Required equipment for summer hiking

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

13 presents to give to a father who loves hiking and mountains

If you are looking for something to give to your father or partner, choosing something related to his hobbies is the best thing you can do. And if he is one of those who like hiking and mountains, then we can help you choose a super gift.

Normally, this would not be such a simple task, since these are very specialized activities, so is most likely that “the adventurous father”  already has the essential equipment  for hiking, which is usually made of high durable materials. Continue reading 13 presents to give to a father who loves hiking and mountains

Choose the right hiking jacket for every season

When hiking comes into your life it is imperative that the right clothes do it too. A wardrobe that supports your adventures is a priority, because being an outdoor sport it is necessary to have shelter when the weather is bad for your health.

Hiking is a sport that can be practiced throughout the year in different natural areas, at least, that is the opportunity given by the geographical diversity of the Iberian Peninsula. Of course: you cannot allow yourself to be caught unprepared by a change of weather.

In hiking, clothing becomes another tool: it offers protections against falls, prevents them or help you to keep the body heat and offers shelter from rain and snow, among other things. Continue reading Choose the right hiking jacket for every season

Hiking boots and soles: the right shoes for each activity

Each hiker interested in taking advantage of trails and mountains, needs to have the adequate footwear to do all the activities that hiking offers. And this is the reaso why we wrote this article about the different hiking boots and soles.

In Walkaholic we think it is important that you not only know about equipment and recommendations for snow hiking, but also which footwear you need to go out and enjoy hiking activities at any time of the year, in each terrain. Continue reading Hiking boots and soles: the right shoes for each activity

How to choose the right snowshoes for hiking

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

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Modern snowshoes are far from the traditional ones, thanks to the new materials used in their design, their lightness and resistance and how easy they can be adapted to the hiker´s boots. Continue reading How to choose the right snowshoes for hiking