ACTIVITIES / HIKING INFO& TIPS
It cannot be stressed too much how important your hiking outfit and equipment are. As well as being comfortable, they must also be functional.
Shoes - for longer walks we recommend a boot which covers the ankle. Leather should be waterproofed and a profiled rubber sole is very important. New boots should be used and "broken in" before you go on longer hikes.
Socks - woolen socks tend to be the best. If wearing breeches the stockings should cover the knees.
Shirt/blouse - It is better to take two thin pullovers with you instead of one thicker one. Extra layers are more beneficial and pullovers should cover your hips.
Trousers - Breeches are preferable and the cut should be comfortable. You should take shorts as a second pair of trousers with you on a not day.
Anorak - The material should be breathable, whilst still keeping the rain out.
Head gear - A large cape which also covers your rucksack is very handy.
They must be light and easy to fold away. As sun protection, a foldable hat made of linen with a brim or a head scarf are ideal.
Gloves - Most functional are gloves made of wool.
Rucksack - Material - synthetics or strong canvas, with upholstery at the back. Large, upholstered carrying straps are important.
Sunglasses - 60 - 80% light absorption.
Suncream - Very important, especially at higher altitude levels because of the amplified effect of the UV rays.
First aid kit - Plasters, tape, an adhesive, pain-killing tablets, insect repellent.
Other - Strings, reserve shoelaces, safety pins, pencils, handkerchiefs, toilet paper, pocket knife.
Provisions - Fruit, chocolate, dried fruit or cereal bars. We also recommend that you always take fluids with you.