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LOCATION

Germany

START DATE

4:00pm, Mon, 1st May 2023

No. of Days

Multi Day

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Our “Painters Way” Hiking Adventure journeys through the Saxony region of Germany into the wildly romantic area of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, which were the backdrop and inspiration for the romantic painters of Casper David Friedrich, Ludwig Richter and Adrian Zingg.

Locally known as “Malerwerg”, this trail was declared one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany. Imagine hiking on well marked trails with the most spectacular views!

Join Women’s Fitness Adventures on this stunning hiking adventure to Germany. We hike the entire trail of approximately 120km, staying overnight in hand selected, local hotels and inns. Complete with our  local hiking guide, we discover the magic of the region and immerse ourselves in local German hospitality.

Secure your place today with a 25% payment. See the Booking Terms and Conditions for more details

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Monday May 1st 2023

Arrive in Leipzig, Germany

Arrival day in Leipzig, Germany.

Depending where you are coming from, the day is yours to spend as you wish.

As our team assembles from far and wide, the arrival times may vary.

Our adventure officially starts at 6pm when we group in the foyer and head out for a casual dinner.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Tuesday May 2nd, 2023

Leipzig, Germany

This morning we have a guided walking town tour. It’s time to get our bearings and discover the rich history of this once “East German” city.

The afternoon is at your leisure.

Perhaps it’s relaxing and catching up from the travel, or it’s exploring more of the city or maybe some shopping.

Tonight we gather for our Welcome Dinner – all of the team are together to share in the excitement of the adventure ahead.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast | Group Welcome Dinner

Wednesday May 3rd, 2023

Leipzig-Pirna

Today is a travel day as we make our way via Private Bus Transfer to the town of Pirna.

This quaint town offers an opportunity for urban exploration as you discover its history, architecture and natural formations.

There’s time to gather your own lunch for a picnic in the park, or dine in one of the eateries.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast||Dinner

Hiking time: Urban walking at leisure around city.

Thursday May 4th

Pirna – Lohmen

After a hearty German breakfast, we hike from Pirna via Pirna Copitz and Hinterjessen to Liebethal Grund.

We hike alongside a small creek that leads us through the romantic area to the impressive Richard Wagner monument.

This trail, surrounded by bushes and lined with trees, shows historic abandoned quarries, the result of a  long tradition of using sandstone as building materials and millstones.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking Distance: Approx:12km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time.

Friday 5th May 2023

Lohmen – Hohnstein

It’s not long after we start our hike today that we enter the delightfully pretty area known as Uttewalder Grund – an area covered in ferns and moss. It was used as a motif for the pictures of the Romantics.

As we continue the trail, we reach Steinernen Tisch –  this “stone table” is regarded as a symbol of jurisdiction and serves to mark and locate a place of court and negotiation in the landscape.

It’s here, we reach the Bastei View and we can see deep into the Elbe Valley below – a picture perfect moment.

Our hike takes us past the Rathen Rock Stage – a naturally formed ampitheatre, past waterfalls and small lakes. We cross the Tuefelsbrücke (wide stone bridge) and follow the trail through the gorge to our accomodation for the night and the end of the days hike.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking Distance: Approx:16km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time.

Saturday 6th May 2023

Hohnstein -Bad Schandau

With the Hohnstein castle as our landmark our hike today takes us past the remains of walled gardens to the Brand Lookout – one of the most spectacular views of the Saxon-Switzerland region.

We hike through small towns and landmarks before ending up in  Bad Schandau – the spa town on the banks of the Elbe River.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking distance: Approx:17km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Sunday 7th May 2023

Bad Schandau- Lichtenhainer Waterfall.

The highlight of today’s hike is most definitely the Shcrammstein View – an impressive rock formation that gave inspiration to the “romantics” painters.

We follow along to the well known waterfall via a small cathedral before our bus picks us up to return to the hotel.

Accommodation: Twin share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking distance: Approx:15km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Monday 8th May 2023

Lichtenhain Waterfall – Schmilka

Our adventure today begins with a departure from the norm – an historic tram ride to the waterfall where our hike commences.

Following alongside the stream we hike past small caves, towns and historic monuments. Before long we arrive at the gorgeous town of Schmilka. And we have heard that the bakery here is pretty good.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking distance: Approx:17km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Tuesday 9th May 2023

Schmilka – Gohrisch

Today is “THE Painters Path” with beautiful vistas and plenty of photo opportunities.

