Are you preparing for your next, or maybe your very first, walking holiday? Maybe the last one didn’t go as well as you had hoped and you’d like to prepare better this time. Well, you’re in luck. Keep reading to find out the best advice you can, to make your next walking holiday a huge success.
Water is Life
Water is essential on a walking holiday. You want to make sure you stay hydrated at all times, or risk becoming too sick to move forward. You don’t want to become dehydrated in the middle of a 20 km hike.
While on your walking holiday, make sure that you’re friendly to the people around you. Make casual conversation, offer a snack, or maybe trade supplies. Take your time walking, so you can enjoy having a nice chat with a stranger.
Take it All in
Spanish walking holidays are absolutely breathtaking, so make sure you stop and appreciate when you have the chance. It’s important to live in the moment, so don’t worry about what’s waiting for you at home. Enjoy the peace and quiet, take some photos, and be grateful for the moments you have, while on your walking holiday.
Don’t Drink Too Much Alcohol
Holidays are meant to be fun, so it’s okay to have a few drinks while waiting for the next walk, but you don’t want to wake up with a hangover and plans to walk 35 km.
Preparation is Key
No matter what you do in life, it’s important to be prepared. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you won’t be missing out on anything during your walking holiday.
- Pack Walking Boots
Walking boots are an obvious essential on a walking holiday. Make sure they’re broken in though, you don’t want to get stuck with boots that give you all sorts of blisters. In addition, make sure you purchase boots that give you proper ankle support. The right support makes all the difference when walking.
- Find a Way to Carry Water
Whether it’s a water bottle, or a camelbak, you want to make sure you have a way to carry water with you at all times. Water could mean life or death on a long hike.
- Speaking of Water…
Never, ever drink water straight from the rivers while walking. Some bodies of water contain extremely harmful bacteria. If you need to drink the water, make sure you boil it before consumption.
While preparing for a walking holiday, it’s important to pack light, but smart. Make sure you have clothes for any type of weather. In addition, write down any emergency numbers you may need, beforehand, and have fun! You’re on a holiday and you get to take in some spectacular sights, so appreciate every moment you have!