The Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure 11th - 20th June 2024

LOCATION Greece
Start Date 11:00am, Tue, 11th June 2024
Duration 10 Days
  • Description
  • Tour Plan
  • What You'll Get
  • WHY You'll LOve This
  • FAQS

Description

The Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure.

10 days – 9 nights

From the brilliant blue waters of the Libyan Sea to the peaks of the White Mountains, this adventure combines the best of the Greek Island of Crete.

Our hiking hits the well known gorges of Samaria and the lesser known trails too. We hike trails and beaches, forests and mountains. Crete is an island of rocks so all trails are rocky, have scree and at times may be close to the edge as we hike through the gorge. Of course, all with a beautiful backdrop.

Our accommodation is in delightful family hotels where the hospitality is warm and the food delightful. And we travel either on foot, by private vehicle, or catching a water taxi from villages that have no roads. We get to see this lovely island from all angles.

This adventure is graded as Moderate.  Please refer to the section below on Adventure Grading and Fitness Level for more information.

If you are a Women’s Fitness Adventures member, be sure to log in to access your member discount. Not a member yet? Click here for more information.

Please ensure that you read the Booking Terms and Conditions associated with this adventure before you make your booking.  They can be found on the FAQ page for this adventure.

Tour Plan

Tuesday 11th June 2024

Arrive Chania, Crete.

Meet your C.R.E.W. Leader in Athens for the flight to Chania, or meet at Chania airport where our local hiking guide is there to meet us on arrival for our private transfer to our hotel.

There’s free time this afternoon to explore the old Venetian Port, the market, the dockyards and the ancient narrow, cobbled streets.

Late in the afternoon we gather for pre dinner drinks – toasting a welcome to the team, followed by an adventure briefing of the days ahead.

Tonight we enjoy our first of many Greek dinners – this one our Welcome Dinner. It’s time to get to know each other a little more AND share the excitement of the days ahead.

Accommodation:  Town Hotel, Twin share.

Meals: Dinner

Wednesday 12th June 2024

Sougia – Omalos

After breakfast this morning we take a private transfer to the small coastal town of Sougia, located on the Southwest Coast.

Our hike starts in the short, yet impressive gorge of Selinou before heading up and over to the ancient bay of Lissos. We visit the temple of Asklepios along the way.

After a picnic lunch on the trail, we return via a different path offering beautiful views down to Sougia and completing a “round walk” or circuit as we know it.

On arrival in Sougia there’s the chance for a well earned swim in the clear ocean waters.

Later in the afternoon we take our private transfer to our hotel in the mountain plain of Omalos.

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Picnic Lunch | Dinner

Hiking distance: 8.5km approx.

Hiking time: Approx. 4 hours PLUS stops

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

Thursday 13th June 2024

Samaria Gorge – Agia Roumeli

There are so many gorges on Crete and our hike today takes in the most well known – Samaria Gorge.  It’s located in the heart of Samaria National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is also home to numerous endemic species of plants and animals.

With it’s breathtaking scale and impressive topography, the grandeur of the hike will leave an impression.

Our hike is all downhill today and we end in Agia Roumeli – a village with no road access. As the day crowds depart, we enjoy this tranquil village, our home for the night.

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Picnic Lunch | Dinner

Hiking Distance: 15km approx. 1250m downhill

Hiking Time:  Approx. 6 hours PLUS stops

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

Friday 14th June 2024

Agia Roumeli

Today is a day to maximise our location.

You can relax by the sea along the villages long pebble beach or take an optional hike this morning to the Tarra Fortress above the village.

After yesterdays long downhill hike, this hike is less intense and offers stunning views into the gorge and across the Libyan Sea.

Returning to our village of Agia Roumeli there’s plenty of free time in the afternoon to rest, relax, swim or do your own exploring. Or maybe it’s a long lunch!

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Hiking Distance: 3km approx. with some uphill

Hiking time: Approx. 2 hours PLUS stops

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

Saturday 15th June 2024

Agia Roumeli – Agios Ioannis

Today we follow the coastal path to Agios Pavlos beach with it’s picturesque, tiny Byzantine Chapel on the shore.

