In this section, we give some general tips and a list of accessories to help you to avoid unpleasant situations.
We suggest keeping a change of clothes in your backpack (a shirt), which could be useful when you sweat or get wet.
Bring a hat to protect your head from the sun and/or from the cold. Remember that if you are in the mountains, it could be cold not only in the winter, but in the summer as well.
Be sure to have sunglasses with a filter category of 3 (all sunglasses should have the category written on them, ranging from 1 to 4). This level is ideal for most outdoor activities.
Consider the period of the year and the geographical zone of where you will be walking. A pair of gloves could be useful.
Sunscreen and protective lip balm, which give you protection from UV rays during summer activities and from the wind as well.
Your water bottle will be very important. A one litre bottle is best for day trips. For hotter places you could get a 2 lt or higher capacity bottle and consider adding electrolytes to your drinks.
Packing food is very personal and you need to consider your needs and tastes. Keep in mind that dinner will be served in the various tourist facilities (i.e. hotels) hosting us, so the food that we are talking about regards the meals that you will eat during the outings. You should therefore choose the food and the quantities keeping in mind that a heavy backpack could have a negative impact on your trip. So it’s a good idea to evaluate the quantities, weights and sizes. Energy bars are a good option because they take up little space while providing an adequate amount of energy. If you choose more traditional foods, it’s better to choose foods rich in carbohydrates.