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Date # August 16, 2017
Bike hike adventures, a new way to enjoy your holidays

Nowadays is common to select nature places to spend your holidays. But not many people take account on the possibility to enjoy that opportunity through a bike hike. As Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes character creator) said: “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. That´s exactly what we want to present you through this article.

Programme your holidays with your bike is a trend which grow as giant strides, people usually called this kind of holidays as Green Tourism, but what does this mean?

Green Tourism is Sustainable Tourism – tourism which takes into account the needs of the environment, local residents, businesses, and visitors; now and in the future. It is relevant to any tourism business, large or small, rural or urban, whether focused on ecotourism, business tourism or any other tourism niche market. Green tourism businesses are those actively engaged in reducing the negative environmental and social impacts of their tourism operations.

Advantages of bike hike

  • A bike hike do not follow busy roads, they usually reached to towns or cities by rural roads, many times trough dirt roads. Just hike and bike can show you this kind of ways, any other travel mode gives you the wonderful feeling of freedom that pedal for rural roads and dirt’s roads while you watching amazing views.
  • Physical effort has it reward. Maybe because of the effort that implicate a bike hike, this type of adventure stay stored in the memory, due to the incredible emotions that are generated during the trips.
  • Without any doubt one of the best advantages about a bike hike is the autonomy that a bike offers you on your trip. The bike makes possible the possibility to improvise along the way, change your destiny. Apart from that you could also look closely natural and urban sites along ways and rural roads. And perhaps the most important thing, a bike hike allows you to connect directly with people, the cultural heritage of the place where you are.
  • As everybody knows bike is a very economic means of transport. It doesn’t need fuel to work, the “fuel” is provided by the cyclist witch is a considerable health benefit.

In short, a bike travel is an excellent way to travel, which does not have the least negative environmental impact, since it does not generate fumes or produce noises. But the most remarkable thing is the contact with the places and their people; A very different relationship is established than with conventional tourism, reaching a much deeper link with the people and places visited.

Advice to your bike hike

  •  Take Care: If you don´t usually go by bike don´t try to make 100 kilometres every day. Enjoy the environment and views, a travel by bike offers you this unique possibility.
  • Learn the basic vocabulary of the country: Bikers are usually people with open mind, so if you want to enjoy the possibility to make new friends and colleagues for the trip, try to learn as much words as you can to communicate with them.
  • Don´t be afraid to ask someone: Most of the adventurers need help on their trips. Don´t be afraid to ask someone how to arrive to the hostel / shelter or whatever.
  • Disconect Gatgets and enjoy nature: When you travel by bike you have the best opportunity to be part of the nature, to discover the best views, to feel the wind, etc. Don´t lose your time with social network or GPS, just dive into the landscape and enjoy the experience.
  • Take a rest: Don´t forget that a bike hike is a way to enjoy, take your time during the hike to recover energies, eat energy bars or whatever you need.  
  • Mix activities: Not everything is ride your bike, maybe one day you would like just to make a hike or visit a town.
  • Take care with falls: A bad fall can ruin your holidays, remember a bike hike is a way to relax feel the nature you take care with falls and just enjoy.
  • Protect yourself from the sun: The sun is not a joke and specially when you are in the mountain, where the effects are higher. Don´t forget the protection for the trip.
  • Taste the traditional food: Traveling by bike is a great option to taste traditional food of the place where you are. Open your mind and explore new taste.
  • Enjoy this is not a competition: For sure the best advice we can give you is to forget competitions; a bike hike holidays consist on enjoy the nature as much as you can. Stop on every river, mountain, river or whatever, don´t be afraid to explore every corner, because nature will provide you with the most amazing views you can imagine.

