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Climbing the peaks: trekking as a healthy alternative to a beach holiday
Trekking is an extreme type of recreation that is definitely worth your attention. Untouched wilderness, clean mountain air and breathtaking views await you on the tops of the mountain ranges.
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Why does trekking attract tourists so much?
Tracking is a real fitness discovery of recent years. Its popularity is growing along with the development of the trend for a healthy lifestyle. Instead of relaxing on the beach or by the pool, they increasingly began to choose outdoor walks and sports. In many ways, this is precisely why tracking attracts tourists. Walking in the mountains is an unobtrusive physical activity that will help develop endurance, get rid of shortness of breath and excess weight. In addition, such a vacation is suitable for those who are used to traveling on a budget.
Most often for short mountain walks are simple routes - no special physical training is required for this. Therefore, you can safely go on such a trip with children, parents and friends. The clean mountain air will help you relax and clear your head of unnecessary thoughts, and the lack of mobile communication will not allow you to be distracted from the walk.
In addition, the mountains will delight you with unforgettable breathtaking views. Usually a landscape of extraordinary beauty opens from the top.
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Where to go to the mountains in Russia?
mountains are suitable for novice travelers Crimean Peninsula and Krasnodar Territory . In Crimea, for a short walk, you can choose Botkinskaya (not far from Yalta) or the Sunny trail, the Grand Canyon of Crimea and the path to the medieval fortress city of Mangup-Kale.
Resort Rosa Khutor can also offer tourists a variety of trails and trekking routes. The most popular trails are at an altitude of 1170 m, which originate in the Mountain Olympic Village, as well as paths to the top of Rosa Peak - for example, climbing the Stone Pillar, whose height is 2509 m.
For more experienced tourists, the Kuril Islands Expedition is suitable. There you will be able to enjoy the incredible atmosphere of wild and unexplored nature. These trekkers can also be attracted by the Kamchatka Mountains .
Trekking around the world
With the opening of borders, Russians will be able to conquer foreign heights. In Europe, trekking routes for beginners are in the Alps , which are famous for their specialin the air. Mountain trails in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia will delight you with clean and well-groomed trails. They are equipped for beginner tourists, and the walk will leave an unforgettable experience.
For a long hike, the Grand Randonne (GR 20) crossing in France is suitable. The route is quite difficult and long (about 180 km), so it is worth carefully preparing for it. It is better to go here in spring or summer.
Slightly less The route Leygavegur is considered difficult, which has rightfully earned the title of one of the most picturesque in Iceland. Its length is about 80 km, but there is also a shortened version - 20-25 km.
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What should you take with you on a hike?
Before on a long hike in the mountains, you need to take care of everything you need.
Drinking water - at the rate of at least two liters per day per person.
Light snack - chocolate, nuts, dried fruits.
Hat - to protect from direct sunlight.
Equipment - protective clothing that protects against strong wind, rain and cold.
Trekking shoes .
Sunscreen - necessary take with you, even if cloudy is predicted.
Overnight equipment - tent, sleeping bag, etc. (if you are going to spend the night in the mountains).
Trekking poles - will greatly facilitate the ascent and descent.