“The right gear for every path”

Summers in the valley can be pleasantly warm – but while out and about in the mountains, there is always a chance of the weather turning quickly.

Rain, cold, wind and snow are frequent travel companions in the high mountains. Functional clothing is thus recommended for all tours. Sports outfitters offer a large selection of hiking products. To be able to adjust to changing temperatures and weather conditions, follow the layer principle:

A comfort layer made from wool or state-of-theart fibre materials next to the skin, then a warming layer of fleece or wool, followed by the protective outer layer consisting of an outdoor or softshell jacket or a breathable, waterproof windbreaker.

For tours in the high mountains, take a hat, gloves, sun hat and rain protection.

If you are planning a longer tour and are prone to sweating, take a change of clothing.


“Never without sturdy shoes and a backpack”

To enjoy hiking, the right kind of shoes or boots are indispensable. Ask the sales staff in a shoe shop for advice and try out your hiking boots with the socks you will be wearing while hiking. To prevent blisters and ensure stability even on difficult terrain, hiking boots must fit well.

The sole, the shoe and the socks are a unit and we advise you take your time while shopping for hiking boots and seek out competent advice.

Depending on the intensity of your tour, it is important to choose the right backpack. Comfort, ventilation, and a low weight are the most important criteria for a hiking backpack. For shorter day tours, a volume of 20 litres should be sufficient. For longer tours, 30-35 litres are recommended. Make sure that your backpack always contains an emergency kit, consisting of a First-Aid set, a torch, a small pocketknife, matches and blister dressings.

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