Sports and living in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Spatial planning, new sports facilities and the evolution of dream creation

At the Faculty of “Sport Management” in France, there is a subject called “Spatial planning” (“Aménagement du territoryoire”). It talks about the improvement of cities and towns, including in terms of the development of sports infrastructure. It is almost a science today when ordering space taking into account social, economic and strategic meanings. This is …

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Sports and living in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

A few tips for tourists who purchase “tour packages” in Europe (with France as the example): what do you need to know?

A few tips for tourists who purchase “tour packages” in Europe (with France as the example): what do you need to know?

A travel package is a service that includes at least two components related to logistics and accommodation, as well as any other tourist services that are provided for at least twenty-four hours (that is, …

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Sports and living in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Rules of conduct in the winter in the mountains: basic recommendations from mountain instructors and guides from the French university, STAPS

What to take on a hike in the mountains? This is what my blog is about today.

Equipment. Regardless of the weather, a hiker’s backpack should always include waterproof and windproof clothing, such as Gore-tex, and warm clothing (fleece, thermal underwear, etc.). In winter, a spare pair of warm gloves is a must. You will also …

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Coaching – the pros and cons. Interpersonal attitudes. How to structure relationships with a personal trainer

Coaching – the pros and cons. Interpersonal attitudes. How to structure relationships with a personal trainer

Photo: Alex Mostaslavsky

Clothes and shoes in the photos are provided by sportswear store Monterosa sport

In any society, there are always people who need someone to help them start a healthy lifestyle, train regularly or follow a diet. We need …

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Sports and living in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Some tips for novice hikers

Some tips for novice hikers

Clothes and shoes in the photos are provided by sportswear store Monterosa sport

Photo: Alex Mostaslavsky

How can you start hiking if you have no experience? The answer is simple – you should just start hiking!

People often ask the same questions: “Is it dangerous in the mountains”? “Are hikers often attacked by …

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Sports and living in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Hiking routes in the Pyrenees. Carlit massif. Pyrénées-Orientales, France. Terrain orientation course

Hiking routes in the Pyrenees with STAPS. Carlit massif. Pyrenees-Orientales, France. Terrain orientation course

Photo: Irina Rybalchenko

Carlit massif

The Bouillouses dam.

The hydro-electric company of Midi (SHEM, the first producer of hydroelectricity of the Pyrenees-Orientales) operates in cascade of 8 factories in the watershed of the river Têt and 1 other on the watershed of the Segre river. …

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Best mountain canyoning: the only one in Europe with hot water Thués (France) is available all year round

Canyoning is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming.

The only one in Europe, canyoning Thués with hot water (located 25 minutes from Fon Romeu / Pyrenees 2000 / Les Angles) is available all year …

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