Our Grades Explained

To show the relative difficulty of our trekking, hiking, discovery, cycling, family and other adventure holidays, each trip is graded and ADVANCED being the most challenging. In turn these grades are divided into EASY, MODERATE and ADVANCED. Our simple, symbols provide an indication of the difficulty and kind of each trip.

Clearly, there are many different factors that contribute to the difficulty of a particular holiday, including, length of day, terrain, type of accommodation, altitude and weather conditions. Since some of these factors are necessarily changeable, any system of grades can only provide a general indication. Although we have tried to make our grading system as clear as possible, it cannot take into account your personal interests, abilities or experience. If you have any questions about the nature of a particular trip or its suitability for you, please read the detailed Trip Notes and if you are still unsure please do not hesitate to contact us.


Suitable for most people in good health, holidays at this grade include only limited amounts of activity.


Suitable for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day.


Physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.


Just for families.These trips are for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course)


Easier walking , where holidays are at a gentler place, with only an average fitness required.


Slightly more strenuous walking on easier to moderate slopes, tracks and paths, plus hills and easy mountains, which may be rough underfoot at times.


Hiking on easier to moderate slopes, tracks and paths, plus hills and easy mountains, which may be rough underfoot at times with camp overnights.


If you already enjoy mountain, forest or hill walking, these holidays let you pick up the pace by climbing higher peaks and walking more challenging tracks. Your reward is a really exhilarating walking programme.


Cycling or mountain biking adventure.


Van Supported Tours.During bike tour, following the group there is always a driver with a van equipped to transport bikes and people.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price, but any drinks or snacks wanted outside of these meal times will cost extra.


This is ideal for people who like to test local food.


Ski vacation package.


Guided caving adventures.

Off road



Guided horse riding.