Hiking in winter – how to prepare yourself optimally
More and more guests no longer allow themselves to be tied down to specific seasons when hiking. And winter walking can certainly be called a trend. Clear air, a light blue sky and everything bathed in snow-white. If you want to stay active in winter too, then hiking is the way to go.
You should think about that when you go winter hiking:
- Warm winter hiking boots are essential for fun and safety. Especially when trudging over snow-covered winter hiking trails, sure-footedness is essential. And cold or wet feet are no fun either. Look out for an integrated waterproof membrane like Gore-Tex or Sympatex. Winter walking shoes are slightly heavier than normal trekking shoes. It is therefore advisable to get used to them over short distances.
- Suitable clothing (e.g. softshell), breathable underwear and, above all, warm gloves should be included in your luggage.
- Telescopic poles – in winter always with plates
- As a drink, a warm tea in a thermos is better than a bottle of water, which also freezes quickly in your rucksack in sub-zero temperatures.
- And just like in summer or spring, sunglasses and sun cream are a must. Maybe a cold cream, depending on the outside temperature.
- And a few energy bars and good information about where to stop for a bite to eat. We are happy to help here.