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Hiking tips

Hiking is the best way to enjoy the mountain. Expand your knowledge to get the most out of your hikes!

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All our hiking tips

8 good reasons to hike even under the rain - teaser

Hiking in the rain : 7 good reasons

Before you admit defeat by bad weather, check out all the advantages of a hike in the rain. When it rains, all of nature blooms.

Why not return to your favourite hiking spots to try out some speed hiking?

Why not return to your favourite hiking spots to try out some speed hiking?

Don't you want to step up a gear now that winter is over? Speed hiking will add some impetus to your mountain hikes. What's more, you can choose your own tempo!

THE NIGHTS OF THE STARS

The nights of the stars: from 6 to 8 August 2021 !

This year will be the 30th edition of "The nights of the Stars" festival sponsored by the French Astronomical Association. From August 6 to 8, 2021, you are invited to observe the sky, the Milky Way, the constellations but especially the shooting stars.

With family, friends or as a couple: hiking is for everyone!

With family, friends or as a couple: hiking is for everyone!

Hiking is an opportunity to share memorable moments with family, partner or friends. For a successful trip, you must adapt your hiking plans to those you’re with: what a child wants isn’t the same as what a group of friends would be looking for. Follow our tips and suggestions for places to go for an unforgettable experience, with your children, your other half or your group of friends!

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Sport during pregnancy: hiking when pregnant is possible!

Dear Mothers-to-be, here is some advice so that you can continue to walk during your pregnancy, protecting your health and your baby's while enjoying yourself.

6 warm-up exercises before heading off on a hike

6 warm-up exercises before heading off on a hike

Hikers, even experienced hikers, can sometimes forget to warm up, but it can prevent lots of injuries. Here are 6 exercises that will warm up your muscles.

The 3 layer technique to stay warm and dry

How to dress for hiking The 3-layer technique!

How can you stay warm and dry to make the most of your day? Discover the 3-layer technique!

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5 reasons to go yoga-hiking

Do you like both hiking and yoga? Why not do them both together so that you can free your mind in a natural environment and reconnect with nature? Discover our 5 reasons to begin hiking-yoga 🧘‍♀️

Getting ready for your hike: our advice before departure

Getting ready for your hike: our advice before departure

No matter what the season, it is very important to prepare your hike properly: your equipment and route. It is even more essential if you wish to go during a season when weather is changeable. Even if it is a day or half-day hike, good preparation is necessary: weather forecast, choice of the route and equipment.

How should you clean your sunglasses?

How should you clean your sunglasses?

Sunglasses - like regular glasses - must be cleaned with care, using special products to avoid scratching the lenses and prevent blurry vision caused by streaks. Find out the best way to clean your glasses by following our advice!

How to go to the toilet in the woods - teaser

How do you go to the toilet in the woods?

Did you know that simply relieving yourself in the woods can contaminate streams? With the development of diseases such as giardia and the increasing number of little piles of toilet paper beside the trails, let's look closer at this sanitary issue that is all too often not mentioned.

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Why use hiking poles?

Did you know that only one in two hikers in France has poles? Yet several studies have demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of hiking with poles. They're as important as a helmet for skiing or cycling. This article shows how important poles are for hiking. It's mostly a question of safety and protection for your joints.

How do you stay hydrated when out hiking - title

How do you stay hydrated when out hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all ...

How do I correctly fasten and tie up my hiking shoes?

How do I correctly fasten and tie up my hiking shoes?

When in the mountains, to ensure your comfort and safety, it is important to be aware of how to correctly adjust and tie up your shoes.

Using and adjusting your poles properly for more hiking pleasure

Using and adjusting your poles properly for more hiking pleasure

Once you start using them, you won't want to leave your hiking poles behind. Quechua is letting you in on some tips to get the most out of them!

Hiking: some game rules?

Hiking: some game rules?

Try-outs, penalties, match points… You know the tennis or rugby rules off by heart. Where does hiking fit in?

How to adjust your hiking backpack

How to adjust your hiking backpack

So, you've chosen your mountain walking backpack, you've loaded it up and you're ready to head off up to the mountain peaks? Not quite. You still have one detail to sort out before you make the most of your outing: you need to adjust your backpack. How? Follow the guide!

Keep dry when out hiking: check out our 8 tips - teaser

Keep dry when out hiking: check out our 8 tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Say goodbye to dog-walking and say hello to dog-led hiking - teaser

Say goodbye to dog-walking and say hello to dog-led hiking!

My name is Jeremy and I am the proud owner of Soka, a Siberian husky. I'm going to tell you all about my experiences of hiking with your dog in the summer, or what we call "dog-led hiking” and why I love it so much. Unlike a stroll or walk, when you go on a dog-led hike, your 4-legged friend is attached to you in a leading position. Here are some tips for getting started and exploring walking trails with your dog.

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How to spread the load in your backpack?

Are you wondering which equipment you want to store first and how to optimise space? Our answer, illustrated and in detail.

Find out about trail grading so you can find a hike to suit your level - title

Find out about trail grading so you find a hike to suit your level

Find out about trail grading so you can find a hike to suit your level! The French Hiking Federation has developed a trail grading system based on 3 different criteria: effort required, technical difficult and risk involved.

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What is the right way to tighten and lace up your hiking shoes?

In the mountains, it is crucial to adjust and lace your shoes correctly, for your comfort and safety. To be well supported during the entire hike, uphill and downhill.

Are you ready to go hiking again?

Spring is coming! Are you ready to go hiking again?

The return of spring goes hand in hand with a return to hiking! Here are 3 pieces of advice to ensure you get off on the right foot!