It’s also considered one of the highest points on the trail with the mountain “gems” of  Papststein (451 metres)  & Gohrischfels (440 metres) as our reference point.

We reach the health resort town of Gohrisch, our home for the night.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking distance: Approx:16km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Wednesday 10th May 2023

Gohrisch – Rathen

Our trail today takes us to the legendary “Barbarine” – and we” chat about the history when there.

Today we hike past large caves and through to the Elbe Valley and the gorgeous old town of Koenigstein.

We hike on to the famous Fortress and on to Thürmsdorf where, if time permitting and it’s open, a chocolate factory too – a nice reward for our hiking.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: Approx:17km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Thursday 11th May 2023

Rathen – Wehlen

After another hearty breakfast, today marks the last of the peaks of the trail.

We view the house of Robert Sterl – a museum preserving the artistic legacy of the Impressionist painter.

It’s then a Private bus pick up to take us back to our hotel before we embark on an afternoon guided town tour of Dresden.

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Tonight is our Traditional Women’s Fitness Adventures Celebration Dinner and Awards evening.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel

Hiking distance: Approx:10km

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Friday 12th May 2023

It’s departure day today and time to say goodbye to our wonderful adventure in Germany and our amazing hiking companions.

Dresden is a great hub for all future travels – connecting to major European cities by rail, road and air.

Safe travels for the next stage of your journey.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Here's What You Get

ACCOMMODATION

Our accommodation on The Painters Way hike is in comfortable and clean hotels or inns.

When on the trail, we move to a new hotel each night. But there’s no need to worry about your luggage as it is transported for us each day and will safely be at the next accommodation.

There’s 11 nights hotel accommodation included, broken down as follows:

  • Leipzig – two nights
  • Pirna – one night
  • Lohmen – one night
  • Hohnstein – one night
  • Bad Schandau – two nights
  • Schmilka – one night
  • Gorisch – one night
  • Rathen – one night
  • Dresden – one night (final night)

Picture courtesy of Hotel Margaretenhof, Gohrisch. Picture is for illustration purposes only and depicts type of accommodation provided – local hotels and inns. It may vary from that shown.

MEALS

In this itinerary we have catered for the majority of meals, including

10 Breakfasts, 8 lunches and 11 Dinners.

On our hiking days, lunch will be available for us to take on our hikes each day.

Of course, along the way, should we pass through small towns, you are welcome to purchase any additional food should you wish to do so.

Whilst we do not supply alcohol, you are welcome to buy your own.

Remember alcohol is dehydrating and the goal is to hike each day.

We strongly encourage that you sample the local fare! However, should you have any special snacks that you can’t live without, you are welcome to bring these with you.

YOUR LEADERS

Your experienced Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W. Leader is with you all the way.

From the moment you arrive in Liepzig (or if you are travelling there together) until the last day, she will be your ultimate fan and support.

Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and is there to facilitate a great adventure.

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for Hiking the Painters Way with Women’s Fitness Adventures.

Each day you will be required to carry your own day pack. Your luggage will be transported each day to our new accommodation.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, we recommend you watch the Masterclasses on topics such as boots, backpacks and raincoats found inside the Member Portal on our website.

Additionally, make contact with us via the Facebook Group or by contacting the office.

Your Women’s Fitness Adventures membership gives you access to a discount with our Adventure Store partner based in Brisbane. This generous discount is available for use in store, online or over the phone – so can be accessed wherever you live.

Your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a group first aid kit.

YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

Our Hiking The Painters Way Adventure comes complete with its very own private Facebook Group.

This is designed specifically for maximum interaction and communication to ensure you never miss a moment in the lead up.

Additionally there is an online meeting designed to bring the group together, check in on your training and provide any updates.

SAFETY

Safety is our number one priority. Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and your Guides hold  Senior First Aid Qualifications.

All guides and leaders have current CPR Qualifications.

In the event of extreme weather conditions or conditions beyond our control, the adventure may vary from the itinerary. Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

KNOWLEDGE

Our  Hiking The Painters Way Adventure comes with a dedicated, local and professional hiking guide.

Our guide, along with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, who is there to support YOU, will ensure that you leave with not only knowledge of the local area, but also priceless memories.

These elements, along with our amazing C.R.E.W make our multi day hikes transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to The Hiking the Painters Way Adventure, you will begin to make new friends. It all starts with the training.

Our adventurers tell us that they love the opportunities of meeting others before the adventure in the Closed Facebook Group or in person at training.

