The most simple, convenient, affordable and comprehensive way to discover
Enjoy the mountains, countryside and
rural heritage walks, walking trails, roads, royals trails etc ....
For an undetermined duration from a few hours to even one or more days.
With such diverse objectives as the enjoyment of the environment and the road or the knowledge of flora, fauna, historical and rural heritage (Camino de Santiago), enjoy the mid-mountain regions (GR 11, GR 7, Sendero Sulayr ... etc.)
It would be ideal is to start on well waymarked trails and with travel information (M.I.D.E.), crosses and difficulties. If not, will be documented thoroughly before starting the activity (duration, difficulty, possible provisioning, sources) In both situations, we should always check the weather and report our route and the estimated duration to someone.
Senderismo familiar. Parque Nacional de Sierra
Fotos: Gonzalo Muñoz
All the European approved trails are required to use the information system M.I.D.E. (Method Trip Info), a Information system developed from the Government of Aragon and now widely used in the E.C. In a very simple and graphic way provides all the necessary information about the tour, including: severity of the environment, orientation, difficulties in movement and effort to be spend to overcome the course.
It's the more sportif extension of hiking,being in midway between between hiking and mountain races, are always used batons to facilitate progression. This method has been developed around an entire line of specific gear, which is more lightweight and ergonomic. Poles are fundamental, we relieve the stress on the legs, strengthening and toning the arms.
shoes (boot or shoe), comfortable socks, pants (depending on the season may be short, long, light or greater strength, but always easy sweating) breathable T-shirt, small backpack (water, food, first aid kit), sunscreen, hat or cap, sunglasses, thin fleece type coat.
Walking sticks, raincoat. If the trip is longer than one day: backpack medium-large (over 45 l) sleeping bag, mat, warm clothes, socks, spare T-shirt, headlamp.