In winter comes the snow, and regardless how much we love the beautiful veils with which it decorates the trails, snow also makes it more difficult to walk.
But it does not matter: since ancient times the man learned to master the snow using snowshoes to avoid sinking into it. It has been a long time since and those first snowshoes have evolved in more comfortable, modern versions that allow us to enjoy both the horizontal and the low and medium mountain paths in winter.
To help you choose the best ones for you, at Walkaholic we bring you interesting tips to know which snowshoes are the best.
Snowshoes, according to their fixation and materials
Thanks to the varied geography of our country, it is not necessary to travel long distances to always find a great hiking route nearby. And the Community of Madrid is not the exception. Okay, we may not have a beach, but except for that there are no excuses to put on your hiking boots and go through all the natural wonders that we own so close to the capital.
Hiking in winter? Why not? This season not only adds an extra element of adventure due to the low temperatures, but also has the plus of the snow beauty.
It can also be argued that in cold weather we do not have to suffer so much from insect bites, from the sun’s rays (beware, from which we still have to protect ourselves in winter), that the extreme heat does not cause us to lose energy or electrolytes for perspiration …
The Canary Islands, thanks to its exceptional climate and the geology of volcanic origin that has shaped this archipelago, represent not only the perfect natural environment for hiking but also a challenge for those who venture into its routes.
These paths have been restored or reconstructed based on the original, used by the inhabitants of the Islands to move on foot. They run through beautiful forests, lonely beaches, valleys of great beauty, challenging elevations and much more, for any degree of experience of the hiker.
Of the 7 islands of the archipelago, the richest in hiking trails we have are: Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and Gran Canaria. However, from Walkaholic we show you the 10 routes that, in our opinion, are the most spectacular and recommended.Canary Islands Trekking.
If you are looking for something to give to a hiking fanatic, you have come to the right place. We know that making a gift for a hiker can be a real headache. That’s why we help you in this difficult task, since the gift must be something functional and useful.
Now, we have before us an additional difficulty to choose this present: usually, an advanced hiker already has a complete set of equipment … and, if it is of good quality, it is made to last. As an additional difficulty, all these accessories are prepared to endure, so even if a backpack (to give an example) is a little old, it will retain its original features even if it looks worn.
With all this precedents, giving a present to a hiker is by itself complicated by another fact, which is the emotional attachment we make to our equipment. It may be time to change the gloves or throw the trekking shoes, but those were the pieces that perhaps conquered the Pyrenees and we rose them to relic level, so … What is the best gift for hiking enthusiasts? From Walkaholic, we try to answer this big question. Continue reading The best gifts for hiking lovers