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Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Snowboard in 4 Steps (Buyer's Guide)

Try a freestyle board, if you’ve got a little experience and are keen to learn tricks. Then, much like with skis, you’ll need to choose the right flex, length and width for you...

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles

Check our expert advice on how to choose your ski goggles!

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Looking After Your Feet: How Can You Avoid Exercise-Induced Purpura When Hiking?

Following a hike, some walkers may experience red patches on their feet, ankles and/or calves. So, what is it?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Hiking with young children

Take the time to look carefully at the map and its contours or carry out a reconnaissance of the route. Take the opportunity to check out the orientation and try to choose shady trails in summer - the whole family can keep cool and it will be more pleasant when you take a break.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Ski Maintenance: How To Take Care Of Your Skis

New pair of skis and looking forward to the skiing season? Need help to take care of your skis? A few tips to serve you well through many more skiing seasons.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes South - Kodchadri in Karnataka

Located in the lap of the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga lies Kodchadri, the 10th highest peak in Karnataka. Kodchadri has a reputation for being unbelievably green with jungle trails

Vishakha Akkihal
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Discover Snow Hiking

Do you dream of the mountains in winter and the countryside covered in snow? Yet you aren't too keen on skiing or you don't like it at all? Then try snow hiking to make the most of the countryside to your heart's content!

Decathlon
November 7, 2019
6
Min Read
It's the Perfect Time to go Backpacking

There is no right time to go backpacking. You can plan a trip anytime. But you need to know certain basics before you head out.

Amarabati Sen
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How Do You Wash Your Hiking Clothes in a More Eco-Friendly Way

Washing your clothes in a way that respects the environment is easy and effective! Find out our advice for looking after your hiking clothes while protecting nature.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Beas Kund Glacier Trek through Jeslinz Johnson Eyes

Beas Kund is the place where the mighty river Beas originates. The river starts and flows from the glaciers through the scenic meadows which are surrounded by mountains.

Jeslinz Johnson
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Chadar Trek - An Unfinished Journey

Embarking on a journey sets us on a fixed goal. Whether it is to climb a mighty peak or to simply reach a destination, the end is what keeps us going.

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
How to Choose A Climbing Rope?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your rope.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Why use Hiking Poles?

Did you know that only one in two hikers have poles? Yet several studies have demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of hiking with poles

Decathlon
November 15, 2019
2
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Camping Tent?

Choosing a camping tent depends on 3 things: berth, comfort & the time required to pitch or take down your tent. Our expert guide will help choose the right one.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Camping At A Music Festival In Shillong

The night was very cold and still, the water in the lake had some ripples and the stars above glittered more than ever. The environment was very similar to what we imagine as heavenly.

Amarabati Sen
September 26, 2019
7
Min Read
10 Things To Carry For Camping

We’ve made a list of things you ought to carry for camping. it’s not an exhaustive one but it will give you a heads up for what to look for.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How To Choose Your Piste Ski Jacket.

Ski jackets come in so many styles and have so many features that it can be difficult to make sense of it all! If you love piste skiing, here are a few tips to help you find your way around and choose the right jacket for your needs.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Sleeping Bag?

To help your recovery and ensure you enjoy the best sleeping conditions after your hike, we'll help you choose the most appropriate sleeping bag. Find all our tips to choose a suitable sleeping bag

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes South - Kodchadri in Karnataka

Located in the lap of the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga lies Kodchadri, the 10th highest peak in Karnataka. Kodchadri has a reputation for being unbelievably green with jungle trails

Vishakha Akkihal
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
It's the Perfect Time to go Backpacking

There is no right time to go backpacking. You can plan a trip anytime. But you need to know certain basics before you head out.

Amarabati Sen
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Beas Kund Glacier Trek through Jeslinz Johnson Eyes

Beas Kund is the place where the mighty river Beas originates. The river starts and flows from the glaciers through the scenic meadows which are surrounded by mountains.

Jeslinz Johnson
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Chadar Trek - An Unfinished Journey

Embarking on a journey sets us on a fixed goal. Whether it is to climb a mighty peak or to simply reach a destination, the end is what keeps us going.

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
Camping At A Music Festival In Shillong

The night was very cold and still, the water in the lake had some ripples and the stars above glittered more than ever. The environment was very similar to what we imagine as heavenly.

