Book the Adventure

Non Member Price: $6,199.00

Member Price: $5,699.00

Moderate
One adventure per person

LOCATION

France

START DATE

3:00pm, Fri, 1st September 2023

No. of Days

Multi Day

Fitness Level

Moderate

 

Join Women’s Fitness Adventures as we discover the dramatic landscapes of the French and Spanish Pyrenees.

Over 7 days of hiking we cover 120km and 6000m of height gain as we traverse the little known but stunning Sentier de Camille circuit. From the lush pastures of the Aspe area of the Pyrenees National Park in France to the dramatic limestone gorges and geological rock folds on the Spanish side, this is a trek that impresses.

There’s no technical difficulty on this trail however you do need a high level of endurance to cover the daily and consecutive distances of up to 19.5km.

Complete with a local hiking guide, we immerse ourselves in the landscape and at the end of each day’s hiking we rest and recover in the hostels or refuges located along the trail. Each hostel is surrounded by breath taking scenery, making our overnight stops as special as the trail itself.

Secure your place today. See the Booking Terms and Conditions for more details

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Friday, September 1st.

Arrive in Tolouse, France.

Arrival day in Tolouse, France.  Whether you arrive early or that day, it’s yours to enjoy this wonderful city. Perhaps some shopping, take a tour, or simply relax after your flight.

It’s a group Welcome Dinner tonight and a chance to meet your fellow adventurers.

Our adventure officially starts at 6pm when we group in the foyer.

Accommodation: Hotel: twin share.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Saturday September 2nd

Tolouse to Oloron Sainte Marie

Today we travel by private transfer to the small town of Oloron Sainte Marie,  which close to the start of our hike.

Once we have settled in to our accommodation, there’s time to enjoy some local cuisine, before heading off to bed for a good nights sleep.

Accommodation: Hotel, twin share

Meals: Breakfast|Dinner

Sunday September 3rd

Hike Lescun to Linza

On our first day of hiking we pass through the beautiful Cirque de Lescun, up and over the Puerto de Anso Pass into Spain.

There are impressive limestone escarpments and breathtaking views to be had today.

Accommodation: Hostel, dormitory style

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: Approx: 7 hours

Distance: 16.6km

Ascent/Descent +1290|-790

NOTE- we are out ALL day regardless of hike time.

Monday September 4th

Hike Linza to Oza

The high point on today’s hike is the Paso Anzotiello at 1964m, a notch in a seemingly insurmountable barrier of mountains.

Great views are to be had today.

Accommodation: hostel, dormitory style.

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: 6 hours, approx.

Distance: 15.3km

Ascent/Descent: +800m|-1500m

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time.

Tuesday September 5th.

Hike Oza to Gabarito

From Oza we skirt the slopes of Castillo de Acher with it’s incredible limestone cliffs and pass through one of the lesser known but beautiful areas of the Hecho Valley, Secús and Taxeras.

Accom: Hostel- shared dormitory

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking Time: 7 hours 30 mins (approx)

Distance: 15.3km

Ascent/Decent: +1300|-1040m

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time.

Wednesday September 6th

Hike Gabarito to Lazara

Today is our shortest hiking day however there is the option of hiking Bisaurin (an extra 3 hours and 700m of climbing).

This is well worth the effort for the spectacular views afforded before we begin the descent to the refuge.

Accom: Hostel- shared dormitory

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: 4 hours (with optional +3 hours)

Distance: 9.6km (+ optional hike distance)

Ascent/Descent: +693|-536 (+ optional hike ascent/descent)

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Thursday September 7th

Hike Lizara to Somport

Today is one of the most beautiful stages of the entire hike as we pass through the Valle de los Sarrios and past the Estanés Lake where we will most likely see horses grazing and possibly hear marmots too. (Marmots are similar to ground squirrels)

Accom: Hostel, shared dormitory

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: 7 hours (approx)

Distance: 17.4km

Ascent/Descent: +1070m|-980m

Friday September 8th

Hike Somport to Arlet

Today we are back on the French side and we head up to the Cirque d’Aspe and the beautiful Espelunguere valley with an overnight at the fabulous Arlet refuge.

There may be the possibility to swim in the lake – optional of course.

Accom: Hostel – shared dormitory

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: 7 hours (approx)

Distance: 19km

Ascent/Descent: +1150|-780

NOTE we are out ALL day regardless of hiking time

Saturday September 9th

Hike Arlet to Luscun

Today it’s about the downhills as we descent to the lush meadows surrounding Lescun via a mountain pass that was used as an escape route in WW2.

At the end of the hike we transfer to our hotel in Pau where we can relax, celebrate and pamper ourselves after completing our trek.

Accom: Hotel, twin share.

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hiking time: 6 hours (approx)

Distance: 19.5km

Ascent/Descent: +520m|-1640m

Sunday September 10th

Pau

Today is a day of relaxation and yours to do as you wish.

