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Non Member Price: $6,000.00

Member Price: $5,600.00

Challenging
One adventure per person

LOCATION

Italy

START DATE

3:00pm, Fri, 14th July 2023

No. of Days

Multi Day

Fitness Level

Challenging

The Legendary Dolomites Adventure

This trek is designed for those who are up for a challenging Adventure in a spectacular setting- The Dolomites, Italy. This stunning hike takes us to dramatic spires, woods, Alpine Lakes and to the Tre Cime. It’s fully guided with a local guide as well as your Women’s Fitness Adventures Leader and is DAY PACK hiking only.

Nights are spent in ‘Huttes’ in beautiful locations where both German and Italian cuisine are on the menu and you can spend the evenings enjoying the Alpine Scenery.

As we hike we experience the WW1 history of the mountains and all the beauty they hold. Every day offers a new scene and this trip is truly a legendary adventure you will not want to miss. Summer in the Dolomites offers an enormous array of colourful wildflowers carpeting the wonderful alpine meadows. The evening light creates a breathtaking backdrop to the brilliant blues of the glacial lakes and the towering mountains. An outstanding hiking destination. Time spent in the Dolomites is made even more enjoyable by the legendary hospitality of these mountain people.

This adventure is graded as CHALLENGING. Please refer to the FAQ tab for a full description.

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Friday 14th July 2023

Today is arrival day in Venice.

Venice is wonderful for the beginning of our Italian experience. Depending on arrival time you are welcome to explore Venice at your leisure.

We enjoy our Welcome Dinner in this Iconic City.

If you are travelling with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader your transfers to the hotel are included. You are welcome to travel with your Leader and flight details will be provided at a later date.

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel near centre of Venice

Meals: Dinner

 

Saturday 15th July 2023

Venice to Cortina

After a European breakfast at our hotel we take a private transfer to the delightful ski town of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

We will spend our first night in this alpine town and begin our journey into the beauty of the Italian Alps.

Tonight we have a gear check and arrange our hiking gear to be adventure ready.

 

Accommodation: Twin Share Hotel in Cortina

Meals: Breakfast|Dinner

Sunday 16th July 2023

Transfer to and hike the Tofano group of peaks 

After a hearty breakfast at our hotel we meet our Mountain Guide and  transfer to Tofano group of peaks.

The Tofano peaks are the location of the famous Italian Book by Dino Buzzatifilm “Désert des Tartares” (The Desert of the Tartars).

It is here we start our trail which winds high along a wartime mule track, through rock needles and past bunkers and abandoned refuges.

The views down to the Cortina basin and surrounding peaks are fabulous and a great reward for your efforts.

After our first day’s ascent we’ll relax in our mountain hut and absorb the fine Italian alpine hospitality.

Accommodation: Refuge – shared dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Ascend +845m/2772ft

Distance: 4km ( this is Alpine hiking and involves significant ascending )

Hiking Time: approx: 4hrs.

Monday 17th July 2023

Descend the Val Travenanzes  

After our Alpine breakfast at the hutte we prepare for our day’s hike.

The first section of our hike  today takes us through a wondrous rocky landscape as we zig zag down the trail past the incredible Masarè amphitheatre.

We pass waterfalls and outcrops of dwarf mountain pines. All the while taking photos and enjoying the wilderness.

The scenery is always changing with cascading streams crossed by wooden bridges and evidence of marmot burrows as we near our accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: Refuge- shared dormitory style.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Ascend: +645m/2115ft

Descend: -1143m/3750ft,

Distance: 15.76km

Hiking Time: approx. 6hrs

Tuesday 18th July 2023

Hike Fanes Natural region to Lago di Braies (Pragser See) 

This morning we enjoy a hearty Alpine breakfast and then prepare for a stunning hike with picture postcard views of the Fanes group of peaks.

We descend to the emerald lakeside of Lago di Braies ringed by conifers making this a particularly rewarding day. We will be welcomed at our hutte for the night.

