Eating and staying hydrated on summer routes

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.

 Hydration in summer
Hydration in summer / Photo by jannoon028

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6 Hiking trails in Occitania, southern France

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.

For that reason, from Walkaholic we tell you about some of its best routes. Continue reading 6 Hiking trails in Occitania, southern France

5 Hiking trails to enjoy in the French Pyrenees

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.

Therefore, from Walkaholic, we suggest some special routes to immerse yourself during this summer in the freshness of the mountain landscapes of the French Pyrenees. Continue reading 5 Hiking trails to enjoy in the French Pyrenees

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

Hiking trails with water to travel in Spain this summer

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.

Of course, not all are practical advantages: waterfalls, rivers and lagoons in perfect harmony with the environment are places that attract a very interesting flora and fauna, as well as being the perfect frames for the most beautiful photos. Continue reading Hiking trails with water to travel in Spain this summer