Why Hiking Helps You Bond With Others

Why Hiking Helps You Bond With Others

Did you know hiking is a great way to help you bond with your loved ones? Especially when you are on a walking holiday! When you are outside, spending hours talking, you’ll have deep conversations and find out things you may have never known about that person, as well as be able to talk about things that you need to get off your chest.

Why Hiking Helps You Bond With Others

In the environment that hiking puts you in, you’ll find yourself feeling happier, and more focused and barriers will be broken down - how could they not be if you are hiking over a couple of days? In this scenario, it’s a lot easier to bond and you are experiencing new things together, which can bring the best out of people. Plus, with no signal, you won’t be distracted by your mobile phones which is often something that can affect people's relationships without them knowing. We love that hiking brings people together whilst also giving the physical and mental benefits - you’ll be getting a workout, that’s for sure. Below we have put together our guide on why hiking helps you bond with others.

No digital devices

Whenever you are out and about with others, more often or not, you will be on your mobile at some point - whether that’s replying to a text, taking a call or checking your work emails. When hiking, this doesn’t happen. Mobile phones often don’t have a signal and when they do, people only use them for emergencies (which we hope isn't the case for you). This means you aren’t distracted by your device, helping you give all your attention to the people you are hiking with. You’ll be amazed at how much mobiles affect your bond with others.

A different scenery from your everyday life

As you can imagine, hiking is a completely different scenery from your everyday life. For a lot of people, everyday life involves working from an office desk and commuting via public transport or car, whereas hiking is out in nature, in the open. You’ll be breathing in the fresh air, seeing stunning views and having your loved ones with you. By being with your loved ones, you get to spend some quality time together in a very positive environment. This means you’ll feel more relaxed and in a more positive mindset to bond better.

You find yourself feeling happy

Holidays always bring out the best in people and you simply feel happy! You are away from your everyday stresses and can relax whilst enjoying something you love, which in this case is hiking. When feeling your best, you are more likely to open up and talk about deeper things in your life. With so many hours ahead of you on your hike, this gives you plenty of time to talk about life and get anything you need off your chest, helping you bond and become even closer.

Wrap Up: Why Hiking Helps You Bond With Others

Have you been on a hike with your loved ones and found yourself feeling closer after? What is your favourite thing about hiking? Why do you think hiking helps you bond with others? Let us know in the comment box below.

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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