Perhaps it is some pampering, sleeping in or some sightseeing.

Accom: Hotel Twin share

Meals Breakfast|Dinner

It’s tradition on the final night of each every Women’s Fitness Adventures multi day hike to hold our Awards & Celebration Dinner evening.  A night to celebrate achievements, success and memories

Monday September 11th

Departure day

Today is departure day and it is time to say goodbye to a wonderful adventure, friends and priceless memories.

If you are travelling to the airport with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, your airport transfers from Pau to the airport are included.

 

Here's What You Get

ACCOMMODATION

During our Trek the Pyrenees Fitness Adventure we stay in a combination of hotels and hostels/refuges.

In the cities of Tolouse, Oloron Sainte Marie and Pau we stay in hotels – twin share.

Each night of the trek we move accommodation and stay in hostels/refuges along the trail.  Accommodation is in shared dormitories (note this will most likely include other people not in our group)

All our accommodation is clean and comfortable.

MEALS

In this itinerary we have catered for:

10 Breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 Dinners.

Whilst there may be some choice for meal preferences in cities and hotels, when we are out on the trail and staying at the hostels/refuges, please note that special diets cannot be accommodated.

Meals in our hostels/refuges are simple yet tasty and may consist of breads/jams, juices and coffees for breakfasts and simple regional fare for dinner.  A daily lunch will be provided for us to take on our trek.

On days where we are in cities/towns we have left options for you to find your own lunch choices -let’s experiment a little with local cuisine!

Whilst we do not supply alcohol, you are welcome to buy your own. There may be some options to purchase in the hostels/refuges

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.

Note image is an indication only of dinner at a restaurant when in a town and NOT at a hostel/refuge.

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 Tolouse (or if you are travelling there together on a flight from Australia) 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 Trek the Pyrenees Fitness Adventure.

Note that our gear does not travel independently, so you will be required to carry your items needed for the week in your day pack. Luggage not required can remain behind at the hotel and will be available upon our return.

Full details will be supplied in the gear list. We estimate your day pack should weigh no more than 10-12kg.

Your own day pack should contain a few clothing items, wet weather gear, water, toiletries and personal items.

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.

YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

Our Trek the Pyrenees Fitness Adventures comes complete with its very own privateFacebook 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 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  Trek the Pyrenees 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.

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the The Trek the Pyrenees 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 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 Melinda said about her WFA Cinque Terre Italian Fitness 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”.

ADVENTURE TYPE & GRADING

This is a MODERATE multi day adventure.

There are NO technical difficulties on this trail but good endurance is essential.

Days are long, covering distances up to 19.5km with continual ascents and descents.  Total distance covered is 120km over 7 days hiking.

A MODERATE level of fitness is required.

What this means is:

  • 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, and paths. Some paths may have historical meaning  and may be 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 distance over time.

FITNESS TRAINING

Our Trek the Pyrenees Fitness Adventure is graded Moderate.

The hiking is moderate with daily hikes ranging from 9-19.5km

The terrain is undulating and there are regular ascents and descents.

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 Trek the Pyrenees 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.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    For our days in cities, there’s not much you need – simply your personal items, money, water and a hat. Also your camera to capture the sights.

    When on our Sentier de Camille hike, we do need to take all of our items with us. More details will be supplied with the packing list however the following items will be required to be carried in your day pack:

    • change of clothes (at the end of the day)
    • sleeping attire (can be change of clothes)
    • drinking water for hike day
    • your lunch/snacks for the day
    • raincoat
    • toiletries & first aid
    • hat, sunscreen.

    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 The Trek the Pyrenees Fitness Adventure.

  • Fitness Level

    Our  Trek the Pyrenees Fitness Adventure is Graded Moderate.

    The hiking is moderate with daily guided hikes of around 4-8 hours. Most of our daily hiking is a minimum of 6 hours. Please note we are OUT all day on our adventures – regardless of whether we are hiking all day.

    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 Trek the Pyrenees Fitness 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

    September is Autumn in France and Spain making it an ideal hiking month. 

    The weather is warm during the day but not too hot.  Average temperatures for the region are a high of 24 degrees celcius to an average low of 12 degrees celcius.

    It 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
    • 10 nights/11 days fully guided and accommodated adventure
    • 10 breakfasts
    • 7 lunches
    • 9 dinners
    • Local qualified 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, specifically some lunches
    • Entrance fees unless specified
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Hotel taxes where applicable.
  • Booking Terms and Conditions

    WOMEN’S FITNESS ADVENTURES BOOKING FORM

    Trek the Pyrenees Adventure

    1st – 11th September 2023

    Total Price p/p –  $5699 members, $6199 non-members

    Travel insurance must be taken out within five (5) days of the deposit being paid. A copy of the insurance certificate must be provided when booking to guarantee a place on the trek.