Our trail gradually heads upwards into a pine forest before becoming steeper as we progress toward the Selouda balcony where the views from the top over the South Coast are amazing.

We continue hiking along the last part of the trail to the mountain village of Agios Ioannis, our home for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Triple share*

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Hiking Distance: 14.5km approx.

Hiking Time: Approx. 5 1/2 hours PLUS stops

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

*as this is a small family run hotel in a rural setting, the rooms are basic and triple share.

Sunday 16th June 2024

Agios Ioannis – Pachnes Peak

Today we hike to the roof of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori). (note weather dependant)

The start of the hike can only be accessed by 4WD so its a bit of a bumpy start to the trail head, but well worth it. Our transfer is about 1.5 hours each way.

A well marked path up to the Pachnes and the views from the peak are stunning. The High Desert and the surrounding summits offer unique views to the North & South Coast of the island.

We return to our local Family Hotel tonight.

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Triple share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch |  Dinner

Hiking Distance: 10km approx

Hiking Time: Approx. 4 1/2 hours PLUS stops

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

*as this is a small family run hotel in a rural setting, the rooms are basic and triple share.

Monday 17th June 2024

Aradena Gorge – Loutro

Today we leave Agios Ioannis and head toward the old village of Aradena.

We hike across the narrow bridge and down the paved zig zag path until we reach the dry river bed in the lesser known Aradena Gorge.

The impressive high gorge walls rise up as we follow the path to the sea, arriving at Marmara. There’s time for a swim.

It’s time for a short taxi boat ride to the nearby village of Loutro – again another small village with no road access.

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Hiking Distance: 5.5km approx.

Hiking Time: Approx. 4 1/2 hours

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

Tuesday 18th June 2024

Loutro

There’s an optional, relatively easy hike today from Loutro to the beach of Glyka Nera (Sweet Water).

Our trail follows a well marked, coastal path above the endless shades of blue sea and there’s opportunity to swim along the way.

There’s a taverna there for some lunch, looking over the sea. In the afternoon you can return the same way or catch an optional water taxi, back to Loutro.

Accommodation: Family Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner (lunch at own expense)

Hiking Distance: n/a

Hiking Time: Approx. 1 1/2 hours PLUS stops

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

Wednesday 19th June 2024

Loutro – Chania

After breakfast we say goodbye to the South Coast of Crete and take the ferry to Chora Sfakion where we transfer to the lower entrance of the Imbros Gorge.

We hike up the gorge on a well trodden path, shaded from the sun by majestic cypress trees and impressive rock formations and cliffs until we reach the mountain village of Imbros.

After a light lunch, we say goodbye to the trails and take a private transfer to the North Coast and the town of Chania – our starting point.

This afternoon is yours to enjoy ahead of our Traditional Awards & Celebration Dinner.

Accommodation: Town Hotel, Twin share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Celebration Dinner

Hiking Distance: 8km approx.

Hiking Time: Approx. 3 hours

Please note that regardless of hiking time, we are out all day.

Thursday 20th June 2024

Chania  – Departure Day.

Our adventure on Crete is over and it’s time to go home. 

A private transfer to the airport has been arranged for 12.30pm.

Meals: Breakfast

Here's What You Get

During our Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure we will be staying in a combination of town and family hotels.

The rooms are clean and comfortable and are a combination of predominantly twin share, and triple share for 2 nights.

In this itinerary we have catered for 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners.

We have allowed for flexibility with some lunches where there are half day or rest and relaxation day options.

Please refer to each days itinerary for inclusions.

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 so please be mindful of consumption.

Should you have any special snacks that you can’t live without, you are welcome to bring these with you or purchase over there.

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

From the moment you arrive in Chania (or if you are travelling there together) until the time you leave she will be your ultimate fan and support.

Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and is your first point of call once you are on the adventure.

We are also supported by a local Certified Hiking Guide who brings history and knowledge alive.