Many of our members have gone on to become great friends. You can read some of the friendship stories by clicking here.

PRICELESS MEMORIES

Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

Here is what Margaret had to say about her most recent 2022  Adventure.

“We all said it was like walking in a postcard. So hard to believe I was in that postcard. The companionship within the group made this a most wonderful, awesome, amazing adventure which I will talk about forever” Iceland 2022.

FITNESS TRAINING

Our Hiking The Painters Way Adventure is graded Moderate.

The hiking is moderate with daily hikes ranging from 10-17km. The terrain is undulating and there are plenty of hills and stairs.

One of the most common asked questions is “Will I be fit enough?”

As soon as you book your Multi Day Adventure, you can get started with training.

Through booking into the adventure early and allowing time to train, those with an introductory plus level of fitness will find this an achievable goal – provided you put in the training. 

Here’s what you get:

  • Four months BEFORE departure you will receive  hike training plan relevant to your adventure.
  • An ONLINE Group Adventure meeting that details your training, gear & equipment and checks in on your status.
  • Access to the closed Hiking The Painters Way Adventure Facebook Group.

In person Group Hike Training is available and is an optional extra for participants based in South East Queensland. The link to purchase the sessions will be made available to you once your booking is confirmed.

These training sessions are held in Brisbane once a month on a Sunday and are shared with members booked on a variety of our multi day adventures.

By following (that is “doing”) our training programs and actively moving “toward” your adventure you will become Adventure Ready.

The training programs have been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on many decades of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will only need day packs to carry your water, lunch and snacks for the day.  You may also have personal items that you might like to carry along such as extra clothing, rainjacket, sunscreen and camera. The weight of this would vary around 5-7kg.

    A comprehensive gear list will be supplied to you within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed and long before the adventure so that you can feel confident that you have the right gear.

    By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for our Hiking the Painters Way Adventure.

  • Adventure type, grading & your participation

    This is a MODERATE multi day adventure.

    The trails are well marked and traversed. However the paths may be uneven and rocky underfoot, due to the nature of it being outdoors and natural.There will be some steep ascents where you will get out of breath. As well as some descents where you will need to concentrate. With the right focus commitment to hike training, this is suitable for those with a moderate level of fitness.

    A MODERATE level of fitness means:

    • There are consecutive days hiking where we are out “all day”, so having a good level of endurance (the ability to be out hiking all day) is necessary
    • The hiking consists of hills, stairs and uneven paths. Many paths are historical meaning that they are uneven underfoot.
    • A good level of cardio fitness is required – so being able to recover your breath after hiking hills; hiking up hills/stairs without stopping every few moments (the goal is to keep going no matter how slow you might think you are).
    • Stability on legs is required so that you can handle the uneven terrain.
    • The ability to carry a pack of up to 8kg with all of your personal requirements, including water, over the trails.

    By booking into this adventure you agree to our Booking Terms and Conditions, which includes completing our Participant Document for this adventure. You should only participate if you feel you are medically able to do so. If, at any time, the leader feels concerned about your ability to participate or is concerned for your safety whilst on the adventure, they may ask you to ”sit out” or not participate in a particular program or session. You accept that this is predominantly an outdoor activity in a bush setting and it carries associated risks, including but not limited to uneven surfaces, rocks, weather conditions and animals.

  • Fitness Level

    Our Hiking the Painters Way adventure is Graded Moderate.

    The hiking is moderate with daily guided hikes that will vary from 4-8 hours, depending on our pace. Please note we are OUT all day on our adventures – regardless of whether we are hiking all day.

    There is also some private bus transfers which require you to step onto the bus..

    You will need a MODERATE level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

    Here’s what you get

    • A hike training plan relevant to your adventure
    • An online GROUP ADVENTURE meeting to explain gear, fitness & training and to meet your fellow adventurers
    • Access to the closed Hiking the Painters Way Adventure Closed Facebook Group.

    We advise you do as much training as you can before the trip.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

    Fitness Goals

    If you’re at a lower level of fitness than moderate we can help you with your goals to successfully prepare for this trip.

  • Weather

    May is a great time to visit and hike in Germany with daily temperatures ranging from 10-20 degrees and not too much rainfall.

    It’s also NOT peak tourist time, so crowds aren’t as big as the Summer months.