Amarabati Sen
September 26, 2019
7
Min Read
Taher Merchant - India's 1st Finisher at Everest Ultra

Taher is a 35-year-old Bangalorean and also the first Indian Male to finish the Everest Base Camp Ultra Marathon 2018. It's a 60km Marathon, also known as the world's highest ultra-running.

Taher Merchant
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Co-Creation - The Making of Decathlon Backpacks

Your backpack ultimately is the only thing that tags along in every adventure like a silent friend that has your back always (Literally! :D).

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Sai Kawde - Summiting Mt. Elbrus at the age of 10

Sai is 10 years old, 5th standard of Bharti Bidyapith School, Mumbai. Known as a uniquely talented child with unbelievable interest and love for trekking. His first trek dates back to the age of four.

Sai Kawde
October 7, 2019
4
Min Read
Smriti Singh on Backpacking for Women Travellers

In these years that I’ve traveled alone, I’ve dared to do more things than when I was with other people

Smriti Singh
May 20, 2019
8
Min Read
Subin MS - From one Peak to the next

I consider Indians to be the most gifted people on earth to be able to have access to the wide range of Himalayan high altitude ranges.

Subin Ms
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Sanghmitra Raikwal's Trekking Checklist

To me, mountains are my ultimate bliss. Where am I going to go Trek next? This is what keeps me motivated and on my toes

Sanghmitra Raikwal
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Priyanka Bhadauria - for the love of the mountains

Trekking for me is an escape. An escape that I've always needed. Coming from an army background, traveling across India was a part and parcel of my childhood.

Priyanka Bhaduria
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes East - Zdukou Valley Nagaland

Dzukou Valley is one of the gems of North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Dzukou Valley is also known as the Valley of Flowers.

Subham Singh
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes North - Triund in Himachal Pradesh

Triund is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges, Triund is a part of Dharamkot.

Sawan Choudhury
September 26, 2019
2
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalavantin Durg Maharashtra

Kalavantin is infamous for crazy rainfall from May to September, the best time to visit for adventure seekers (Not advisable for fair weather hikers)

Sajan Prasad
September 26, 2019
6
Min Read
Top 6 Backpacking Destinations in South India

Southern India has always attracted backpackers from every part of the country and outside the country.

Gokul Bhandari
October 4, 2019
4
Min Read
5 reasons you will love trekking Har Ki Dun

Har Ki Dun is a delight for trekkers both in Summer and Winter. Enriched with a variety of flora and fauna, it offers a stunning view of snow-capped mountains, dominated by Mt.Swargarohini.

Dheeraj Tanwar
October 4, 2019
5
Min Read
Ski Diaries - Priyanka Bhadauria

After completing my Advanced Mountaineering Course, my friend and I decided to try all the other adventure sports that are out there. Skiing was one of them.

Priyanka Bhaduria
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you stay hydrated when out hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all ...

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you feed yourself when out hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Ski Maintenance: How To Take Care Of Your Skis

New pair of skis and looking forward to the skiing season? Need help to take care of your skis? A few tips to serve you well through many more skiing seasons.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How Do You Wash Your Hiking Clothes in a More Eco-Friendly Way

Washing your clothes in a way that respects the environment is easy and effective! Find out our advice for looking after your hiking clothes while protecting nature.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How Should You Wash your Merino Wool T-shirt

Merino wool is the trekker's essential companion. Do you want to keep your woollen products as long as possible? Well then, follow our tips!

Decathlon
October 30, 2019
2
Min Read
Stay warm and dry when hiking: the 3-layers technique

During a hike, you tend to alternate between sustained climbing efforts and quieter moments. How can you stay warm and dry to make the most of your day?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Keep dry when out hiking: check out our 8 tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How do you restore the water-repellent properties of your jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How can I get rid of condensation in the tent?

In my set up, what do I do if condensation has appeared inside of the walls of the inner part of my tent? Is it still waterproof? Condensation is a natural phenomenon. The humidity of the ambient air condenses and is deposited on the inside of the inner part of the tent's walls, once the wall's fabric is colder than the inside of the tent.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SNOWBOARD

If you own a snowboard, you'll probably also want to take good care of it and use it for a longer period. This article will help you identify the different methods to take care of your snowboard. 

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Tune Your Skis At Home

Taking care of your equipment will ensure it lasts longer and will perform better when skiing. This article will show you the 3 essential steps to maintain your skis properly.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Store Ski Gear in the off-season (3 Steps)

To preserve sliding qualities of your skis, it is important to store them correctly by the end of the season. Discover all our tips to take care of your equipment.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Adjust Your SKI Bindings (Expert's Tips)

Helmet, goggles, gloves, poles, okay. What about ski bindings? A good adjustment is as crucial as a good helmet for a great day skiing. Find out how and why.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to correctly adjust my snowboard bindings?

