Walking & Hiking Route Search

Walking & Hiking Route Search

Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.


Walking Poles / Trekking Poles

poles

You might not see the difference between the Nordic Walking poles and Trekking Poles, but their design and purpose of usage differentiate significantly.

The general purpose of trekking poles is hiking. They are designed for varied terrain, mountains and hills. Use poles behind the body in a pushing action when you go uphill. This will increase muscle in the back recruitment and emphasize power and endurance. Lengthen poles and use them in front of the body in a “checking” action when you go downhill. In this way they are extraordinarily beneficial for achieving and maintaining mobility.

Nordic Walking poles are designed for exercise, health, well-being and fitness. They are usually used on a flat terrain or gently rolling hills. During your walk, use poles beside and behind the body in a pushing action. The right walking is when the stride lengthens and spinal rotation are performed. In this case, more muscles are recruited,  and perceived exertion is lowered due to usage of more muscles. Contrary to Trekking poles, Nordic Walking Poles are not adjusted as the terrain is less varied.

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

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Rucksack / Daypack

Rucksack / Daypack

Daypacks may look the same at first glance but actually they have lots of functional differences. Although you do not want to leav...

Waterproof clothing

Waterproof clothing

Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, especially in the Alps, so dress in layers and bring waterproof clothing. Put on a ...

Base and Mid Layers

Base and Mid Layers

The right clothing is essential to ensure you have an enjoyable walk. The layer system of clothing will provide you with comfort a...

Hiking Socks / Trekking Socks

Hiking Socks / Trekking Socks

Ideally, you should have socks that are especially made for walking / trekking. Don’t try your walking boots on with your no...

Walking Boots

Walking Boots

One of the most important pieces of outdoor wear you’ll ever purchase for your walks is a good-quality pair of hiking boots. Her...