    It is important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. Weather can sometimes be unpredictable.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions and other factors beyond our control, the adventure may vary from the itinerary. Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following is INCLUDED as part of the adventure:

    • All transfers that form part of the adventure as specified in the itinerary
    • 11 nights/12 days fully guided and accommodated adventure
    • 10 breakfasts
    • 8 lunches
    • 11 dinners
    • Local qualified German Hiking Guide
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

    The following are not included

    • Airfares
    • Visas, passport costs
    • Vaccinations & medical expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • Transfers other than specified
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Alcohol
    • Souvenirs & gifts
    • Meals & food not specified in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees unless specified
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Hotel taxes/city taxes where applicable.
  • Booking Terms and Conditions

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    (Including cancellation policy)

     

    Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.

    These should also be read in conjunction with the website Terms and Conditions. 

    In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions which constitute the agreement between Women’s Fitness Adventures ABN 99 126 975 880 and you.

    No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by a person so authorised by Women’s Fitness Adventures. In these terms and conditions reference to “Women’s Fitness Adventures representatives” means staff of Women’s Fitness Adventures and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other third parties and representatives and the land management authorities in each country in which the tour is conducted, or any of them.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to update the Booking Terms and Conditions at any time and will advise you in writing of any changes ahead of time.

    For International Adventures please note a passport is required for all international travel and a minimum 6 months validity is required on your passport.

    Final Itineraries and gear lists and other relevant information will be emailed no later than 14-21 days prior to adventure departure date.

     

    Prices

    All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you.

    Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment. Therefore pricing is subject to change until final payment has been received.  

    Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control. Please be aware of this.

    Note you must be a financial member AT THE TIME OF YOUR ADVENTURE DEPARTURE to access the member price. If you are not a financial member at the time of your adventure departure you will need to pay the difference between the member and non member price for this adventure.

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

    Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.

    • An initial non refundable payment of 25% is required to secure your place on this adventure.
    • Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment terms as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures in the table below.
    • Failure to pay within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your booking.
    • Payments are accepted by direct deposit, PayPal or by credit card. There are no credit card surcharges for bookings made through the Women’s Fitness Adventures website
    • When your credit card is processed by Women’s Fitness Adventures you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided.
    • Direct Deposit payments can be made to the following account with the adventure and your initials as the reference:      Women’s Fitness Adventures    BSB 084-447    Account: 837616982

    If paying this way, please email a screen shot of your payment to the office 

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

     

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

     

    Payment Terms

     

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking

    (25% non-refundable initial payment)

    $1488 

    (25% non-refundable initial payment)

    November 28th 2022 $2975
    February 15th 2023 $1487

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before November 28th 2022 Total loss of initial payment
    Between November 28th 2022& February 15th 2023 75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    February 15th 2023  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Non-Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

     

    Payment Terms

     

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking

    (25% non-refundable initial payment)

    $1613 

    (25% non-refundable initial payment)

    November 28th 2022 $3225
    February 15th 2023 $1612

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before November 28th 2022 Total loss of initial payment
    Between November 28th 2022& February 15th 2023 75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    February 15th 2023  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

     

    No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.

     

    As our adventures are so popular, please be aware that if you cancel your place, it will most likely be taken by someone else so you should consider this carefully.

     

    Travel Insurance

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have travel insurance which is suitable for your booked adventure and that it covers those travel arrangements. You warrant that you have made appropriate enquiries and sought advice on your specific travel insurance requirements.

    A checklist for your adventure will be provided which outlines the MINIMUM Travel Insurance you are required to hold to adventure with Women’s Fitness Adventures.

    Please note that some credit card providers will provide the card holder with travel insurance. Where you are paying for all or any part of the services arranged through us by credit card and you intend to use travel insurance provided by the credit card provider you acknowledge that Women’s Fitness Adventures has advised the minimum Travel Insurance requirements needed to participate in this adventure and that your credit card insurance complies with these minimum requirements

    You acknowledge that Women’s Fitness Adventures has advised on the MINIMUM  travel insurance  required and that you waive any claim against Women’s Fitness Adventures in respect of any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of you failing to take out any or adequate travel insurance.

      • Travel insurance must be taken out within five (5) days of making your initial booking, or the next available business day if it is a weekend.  A copy of your Travel Documentation is required to be supplied along with your completed Participant Document to guarantee your place.
      • Please make sure that you read, understand and accept all of the fine print contained within your insurance policy before purchase to ensure it covers all of your personal requirements.
      • Please ensure your Travel Insurance covers you for amendment,  cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. It is also important to read the fine print in relation to what is included/excluded from your policy.
    • Please ensure you have cancellation and amendment coverage.
    • Please ensure that you have Covid coverage 
    • If using your credit card insurance, please check the terms and conditions on this before booking with us and provide us with a copy of your credit card insurance policy.

