The 10,603.57 square kilometers of the Principality of Asturias stand out in all its extension for its beautiful natural landscapes and the history that awaits for the hiking lovers.
Located to the North of the Iberian Peninsula and bathed by the Bay of Biscay, Asturias is geologically the most mountainous region of Spain, which is always good news for us walkers. And there are always pleasant temperatures that allow us to escape from the intense summer heat.
Now that temperature is increasing – at levels that may be considered historical records- we must pay special attention to two main aspects if we go hiking. These are food and hydration.
Of course we all agree that going for a walk should be a pleasant and fun experience. But it must be taken into account that, as we walk, we will find ourselves in areas where there is little or no human presence… and, therefore, getting help will be tricky at least.
Then, we must ensure that our body has enough energy and electrolytes to reach our destiny. So from Walkaholic we give you several tips on this subject.
Food and hydration in the summer
This is especially important in summer. As the temperature rises, our body increases perspiration to keep us cool. In return, when we sweat, we lose water and salts by evaporation as result.
Occitania is a French region that includes Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and part of Rhône-Alpes, Poitou-Charentes and Center, that offers a perfect space for hikers in the south of France.
This region is not only close to Spain, but also privileged with more than 30,000 km of marked trails, where nature and geography will never cease to amaze us.
It does not matter if we are in the center of Toulouse or visiting the hidden Cevennes, we can always put on our boots and go for a walk there.
The trails of Occitania stand out for their environmental interest in terms of flora, fauna and wonderful landscapes, but also they are full of history, legends and traditions.
As a natural barrier that marks the border between Spain and France, the Pyrenees are one of the most renowned mountain ranges in Europe.
While it is true that Spaniards have the privilege of enjoying the beauty of its southern slope, which separates Guipúzcoa, Navarra, Aragón and Catalonia from France, the French Pyrenees on its northern side are also a source of surprise and admiration for its visitors.
Summer is the season of the year where thousands of people prepare to get in touch with nature, going out and fill their lungs with clean and fresh air.
One of the most important elements during the practice of this activity is to be well prepared to overcome the obstacles of each season. Therefore, it is important to think carefully which are the accessories that to carry in the backpack and which are the right footwear and clothes.
Then, we must take into account the characteristics of the route of choice, the distance that we will travel, if we are going to camp and the number of days we will be on the road. In addition, of course, we must take into account the climatic conditions that we are going to face.Continue reading Required equipment for summer hiking
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