RAW Travel Trip Gradings
RAW Travel offers a range of multi-day walks for complete beginners through to demanding treks that will satisfy and thrill even veteran adventurers. We have graded each RAW Travel trip from 1 (introductory) to 10 (tough).
Our grading system is intended to differentiate only the walks that RAW Travel offers, so they won’t necessarily match another travel company’s assessment of their trips.
We have used several criteria to assess the difficulty of each walk we offer, including the number of hours walking required each day, terrain and conditions underfoot, weather, gradient, altitude, signage and facilities. Basic accommodation and food in remote areas will contribute to a walk being graded more difficult. Keep in mind that if a walk is graded moderate, it doesn’t mean you will never feel tired.
Our multi-day walks require a suitable level of physical preparation. More detail is provided in our essential free guides to getting walking fit, available for each of our destinations.
Great Ocean Walk | 3-4 Moderate
Nakasendo Way | 4-6 Moderate to Challenging
Kumano Kodo | 6-7 Challenging to Strenuous
Swiss Alps | 6-7 Challenging to Strenuous
Dolomites | 7 Strenuous
Tour Du Mont Blanc | 7 Strenuous
Coast to Coast Path | 6-7 Challenging to Strenuous
Annapurna Trails | 6-7 Challenging to Strenuous
Everest Lower Trail | 6-7 Challenging to Strenuous
Upper Mustang | 7-8 Strenuous
Everest Base Camp | 8 Strenuous
Portuguese Coast Camino | 4-5 Moderate to Challenging
Spanish Route | 4-6 Moderate to Challenging
Le Puy Route (France) | 5-6 Challenging