Route 4: Lake Atitlán

Overview

This isn't your average lake. Set in the Guatemalan highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range, this is Central America's deepest lake (a maximum depth of about 340 metres!), and well renowned as one the most beautiful lakes in the world. To take on this Indoor Expedition, you'll be walking the equivalent distance of Lake Atitlán's shoreline - that's a whopping 82km!

Expedition details

Distance to travel: 82km

Avg. duration: 6-10 days

Avg. steps (walking): Between 90,000 - 120,000 steps

To work out accurately how many steps you'll need to take, mark out two points 10 metres apart. Count how many steps you take walking from start to finish. Then multiply this amount by 8,200 (you might want a calculator for that one...).

Here's a list of apps to help track distance or steps:

Recommended Apps

Ideas

  1. Live near a lake or pond? That would be the perfect setting for this route. Although, we doubt you live near anything quite as MASSIVE as Lake Atitlán!
  2. You can use a pedometer to measure your steps, or download a suitable mobile app to measure the distance covered! Don't forget to test it out before you begin, just to make sure it's accurate.
  3. Need a backing track for your walk? We've got you covered - YouTube: Peaceful lake Sounds

Before you begin

Before getting started with any of our Indoor Expeditions, make sure you've thought it all through. Here are a few useful tips:

  • It's important that you maintain social distancing, so if you're using your daily exercise allowance, avoid busy areas.
  • Make sure you've got a water bottle with you to avoid dehydrating.
  • Apply sun cream if you're outside, even on a cloudy day!
  • If you're attempting the trek around your house, clear away any trip hazards.
  • Use sensible footwear at all times.
  • Plan your route in advance.

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