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We suggest the equipment’s total weight does not exceed 6 kg.
Remember the golden rule: what you carry, weighs you down.
If you’re not going to carry your luggage all the way, a smaller backpack to carry clothes, water, food, towel, footwear and water.
A pair of comfortable, light, quick-drying trekking shoes or sneakers, molded to your feet.
A comfortable footwear to rest your feet after a long walk (flip flops, sneakers)
Crocs or similar footwear to cross rivers (and an extra pair of socks).
A hiking-trekking stick pole for support when walking and crossing rivers. Optional.
A sleeping bag. If you are planning to sleep at the accommodation, this requirement is optional. If you’re planning to camp, you will need an alpine sleeping bag. Whatever you take, make sure it is light.
An insulated camping mat if you are planning to sleep outdoor and during “peak season” in case there are no free beds at the accommodation sites.
A water canteen (or water bottle).
Water: the amount needed for each stretch (calculate 1 liter every 2 hours).
A water resistant jacket. We also recommend a water resistant cover for your backpack. An easy solution is to take large refuse bags.
Clothes (the minimum amount): one or two changes of clothes for walking. Bear in mind the range of temperature. You will probably start and end the day wearing warm clothes but at midday you will be wearing only a t-shirt so, it is best to dress in layers.
A hat or cap for the sun.
A towel and a pair of flip flops.
An easy-to-find small towel for the river crossings. It’s very important to dry your feet after crossing rivers.
A basic first-aid kit with an antiseptic, analgesics, an anti-inflammatory drug, burn cream, an anti-allergic if needed, gauze/band aids/tape.
For the feet: vaseline and Micropore tape. We hardly recommend you wear Vaseline on your feet and/or Micropore tape on toes or sensitive areas to avoid blisters. Take a needle for blisters. This is VERY IMPORTANT in order to prevent blisters. You can take all this in your first-aid kit.
Personal care kit: soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, repellent, cream, sun block and wet wipes.
Documents, a printed map (you will not always have a phone signal), addresses and useful phone numbers.
Bear in mind that at times you will have to walk on the side of the road. If it is dark, you will need a flashlight or a fluorescent vest.