Clothing and Equipment List


Active Pyrenees


The following list of clothing and equipment is intended to be fairly comprehensive and experienced travellers may well choose to take a good deal less.



          Passport (and visa if required)

          Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

          Airline e-tickets

          Additional passport photos

          Travel insurance details

          Emergency contact numbers

          Trip information and itinerary

          Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch



          Walking boots or sturdy walking shoes

          Aqua boots or spare shoes that can get wet

          Trainers or strong sandals (all purpose wear)


          Long sleeved shirt

          Long casual trousers

          Shorts/short trousers

          Fleece or sweatshirt

          Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket


          Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)

          Light weight waterproof jacket

          Warm fleece or sweatshirt

          Casual wear for the evenings



          Lightweight daypack

          Sunglasses and a neck cord

          Insect repellent

          Camera, memory card(s)

          Universal travel adaptor

          Personal first aid kit

          Washing kit (wet wipes, dry anti-bacterial handwash)

          Sunscreen and lip balm

          Torch and batteries

          Water bottle

          Lunch box


The following items can also be useful:


          Face wipes

          Moisturising cream

          Snacks/energy bars

          Padlock for your bags

          Small mirror

          Spare glasses/contact lenses

          Earplugs (against snorers!)

          Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)



These items are also useful but donít pack them in your hand luggage Ė put them in your main bag only!


          Penknife/small scissors

          Safety pins

          Small sewing/repair kit

          Nail clippers


Personal First Aid Kit
We recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.

Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags. You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.


For details regarding hand luggage restrictions please visit