Pearls of Wisdom For Your Walking Holiday
It is so invigorating to get out into nature and experience the world the way were meant to, but it can also begin to wear and tear on our bodies.
Walking tours are a great way to spend single holidays, as they allow you to explore historic sites and beautiful scenery, and are also a fantastic way to meet and get to know new people.
If you want to learn more about walking holidays for singles, there are lots of travel advice blogs out there, like the excellent Saga travel blog, that can help you choose the right walking holiday for you.
So if you’re thinking of taking a walking trip this coming summer, here are some benefits of walking and some tips to keep you on your feet.
1. Walking is free and helps you better discover the world
Walking is a oldest free mode of transportation there is and for travellers it is often the best way to not only see historic sites, but also to better know the regions you’re passing through.
Walking allows you to stop whenever you want and introduce yourself to people, or to ask for information regarding the local area.
Often times walking tours—guided or self-guided—will allow you to discover things that aren’t written down in travel books.
2. Walking keeps you fit and helps the environment
Walking is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as it both helps you to keep off unwanted pounds, and to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
Not only is it good for your own betterment, but walking is also a sustainable way to tour both cities and the countryside as it cuts down on carbon emissions.
3. Plan your walking-travel trip in advance
There are many famous travel and holiday options that focus around walking, one of the most
famous being the Camino Santiago in Galicia (Spain).
These types of tours often follow routes that have been walked by pilgrims or shepherds for centuries, and their advantage is that they are pre-planned.
If you decide to put together your own walking holiday, be mindful that you have your general route planned out, and that you don’t venture too far off the beaten path.
Make sure you take a good map of the area along with you, and always be sure someone knows where you plan to be along the way and when you plan to be there.
4. Wear good shoes and bring extra socks
Having a good pair of hiking shoes or sandals is something that even first time trekkers know is important, but most problems with foot sores come from the use of improper or wet socks.
Be sure to bring an extra pair of comfortable footwear that you can throw on for less strenuous sections of path and that allow your feet to breathe.
5. Drink plenty of water
This is the most obvious of points, but it also often the most ignored.
Even in cold weather when you don’t think you’re sweating, you’re still losing lots of water to perspiration and will quickly get dehydrated if you don’t replenish.
Wherever you decide to go for you next holiday, why not opt for something a little more rustic, and head down that path less travelled to see what you might find.
t is so invigorating to get out into nature and experience the world the way were meant to, but it can also begin to wear and tear on our bodies.
Images by M. Martin Vicente and Tomas Sobek used under Creative Commons license.