Hiking trail: what is essential to take?

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Are you passionate about hiking? In that case, you need to equip yourself well with everything you need to fully enjoy your routes.

Doing sports is something that is completely the order of the day but you need to do it properly, so as not to go uncomfortable or suffer injuries. This is what you need:

All you need to do hiking routes

There are more and more fans of hiking, who travel to be able to walk incredible routes and see wonderful landscapes.

If this is one of your passions, you need to have with you what is necessary. This is what we propose:

  • Appropriate footwear: it is best to use sports shoes or specific hiking boots.
  • Comfortable clothing: wearing comfortable sportswear designed for hiking is essential. Better to be breathable and flexible. Without a doubt, a good idea is to use different layers of clothing that can be easily removed and put on. In the case of the island of El Hierro, the weather usually varies a lot depending on the altitude. We highly recommend you look at the weather forecast before planning your route.
  • Backpack: you need a backpack in which to carry water, some food and some other necessary elements to enjoy the route.
  • First aid kit: although the hiking route is short, you never know what can happen. Therefore, it is important that you equip yourself with the essentials in terms of first aid.
  • Other essential details: depending on the route, we recommend carrying items such as a flashlight, a multipurpose knife, raincoat, a cap, map and compass, trekking poles, etc.
  • Mobile phone: although one of the goals of hiking trails is to disconnect, it is important to be connected in case something happens. We recommend you take your mobile phone always with you.

This is what you need to make hiking trails successfully. Remember to plan them well and bring everything you need; also remember to let somebody know where you go in case of emergency in order to fully enjoy the route.

It is also important that you look at the signs posts and way marks, so as not to make a mistake on the way.

If you want to make wonderful hiking tours, remember that in Atlantidea we make it possible; the best excursions and hiking trails on the island of El Hierro await you!

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