Our Walkabouts differ pretty from other public offered walking tours. Look in what you´ll engage!
Equipment: Please take along less baggage - only what is absolutely necessary! Think of the risk of foot blisters: Your sandals/shoes and socks should be worn sometimes. For more look at Equipment
Money: There are no admission fees. Some money we need for food and special cases. In plantations please go only, if they are obviously harvested or abandoned.
Journey: If possible, please come by foot, with bike, bus, railway, ship or hitch-hiking! As wanderer we want less traffic on the roads. And aeroplanes are very ecologically harmful.
Duration: You can join in as long as you want, even it might be some hours.
Walkabout: The term "Walkabout" has his origin in the Australian Aborigins - spiritual motivated walking tours, to come back to their original life style for some time. We also can connect with nature on our Walkabouts.
Responsibility: Everyone is responsible for himself. Don't depend on other people, but on your own senses! There is no main responsible person; all participants take responsibility for the event as well.
Guidance: Although I send you the invitations, I like to share the guidance. If it is practical, I hand the map over. If you like, you can prepare yourself by arrangement for a part of the route (for example with maps.google.com).
Route: We avoid whenever possible car roads. For this we put up with detours, rises etc. Because mostly nobody of us knows the way, it happens sometimes, that we lose our way or that paths are bushy, muddy or difficult (if possible for everyone).
Compromises: Don't be afraid of saying wishes, for example concerning the breaks! But please be willing to compromise as well! The walking pace predominantly depends on the slower participants.
Food & sleep
Wild plants: If you're interested in wild plants, please ask me or other herbal experts! I like to share my knowledge, if I feel interest.
Night's lodging: We're sleeping outside under tarps, in tents or open-air. In case of continuous rain we're looking for a hut or so.
Toilet: Your excrements please leave so that nobody will step in - dig a little hole and close it after using.
Rubbish: Please don't leave rubbish in the nature and collect also the rubbish, which other people left on our sleeping place - as a sign of thanks to mother earth, who is our home.
Chemicals: Please try to live during the Walkabout without any chemical product. Chemicals are foreign matters in the nature. So please use natural toothpastes, soaps, suncream etc. without chemical ingredients - or renounce them totally.
Mobile: If you use a mobile phone, please go away from other people. At other times switch off.
Dogs: Pause and ignore the dog (don't look to him). If he approaches nevertheless and looks aggressively, try to impress and displace him with decided commands.
Boars: Stand up, keep quiet and go away slowly. Normally boars are afraid of humans, only if there are young boars, an attack is possible.
Scorpiones could bite in seldom cases at hot summer days in South Spain - in areas with scorpions check your clothes, shoes and sleeping bag before using and don't walk barefoot
Humans however - don't forget this - are much more dangerous: if they drive a car!