Adjusting the snowboard bindings is simple and can be a DIY process. To know how to adjust, seek help from our expert guides.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do I correctly fasten the ski boot buckles?

Do you know how to correctly fasten your ski boots using the buckles? Too tight or not tight enough! Here are our recommendations for correct fastening.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How should I care for my hiking socks

Did you know? the quality of your socks significantly impacts the quality of your hikes! Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
HOW TO MAINTAIN AND RE-WATERPROOF HIKING BOOTS

You've used your boots on muddy paths and you don't know how to wash them? You've crossed a stream and are wondering how to dry them? Discover 4 tips on how to look after and extend the life of your hiking boots!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you measure the waterproofness of a hiking jacket?

A product is recognised as waterproof when it has the ability to stop rain getting through, thus protecting the hiker from bad weather. It is worth knowing that there are different levels of impermeability, and different tests to measure them. On the one hand, we consider the impermeability of a fabric, while on the other, we prove the impermeability of an entire product. Check that in addition to using a waterproof material, your jacket has waterproof zips.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to properly wash and take care of your cooking pot

Whether it’s just aluminium, equipped with a non-stick coating, or even anodised aluminium, your cooking pot is one of the essentials in your camp. So, it’s a good idea to ensure you take care of it, so that you can keep on using it for a long time in your greatest mountain adventures. To do this, we have some tips and tricks ;)

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
6 exercises to warm up before a hike

Hiking will keep you in good overall shape while also sculpting your bottom and stomach, which is another reason why you should continue all year round! Read on to discover 6 benefits of hiking.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
What is Fast Hiking?

Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Snowboard in 4 Steps (Buyer's Guide)

Try a freestyle board, if you’ve got a little experience and are keen to learn tricks. Then, much like with skis, you’ll need to choose the right flex, length and width for you...

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles

Check our expert advice on how to choose your ski goggles!

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose A Climbing Rope?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your rope.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Camping Tent?

Choosing a camping tent depends on 3 things: berth, comfort & the time required to pitch or take down your tent. Our expert guide will help choose the right one.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
10 Things To Carry For Camping

We’ve made a list of things you ought to carry for camping. it’s not an exhaustive one but it will give you a heads up for what to look for.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How To Choose Your Piste Ski Jacket.

Ski jackets come in so many styles and have so many features that it can be difficult to make sense of it all! If you love piste skiing, here are a few tips to help you find your way around and choose the right jacket for your needs.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Sleeping Bag?

To help your recovery and ensure you enjoy the best sleeping conditions after your hike, we'll help you choose the most appropriate sleeping bag. Find all our tips to choose a suitable sleeping bag

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Hiking on the snow: an outfit for everyone

Functional features, utility, warmth, durability… these are just some of the criteria to be considered when buying snow hiking gear. Depending on your level of ability, we can help you make the right choices!

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
7
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Hiking Fleece

Warm, Breathable, Compact, Lightweight and Freedom of Movement. Having the right Fleece is essential to stay warm and hike comfortably in the mountains.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to choose socks for snow hiking

Length, material, knit fabric, warmth, breathability etc When hiking in the snow, the type of sock you choose is critical. How do you choose the ideal sock that will keep your feet both comfortable and safe?

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
7
Min Read
How to choose your ski boot size

Essential for skiing comfortably with good ski control and good foot support, ski boots often present a problem: how do I choose the correct size? Follow the guide!

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
How do I select Junior skiing gloves or mittens?

Check out our tips to help you choose your Junior ski gloves and ski mittens.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
5
Min Read
How to choose ski or snowboard INNERWEAR

Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, freeriding, freestyle, snowboarding or tobogganing, to choose the right winter sportswear, you start with the basics, underwear. We help you make the right choice.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
5
Min Read
Choosing the right babies' hiking shoes

Getting the right hiking equipment for baby primarily involves choosing the best footwear. The following 3 factors must be taken into account at all costs: the sole, the comfort and the support.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
HOW TO CHOOSE A CHILDREN'S SNOWBOARD?