     

    Women’s Fitness Adventures and its partners are not liable for any out of pocket expenses that insurance will not cover and will not be held responsible financially or in kind should your insurance not cover your personal circumstances.

     

    Adventure Inclusions

    • Note that prices are per person.
    • Prices are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
    • As per the itinerary

     

    Adventure Exclusions

    • Airfares/transport to meeting point for adventure
    • Meals unless specified
    • Alcohol
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs or items of a personal nature
    • Items not specified on itinerary
    • Travel Insurance

     

    Itineraries and Brochures

    Itineraries and other details are published in good faith as statements of intention only and reasonable changes in the itinerary and related items may be made where deemed necessary or advisable by Women’s Fitness Adventures.

    The information contained in Women’s Fitness Adventures website, Facebook Pages, brochures, itineraries, and any other published content, is to the best of Women’s Fitness Adventures knowledge, correct at the time of publication.

    Route changes, Postponement, Cancellation or Delay

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to:

    • Cancel or modify any routes within the adventures or objectives set out in the itinerary; or
    • Substitute different or equivalent routes within the adventures in place of canceled or modified routes, or
    • Postpone, cancel or delay (either in relation to the departure or arrival times or the duration of the adventures) any such aspect of the tour if, at the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures, it is necessary to do so due to inclement weather, snow or icy conditions or conditions that are otherwise likely to be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions whether political or military or terrorist or otherwise or if, in the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures there is a likelihood of any such event occurring which may impact upon the safety of the participants, or if an act or omission of a third party prevents the tour or the aspect of the tour being undertaken in accordance with your booking or for any other reason considered necessary by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
    • In the event of any change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay under this condition, you acknowledge that you will have no right of refund of the adventure price (whether in whole or in part) and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay.
    • Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves, at its absolute discretion, the right to cancel any tour due to any government travel warning or advice, or any change in such warning or advice. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.

     

    Cancellation by Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 14  days before the adventure departure date.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserve the right either before or during the course of the adventure to refuse to carry or accommodate any client which it reasonably considers, in the light of the best interests of all participants within the adventure group and crew, to be unsuitable by reason of physical or mental condition or unruly behaviour.

    Force Majeure 

    Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ definition means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Women’s Fitness Adventures and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.

    If due to ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure at any time. With any form of cancellation, Women’s Fitness Adventures will do its best to offer you alternative arrangements if available, and if the price of your alternative adventure is of lower value than the original booking we will refund the difference to you. If you do not accept alternative arrangements  we will provide you with a Travel Credit for the amount you have paid to Women’s Fitness Adventures, (in case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs). Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.

     

    Cancellation due to small adventure numbers

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel any adventure at any time  prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked on the adventure. In this case, you will be given a full refund of the amount already paid by you. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes or annual leave).

    We require a minimum of 14 trekkers for The Painters Way, Germany Adventure. If numbers do not reach this level we reserve the right to cancel, or change the dates of the adventure or refer you to another existing adventure.

    Adventure numbers are regularly reviewed and we will notify you of any cancellations no later than 14 days prior to your selected trek.

    Vaccinations and COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

    Certain Australian states,  Countries and Principals require that travellers be FULLY vaccinated against specific infection (including but not limited to COVID vaccinations) and/or diseases.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures strongly recommends that you check with your doctor and the Embassies of countries to which you are travelling to with respect to any health requirements.

    As Governments and Principals start to open and accept clients their requirements for Covid vaccinations, PCR Tests and other requirements are constantly evolving.  Whilst Women’s Fitness Adventures may assist you in navigating these travel requirements you are ultimately responsible for all medical & travel-related documentation required by state, federal or international authorities that allow entry or exit into their state, territory, return to Australia or overseas travel from Australia to another country.  You should ensure that you have satisfied yourself that you have all the required documents before booking your travel and keep yourself up to date on any changes to these requirements.

    If provided by you, you authorise Women’s Fitness Adventures to store a copy of all relevant COVID vaccination certificates and forward a copy to any of our Adventure Partners, as reasonably required for your specific adventure.

