This Is The Perfect Hiking Snack For Coastrek Event Day

17 Mar 2022

So you’ve signed up for Coastrek! It’s a great way to get out and enjoy nature, stay fit, and explore new trails, but if you're like most hikers, it can be difficult to know what to eat to stay energised and stave off hunger pangs, as you clock up the kilometres. 

Well, look no further! Whether you're a beginner hiker or an experienced trekker, this blog will give you suggestions for easy-to-carry, healthy snacks, which will see you smash your Coastrek goals.

Be sure to read on for advice on packing the perfect, hiking-food stash!

A day of hiking

With up to 10 hours of hiking ahead of you, it’s a good idea to know what to pack to stay nourished and hydrated. A few ways to keep your fluid intake at the right level is to use a soft, compact water bottle that fits easily inside your backpack or a hydration vest that is comfortable and lightweight to wear. Start drinking water a few hours before the trek and remember to top up about two cups worth every hour to replace what you’ve lost.

A backpack suitable for hiking is a great idea, as it has specialised compartments to hold all of your essentials. Consider packs with easy-access front and side pockets, so you can just grab on the go, rather than having to stop each time you feel thirsty or peckish.

How will you stay energised as you trek your way around the coast? 

The answer is to fuel your body with the right combination of hydration, carbohydrates, and protein. This is because your body needs optimal nutrients to perform at its best. 

A great way to nourish your body is to munch on foods with high protein content to help keep feeling satiated and support muscle repair. Lightweight but nutrient-rich foods are the way to go to supply you with the power you need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. 

Whole foods like rolled oats and nuts and seeds, as well as natural sugars, will sustain your energy. Think trail mix, made with a combination of nuts, dried fruits and even maybe a few chocolate chips thrown in, dependent on the weather of course!

Targeted Sports Nutrition

Easily accessible when packed inside pockets and made with natural, wholesome, organic ingredients, CLIF bars provide the right amount of carbohydrates to replenish your depleted energy stores, giving you that much needed helping hand or in this case, foot!  

All CLIF bars are crafted by athletes for athletes, to really hit the spot with targeted nutrition on the go. They are also dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan friendly.  

CLIF Builders Bars are the perfect solution for hikers because they provide protein and essential amino acids to help support, rebuild and repair muscle. They will keep hunger at bay, and they taste great, so you'll look forward to snacking on them during your hike. 

As you immerse yourself in the wild, epic adventures of Coastrek, you'll be pleased to know you’ll find CLIF Bars along the way to not only tantalise your taste buds but to deliver a sustained energy release, making it easier to keep pushing through, even when it feels tough.

Super light to carry, packing a few bars in your hiking pack will mean a quick, no-fuss way to simply grab and eat as you walk Australia’s finest coastlines, taking in the iconic Sydney scenery around you and hopefully enjoying some sunshine and a light breeze.

So, what are you waiting for? Start trialling the best foods for your body to get moving!

Armed with top nutrition, plenty of water, and a big smile, the Coastrek challenge is waiting for you. 

Have an epic time!

CLIF bars are a proud supporter of Coastrek, and will be available to enjoy at some of our Luv Stops on Event Day. You can check out the flavours here and find where to purchase here.