We use a „rating“ system for our hikes, distinguishing between the skill needed to participate in the hike, and the endurance which will be required for it. Each hike is given a symbol consisting of a letter as per the explanation below, and a number giving the approximate number of hours spent walking, not including lunch breaks and other rest stops.
easy walk on easy ground;
total climb > 300 m (1000 ft).
average hike through hilly forests;
total climb < 600 m (2000 ft).
involves some climbing on steep, possibly slippery terrain;
total climb < 1000 m (3300 ft).
involves climbing on steep, possibly slippery terrain;
total climb > 1000 m (3300 ft).
E – involves rock climbing on secured trails, head for heights and sure-footedness required (normally used in addition to a C or D hike).
Followings number give the approximate number of hours spent walking (breaks/stops not included).
Example: B5 designates an average hike with an actual walking time of 5 hours. Please note that the actual difficulty of a hike might depend primarily on the weather and ground.