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.


Waterproof clothing

waterproof

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

Put on a waterproof jacket and over-trousers to keep the rain off and keep the wind out. These two things will really keep you warm and comfortable when you are out walking.

Waterproof jackets, sometimes called raincoats, are made from many different fabrics, starting from, essentially a plastic bag, to specially woven fabrics. The most common will be a coated fabric, and the coating will vary in levels of breathability from nothing to a high level of breathability. If you see a sign PU on the coatings it means that it’s not breathable.

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

Other items which you may find useful for your upcoming walking trip include: • Personal medication (e.g. inhaler) • Pen and N...

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...

Walking Poles / Trekking Poles

Walking Poles / Trekking Poles

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

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...