ALL TREKKING TIPS

ALL TREKKING TIPS

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Going on a trek? Here are our tips.

Going on a trek? Here are our tips.

Our tips for before, after and during a trek!
A list of the  essential equipment you’ll need for a mountain hike

A list of the essential equipment you’ll need for a mountain hike

Can you hear the mountains calling to you to set off on your first trek? Here is our checklist of essential items!
hikers walking with poles

Hiking poles: For or against?

Hiking poles raise many questions, about their use, function, etc. We will try to provide more details throughout this article.
The keys to a successful bivouac

THE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL BIVOUAC

Your bivouac needs to be well-prepared before pitching your tent in the middle of nature! Choice of equipment, location, preliminary information, practical advice: this guide will allow you step-by-step to combine safety and pleasure for your future nights spent outdoors.
What's the right way to lace up you

What's the right way to lace up your trekking shoes?

Comfortable feet come from having properly laced shoes. Here's how you do it.
Bivouacking in autumn

Bivouacking in autumn

With an Indian summer, you will feel the urge to make the most of the final days of good weather. So, follow us to discover all of our autumn bivouacking secrets.
The clothes to wear for trekking The 4-layer system explained by mountain advanced specialists.

Choosing the right clothes for trekking, using the 4-layer technique

When it comes to staying dry and at the right temperature when trekking, there's no use in just multiplying the number of layers: You just need to find the right combination of clothes! The 4-layer rule is a heat management and humidity regulation technique.
Desert trekking organisation Morocco

WHAT HAPPENS ON A TREK IN THE DESERT?

Do you want to go trekking in the desert ?We explain what it's all about in our guide!
How to fold a sleeping bag

How to fold a sleeping bag

Check out our tried and tested method for folding your sleeping bag quickly and efficiently.
Hygiene and beauty tips to travel light and eco-responsibly!

How to prepare a travel toilet bag?

Are you heading off to explore a city, region or country with your backpack as your only companion? Check out our tips for staying fresh while travelling light!
Desert trekking how to wear a tagelmust

How to wear a tagelmust?

Do you have a tagelmust but you don't know how to tie it? Our video will teach you put it on easily!
Going bivouacking: essential hiking equipment

Going bivouacking: what equipment to take with you?

Whatever your destination, you will find something here in our article to help you choose the tent and bivouac accessories to suit you.
Internal extension pole

EFFECTIVELY USING THE INTERNAL EXTENDER OF MY TREKKING POLE

The adjustment system of your pole is not visible? That’s because it is equipped with an extension system. Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to use it well and possibly tighten it.
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What is the right way to tighten and lace up your hiking shoes?

In the mountains, it is crucial to adjust and lace your shoes correctly, for your comfort and safety. To be well supported during the entire hike, uphill and downhill.
top 15 travel mobile applications

15 helpful applications for organising your travels

From managing your cash to optimising your route or sharing your experiences, there are countless travel apps! We have grouped them into 3 main themes to help you find the right one. The good news? Most of them are designed to work without an internet connection, and you can also use WiFi access when you have it to download maps before setting off.
insect repellent

Anti-insect: how to protect yourself?

Wondering how to apply your mosquito repellent properly? If the sunscreen comes before or after? Check out our tips to protect yourself from mosquitoes.
rain trek wet dry

Rain protection when trekking

Setting off when it's raining or threatening to rain just means you have to be well equipped! It is often said there is no bad weather, only bad equipment.
rainforest trek

What is a rainforest?

Want to understand what makes a forest a rainforest before setting off to conquer these fascinating, immense places? We'll help you identify these special places, which are now precious haves of biodiversity.
Looking after and repairing your trekking equipment?

How to look after and repair your trekking equipment?

Looking after your equipment properly means extending its lifespan: washing, drying, re-waterproofing, storing and repairing … we tell you everything you need to know!
How to properly maintain your hiking water bottle

How to properly maintain your hiking water bottle

The hiking water bottle you need for your finest excursions. We give you advice on how to maintain it to extend its lifespan.
Using the external lock on trekking poles

How to use the external lock on my trekking poles?

Do you want to check that you are using the external lock on your pole correctly? Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer.
Adjusting the pole strap

How do I adjust the strap on my poles to the right size?

The adjustment system on your poles is not visible? That’s because it is equipped with an extension system. Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to use it properly and tighten it if necessary.
Adjusting the 3-fold ultra-compact hiking pole

How to use the MT900 ultra-compact hiking pole

Have you just got the ultra-compact hiking pole? Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to find out how to use it properly!
Carbon footprint plane

OFFSETTING MY CARBON FOOTPRINT WHEN I TRAVEL

On a daily basis you pay attention to your carbon footprint but how do you do this when you travel?
Successfully setting up your hammock

Successfully setting up your hammock: all our tips!

Do you dream of outdoor siestas lulled by a summer breeze? Or do you plan to sleep in your hammock after a day's hike? Discover all the tips for successfully setting up your hammock.
How to protect yourself properly from the sun in the mountains

How to protect yourself properly from the sun in the mountains

Get ready for your next mountain excursions. You know it's important to protect yourself from the sun as it's particularly strong at high altitude. In this article, we set out everything you need to know to help you prepare properly and avoid sunburn.
5 tips to ensure you're never cold in your sleeping bag - teaser

5 tips to ensure you're never cold in your sleeping bag

The "comfort" temperatures shown on Quechua sleeping bag covers are defined by standardised European tests. However, sensitivity to cold varies greatly depending on the individual and the weather conditions.
How to restore your jacket's water-repellent properties?

Re-waterproofing: how to reactivate waterproofing on your hiking jacket

Does your hiking jacket seem to have lost some of its waterproofing ability over time? Don't panic! Here's how to return it to optimal performance for dry hiking!
what to do in a sandstorm

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SAND IN THE DESERT

In the desert, the sand can become your worst enemy, causing discomfort, blisters, and more. Since you can't avoid it, you need to know how to manage it!
Using your trekking pole’s external blocker

How to operate the anti-shock system of my trekking pole?

Does your extender pole have the anti-shock feature? Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to find out how to activate or de-activate this system
Adjust push button stick

How to use the Push-pin system of your pole properly

Does the adjustment system of your pole work with a push button? In the jargon, this is called a push-pin system. Follow the advice of Romain, our engineer, to use it properly!