shoes for the evenings
- Several pairs of socks
- Gloves - your hands are particularly exposed to the sun, wind or rain whilst riding
- Pyjamas etc
- Sleeping bags and liners are provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.
Other useful items
- Swimsuit - there are pools on some nights
- Camera and high capacity memory card. Spare battery
- Bumbag for carrying your camera and small items whilst riding
- Water bottle (2 litres or 2 x 1 litre)
- Ear plugs (for light sleepers)
- Baby wipes for when showers are not available
- Sunscreen and lip balm - should be high factor
- Insect repellent
- Any medication you regularly take
- Blister plasters in case of any rubs
- Antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, anti-histamine, insect-bite salve etc...
- Spare prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Eye drops
- Imodium or similar anti-diarrhoea medication
- Re-hydration sachets
- Antiseptic wipes
- Handwash gel
- Backpacks cannot be worn whilst riding. We recommend a small bumbag or a coat with pockets so that you can carry small items with you during the day (passport, camera, sunscreen, lipbalm etc)
- We recommend travelling in your riding boots and carrying your hat and some riding clothes in your hand luggage - then if your luggage goes astray you are still able to ride!
- Any liquids in your hold luggage, such as shampoo, moisturiser, over 100ml should be decanted into small, clear, plastic ziplock bag. We recommend biodegradable washing products where possible.
- In your hand luggage take any valuables, such as your camera, ipod, ipad etc.