The term hiking not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). It is an English word that refers to a hike in a rugged environment , usually following a path .
According to Urgent Spanish Foundation - Fundéu BBVA , in our language it is preferable to resort to the notion of trekking to refer to this type of recreational activity. Anyway, many media and tourism agencies choose to use the English concept.
Hiking or hiking, in short, consists of a long walk which is done on foot in a Montana , a forest , a jungle , a countryside or other natural space. Although there are different degrees of difficulty, the activity usually requires some physical effort.
Another similar idea is trekking . In this case, the walk is always extensive and with certain challenges. But, sometimes, hiking, hiking, trekking and even hiking They are used interchangeably.
Many regions have hiking among their tourist attractions, with trails designed in their most beautiful natural places. Thus, those who practice hiking can know the nature Local and enjoy outdoors. Hiking can also allow arrival at sites of cultural or historical interest.
Although everything depends on the geographical and climatic characteristics of the area where hiking takes place, the ideal is for the traveler to wear sports shoes, comfortable clothes and sun protection. You must also have drink and food at your disposal if you expect the ride to last several hours.
The Patagonia , in the south of Argentina and Chile , is one of the most popular regions for hiking. Thousands of people they choose every year to make walks through mountains, valleys and Patagonian glaciers that stand out for their landscapes.