Physical Ratings

Know how difficult your trip will be before you book so you'll be prepared

Our Rating System

When signing up for one of our trips, it is important that you pay attention to the Physical Rating Level so you don’t sign up for something beyond your fitness level. Due to the fact that we are an adventure travel company, our trips vary and many require a higher level of fitness than others.  To help you get a general idea of the physical activity level of each trip, we have assigned a rating system that is based on the average person and should be adjusted based on your experience and physical abilities. This rating system should help you in choosing a trip that is appropriate for you and one that you will enjoy. At a minimum, all participants should be able to walk without the aid of another person, be able to climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off any mode of transportation (buses, boats, trains), and carry their own luggage, at a minimum.

Level 1: Easy

Our Easy Trips typically involve activities that are effortless and suitable for individuals of varying fitness levels. Easy activities may include short walks or strolls in scenic areas, guided sightseeing tours that primarily involve transportation and minimal walking, gentle boat rides, or relaxed cultural experiences like visiting museums or attending performances. The emphasis of a trip with an easy activity level is on providing a comfortable and accessible experience, allowing participants to enjoy the destination without exerting much physical effort. It is suitable for those who prefer a more laid-back and leisurely approach to their travels, accommodating individuals who may have limited mobility or prefer minimal physical activity.

Level 2: Light

Our Light Trips typically involve activities that are relatively easy and require minimal physical effort. Light activities may include leisurely walks, gentle hikes on well-maintained trails, sightseeing tours that involve minimal walking, relaxed bike rides, or activities such as yoga, stretching, or swimming. The focus of a trip with a light activity level is often on relaxation, enjoying the surroundings at a leisurely pace, and engaging in activities that are accessible to most people regardless of their fitness level. Participants can expect a comfortable and less physically demanding experience, suitable for those who prefer a more relaxed approach to their travels.

Level 3: Moderate

Our Moderate Trips are intended for those in good health and an average level of fitness. These trips typically involve activities that require a moderate amount of physical effort, such as walking or hiking for a few hours, sightseeing, exploring cities or cultural sites, participating in guided tours, or engaging in light recreational activities like swimming, cycling, or kayaking. The emphasis is on enjoying the destination and its attractions while incorporating a reasonable level of physical activity. Participants should expect to be moderately active during the trip but not overly exhausted or pushed to their physical limits. 

Level 4: Active

Our Active Trips are intended for those who are physically fit and enjoy staying active during their travels. These trips often include opportunities to explore the natural landscapes, embark on outdoor adventures, and push oneself physically. Participants should expect to engage in activities that may require stamina, strength, and a certain level of physical fitness. These trips typically involves activities that require moderate to high levels of physical effort and endurance. Examples of active activities may include hiking on challenging terrains, cycling or mountain biking, kayaking or rafting in rivers or rapids, participating in multi-day treks, engaging in water sports like snorkeling or surfing, or partaking in adventure activities such as rock climbing or zip-lining.

Level 5: Challenging

Our Challenging Trips are intended for experienced and physically fit individuals who are seeking a demanding and adrenaline-pumping experience. Participants should have a high level of fitness, endurance, and skill in the specific activities involved. These trips may entail risks and require participants to follow safety guidelines, have appropriate equipment, and possibly undergo training or preparation beforehand. Expert guides and instructors are often present to ensure safety and provide necessary support throughout the challenging activities. Examples of challenging activities may include multi-day treks or expeditions to high-altitude destinations, mountaineering or summit attempts, long-distance cycling or hiking adventures, backcountry skiing or snowboarding, or scuba diving.