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.
Occitaine is located in the south of France, bordered to the north with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, to the northeast with Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, to the east with the Gulf of León (Mediterranean Sea), to the south with Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains that separate it from Spain, and to the west with New Aquitaine, that offers a perfect space for hiker.
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.
Summer is the season that comes with high temperatures and scorching sun. Although these conditions do not frighten a well-prepared hiker, it is also true that, to make the day more fun and fresh, there is nothing better than walking on routes with water nearby.
The proximity of the precious liquid tends to cool the environment and make the heat more tolerable, as well as being an accessible water source to combat dehydration, if all necessary precautions are taken to make it drinkable.
Euskadi, the Basque Country, is a territory full of diverse landscapes, history and cultural heritage. The best way to know entirely and really get filled with the spirit of its people is walking its roads and breathing the pure air of its countryside.
This region is privileged by a well-marked network of routes and trails, which includes GR (Long Distance), PR (Small Route) and SL (Local Path) trajectories. Therefore, you can visit on foot its most picturesque villages, museums, enjoy Basque cuisine and be delighted with wonderful views.