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GC Het Huys

Workshop: Trek planning for beginners (in English)

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Workshop: Trek planning for beginners (in English)
Workshop: Trek planning for beginners (in English)

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09 dec 2023, 10:00 – 18:00

GC Het Huys, Rue Egide Van Ophem 46, 1180 Uccle, België


You want to go on your first solo trek with a tent and you're not sure how and where to start?

Many years ago, I was in your shoes too. As a novice long-distance hiker, I had 101 questions about trekking and not all the information I found was usful or adapted to my needs and experience. I was constantly making mistakes and wanted to run before I had learned to walk. To avoid you making the same mistakes, I am happy to share my years of experience with you.

During this workshop, I will take you on a wonderful journey into the world of trekking and teach you really everything you need to know, from A to Z, about trek & thru-hike planning. Using practical examples and maps, we will look at how to plan a trek step by step. Finally, you will have to give it a try yourself and plan a fictional trek based on everything your learned during the workshop.

During this course you will learn, among other things:

  • how to choose a hiking trail that suits you,
  • everything about wild camping and bivouac rules,
  • the Leave No Trace principles,
  • what you really need to take and what can stay home,
  • how to choose your gear based on the region,
  • how to look for information about a trail,
  • how to establish a route plan,
  • how to plan your day stages,
  • how to establish a food plan,
  • where you can find water,
  • how to plan a (fictional) trek all by yourself,
  • the basics of map reading
  • everything about the risks during treks.​​

What do you have to bring?

  • Pen and paper,
  • Water (there is a bar available at the workshop location),
  • Lunch and snacks (supermarket next door),

Good to know

  • The number of participants is limited to 12.
  • We start at the mentioned time. Make sure to come 15 minutes earlier so you don't have to miss anything.
  • The workshop lasts maximum 8 hours, including multiple breaks.
  • Language of this workshop: English.

For whom?

  • Hikers who want to take the step towards treks and thru-hikes and who have no experience.
  • Since the workshop is for beginners, no prior knowledge is required.

How to reach?

  • Flemish Community Center Het Huys is perfectly reachable by public transport:
  • Train station Ukkel-Kalevoet is 200 metres away (they are working on the train tracks during weekends: there is a replacement bus from Brussels-Midi or Nivelles),
  • Bus stops MIVB/STIB (bus 43 and 60) and De Lijn (bus 153, 154, 155) are less than 350 metres away,
  • Tram stops MIVB are 350 (tram 18) and 700 metres (tram 4) away,
  • Staple racks for to park your bike are in the immediate vicinity of the building,
  • Parking available in the immediate vicinity.

  • Standard Ticket

    € 130,00
    Btw: BTW inbegrepen
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