How far you can hike in a day depends entirely on whether you are a seasoned hiker or just starting out. When you start your hiking vacation, it is recommended that you do not push yourself too much in the beginning. After all, you are supposed to relax during your vacation.
Ramp up from day to day. For example, start with ten to fifteen kilometers and gradually add more distance. When you plan your vacation, you can set your hiking routes accordingly. Keep this in mind ff your trek goes through rough terrain or over mountains with a lot of inclines or descents.
Experienced hikers know: Break in your hiking boots before your vacation! Otherwise, blisters are guaranteed. And they can be very painful. Blister cushions should be a part of every first-aid kit for this reason.
Day hike: Example
- Daily goal: 12 miles. Advanced hikers may want to do 18 miles.
- Note that on normal terrain without too many inclines, you can hike about 3 miles per hour.
Tourist information centers in vacation towns often have day trips or circular hiking trails to download on their websites. You can often choose between hiking routes of different lengths and difficulty levels.