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10 Steps
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Discover our essential preparation tips for the trail.

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Pick a route

Adventure is at your doorstep: but remember, you should enjoy your first hike, not break any records. Choose a hike that suits your fitness and experience.

You should enjoy your first hike, not break any records. So, choose a hike that suits your fitness and experience.

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Check the weather

A look out of the window is not enough: avoid unnecessary surprises and check the weather along your route and throughout the day.

Save yourself unnecessary surprises and check the weather along your route and throughout the day.

Choose your gear

Dry and comfortable is the key: choose the proper clothes and footwear depending on weather and terrain. Pack extra protective gear for rain, cold and sun.

Choose proper clothes and footwear depending on weather and terrain. Pack extra protection for rain, cold or sun.

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Get a daypack

All you need on your back: For a day trip, choose a 10 – 20-liter daypack with a good carrying system. load it with no more than 10 % of your body weight.

Choose a 10 – 20-liter pack with a good carrying system. Load it with no more than 10 % of your body weight.

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Load food & water

Everything your body needs: pack water for the entire distance and food that is neither too heavy in your stomach nor on your back. Like fruit, energy bars and nuts.

Pack water for the entire distance and food that is neither too heavy in your stomach nor on your back.

Think of first AID

Safety is essential: carry a small first-aid kit for injuries that may occur during your hike. Like blisters, insect bites, sunburn, scrapes or twisted ankles.

Carry a small first-aid kit for injuries like blisters, insect bites, sunburn, scrapes or twisted ankles.

Carry a knife & fire

Better to have than to need: a knife and a lighter can be powerful and useful tools along your way and are a must on every trail.

A knife and a lighter can be useful tools along your way and are a must on every trail.

Charge your phone

Always stay connected: from navigation to weather forecasts to emergency calls – a charged mobile phone is another essential in your backpack.

From navigation to weather forecasts to emergency calls – a mobile is another essential in your backpack.

Inform a friend

Because you never know: before setting off, let a friend or family member know your exact route. So, you can always be found if you get lost.

Let a friend or family member know your exact route. So, you can always be found if you get lost.

Hit the road

The world is at your feet: keep your mobile off and your eyes open to fully enjoy the trail. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing like footprints!

Keep your eyes and ears open to fully enjoy the trail. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing like footprints!