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Trekking: some tips
  • July 07, 2018
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Trekking: some tips

Walking pollutes less, as long as the trekking starts in a sustainable way.

Finding routes at a slow pace and in total respect for the environment, it is possible if, after closing the door of the house, some small measures are followed.

Traveling without having an impact on the environment is not only possible, but it is also a way to turn your holiday into a little adventure.

Reaching the places of departure and arrival using the train, is a way of traveling that allows tourists to relax and enjoy the start of the holiday without having to worry about driving. But if the train was not possible?
No problem, carpooling can be the right solution. And who knows, maybe along the way are also new friends with whom to share a piece of the journey together.

But walking is not just good for the environment.

A study by the Berlin University of Sport has confirmed the relaxing effect of nature walks: they help to deal with everyday problems concretely. While a research, published by Psychology Today Magazine, emphasizes how those who love trekking can optimize their free time, living it better.

If you are a beginner, start from the "touristic" trails, routes with a maximum height difference of 500 meters, which do not exceed 10 km, without difficulty of orientation and that will take you for two or three hours at most », suggests the hiking guide Martina Roddi.

Are you already a good trekker and would you like to venture on a high path, a path of several days, at altitude, which therefore provides overnight stays in the shelter? You have to get used to carrying the backpack and, above all, learning how to dose strength, to optimize recovery times. «To prepare yourself, choose the routes for expert hikers, paths that require safety when tackling slippery slopes, stony ground, snowy sections and the ability to walk even for 6-7 hours», suggests Martina Roddi. "Take a magnesium supplement with you: about 300 mg a day, during trekking, will help you feel less muscle fatigue," explains the personal trainer. You'll need a comfortable, 35-liter bag with a waterproof bag. «Indispensable: a pair of water bottles, sun hat and wool, gloves, glasses and sunscreen, waterproof jacket. A pair of t-shirts and technical socks and the need to spend the night. Add dried fruit and chocolate to recharge. Remember that heavy objects should be placed at the top and near the back, in order not to lose weight, and that the backpack must always be fastened, both on the waist and on the chest, to unload the weight between shoulders and also », concludes the expert.

In case your desire to travel is irresistible, we can give you some more advice here ...