Accommodation: Refuge- shared dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Ascend: +923m/3028ft,

Descend: -1463m/4799ft

Distance: 17.1km

Hiking Time:  approx. 6hrs

Wednesday 19th July 2023

Ascend wooded trails of the Northern Italian Border

As we are close to the Northern Border of Italy, the dual language means that many landmarks have two names (eg Lago diBraies in Italian or Pragser See in German).  This will also be influenced in the food that we eat.

After a hearty breakfast at our Hutte, today’s trail is wooded with some steep sections (2040m).

We will hike through the eastern Dolomites over green meadows on wide trails with a panoramic views, until we arrive to our accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: Refuge-shared dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Ascend:+1206m/3956ft,

Descend: -674m/2211ft

Distance: 15km

Hiking Time: approx. 6hrs

 

Thursday 20th July 2023

Hike to Tre Cime, the iconic three peaks of the Dolomites 

Today will be a  visually stunning hike to the three towers, Tre Cime.

So enjoy the hearty breakfast at the hutte before heading out, as we are on the former Austro-Italian border where fierce fighting took place during WW1. We will see remains of this time.

Walking under Strudelkopfwe pass and then Lake Dürrensee, we ascend to our overnight accommodation with outstanding views to the towers and surroundings.

Accommodation:  Refuge- shared dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Ascend: +1186m/3891ft

Descend: -834m/2736ft

Distance: 13km

Hiking Time: approx. 5hrs

Friday 21st July 2023

Circumnavigate the Tre Cime 

After a delicious  breakfast, we head off on this iconic hike that takes us through tunnels, over passes and amongst a stark rocky landscape with 360 degree views of the mountains.

The domination of Tre Cime is clear as we circuit these impressive spires. We arrive at our accommodation for the night with beautiful views of these spires.

Accommodation: Refuge- shared dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Ascend: +788m/2585ft,

Descend: -868m/2847ft

Distance: 10.23km

Hiking Time: approx. 5hrs

Saturday 22nd July 2023

Descend to Lake Misurina and transfer to Cortina 

This is our last day of hiking so we will enjoy our last breakfast on the trail as we head back down into the lush valley and to Lake Misurina.

In 1927 Aldo Bonacossa made numerous first descents on skis following today’s trail,which has become his namesake.

Descending the Dolomites, we find ourselves in the shadow of the massive Cadini di Misurina. On arrival at the lake we are transferred back to Cortina where we say goodbye to our guide.

In Cortina we check back into our hotel and prepare for our Celebration Dinner and remember the epic adventure we have just completed.

Accommodation:  Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo twin Share

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch| Dinner

Descend -750m/2460ft

Distance: 6km

Hiking Time: approx. 3.5hrs

Sunday 23rd July 2023

Return to Venice by Private Transfer.

After a hearty breakfast at our hotel we pack and prepare for our return journey to home.

You may choose to stay on and explore all the wonders Italy has to offer or return to the airport in Venice for later flights.

Meals: Breakfast

Here's What You Get

ACCOMMODATION

During our Dolomites Hike we will stay in mountain refuges. Beds are often bunks, always with separate mattresses. Bathrooms and toilets are shared.

Note: The itinerary is subject to modification based on accommodation options in the mountains. Routes can be affected by weather conditions. Hours indicated in the itinerary are walking hours and do not include rest stops

*picture is for illustrative purposes and may vary from that shown

MEALS

All trekking meals are included.

We have allowed for flexibility with meals on the days where the arrival time may be late or there are optional activities.

Please refer to each days itinerary for inclusions.

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

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

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 Venice (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.

 

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 The Legendary Dolomites Adventure.

For this adventure there is a limited 7 kg bag that will be carried by mule to each destination. A special bag will be given to you for your gear. You will also be carrying your own day pack. Your luggage can be stored at the hotel in Cortina until we return.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

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

YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

Your Legendary Dolomites Fitness 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 are online meetings 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, 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 Legendary Dolomites 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 Dolomites, 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 Legendary Dolomites 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 said about her Ultimate Iceland Fitness Adventure in July 2022

“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.”

