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Understand the levels

Besides the destination, the most important thing about choosing your trip is making sure it suits your background and physical abilities. To help you select the right trip, we have classified our self-guided tours into the following grades:

Grade 1 or Easy shorter walk of 3 to 5 hours each day on clearly way marked and flat paths. Everybody can walk this tour

Grade 2 or Normal walks of 4 to 6 hours a day. Some stages could be more 20 km (13/15 miles) and rolling uplands, ascents mainly gradual than steep of up to 500 m.

Grade 3 or difficult/hard walks of between 5 and 8 hours a day with ascents up to 700 m. Some hiking experience is advisable.

Grade 4 or expert 6 to 9 hours walking a day with long ascents and descents more than 1000 m. You walk big mountains as the Alps or Massif Central, on rough and stony paths. On occasion route-finding may be tricky and request some experience

If you want more advice on whether a particular tour is right for you, please e-mail info@sentiersdefrance.com Our team will be able to help you to choose the trip that right for you.