Classification of hikes

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. 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.

A – easy walk on easy ground; total amount of climbing not more than 300 m (1000 ft).
B – average hike through hilly forests; total amount of climbing not more than 600 m (2000 ft).
C – involves some climbing on steep, possibly slippery terrain; total amount of climbing not more than 1000 m (3300 ft).
D – involves climbing on steep, possibly slippery terrain; total amount of climbing more than 1000 m (3300 ft). Where hikes involve a total difference in climbing altitude of more than 1500 m (some 5000 ft) this will be specifically mentioned.
E – involves rock climbing on secured trails, head for heights and sure-footedness required (normally used in addition to a C or D hike).