1. Before setting out, gather information about the route, degree of difficulty, grade, etc., as well as the weather and available hours of daylight. It is advisable to tell someone which trail you are taking and the time you expect to return. Choose a trail that best adapts to your physical conditions.
2. Wear appropriate clothing for the season. Proper footwear is very important: it must be comfortable and appropriate. Street shoes are not appropriate footwear.
3. Try to carry a small first aid kit. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, a hat and appropriate clothing.
4. A mobile telephone is a very useful tool, but it may not have coverage in some mountain areas. Take a light source in case nightfall catches you by surprise. Always take a map of the area.
5. If you have to walk along the highway, travel on the left in single file and wear reflective garments.
6. Take sufficient food and water. Water is essential, especially in the summer. Do not rely on the fountains you may find along the path, as lack of rain on Majorca often causes them to dry up, or they may not contain drinking water.
7. Respect the plants and animals. If you come across closed gates or fences, close them again after passing. Do not stray from the marked paths or official trails as this causes considerable damage to the plants and landscape.
8. If you are taking dogs or other pets, keep them on a leash and in sight at all times. If you come across a flock of sheep or herd of goats, cows, etc., keep a safe distance from the herd, let the animals set the pace and do not startle them.
9. Respect private property and do not enter if there is a “no trespassing” sign. Sometimes, “No entry” signs only apply to vehicles, and the “Vedat privat de caça”, or “Private hunting preserve”, signs do not affect hikers. Most of the routes, including those along public paths, cross private properties but there is no problem in crossing.
10. Do not shout or make unnecessary noises and do not litter. Nature must be enjoyed with respect for others and for the flora and fauna that lives there.
11. Be VERY careful with fire. Lighting a fire in the danger season (May-October) or causing a fire is a crime. Do not light a fire unless it is expressly allowed, and only do so in designated areas.