How do you choose the right board for your future rider? Discover all our recommendations to help you!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
HOW TO CHOOSE SNOWBOARD BINDINGS

Essential parts of the board, the bindings ensure effective gliding and snowboard control, while also providing support and comfort.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Jacket and Ski Pants

Knowing the technicality of a ski jacket or pant is crucial as their need depends on the weather you are skiing. A few tips to know what will suit your requirement.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Choose Your Ski Poles?

There’s no skiing without ski poles – but how do you know which ones to buy? Here's all you need to know. Check our expert advice on how to choose your ski poles!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose my Snowboard Boots

First and foremost, your snowboard boots need to be comfortable and secure. And they need to work with your type of snowboard and ability level.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to choose your ski boots?

Ski boots keep you comfortable and hold your feet in place to transfer weight to your skis so you can turn as you want. Read our guide to know more.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
The Benefits of Trekking

Trekking is a physical activity with thousand virtues regardless of the duration of your trek, your location or even your physical level.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
Looking After Your Feet: How Can You Avoid Exercise-Induced Purpura When Hiking?

Following a hike, some walkers may experience red patches on their feet, ankles and/or calves. So, what is it?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Hiking with young children

Take the time to look carefully at the map and its contours or carry out a reconnaissance of the route. Take the opportunity to check out the orientation and try to choose shady trails in summer - the whole family can keep cool and it will be more pleasant when you take a break.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Discover Snow Hiking

Do you dream of the mountains in winter and the countryside covered in snow? Yet you aren't too keen on skiing or you don't like it at all? Then try snow hiking to make the most of the countryside to your heart's content!

Decathlon
November 7, 2019
6
Min Read
Why use Hiking Poles?

Did you know that only one in two hikers have poles? Yet several studies have demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of hiking with poles

Decathlon
November 15, 2019
2
Min Read
Getting ready for a hike: our advice before departure

Knowing the weather and route along with taking the right equipment before going on a hiking trip is very important. Read our guides to know more on how to get well prepared.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Hiking on the snow: an outfit for everyone

Functional features, utility, warmth, durability… these are just some of the criteria to be considered when buying snow hiking gear. Depending on your level of ability, we can help you make the right choices!

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
7
Min Read
The Benefits of Hiking on the Snow

The gentle yet intense sport of hiking on snow is a genuine sport. Check out the X benefits of enjoying peace and quiet in the wild.

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
3
Min Read
Mountain Hiking Fleece - 75% Recycled Material

9 plastic bottles are used to make one Mountain Hiking Fleece. The equivalent of one-week consumption for one person. So, let's recycle!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Stay warm and dry when hiking: the 3-layers technique

During a hike, you tend to alternate between sustained climbing efforts and quieter moments. How can you stay warm and dry to make the most of your day?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
3 Must Follow Tips While Hiking With Your Kids

Packing a backpack can quickly turn into a headache, but if you overlook this stage, you risk paying the price for it the next day. However, before this happens, the choice of backpack for your child is crucial.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
5 reasons to begin speed hiking

If you’ve not tried speed hiking but want to make the most of your holiday in the mountains and surpass yourself without harming your body, give it a go this summer.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
7 MTB trails in India you must explore

Given the striking landscape of India, cycling in the mountain trails is fun and interesting. Find the 7 MTB trails you must explore to gain this experience.

Amarabati Sen
May 19, 2019
8
Min Read
The benefits of skiing

Skiing is fun but it is also a sport! To find out about it, check out the 5 benefits of skiing down slopes for days on end.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM WHEN SKIING

Having cold hands can turn a wonderful day on the slopes into a nightmare. Although there is no miracle way to keep hands warm when out skiing, selecting the right equipment and adopting certain behaviours can help greatly. Here are our tips.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
A storm in the mountains, what should you do?

Joël Roux, mountain guide, tells us what to do if you are caught in a storm in the mountains. The mountain skies are tricky and sometimes full of surprises.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to protect yourself from ticks when out hiking

Lyme disease, passed on by ticks, particularly affects hikers and other nature lovers as well as accompanying pets. To treat this disease, which is most often benign, we have an effective antibiotic treatment, severe types are rare. This is why it is necessary to prevent bites and to know the symptoms so that the disease does not gain ground and become chronic. Floriane, a mountain guide and Quechua employee, provides tips helping you to protect yourself. The following tips not only apply to humans, but also dogs, cats and horses.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Keep dry when out hiking: check out our 8 tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
3 activities you can do with your water bottles when hiking

Essential to have enough to drink while hiking, but sometimes a bind: we give you ideas for making bottles fun when hiking.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
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