Discover our tips for making bottles fun and essential when hiking, with 3 ideas to choose from depending on your mood and creativity!

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking
quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

IDEA

When you buy water bottles, choose different colours. Since every one has their flask, is responsible for it and it is more fun to use them in games... If you already have one, simply customise it with a marker, ribbon, colourful tape (electric tape, for example) or a few stickers.

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

BOTTLE MÖLKKY

When out hiking with the whole family.

Ideally you need at least 6 bottles in different colours.
Find a stick that is quite thick and heavy (the size of a rolling pin).

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking
quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

The first team to get exactly 50 points wins.

If a team gets more than 50 points, its score goes back to 25 points.

Elimination : Players or teams that score no points three times in a row (three throws without scoring, or by overstepping the throwing line) are eliminated. Of course, if all the players are eliminated before anyone gets 50 points, the last one still in wins.

REMINDER

When you choose where to play, remember to find a place without too many stones or rocks... fairly flat and grassy if possible, to protect your bottles.

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

FLASK SKITTLES

For family hikes.

Number of flasks: minimum 4
And the same throwing stick.

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

You can also make the game more interesting by giving the bottles different values. For example the blue one is worth 1 point, the green one 2, the red one 3...

The loser has to find things starting with the letters of the alphabet all the way down: A for apple, B for bottle, C for chalet... a good way to have fun on the way home too!

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

PASS THE BOTTLE

For hikes with the whole family or just a few people.

Number of flasks: One is enough!

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

You can even invent new rules, your own system of rewards: the winner chooses the dessert, doesn’t do the hoovering, has an extra go on the merry-go-round etc.

quechua advice for making the bottle fun when hiking

Want to test the bottle Mölkky? Choose your hike right away and share the rules you have invented with all the other groups of hikers!

3 activities you can do with your water bottles when hiking

MARGAUX

HIKING ADVICE EDITOR