     

    Medical Disclosure

    It is your responsibility and you must advise women’s Fitness Adventures of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention while on our tours. Women’s Fitness Adventures or our suppliers may require additional medical assessment by a medical practitioner. Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Disclaimer for disease, virus or other illness:  We ask that all our participants take their own individual precautions regarding their own medical and health safety, particularly with the spreading of such viruses as COVID-19. If, for example, you suffer from ill health or are an ‘at risk’ individual, you are responsible for ensuring you take all appropriate precautions including wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from other participants when participating in our Services. 

    If you believe you have been in contact with or have been or suspect you may have been  exposed to anyone who may have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, we request that you do not attend our adventures, immediately contact your medical professional and remain in isolation. 

    Should you have COVID-19 and need to cancel your place, you will need to provide the necessary documentation. We recommend that you urgently contact your Travel Insurance provider to determine your course of action in lodging a claim.  We do not test participants attending our adventures and you are responsible for ensuring the safety of yourself and others.  

    We are at no time responsible for any illness, virus, disease or any other medical condition you believe you may have been exposed to or contracted on or during any of our experiences or while using our Services. You are solely responsible for your own health and ensuring you follow safe practices for managing any public health issue in accordance with relevant mandated guidelines.

    Privacy: We only collect the information we need in order to safely and effectively perform our fitness adventure tour services (“Services”). We comply at all times with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997 which regulates how personal information is handled including all your health details which are sensitive information. We will not disclose your personal information without your consent unless required due to a medical emergency, injury, health risk or similar and we will only do so to a qualified professional who is under the same duty of confidentiality.

     

    The personal information you are providing is true and correct at the time you are providing it to us. You will notify us with any changes and keep it updated on a regular basis while you are using our Services. You can access your personal information by request at any time.

     

    We keep your personal information secure and do not use it for any purposes unrelated to our services. All our employees and any staff who may have access to this personal information are under a strict duty of confidentiality and privacy practices are adhered to. Please note: we securely destroy all your personal information after the regulated and legislated time period if you have ceased using our Services.

     

    **We use all reasonable means to protect the confidentiality of your health, medical and other personal information (together ‘Personal Data’) while in our possession or control. For full information on how we protect your Personal Data, please see our Privacy Policy on our website.

     

    We strongly recommend you obtain your own insurance for the adventures. The policy should cover personal liability, cancellation, and curtailment and loss of personal effects, coverage for medical expenses including emergency evacuation.

  • SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURES

    Our fabulous adventures allow you to create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. At Women’s Fitness Adventures we are also committed to sustainable adventures so that the places and spaces we go will also last well beyond our lifetime and the many generations to follow. Sustainability starts when you join our community and never ends.

    We are committed to the principles of minimal impact, leave no trace, tread lightly  and give back to the local community. Here’s how we do that for all of our adventures (short and long)

    Consumables

    • We encourage “no plastics” so bringing refillable water bottles, reusable cups and cutlery where applicable and using lunchboxes where plastic can be minimised
    • It’s a leave no trace principle, so all food scraps, toilet waste and rubbish items are carried out. (See our Masterclass on Toileting for the Trail)
    • We are committed to reducing paper waste inside our organisation and have implemented a paperless booking system.

    Transport

    • For this adventure, once in country, we use either foot or public transport as our mode of movement.
    • When flying, we encourage you to offset your emissions by purchasing carbon offsets.

    Minimal impact

    • We have a “tread lightly” policy where we stay on known tracks and paths, minimising our impact to bush, plants and wildlife.
    • Before we embark on an adventure or trail, we brief you on the flora, fauna and any other considerations that form the uniqueness of the environment so that you understand and appreciate the minimal impact approach.

    Accommodation & Adventure Partners

    • Where possible we partner with Eco Certified businesses who follow the same eco philosophies
    • Our adventures have all the applicable National Park permits and licenses to operate (or International equivalents)
    • Our “give back” policy also applies to the locations we stay – choosing local operators, businesses and townships where funds spent go directly to small business owners – doing our part to create sustainable communities.

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

“It was marvellous in every way. Challenging but surrounded in the support of good women and good humour. Fabulous guide. and organisation from Women’s Fitness Adventures. It was the adventure of a lifetime. I always feel a happy combination of challenge and safety with WFA” Julie, The Ultimate Iceland Fitness Adventure July 2022

Julie McDougall

” I would like to say how much I enjoyed this hike. It was my first adventure with Tricia (C.R.E.W Leader for WFA) and what an amazing lady. I look forward to more adventures with WFA”. Leanne, Jatbula Trail NT, 2022

Leanne