Margaret

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will only need day packs to carry your water and snacks for the day as well as your  personal items such as extra clothing, wet weather gear (for alpine conditions) sunscreen and camera. The weight of this would vary around 7-8kg.

    Items that are not needed for the day hike will be carried by mule and limited to 7kg. Non hiking items can be left at our hotel.

    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.

    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 Legendary Dolomites Adventure.

    If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

    Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

    At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

  • Adventure Type & Grading

    This is a CHALLENGING multi day adventure.

    Our hikes are FULL day hikes (meaning we are out hiking ALL day) and timings given are indicative only.

    HIGH level of fitness is required.

    What this means is:

    • There are consecutive days hiking where we are out ” all day”, so a strong level of endurance (the ability to be out hiking all day) is mandatory.
    • As this is a “through hike” there is NO OPTION to opt out of a days hiking or meet the group at the next accommodation.
    • Even though you are with the group, you need to be an “independent hiker” in that you can manage your own health and fitness.
    • The hiking consists of hills, stairs and uneven paths. Many paths are historical and are uneven underfoot. There may be some large sections to “step up”
    • A high level of cardio fitness is required due to some of the ascents to reach the summits for the incredible views – so being able to recover your breath after hiking hills; hiking up hills/stairs without stopping every few moments is essential.
    • Muscle strength & stamina. Your body needs to be strong overall to support you during the hike, minimise the risk of fatigue and injury and be able to recover quickly.
      •  Strong balance and leg stability is required to ensure you can safely hike on uneven terrain. Strong core, back and shoulders are also required.
      • Strong ankles are necessary for the uneven terrain and hiking boots are ESSENTIAL.
    • Day Pack weight will be around 5-7kg, depending on weather conditions.
  • Fitness Level

    Our Legendary Dolomites Adventure is Graded Challenging.

    The hiking is moderate to challenging with daily guided hikes of around 4-6 hours, between 4 and 17.5 kms and maximum ascents of 1250 metres per day. Whilst 3 of the days would be considered moderate there are 4 days which involve harder stages and all days will involve steep uphills, descents, and many sections of the trail which require care with loose rock on the trail. Some stages involve the use of ladders.

    You will need a consistently high level of fitness and a good walking pace to participate fully in this adventure.

    At any time during Summer, weather conditions may be variable and you should be prepared for all conditions including snow, ice, strong sun.

    Please note: good quality walking boots with ankle support are MANDATORY for your participation. Runners or shoes without ankle support are not suitable for the conditions encountered on this walk.

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

    Here’s what you get:

    • Four months BEFORE departure you will receive a 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 Legendary Dolomites Fitness 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.  

  • Weather

    July is summer in Italy, however this is an Alpine Region and the weather can often change quickly.

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

    In the event of extreme weather conditions, 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 from Venice airport to the hotel if travelling with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • All transfers that form part of the daily activity whilst on the adventure
    • Nightly accommodation – twin share hotel or Mountain Hut
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • All necessary permits & Licenses
    • Public Liability insurance
    • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Snacks on the trail

     

     

    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
  • 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 30% 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

    (30% non-refundable payment)

    $1680 

    (30% non-refundable payment)

    February 1st 2023 $2800
    March 31st 2023 $1120

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before February 1st 2023 Total loss of deposit
    Between February 1st & March 31st 2023 80% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    March 31st & 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

    (30% non-refundable payment)

    $1800

    (30% non-refundable payment)

    February 1st 2023 $3000
    March 31st 2023 $1200

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before February 1st 2023 Total loss of deposit
    Between February 1st & March 31st 2023 80% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    March 31st & 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).

    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.

     

    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.

  • 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

” Knowing the leaders has been a most positive part of my life. From the very beginning I have been encouraged to do my best. Everything about the adventures has been amazing” Mt Koscuisko 2017

Merlene Madge

“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” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

Melinda Schulte