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Well… I would go for the old sneakers! Usually we do a bit of walking. Depending on weather conditions the terrain might be a bit muddy with rocky areas, and up and down hills, which is why I wouldn’t recommend the neoprens. We don’t really do climbing as such, more abseiling down. But you don’t want to wear heavy shoes, as you might go underwater (this depends on the amount of water we find, I don’t think it’ll be a lot in this period). Also waterproof membranes are not always good in these cases, as that will keep the water locked inside your shoes. So ideally some old approach shoes or old trainers should work. Remember that we’ll be walking the day after so it’s better to keep the walking boots dry for then.
Also remember that if you want to bring along things that you need to keep dry (phone, camera, etc) you will need a dry bag for this.
I hope this answers your question but let me know otherwise!
Looking forward to this too!! 🙂
Yeah definitely! We have a minibus with us all the time. So it’ll be either there or in our accommodations so don’t worry about that and pack comfortably.
Hi guys! Welcome to the forum!
Jon, we will have one main day of trekking in which we’ll be adapting the pace and the route to the group. You can expect to be walking for around 6 hours. We’ll have a lunch packed to take away and the best thing to carry is a small/medium size backpack (ie. 20l).
Now, the important things are the shoes. Remember that we have a day of canyoning in which you will probably get your shoes wet. This is why we recommend taking some old trainers for the canyoning and then other walking boots for the trekking and the rest of the time. You don’t need heavy walking boots because the temperature will be generally warm and the ground easy.
Regarding sleeping bags, you don’t really need them. We always recommend at least a linen or a light sleeping bag. We get blankets in all the accommodations but sometimes the touch of the blankets is quite rough and people are more comfortable with a sleeping bag/linen in between. But you definitely don’t need a big sleeping bag.
I hope this answers the question.
Looking forward to this trip! Myself and Ana, our Head of Operations, will be joining to this one but just as participants, your tour leader is Hassan (we’ll send more info on all this soon).
Just a couple of notes/advises. You are going to Riad Omar and this has excellent homemade local food. Notice that by being a host of the riad you get a 50% discount on the dinners. Usually people prefer to go a bit crazier and get deeper in the medina or enjoy dinner in the square but just to let you know in case you prefer something more relaxing. The Riad has a beautiful rooftop and terraces upstairs.
As the official meetup is next day in the morning (8am) if you would like to arrange meeting up earlier to go for dinner during the evening, you can do so here!
I hope you guys have fun, have a safe trip and enjoy the weather!