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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Sandy McPherson Jul 22, 2015 at 06:56 AM

i'm going on the october 6th hike. anyone else? weather will be as unpredictable as it always is - i know - but still wondering if a heavy sweater would be needed.
Eileen Okel Jul 22, 2015 at 08:12 AM

Hi Sandy! I went on the Jun 16 trip and it was rainy and chilly at times. Dressing in layers helped me. I'd get very warm when hiking and remove a layer even when weather was cool. I prefer a light weight fleece top to a sweater to keep me warm if needed. I truly enjoyed this trip and hope you will, too.
Sandy McPherson Aug 18, 2015 at 07:13 AM

thanks eileen. i think i will completely enjoy the trip as well. did you have a small group? from looking at the pics online the groups look small which is perfect for me. i have a fleece and a windbreaker and was thiking that would work but then again, it's october and it could get cold. undecided about bringing a lightweight jacket. oh well, i guess it's better to have it than not. thanks again for responding.

Roxanne Murner Jun 08, 2015 at 09:46 AM

Has anyone done this trip from Mid June to end of June? I want to avoid the rainy season. Any comments about the weather at this time? Thanks.

Eileen Okel Apr 29, 2015 at 04:50 PM

My husband Ed & I will be going on the June 16 trip. We can't wait!
Would love to say : Hi!" to others going on that date.

jean hoepfel Sep 19, 2014 at 08:38 AM

I signed up for the june 30 trip next year. I wanted to go when the weather was warmer and hopefully drier. I plan to arrive a week or more earlier to visit relatives and do some touring on own. looking forward to it!
Linda Main Jan 11, 2015 at 01:34 PM

Jean, I just enrolled in this program (June 30). I look forward to meeting you! This will be my 2nd RS walking trip. I went to Croatia in September 2014 and absolutely loved it.

Robert Lecour Sep 15, 2014 at 04:07 PM

Break in your shoes well, bring lots of poly layers but nothing heavy, take energy bars and liquid supplements, plan to do some stretching each day before and after the hike. Should be fun..the trails look well surfaced and used often. ..I'm slow as a turtle so I take pride in taking up the rear.

JOLENE BABYAK Apr 29, 2014 at 02:57 PM

I'm really looking forward to this trip. I've only taken one RS hiking trek but it seems that some people are fast walkers, some are in the middle and some are slow, or bail out early and wait in the shade. Everyone seems to be accommodated.
Marion Simon Jul 14, 2014 at 04:54 PM

We agree with you, especially on the program we did in BC and Alberta. Everybody enjoyed their own group and had fun. We are looking forward to this program and hope for a congenial group again.
JOLENE BABYAK Jul 21, 2014 at 09:45 AM

As the goggly-eyed actress, Emma Chambers said to Julia Roberts in Nottinghill "We're friends already!"
Marion Simon Jul 21, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Are you taking the October trip? We plan on being in Austria a week before to get acclimatised.
JOLENE BABYAK Jul 22, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Yes, I'm arriving the Saturday before to go to a spa with one of my friends, then I'll land in Seefeld on Tuesday before the group arrives on Wednesday.

Carol Gilker Apr 01, 2011 at 04:41 PM

My husband and I are in our 70's and work out 3x per week, but find climbing hills a bit difficult. Could someone who has done this trip expound on its difficulty. Do you go slow or hurry up the 2,000' incline?
Raymond Green Mar 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

This is a pretty challenging set of hikes. We didn't go fast, but we went far and high

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