The difference between Trekking and Hiking

What is trekking?
Trekking is a field trip that participants (called trekkers) will have hiking or trekking for many days. Their journey mainly goes through the roads with many different types of terrain to reach the remote areas located far away from the center.

The travel in areas with rugged terrain, directly affected by the weather and nature with only feet so this type of tourism is risky. Therefore, trekkers must be well prepared, have good health and must equip themselves with basic survival skills to be able to have a successful trip.

What is a hiking?
Hiking is a type of adventure tourism that is risky. Understanding simple hiking means hiking. Participants in hiking will have to move by their own feet through the available trails or clear asphalt roads rather than moving in areas that are not well defined terrain.

Although the terrain of the hiking is not as difficult as trekking, but the hiker also suffer from the direct impact of weather and climate; must carry personal belongings and move in areas far from residential areas. Therefore, those who participate in hiking must have careful preparation and equip themselves with survival skills is essential.

The difference between Trekking and Hiking
Trekking and Hiking are both field trips and are understood to be simply hiking, so many people confuse these two concepts. However, in essence, trekking and hiking have many fundamental differences. Specifically:

The trekking path is rated more dangerous than hiking roads. Because, trekking is done on locations with diverse terrain such as desert, rocky mountains, forests, …, you even have to locate and explore new roads. Meanwhile, hiking will be done on trails and asphalt roads available.
The intensity of trekking activity is higher than hiking. Because when you are trekking, you may encounter complex terrain, which requires more skill, experience and movement. Hiking has to move a lot but compared to trekking, this move is at a simpler level.
In terms of preparation, the items needed in the backpack of hiker and trekker are relatively similar, including items such as backpacks, water holders, sleeping bags (cases for many days), medical utensils, … However, because they have to operate at a higher intensity, the items they carry when trekking need high strength and in addition to personal belongings, they also need to bring many specialized utensils to use in some necessary cases.
Trekking and hiking are both useful picnic activities that bring you many interesting experiences. Differentiating trekking and hiking helps you understand more about these forms of travel. Hopefully you will have interesting experiences after the exciting trekking and hiking trips in the future.

Sports Tourism Trends

Tourism is now not only encapsulated in the concept of vacation or discovery. A new tourism trend is very popular, especially for those who like physical activity. It is sports travel which is both going out and exercising.

1. Marathon

Tourism combined marathon is quite popular today. There are many special marathon events around the world that attract a large number of attendees every year and also promote that local tourism. For example, on the occasion of spring in bloom, Gyeongju City (Korea) is holding a very unique marathon – cherry blossoms marathon. Attendees will participate in the running of the cherry blossom road in Bomun Lake area. This year’s festival attracted more than 1500 international visitors to this city.

2. Kayak

Currently kayaking is becoming more and more popular in different places because this sport is suitable for many terrain, whether it is in a lake or a cave. For those who are adventurous, kayaking over rocks or waterfalls is a challenging and exciting experience. For those who travel to rest, they can combine kayaking in the sea or lake to gently and relax their mind. The boat drifted lightly on the smooth surface of the lake and you leisurely took a look around.

3. Trekking

Trekking is a form of hiking that often traverses a mountain forest to see beautiful scenery. The duration of each trekking trip is different, depending on your physical condition, you can choose a 2-day-1-night, 3-day-2-night trip or more. Not only is it a nice walk, but also an interesting experience is night camping, food burning, and evening watching the stars. However, for trekking, it is required that participants must train their health well beforehand to be able to conquer difficult roads and absolutely must follow the instructions of the people led by dangerous mountain terrain.

4. Cycling

Cross-country cycling tournaments are a great opportunity to explore tourism. However, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to join this sport, cycling can be for anyone. If you are interested in exploring and having experience, cycling to conquer the mountain road or coastal road is a great experience of sports tourism. For the average person, instead of walking or sitting in a taxi, discovering a new city by bike is an interesting way to help you exercise at the same time.