Hiking is quickly becoming a popular form of exercise and there are people who can spend entire weeks hiking through forests, lake districts and national parks. As it involves being outside all day, the best type of accommodation for hikers is a bed and breakfast.
The reason for this is that they are designed for people who are not staying for a long time. If you are hiking you might only have one night in one place then move on to the next. Most bed and breakfasts will also offer a substantial and healthy breakfast, making this the ideal option to provide you with the energy that you will need for several hours of hiking. Find out in advance if the bed and breakfast will provide you with a packed lunch to take with you – most are happy to do so but might charge a little extra for it.
Packing for a hiking trip
If you are hiking from one place to another then you’ll be carrying your things with you and for this reason packing light is highly recommended. It is worth figuring out what you are going to be taking with you, packing your rucksack and going for a walk before your trip so you can test out how easy it is going to be to walk with it on. Think about including items that are useful to you.
As an example, when it comes to clothes consider if you plan to go out in the evenings. If you are hiking in rural areas it is unlikely that there will be many opportunities for socializing in the evening. Will you really need fancy dresses and lingerie? Simple exercise clothes like track suits and items like a sport bra will be sufficient. A sport bra is a practical item and as they are designed for support and comfort they can be worn throughout the day. A good sport bra will be much more comfortable as you are walking too, especially if you are going up and down hills.
When it comes to items such as toiletries, most bed and breakfasts will provide the basics such as shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner. You will be able to get by with the bare minimum, although small travel-sized items will be useful as you move around, just in case some bed and breakfasts don’t provide them.
Of course, if you are spending time in just the one area and not moving from place to place, you can take more things along with you and a good bed and breakfast will have plenty of facilities to make your stay a comfortable one in family-friendly surroundings.