All of our trips are active and require basic good health, balance, and mobility. These ratings are general guides. Each trip description has more specific information. Please make sure you pick a trip that is suitable for you; if you have any doubt about a trip's suitability, please call us at 877-439-4042. Because of the flexibility of our itineraries, some trips have more than one rating.
Please do not sign up for any trip rated 3, 4 or 5 unless you already exercise regularly and/or you have the time to adequately prepare for it.
Ratings are based on level of conditioning necessary to enjoy the trip and hours of activity, which may be broken up during the day. If a trip has 3 to 4 hours of activity, this does not mean that you are on your own for the rest of the day; typically our trips are quite full. The rest of the time might be spent sight-seeing, driving, visiting museums, optional activities, free time for shopping or whatever else you want to do on your own, or time to relax.
Level 1 trips are the most leisurely with an average of 1-4 hours of physical activity each day. These trips are suitable for anyone who is new to adventure travel and who may not currently have a regular exercise routine. Level 1 trips are often designed to provide more 'down time', as well as some optional activities. If you were to choose to do everything on the itinerary, these trips could be rated a level 2 or 3.
Level 2 trips typically involve 3 to 5 hours of daily activity. These trips are suitable for anyone who has a regular exercise routine that may include walking, biking, hiking, swimming, yoga or other physical activity for 20-40 minutes 3 to 4 times a week.
Level 3 trips are moderately challenging with an average of 4 to 6 hours of activity each day. To get the most enjoyment out of these trips, we recommend an exercise routine that includes some aerobic conditioning, such as jogging, swimming, or cycling for 30-45 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a week. Cross-training and flexibility exercises are also recommended, depending on the specific trip.
Level 4 trips average 5 to 8 hours of physical activity most days, and depending on the shape you are in, they typically require activity specific training ahead of the trip. The better shape you are in, the more fun you will have; therefore, we recommend aerobic conditioning for at least 40-60 minutes 4 to 5 times a week, as well as some additional endurance and strength training.
Level 5 trips are the most physically challenging with approximately 5 to 10 hours of physical activity each day. These trips require a high degree of fitness and even if you exercise regularly, they typically will require more specific conditioning and a specialized training routine depending on the trip.
To ensure that you are in the best possible shape for your trip, particularly if it is rated 3 or above, Adventures in Good Company has partnered with Trailblazer Wellness, a women-owned personal training and adventure coaching company, to offer fitness programs crafted specifically for your itinerary.
Consider replacing your current workout with a customized plan from Becki Rupp at Trailblazer Wellness. Traveling with us means that you automatically receive a 10% discount when you purchase a Trailblazer Wellness program.
Regardless of your fitness level, and whether you want to train at the gym or at home, Becki will collaborate with you to develop a plan that will help you get the most out of the trip that you have booked. The program is designed to increase your self-assurance, boost your energy level, and help you physically and mentally prepare for all of the activities in your itinerary.
For more details, go to trailblazerwellness.com/coaching-agc/.