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Read more about A Guide to Wild Camping in Europe
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13 Jun 2024Lisa Butler

A Guide to Wild Camping in Europe

Europe can be a confusing place for the hiker who craves the freedom to camp wherever she wants. Its 44 countries have different rules about whether wild camping is legal.

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Read more about Bagging My First Munro
Blog Scotland
12 Jun 2024Joe Brammer

Bagging My First Munro

The more I read about mountaineering, the more I wanted to climb a Munro myself. The itch needed to be scratched and I decided I would climb my first Munro.

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Read more about How to start hiking?
Blog Kerry Way Hiking Trail
30 May 2024Katie Mitchell

How to start hiking?

We’re happy you’re here! Why? Because this is your call to start hiking. The first step is, as always, the most difficult one but with the information in this article we hope to get you on the way.

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Read more about How to: hut-to-hut hiking in Europe
Blog small mountain hut in the dolomites
30 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

How to: hut-to-hut hiking in Europe

A great way to discover the hiking trails in Europe is to go on a hut-to-hut hike in the Alps, Pyrenees, or Scandinavia. They are also known as a hut-to-hut tour or hut-to-hut trek. Europeans know this as a huttentour, huttentocht or randonnee. One of the most asked questions we get is: how can I start with hut-to-hut hiking? It’s time to dive into this topic with all your questions about hut-to-hut hiking, mountain huts, and other related topics answered.

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Read more about Gear review: LOWA ATR Amplux
Gear LOWA ATR shoes in the forest
30 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

Gear review: LOWA ATR Amplux

Finding the right shoe is always tricky, so I tested the Lowa ATR Amplux, a new All Terrain Running shoe that a lot of hikers use. I found that it is like most other trail running shoes in that it is great for hiking in general.

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Read more about 8 tips for your next hiking trail
Blog people hiking down unpaved path
29 May 2024Jochem de Jong

8 tips for your next hiking trail

It’s more fun on the trails when you’re prepared! To help, we’ve outlined 8 tips for a relaxing and safe trail experience. And the most important? To enjoy!

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Read more about Gear review: Gregory Baltoro
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29 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

Gear review: Gregory Baltoro

The Gregory Baltoro 65-liter backpack is a premium pack for multi-day long-distance trails, offering great comfort, durability, and enough space to organize your gear, food, and water. Below is an extensive review with some pros and cons and my own experience with this pack.

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Read more about What is hiking?
Blog Two people hiking in Ireland
28 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

What is hiking?

Hiking is so much more than just a physical activity; it's a way to nurture the soul and connect us with the natural world and the hiking community.

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Read more about Leave No Trace
Blog camping tent on grassy surface
28 May 2024Jochem de Jong

Leave No Trace

Hiking allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, traversing untouched landscapes, ascending peaks, and crossing the great outdoors. While hiking is an eco-friendly activity, particularly long-distance or thru-hiking, it's always crucial to consciously minimize our environmental impact.

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Read more about How difficult is hiking?
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28 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

How difficult is hiking?

A common question we get asked a lot is: how difficult is hiking? And of course, there’s no simple answer to this. There are easy hiking trails in technical aspects, but they can still be difficult depending on your fitness level, and we must keep in mind the mental aspects.

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Read more about Gear Review: LEKI Ultratrail FX One Superlite
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28 May 2024Mathilde Fox

Gear Review: LEKI Ultratrail FX One Superlite

I've had the chance to test the Leki poles on some demanding trails and during competitive events like the Marathon du Mont Blanc. My experiences with these poles across various terrains—from the rugged paths of Corsica's GR20 to the Hardangervidda in Norway, and the Peaks of the Balkans—have given me a comprehensive view of their capabilities.

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Read more about Most popular hiking trails in Europe and their alternatives
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02 Apr 2024Katie Mitchell

Most popular hiking trails in Europe and their alternatives

As hiking, and especially long-distance hiking, in Europe gets more and more popular, it can get crowded on the trails. Especially during the peak seasons, usually July and August. That’s why we’ve summed up five of Europe’s most popular long-distance trails and their less busy alternatives if you seek a more serene experience.

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