As taken on the Mallorca and Dolomites trails. Both of these used bunk houses which provided beds and food so there is no need for backpacking gear.
Carrying 40L rucksack Waterproof stuff sacks (always worthwhile – there is nothing worse than soggy pjs!) Clothes Walking socks x2 pairs Pants x3 pairs Sports bra x1 (also doubles as a swimming top if the opportunity arises) Walking trousers Merino top and leggings. These are for sleeping in and as an emergency dry layer if I fall in a river/need to do some washing T-shirt for day wear (needs to be wicking fabric – I like to stick with natural fibres like merino and bamboo as they smell a lot less) Fleece Outer Layers Synthetic insulated jacket or extra thick fleece Waterproof Jacket Waterproof trousers Stripey Hat Buff Gloves Footwear Walking boots Sandals (lots of huts won’t allow you to wear boots inside and they’re good for airing your feet – an important part of preventing blisters) Sleeping Sleeping bag liner (some huts require you to bring your own – check in advance) Sleeping bag (carried in Mallorca because we could sometimes get money off by using our own bedding) Eating Water bottle (minimum 1L) Water filter (it’s generally pretty easy to get all your water from huts but this is a useful safety device if you have to fill up in the wild in a foreign country) Penknife Navigation Compass Maps +/- guidebook Map case (essential for navigating in a downpour) Extras Walking poles (I’ve personally not got a pair yet but I’ve been told this is ridiculous and that they are amazing) Camera + spare battery First aid kit Sun cream Repair kit (duct tape, string/paracord and a needle and thread will fix most stuff) Travel towel Toiletries Head torch Phone + charger Money (always worth having cash to hand)
Written September 2019