I am going on a week hiking trip on the Alta 1 trail in italy, I am only taking a carry on back pack. Does anyone know if you can take trekking poles that fold in your carry on pack, and also what type should I purchase? Thanks
Officially the answer is a hard no. See TSA Hiking Poles. Same answer in Canada although they make an exception for people who have mobility challenges.
Unofficially you may get lucky. See How To Carry Trekking Poles on the Plane.
Keep in mind too that even if you manage to get your poles on the plane to Italy you may then encounter problems when you go through security on the flight back home. Again, from what I see using Google the official answer is a hard no but seems to be more flexible in practice. If you want to take your chances I would at least put rubber tips on the poles.
Thanks! I really appreicate your info! to be safe I probably will just check them, I was trying to avoid checking a item hoping to just do carry on, but If I don't want to loose my trekking poles sounds like I need to definetly check them in.
Hey @Chewey21, thank you for your question about travelling with trekking poles!
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