Our Walking Grades

These are active holidays and it is therefore very important to choose an itinerary that is right for you. We give each of our holidays a difficulty grade, and supply the number of walking days and daily distance. Naturally, the grading of individual holidays is subjective and within each holiday you will occasionally find some days slightly more challenging or easier than others.

Grade 1 and 2 walks are at a much more relaxed pace with plenty of time to stop and relax en-route. Grade 3 and 4 walks are longer days on rougher ground with some pretty steep sections.

If you have any specific questions about either of these, please contact one of our team on 0034 872723280  or e-mail: steve@catalanadventures.com

Grade 1 (Easy)

Walks: 3-6 hours
Ascent: 50-300m
Paths: Good paths, not too steep.

Walks have a relaxed pace with time to take in the views and surroundings. You don’t need much walking experience, as long as you’re a reasonably fit and active person these walks will be perfect for you.

Grade 2 (Moderate)

Walks: 4-8 hours
Ascent: 200-750m
Paths: Good with some steeper sections

Slightly longer walks than grade 1 with routes still on good paths and at a relaxed pace although there are normally some steeper sections. Ideal for those who walk regularly and have a reasonably good standard of fitness.

Grade 3 (Strenuous)

Walks: 5-10 hours
Ascent: 700-1200m
Paths: Rockier, steeper paths

For those that like longer days higher up in the mountains. Routes are steep in places and a good standard of fitness is required.

Grade 4 (we don’t offer any grade 4 holidays)

Walks: 6-10 hours
Ascent: 700-1400m
Paths: Steep!

High mountain paths that may require the use of crampons during certain months of the year. Previous hiking experience in the mountains and a very good level of fitness essential.

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