 

Date # August 7, 2017
5 outdoor equipment to enjoy your trail

Looking for outdoor gear to get lost with? We’ve researched the best outdoor equipment to help make any excursion more enjoyable. Throw this guide you could discover witch are the top 5 outdoor equipment you can’t forget on your next adventure. Continue reading

Date # July 20, 2017
10 healthy trail mix recipe for outdoor activities

Some time ago it was hard to find some trail mix recipe beyond the typical mix of raising, peanuts and nuts. Fortunately, nowadays is much easier to find different mixture which is able to provide us with all the nutritional properties that are needed when we are doing some strenuous activity, as hiking, biking, running or just doing outdoor plans. Continue reading

Date # July 11, 2017
What kind of things should I have in account for my expedition foods?

When you are preparing a hiking route, you need to have in account a sort of things, no matter which is your level or which route are you planning to start, there is always the same difficulties for the hikers. No doubt, expedition foods are always one of the most necessary issues that need to be faced for our excursions, but it also needs to be treated in a proper way.

These are some advises you need to take into account if you are planning an outdoor activity that means to eat outside for long periods:

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Date # June 27, 2017
Switzerland hiking trail: 5 hiking suggestions

Switzerland hiking trail are knowing all over the world, breathing pure air and listen to the nature are some of the profits you can enjoy through the Swiss hiking routes, Forestia team had select for you the 5 best hiking trails: we have prepared different routes for all preparations levels. Thought this 5 hiking’s suggestions, you could enjoy the real face of the nature.

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Date # June 12, 2017
5 foods tips for hiking and trail

Are you planning to hike or doing a trail and you don’t know which food you should bring with you? Don’t worry! we made a compilation of the best food tips for hiking and doing a trail for you, because doing a route requires more than a bottle of water and a few energy bars.

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Date # June 8, 2017
The 6 most amazing hiking trails in the UK

Are you looking for amazing hiking trails in the UK? On the Internet you will find many trails to do in the United Kingdom, but here you have only 6 of the best ones. Do not miss the chance to have a look at the trails in the UK that our Forestia team has chosen for you.

Lizard peninsula (Cornwall)

One of our favorite amazing hiking trails in the UK is Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. It is the most southerly point of the British mainland and one of the most incredible coastlines that you will see. It has an extensive area (23 km x 23 km).

Surprisingly, and instead of its name, it has no lizards! But well… It is not a problem, because it has beautiful rugged caves, many subtropical plants, an awesome sea, and many more details that you will enjoy at this amazing hiking trail in UK that we absolutely recommend to you.

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Date # June 6, 2017
5 mountain biking tours in Andalusia

Do you love doing a hike with your mountain bike? If so, we would like to suggest you some of the greatest tours that you will find in Andalusia (Spain) to do a hike by bike. In fact, Andalusia has some of the world’s best trails for that.

Breathing pure air and listen to the nature, while riding your bike, it is amazing. But it can even be more if you have the greatest of the landscapes. That is why we have chosen 5 top tours in Andalusia in which you should do a hike by bike.

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Date # May 30, 2017
Hiking trails near me: 5 apps for discovering them

Have you ever thought “I would like to discover hiking trails near me, easily and just with an app on my phone”? If you love hiking, we are sure that you have wondered this before. And that is the main reason why we have made this compilation

From now on, you will not need to google “hiking trails near me” and waste your time, because you will have the right app on your phone.

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Date # May 26, 2017
The 5 best treks in Europe

Are you thinking about walking around Europe and looking for an amazing trek to do? Then, get relaxed and read carefully this post because we are collecting some amazing treks that will make you enjoy nature as never before. At the end of the post, your only doubt will be which one to choose, because you will want doing all them.

But, take into account that (only) for some of them you will need a good preparation. So, before beginning your adventure, remember to practice a lot. Neither forget to possess everything you need for your trek: comfortable clothes (ready to support the high or low temperatures that you will face) as a bag that you will take with you on your back with basic things as water or food. You can take your own food or choose some of your favorite Forestia pouches, that are easy to take everywhere and have a self-heating system.

Are you ready to discover incredible places?

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Date # April 8, 2017
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