Balearic Outdoor Holidays have been organising walking, painting and cultural holidays for singles, couples and groups for nearly 20 years. We’re 100% family owned and believe in old fashioned personal service, along with attention to detail. Nothing is too much trouble and 80% of our guests return at least once. Our current record holder has holidayed with us an incredible 25 times.
Whilst taking painstaking care to ensure that the walks are well planned, manageable and above all safe, other aspects of our holidays are just as important. The holiday accommodation is personally chosen and we have a philosophy of only picking hotels that we’d stay in ourselves. Along with being outdoor people, we’re also 'foodies' and the food and wine on offer at the end of each walk is way ahead of what you might reasonably expect on this type of holiday.
Please choose from one of the Balearic Island options below:
Menorca is a natural paradise. Full of stunning beaches, charming coves, beautiful countryside and timeless villages, it’s a perfect location for a walking, painting or cultural holiday.
Mallorca is one of Europe’s most loved outdoor holiday destinations. A combination of spectacular mountain scenery, stunning sea views and charming villages makes it easy to see why.
“I just wanted to say thank you again for such a brilliant holiday. As you know it was my first holiday for many many years. What a wonderful experience it turned out to be. The way you look after us at every stage is very special and the tensions and stresses and aches and pains just melt away as we walk in such beautiful and peaceful surroundings with such great companions.”
“Thank you so much for a fantastic week. I don’t think we have ever laughed so much on a holiday. Having run our own business for 20 years, we know how hard it is to do when you want it to be perfect. So you both should be so proud of yourselves, as last week was flawless.”
“That was a superb week and I cannot thank you enough for all your efforts. Denise was a star with her good humour and dedication. Thanks to her patient efforts I did learn a lot about painting.”
"Thank you everyone for your friendship. This was my favourite Balearic holiday and, believe me, the bar was pretty high. A huge thank you to John, Carolyn and Ben."
"Carolyn and John .... Thanks again we had a lovely week in Ibiza. The wrap around nature of what you provide is so important to the success of the holiday. We have made some new friends that we plan to keep in touch with."
"John and Carolyn - thank you for such a fabulous holiday. I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a wonderful mix of walking with expert guides, sight-seeing, sampling local hospitality and relaxing in the beautiful Balearic islands. You can't do enough for people and treat everyone as one of the family and that is why you are so unique."
"We had a wonderful time, it was so lovely celebrating the New Year with your fellow Menorcans, we felt like one of them by the time we came back (we spent enough time in the bars with them)."
We want to thank you both for giving us such a brilliant time in Menorca.It fulfilled all we had hoped for and much more than expected. We really felt we had experienced the essence of the island by staying in a delightful little town, eating authentic food, and visiting ancient sites situated in rural areas which were quite stunning. We were very impressed by your kindness and care to detail that made this very special and long to be remembered. Many congratulations for creating the perfect holiday!