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 the Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure

Each day you will be required to carry your own day pack.

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.

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

Your 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.

Our Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventures 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 are online meetings designed to bring the group together, check in on your training and provide any updates.

Here's Why You'll Love This...

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.

Our Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness 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.

From the moment you book on to the Crete Coast &  Mountain Fitness 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 Private 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.

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

Here is what Melinda said about her Adventure.

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork”

This is a MODERATE multi day adventure.

Crete is an island of rocks. The trails are ROCKY and downhill consists of trails, rocks AND scree. There are also some rock scrambling sections. Concentration and focus are needed.

There are also some sections of the trail that are near to edges with drop offs, so those with a fear of heights may find this a little unnerving.

What this means is:

  • Body strength and stability is required to maintain consecutive hiking days over uneven & rocky terrain. In particular strong legs and ankles.
  • Endurance & leg strength to carry your weighted daypack of around 7kg downhill over distance as we hike the gorges.
  • A moderate level of Cardio Fitness. Different trail surfaces and undulating terrain over distance require us to be cardio fit.
  • Body Balance & Mobility. The trails are a combination of sand, gravel and some possible rock scrambles at times. Good levels of balance are needed.
  • Comfortable with hiking near edges. At times the trail is near edges with drops. You will need to be comfortable passing through sections of the trail. Please consider this if you have a fear of heights.
  • Mental Toughness. The weather will most likely be warm and we are not shaded a fair bit of the time. Good concentration & focus are important as is keeping a cheerful disposition.
  • Good Health – if you have any physical niggles that you are concerned about, please consult your health professional BEFORE committing.

Moderate Fitness Grading

 

Our Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure is graded as Moderate.

The day hikes range from 4-6 hours of MOVING TIME (not including stopping time)

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 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 Private Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure Facebook Group.

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.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Within a few weeks of our booking being confirmed, a comprehensive gear list will be supplied to you long before the adventure so that you can feel confident that you have the right gear.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Online Meeting where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure.

Moderate Fitness Table

 

If you are unsure as to your current fitness level please use this handy resource: How to find your hiking fitness level

June is early Summer in Greece offering hot, sunny days and warm evenings.

The weather is hot with average daily temperatures ranging from 26 – 29 degrees.

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.

The following is INCLUDED as part of the adventure:

  • All transfers that form part of the daily activity whilst on the adventure
  • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
  • Local Hiking Guide for the adventure
  • All necessary permits & Licenses
  • Public Liability insurance
  • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
  • 9 breakfasts. 6 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Return transfers
  • Nightly hotel taxes
  • Hike Training Plan

The following are NOT included

  • International Airfares
  • Airfares from Athens to Chania
  • 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, specifically lunches
  • Entrance fees unless specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hotel taxes where applicable.

The Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness Adventure 11th – 20th June 2024

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 35% 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

(35% non-refundable payment)

$1785

(35% non-refundable payment)

November 30th 2023  $2550
April 1st 2024 $764

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Notification Received by

Women’s Fitness Adventures

Cancellation Charge
Before November 30th 2023 Total loss of initial payment
Between November 30th 2023 & April 1st 2024 85% of full adventure cost
Between & Including

April 1st 2024 & 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

(35% non-refundable payment)

$1960

(35% non-refundable payment)

November 30th 2023  $2800
April 1st 2024 $839

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Notification Received by

Women’s Fitness Adventures

Cancellation Charge
Before November 30th 2023 Total loss of initial payment
Between November 30th 2023 & April 1st 2024 85% of full adventure cost
Between & Including

April 1st 2024 & 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.
  • 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 13 trekkers for The Crete Coast & Mountain Fitness 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 Proof of Vaccination

Certain Australian states,  Countries and Principals require that travelers 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 traveling to with respect to any health requirements.

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.

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.

 

In order to preserve the group’s safety, if you do not answer the above truthfully and correctly, or otherwise act in a way that neglects group safety you may be asked to leave the adventure at your own expense.

 

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.

 

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.

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