Any adventure trip requires the right amount of planning and preparation. Every decision is pivotal, from buying or renting the right gear to acclimatizing for the long haul to even deciding between driving and renting a car at Menorca. If you go via a tourism company, they will provide the essential gear and equipment, but if you plan your trip on your own, our checklist will give you a comprehensive idea.
Learn About the Place
A basic rule for trekking, hiking, or camping trips is to look up the place and get a general idea about the climate, weather, altitude, transportation, network connectivity, permits, and accessibility. Knowing this will help you pack your gear, clothes, and other essentials accordingly. For instance, knowing the altitude of a place you will be trekking up to will determine whether you need to acclimatize your body or require any special physical training.
Essentials for a Cycling Trip
Like car rental companies in Menorca, you have companies that let you hire bicycles for cycling and hiking. Depending on the length of your ride, your actual need may vary.
Essentials: Bike, water, a smartphone with GPS route activated, sunglasses, helmet, sunscreen, and emergency contact number.
Food: Fresh fruits and nuts, nutrition bar, and electrolyte powder.
Accessories: Flashlights, bike lock, sweatbands, cycling jersey, gloves, cash, credit card, passport, first aid kit, camera, and travel insurance.
Essentials for Camping and Trekking Trips
Camping and trekking are usually multi-day adventures where you may have to endure extreme temperatures and survive high altitudes. Unless it is a base camp frequented by several campers, you may need to protect yourself and your camp from animals. Being properly clothed, particularly whether specific, is an essential factor.
Must-haves: Durable and good quality long and short sportswear, rainproof jacket, thermal wear, woolen caps, socks, gloves, hiking and trekking caps, gloves, and trekking shoes.
Essentials: Tents, mattresses, and blankets are as important as clothes. You can leave them in the trunk of your rented car or distribute the weight between you and your fellow trekkers.
Accessories: A solid backpack – probably a lightweight, water-resistant trekking backpack, with multiple compartments for storing a water bottle, camera, and phone; flashlight or headlight with spare or rechargeable batteries, sunglasses, portable charger, trekking pole, sleeping bag, insect repellant, handy Swiss tool kit, matchbox, and garbage disposal bag.
Nutrition: Water bottles or hiking thermos, water disinfectant, chips and cheese, energy bar & drinks, and dry fruits.
Others: You may also need tissues, toiletries, sunscreen, OTC painkillers, and a first aid kit.
Note: For cheap car hire services in Menorca or if you wish to rent a car at Menorca's airport in Mahon, you can book a tourist car online at Binicars. They are one of the largest car rental service providers in Menorca, with an exceptional fleet of cars and scooters for tourists. They also provide emergency roadside assistance and kid-elderly-friendly vehicles.
Essentials for Watersports
Tripping to Menorca and you don't head out in the water is next to impossible. Take a quick run through your luggage to see if you have the following items to enjoy an adventure in the waters of Menorca beaches.
Note: Watersports gears, such as canoes, kayaks, snorkels, paddles, etc., are easily available for rent in the local shops.
Clothes: Wear clothes suitable for hot weather, preferably light and breathable. Tshirts and shorts, or thin outerwear with sports innerwear would be perfect for watersports. Also, carry swimsuits.
Essentials: Sunscreen, waterproof goggles, sunglasses, flip-flops for the beach, towels, water and ice cooler, phone and waterproof phone cover, garbage disposal bag, and plastic bag to store your belongings.