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Gear Up For Summer Hiking In Rome: Essential Tips For Expats

Posted on June 8th, 2024

by Sal


Guest Article written by Sal from Nature of Sal

With summer approaching, it’s essential for expat hikers to gear up properly for the warm weather. Whether you’re exploring Rome’s urban trails or venturing into the surrounding countryside, having the right gear can make your hiking experience more enjoyable and safe.

Essential Summer Hiking Gear
– Lightweight Clothing: Opt for moisture-wicking fabrics that keep you cool and dry. Light-colored clothing can help reflect the sun’s rays.
– Sun Protection: A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen are crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
– Hydration Packs: Staying hydrated is vital in the summer heat. Some prefer “hydration-bladders”, personally I recommend a reusable water bottle (possibly with a built-in filter).

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Footwear and Accessories
– Breathable Hiking Shoes: Choose shoes with good ventilation to keep your feet cool. Consider wearing moisture-wicking socks to prevent blisters. Mid-cut shoes are always a good option for added ankle support even if you’re not hiking up a mountain.
– Trekking Poles: These can provide extra stability and reduce strain on your knees during longer hikes (especially on your way down!).
– Insect Repellent: Protect yourself from mosquitoes and other insects, especially when hiking near water. While it seems that the world is divided into people that do not attract mosquitos, the other half seems to attract them all. If that is you, insect repellent is your friend.

Staying Safe in the Heat
– Early Morning or Late Afternoon Hikes: Avoid the midday sun by hiking during cooler parts of the day. Consider hiking in cooler, less exposed places, e.g. forests, canyons – or higher mountains.
– Rest and Shade: Take frequent breaks in shaded areas to avoid overheating.
– Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion: Learn to recognize symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, and excessive sweating. If you experience these, rest in a cool place and hydrate immediately.

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Proper preparation and the right gear are essential for enjoying summer hikes in Rome. By following these tips, you can stay safe and comfortable while exploring the beautiful landscapes Rome (and all of Italy, really) has to offer.

Click here for a free summer hike checklist.

As always: Stay fit, hike a bit!

Sal

 


 

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