If you are enthusiastic about hiking, you will quickly realise during your research and planning how many different types of hiking there are. From circular hikes that you can complete in just a few hours to long-distance cross-country hikes, there is a suitable hiking route for every type of hiker. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling in group with like-minded people, planning a family hike or want to go hiking alone. To make it easier for you to find the right type of hiking, in the following article we define terms such as long-distance hiking, trekking and mountain hiking and give tips on what you should bear in mind when planning hikes alone, in a group or with children.
Once you have caught the hiking bug, you can hardly wait for your next hiking trip. But especially if you are slowly getting used to hikes lasting several days or hikes in challenging terrain, there are a few things to keep in mind when preparing. The safety of all participants on a hike is the be-all and end-all of any tour. When choosing a hiking route and planning the time, you should therefore consider the physical condition of all hikers and only approach new challenges slowly yourself. In this article you will find tips on planning your hike and how you can train for a (long) distance hike.
To enjoy your hike and reach your destination safely, reliable and practical hiking gear is essential. The longer you are on the trail and the more challenging the terrain in which you are moving, the more hiking gear you will usually need. However, the total weight of your hiking equipment should be kept as low as possible to save your strength and, above all, your back. In this article, we will show you what you should pay attention to when packing your equipment. To make packing easier for you, we have summarised the necessary utensils in a clearly laid out hiking packing list.
The diverse landscapes of the European continent invite you to explore it extensively. If you are looking for a physical challenge and want to escape your everyday life for a while, a long-distance hike is the perfect option for hiking enthusiasts. If you would like to set out on a hike on a European long-distance hiking trail, we present three popular routes in detail here. We also provide information on the levels of difficulty and requirements that you should keep in mind when planning your long-distance hike.