Hiking trails in Pays de la Loire France

Pays de Loire is one of the thirteen regions that conform the French Republic. The great attraction of this region is the Loire River, which crosses two of the five departments until it finally flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

The tributaries of the river that run through this region are the Loir, the Sarthe River and the Mayenne River. In total, there are more than 18,000 km of rivers that favor the flora and fauna of this wonderful place, making it a unique space for hiking.

The relief of this region is formed by hills of the Vendée to the south, to the north of Sarthe and Mayenne, by the Coëvrons, the Mancelles Alps, the Perseigne Forest and the Perche hills. The highlight is the Mount of Avaloirs. Most of the region is located in the Armorican massif.

In Walkaholic we invite you to discover some of the hiking trails in Pays de la Loire.

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Accessories for hiking at low temperatures

Each season of the year requires equipment proper to the needs of our body, according to the weather that awaits us. That’s why taking into account the accessories that you must carry along your route is something very important.

If you want to hike your route during summer, we recommend you to read about the equipment necessary for hiking in summer or you can also consult the essential material for hiking, this can help you get everything you need for each season of the year.

But today in Walkaholic we will talk about the accessories you’ll need if you go on hiking trails at low temperatures, since the cold can become your worst enemy. Not having the right and necessary things can lead to a bad experience.

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Mountain types, parts and classification

Due to the nature of its geography, Spain has always been a country of mountaineers. Throughout the territory there are plenty of examples of this type of terrain: from our beloved Pyrenees to the great Teide in Tenerife, the Spaniards have not lacked of summits to conquer, whether for necessity or fun.

In the end, after Switzerland, Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe. However, do you know the types of mountains that exist?

This type of information is not simply a fun fact to surprise your friends, but a real knowledge that all those who are dedicated to mountaineering or hiking should learn. Depending on the type of mountain it will be, is the terrain we will face, which can help us decide both the route and the equipment that we must use to make our excursions more rewarding.

So, without further delay, from Walkaholic we will talk about the different types of mountains, giving you examples of them in our own geography.

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Routes on the Pyrenees glaciers

The Pyrenees is one of the few European mountain ranges where we can still contemplate the majesty of the glaciers, reminiscent of the ice masses that covered all this mountain range during the Ice Age.

Within Pyrenees mountain range 19 glacier masses remain, being the southernmost in Europe. They are distributed in both Pyrenean slopes, although those of the southern slope are larger, all of them are considered mountain glaciers in their last phase. To get the big picture, in 1850 there were 52 glaciers in the Pyrenees, so more than 30 have disappeared due to climate change.

From all the ice that once covered the Pyrenees, only its glacial circles and some small gradients ​​that don’t descend to the valley are preserved. So, to know them thoroughly and to learn about their future, from Walkaholic we’ll give you a nice briefing about the Pyrenees Glaciers and some of their most interesting facts.

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