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

The best cross-country skiing sites in Spain

We are hikers, so challenges are something that we always like. Thanks to the snow, we can add two new challenges to winter hiking in Spain to our adventure list: hiking with snowshoes and cross-country skiing.

Born in the Scandinavian plains, this winter sport has been neglected for decades for not being as colorful as snowboarding or alpine skiing, but it is perfect for trekkers. Their routes do not necessarily require much effort and you can travel both short and long distances: as this has never been a hindrance to us, well we can take advantage of the arrival of winter to go for a walk, this time with our skis. Continue reading The best cross-country skiing sites in Spain

15 National Parks of Spain good to hiking

Throughout Spain, the National Parks are an important of the great wonders of the Iberian Peninsula. Its magnificent beauty is the hiker’s paradise, and there are a lot to choose from the routes of the Pyrenees, to the wonderful landscapes of the Canary Islands trails.

Today, from Walkaholic we offer you a quick peek at this huge range of possibilities to plan your next adventure. Cause the meaning of the National Parks is not only to preserve, but also to educate and entertain.

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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

7 fantastic hiking trails in the Community of Madrid

Thanks to the varied geography of our country, it is not necessary to travel long distances to always find a great hiking route nearby. And the Community of Madrid is not the exception. Okay, we may not have a beach, but except for that there are no excuses to put on your hiking boots and go through all the natural wonders that we own so close to the capital.

From Guadarrama to the closest part to Somosierra, Lozoya Valley included, the Madrid’s Sierra is full of excellent trails that show its charms to those who know how to discover them. Therefore, from Walkaholic we highlight for you 7 of the most interesting trails that you can do at any time, at any season of the year and within few kilometers from the capital. Continue reading 7 fantastic hiking trails in the Community of Madrid