In order to prepare yourself and assess your physical condition, do not hesitate to contact a Jacquaire association or a walking club…
Here are some relatively constant basic principles:
• only leave when you are ready, physically but especially morally. The first days are often the most difficult, so plan for short stages.
• leave well equipped, with good shoes that you have broken in. To relieve the joints, the use of a stick is recommended.
• pack light. The 10% body weight rule is often difficult to maintain, but it is a goal to aim for. Weigh everything and keep only the essentials and the lightest.
• listen to your body, it’s your best friend…