This time next week, Laura and I will be en route to our next expedition: walking across Ibiza.
We’d been hatching big plans for a walking trip in Jordan. But it was a real pain trying to find flights that didn’t take forever and didn’t cost the earth. So, instead, we looked at where we could get to from our local airport on a budget airline.
The answer? Ibiza.
I love the idea of having an adventure somewhere unexpected. Ibiza is party central and not somewhere you’d usually associate with an expedition. But the Balearics are also islands in the middle of the Mediterranean so they’re bound to be beautiful and undoubtedly have a lot to offer for hiking.
We will be travelling ‘EasyJet Alpine’ i.e. hand luggage only. Traditional ‘alpine style’ means packing as little weight as possible so you can climb quickly. EasyJet Alpine means not taking any sharp objects and making sure your bag fits in an overhead locker. The logic behind each may be very different but they both result in the same thing: simplicity.
We’ll travel in our walking gear and each carry one small bag with everything we need inside. We’ll stroll out of the airport, straight into our adventure.
We’ll hardly be the first people to walk across Ibiza. For that, you should check out Toby Clarke’s story. He set off to walk around the entire island with a single Euro in his pocket and now offers guided walks that follow his route. He’s kindly been giving us some tips for our trip and let me use his photos for this article.
(Note: we’re not actually flying with EasyJet – nor are we sponsored by them! – they just have a catchy name that’s synonymous with low cost air travel)
Now, like the Venga boys, we’re going to Ibiza…