What do I need to bring with me?

When packing we suggest that you write yourself a list of what you need to bring and re-check this list; nothing is worse than arriving to realize that you have forgotten your favourite pair of jeans or your most comfortable shoes! Here is a suggested list of things that you should bring along and some hints to help you with your packing. Do not consider this an exhaustive list….and do not consider that every single item on this list is or will be necessary. These are merely suggestions that you will have to adjust according to your own fitness, needs and preferences.

 

Essentials

  • Luggage – the baggage allowance is one item (maximum 20kg) per person
  • Daypack (15-20l)
  • Good walking shoes with ankle support
  • Plenty of spare pairs of socks – hiking socks for walks and regular socks for evenings
  • Appropriate pants for hiking, i.e. not jeans
  • Light shoes (for evening)
  • Long pants for hiking
  • T-shirts or short-sleeved shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Polar fleece
  • Swim suit
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
  • Water bottle
  • Extra clothing for cold sensitive
  • Sun cream (preferably sweat/water resistant and of a high factor)
  • Plastic bags
  • Headlamp to go to the tunnels
  • You may want to consider a light helmet to protect your head when in tunnels

 

Some common medicines like

  • Plasters
  • Blister plasters
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol for headaches or other pain
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Throat lozenges
  • Anti-inflammatory cream

 

Some optional extras

  • Flashlight with extra batteries & bulb
  • Camera equipment
  • Binoculars
  • Collapsible plastic bucket or bowl for laundry
  • Some general antibiotics
  • Moist sealed mini paper towels
  • Powdered drink mix
  • Chocolate or candy bars
  • Needle and thread, safety pins
  • Rip-stop nylon tape
  • Dental floss
  • Ace Bandage
  • Reading material
  • Walking stick or walking poles
  • Small musical instruments like harmonicas, Playing cards…

 

Bear in mind that this is a generic list and all the items mentioned will not be necessary. Also, some items may not be mentioned for particular type of walk. We also recommend you to buy a guidebook: Lonely planet, Rough guide, etc…We mention places of cultural interest and things to see in our walking notes, however, specific information on history, architecture and culture is more substantial in a specialised guidebook. And of course, don’t forget your camera!

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