For some people, travel is a way to escape from the daily stress and to break away from habits. For others, it means discovering new horizons and meeting new people. Indeed, a trip is simply magical. To take your quest even further, try combining travel with hiking. This also contributes to good health and reconnection with nature. Here are a few tips on how to do this.
How to combine travel and hiking?
To combine travel and hiking, some advance preparation is required. Start by choosing your destination, don’t forget to ask about the tourist spots. If you like big adventures and your physical skills are at their peak, extreme trails are for you. If you prefer to enjoy nature, choose the more accessible and shorter trails. Then, check the weather before booking a date for your trip. Also, if you want to discover the usual tourist trails, you can ask for a guide. Finally, prepare a list of things you should take with you: food, sunscreen, a small first aid kit, a map or GPS, a compass, hiking equipment…
Choose quality equipment
First, choose a backpack rather than a suitcase, as it is easier to carry. Then, choose clothes that you will find comfortable in any situation (supporting heat and cold, humidity…). As for the choice of shoes, pay attention to their convenience and practicality and not to their aesthetics. Finally, it is preferable to get a hiking pole for your trip because it is practical when you walk on beaten tracks or climb mountains. To avoid unpleasant surprises during your outing, do not neglect your physical fitness.
A little physical preparation is necessary
To be in top shape during your trip, you should do a little physical preparation. The mental imagination of combining travel and hiking is not enough because during your adventure, your physical ability and endurance will be your major assets. This is why you should prepare yourself in advance. To do this, gradually carry out walking sessions of one to two hours per week for a month before your departure. Swimming and cycling are also effective ways to optimize your endurance.