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Winter hiking

Steffanie Hornstein - 21/11/2018 - 0 comments

Sparkling ice crystals, snowy pine trees and radiant sunshine make a long walk or a hike through the winter wonderland around Lake Constance a magical experience. The focus is on gentle exercise in the fresh air, taking time out from your everyday routine and experiencing the wonders of nature at first hand.

Winter on Lake Constance is typically a time of calm when everything slows down. Our daily winter hikes are all about coming into direct contact with nature: A glittering layer of ice covers the many ponds in the hinterland, and the air is cold and crystal clear.

When nature is resting in winter, the landscape presents itself in all its glory. Led by our experienced guides, you can explore the beauty of nature on our daily hikes, and even leave the first tracks in the snow if you are in group A.  Take in the wonders of nature and enjoy the incomparable views of Lake Constance in winter.

If you like being outdoors in summer, you will also enjoy hiking in winter, because it is even more calming and relaxing at this time of year, and allows you to connect with nature even more. Our silent walks are particularly popular in the cold season, where the focus is above all on exercising and enjoying nature in silence. All you can hear is the snow crunching under your feet, and you can take pleasure in nature in its purest form.

Winter hiking at home:

If you would like to try out winter hiking at home, here are some important tips:

1. Make sure you have the right equipment:

Having the right hiking equipment is advisable in winter. Most importantly, you should always take additional warm clothing with you in a rucksack, so that you can quickly put on an extra layer if it gets too cold.

We recommend:

  •  Snow trousers that are not too padded
  • Woollen t-shirt
  • Long-sleeved jumper
  • Windcheater
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Hiking poles if necessary
  • Generally, your usual hiking boots should be sufficient. However, you can buy special winter hiking boots, which are somewhat warmer.

2. Choose the route carefully:

There are probably various cleared and maintained winter hiking paths near you that you can follow for miles, either on a circular walk through the snow or further afield.
There are also many winter hiking paths up into the mountains or to popular spots that are not cleared and maintained. These paths are more challenging and require good orientation and experience.
More experienced winter hikers can try out unmarked paths through the snow. When the snow is fresh and powdery, these are great fun to walk on, but you have to know where the path is.

3. Judge your ability:

Hiking is much more tiring in winter than in summer. Moreover, it is more difficult to find your bearings in the snow. Even paths you are familiar with can be difficult to recognize in the snow and at worst you can get lost – which can quickly become dangerous in the mountains!

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