Embrace Nature Responsibly and Master Your Outdoor Etiquette
Before you embark on your outdoor adventure, it’s crucial to become proficient in respecting nature, navigating your surroundings, camping sensibly, managing fires responsibly, and ensuring a litter-free hiking experience. Once you’ve honed these skills, you’ll be well-prepared for your outdoor excursions. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these condensed guidelines for excursion etiquette, and always review the specific regulations of your excursion destination, which can be found on the destination page. Read more about outdoor etiquette
1. Nature’s Respect – Leave No Trace and Mind Your Pets
Show your respect for nature by leaving no trace of your presence. Remember to keep your pets on a leash. Read more about respecting nature
2. Navigate Thoughtfully and Follow the Rules of the Trail
Prioritize marked trails and adhere to specific regulations for various modes of travel. Always check the potential access restrictions in terms of areas and timeframes at your chosen destination. Read more about marked trails
3. Camp Considerately – Choose Approved Locations
Camping should be restricted to designated areas. Avoid washing dishes or yourself directly in water bodies, and make sure to comply with the regulations for wilderness huts. Read more about camping
4. Fire Management – Adhere to Permitted Locations
Light campfires only in areas where it is explicitly allowed, and opt for a camping stove when possible. Be mindful not to light fires during forest or grass fire warnings. Read more about lighting fires
5. A Litter-Free Hike
Maintain a litter-free environment by packing out everything you brought in. Leave no trace of your presence in the wilderness. Do not litter
Environmentally Friendly Travel
Consider local hiking destinations as your primary choice, as they generate fewer emissions. Utilize public transportation whenever feasible, and explore carpooling options. Opt for fewer long-distance trips, but aim for longer stays at each location. Further information on various modes of travel is available for your convenience.
Read more about the Principles of Sustainable Tourism.