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Eques­trian Es­capes (01829 781123; eques­tri­anescapes.com). Three rid­ing op­tions in Mal­lorca in­clude a week’s hik­ing in the Tra­muntana moun­tains from £495 per per­son, ex­clud­ing flights. Monastery trail ride and lux­ury op­tions also avail­able.

Head­wa­ter (01606 369410; head­wa­ter.com). Self-guided walk­ing along the coastal trails of Menorca from a con­verted Span­ish finca near Ci­u­tadella. Also guided itin­er­ary on Mal­lorca’s north coast from Port de Sóller from £1,099 with flights.

Ibiza Re­treats (ibizare­treats. com). New for 2018 is a sec­ond base at the chic Can Lu­mi­nosa on a hill­top near San Lorenzo in the heart of the is­land. Yoga and holis­tic well­ness re­treats are avail­able through­out the year.

In­ntravel (01653 617001; in­ntravel.co.uk). Self-guided cy­cling and walk­ing itin­er­ar­ies in Mal­lorca and Menorca, plus a 10-night “Ibiza and For­mentera’s Hid­den Charms” hike through small vil­lages and olive groves. From £1,165.

Kudu Travel (020 8150 3367; kudu­travel.com). Bird­watch­ing, flow­ers, food, wine tast­ing and ex­plor­ing pre­his­toric sites on a week-long walk­ing itin­er­ary in Menorca.

Mi­norca Sail­ing (020 8948 2106; mi­nor­ca­sail­ing. co.uk). Sail­ing, wind­surf­ing and pad­dle­board­ing in For­nells Bay, on Menorca’s north coast. Be­gin­ners, im­provers and ad­vanced RYA cour­ses avail­able with self­ca­ter­ing or fam­ily-run ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Na­ture­trek (01962 733051; na­ture­trek. co.uk). Fo­cus on birds and flow­ers with eight-day spring and au­tumn tours to the is­lands from £1,395, in­clud­ing flights – plus a be­gin­ners’ bird­watch­ing itin­er­ary in Mal­lorca.

Swimtrek (01273 739713; swimtrek.com). In­tro­duc­tory open-wa­ter swim­ming along Mal­lorca’s south coast as well as long-dis­tance train­ing and less ar­du­ous op­tions. An Ibiza itin­er­ary in­cludes is­land hop­ping.

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