Hiking difficulty scale

We use a scale with 5 grades to try to make clear the technical difficulties and the level of physical effort required.
The parameters used for the elaboration of the scale are the following:
Cumulative elevation gain, total length, actual walking time (net of stops), trail condition and exposure.

T ⚫⚪⚪⚪⚪ = TOURIST
Simple walks, suitable for those who do not practice physical activity regularly and generally for families with children aged between 5 and 8*.

E- ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ = HIKERS/EASY
Hikes without particular difficulties, not excessively long or with moderate elevation gains. They require a little physical effort for novice hikers; easily affordable by regular hikers. Generally not suitable for children under 8*.

E ⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪ = HIKERS/INTERMEDIATE
Hikes on trails without difficulty or with some short passages that can be overcome without problems. They require a little training due to length and elevation gain. Generally not suitable for children under 12 years*.

E + ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪ = HIKERS/DEMANDING
Long and generally steep or with high elevation gains hikes, on trails with some challenging passages. They may have exposed sections that are not suitable for those who suffer from vertigo and require surefootedness and good fitness.

EE ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫ = EXPERT HIKERS
Long and steep hikes with high elevation gains, on challenging trails due to the surface and exposure. They require good fitness, mountain experience and are not suitable for those who suffer from vertigo.

All the trips that we offer never include sections with mountaineering grade, nor do they require the use of alpine equipment.
You must be aware of your skills and fit for the degree of difficulty of the hike. In case of doubt, ask the Guide for any explanation.

* The perception of fatigue by children is very subjective and depends on their walking experience. If you wish to partecipate with your children, we will contact you to evaluate together whether the hike is suitable for them or not.