All of our trips are active and require basic good health, balance, and mobility. These ratings are general guidelines. Each trip description has more specific information, and 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 the 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, or free time on your own, including time to relax!
Level 1 trips are designed for anyone new to adventure travel, but travelers should have a basic level of training to ensure they are adequately prepared, even if they do not currently have a regular exercise routine. These trips are often designed to provide more ‘down time’, as well as some optional activities, and if you were to choose to do everything on the itinerary, they might be rated a level 2 or level 3.
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Level 2 trips are designed for travelers with a moderate level of fitness who enjoy active adventures. These trips are suitable for anyone who has a regular exercise routine that includes walking, biking, swimming or other aerobic activities for 20-40 minutes 3 to 4 times a week.
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Level 3 trips are moderately physical 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.
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Level 4 trips average 5 to 8 hours of physical activity most days, and depending on the shape you are in, they typically require 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.
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Level 5 trips are the most physically demanding with roughly 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.
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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/.
Your trip is booked, and the countdown is on! Your next adventure will be here before you know it, but are you where you need to be to fully enjoy this experience?
At Adventures in Good Company, we take not only pride in how we craft our trips from beginning to end but also in the care we put into making sure participants are fully prepped mentally and physically for the adventure they signed up for so they can embrace this experience to its full potential.
Our Program Managers carefully spend time evaluating each itinerary to pair it with an accurate rating and tips to get ready physically leading up to your departure. All of our trips are active and require basic good health, balance, and mobility, but some require more conditioning than others. You can learn more about our trip ratings here.
Upon signing up for your trip, you’ll receive a series of emails from a Program Manager, one of which includes conditioning suggestions crafted specifically for the level of adventure you’ll be going on. This overview will cover the type of terrain you can expect in the destination you’ll be visiting, an explanation of the rating assigned to your trip, general exercises to help with your conditioning, and other recommendations such as hiring a personal trainer or adventure coach.
As an extension of our personalized experience, we are excited to announce our newest partnership with Becki Rupp of Trailblazer Wellness! As a certified personal trainer and adventure coach, Becki offers support in preparing individuals physically and mentally for adventure travel so that they can come home with amazing memories. Becki can help you build your strength, stamina, and confidence to make the most of your adventures and life!
Why should you consider a coach to prepare for an adventure trip? Not only will Becki guide you through preparing for activities on your travels, but you'll receive a customized training plan to get you ready for your adventure. These coaching sessions give you all the support and motivation you could need during your pre-trip journey.
Consider replacing your current workout with a customized plan from Becki. Traveling with us means 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.
Take a peek at this sample workout by Becki to get started on your strength training here.
Learn more about coaching programs available through Trailblazer Wellness and how to book a FREE 30-minute consultation here!