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BACKPACKING [2 records]

Record 1 2005-12-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tourist Activities
  • Parks and Botanical Gardens
DEF

A recreational activity which consists in travelling on foot over various types of terrain, carrying a pack which holds enough provisions and equipment for overnight stays.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Activités touristiques
  • Parcs et jardins botaniques
DEF

Activité récréative qui consiste à se déplacer à pied sur différents terrains, portant sur son dos les provisions et l'équipement nécessaires pour un certain nombre de jours.

Key term(s)
  • tourisme pédestre

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Actividades turísticas
  • Parques y jardines botánicos
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Record 2 2001-10-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tourist Activities
DEF

Backpacking is an advanced form of hiking. It is defined as hiking while carrying essential equipment and camping overnight on the trail.

CONT

Planning a successful backpacking trip is a skill acquired through experience. The successful trip is a harmony among individuals, environments, and equipment, and the result of a well-thought-out choice of when and where to go ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Activités touristiques
OBS

Le terme «grande randonnée» est souvent utilisé (surtout parmi les spécialistes et ceux/celles qui pratiquent la grande randonnée pédestre) à la place de «grande randonnée pédestre», mais les deux termes se réfèrent souvent à la même activité.

Spanish

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