A suggested route description brings to life the experience of hiking in the wild, it has objective elements such as distance, time, and orientation information, but at the same time it is a sharing of impressions and gives a more personal note through personal experience.
The most important element is what makes each route special. It is not always easy to find the inspiration to describee it. It always helps to look in the bibliography to find historical reference, or elements of nature such as endemic species or biotope information relevant to the area. In Greece we are very lucky as history has reached to the last part of our land. While with over 1500 endemic species, one can always find material.
The map is the ideal tool for preparation. There is no better way to understand at a glance the location and importance of an area, to give a broader picture, to relive the experience and to be inspired when writing your text.
Route type: hiking / cycling etc.
• Degree of Difficulty and whether it requires technical training or experience.
• Circular / crossing / go-come
Elevation difference Ascent-Descent
About 50 words of introduction that make the hiker want to walk this route.
(emphasis on views, attractions, special activity etc)
300 to 500 words depending on the wealth and the length of the route
Avoid repetitions, conjunctions and, 1st, 2nd person singular and 1st plural
Present tense unless it is a historical reference etc.
To cover a unique aspect of the mountain, to emphasize something that makes each route unique.