     

    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 [email protected]

     

    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)

    $1995

    (35% non-refundable payment)

    April 17th 2023 $2850
    June 19th 2023 $854

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before April 17th 2023 Total loss of payment
    Between April 17th & June 19th 2023 85% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    June 19th  & 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)

    $2170

    (35% non-refundable payment)

    April 17th 2023 $3100
    June 19th 2023 $929

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before April 17th 2023 Total loss of payment
    Between April 17th & June 19th 2023 85% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    June 19th  & 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 Trek the Pyrenees 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.

     

    Do you suffer from any existing medical condition, injury or impairments which may impact on any activities you may do?       Yes / No

     

    If you answered yes to the above question, you must consult your doctor or medical professional to ensure you are medically and physically sound and able to participate prior to commencing any of our programs. You must provide us with a medical clearance form prior to the departure date. If a medical clearance form is not provided prior to departure we may, at our absolute discretion, stop you from participating in the adventure.

     

    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 yourPersonal 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.

    I agree to pictures/images of me being used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to social media, print, video.     Yes / No

    If you have marked Yes, you agree to grant us an irrevocable, royalty free licence in perpetuity to use your pictures and images in any form.

     

    Adventure Etiquette

    This is a group adventure, made up of many personalities, which makes for lots of fun. We encourage you to come along with an open mind for an awesome adventure. Remember we can’t control the weather, delays, unforeseen changes to the itinerary BUT we can control our response.  In joining this adventure you agree to:

    • Be kind and courteous – to each other, to airline and, hospitality, our partner hiking guides, strangers and to yourself
    • Please bring your own First Aid kit for your personal needs.
    • If, whilst on the adventure, you have any concerns about the adventure in general, our partner hiking guide/s where applicable,  other members on the adventure or something else please raise it with your C.R.E.W leader.
    • Sharing pictures and images of your adventure is fantastic and we encourage you to share away on your social media channels. Remember to hashtag Women’s Fitness Adventures.  Please respect other members of the adventure and we ask that you only post pictures of others that are positive and respectful (ask yourself, if this was me, would I like it posted)
    • Your Private Trek the Pyrenees Adventure Facebook Group is for the sharing of photos of your adventure with other members on the adventure. We encourage you to add your pictures in here so that they can be shared with everyone.
    • Please follow our golden rule – The Women’s Fitness Adventures “No Sorry” rule. “The majority of the time the word “sorry” is a habit.  Let’s aim to avoid saying it.
    • For the adventure to run smoothly, we have our ”On time” but not early rule. For example if the departure time for the hike is 7.30, we need to ensure we are ready to hike out (or get on the bus) at 7.30. Not 5 minutes later or 30 minutes early. Simply ON TIME.
    • On our adventures, we work as a team to support,  encourage and celebrate each other. This means that we pitch in to help where needed, assist others if directed, carry our own luggage and generally look out for the entire team.

     I agree to the Adventure Etiquette for this adventure

     

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    I acknowledge and agree that:

    • The Trek the Pyrenees Adventure is graded as Moderate and above and that for safety reasons, I am required to walk at the pace of the group.
    • The duration of the adventure is approximate, and may change based on the fitness of the group or other factors such as weather and conditions;
    • I have been, or will be supplied with a packing/gear list and will bring the items on the list.
    • Adverse weather conditions may require changes to the adventure departure date and trip itinerary;
    • Some adventures are subject to minimum health and fitness requirements, and it is my responsibility to check those requirements, and ensure I am healthy and fit for the adventure;
    • All adventures require a moderate to high level of fitness and degree of mental stamina. I warrant that I am physically prepared, and mentally fit to participate safely in the adventure;
    • For the safety and enjoyment of the group, the WFA C.R.E.W leader has the right to exclude me from any of the individual days hiking that they do not feel I am physically fit enough for;
    • Transport and accommodation, safety and hygiene and medical facilities vary from place to place and the adventure may be different from a conventional holiday in that respect;
    • Adventures may be undertaken in remote areas where expert medical aid and limited communications may mean delays in assistance in the event of an injury, accident or death.

     

    I further acknowledge and agree that the adventures provided are inherently risky and dangerous, Dangers may include, but are not limited to unsafe trail conditions, inclement weather, navigation tools that don’t work, wild animals, and extreme physical exertion, dehydration. I understand that there are inherent risks and dangers and that these include risk of injury or death. I further acknowledge that due to the nature of the activities it would be unreasonable to require Shepherd Consulting (Qld) Pty Ltd t/a Women’s Fitness Adventures to be in any way responsible for injury or death to me.

     

    I hereby, to the full extent permitted by law, waive all of my legal rights of action against, and fully release and hold harmless all representatives, employees, directors, affiliates and agents of Shepherd Consulting (Qld) Pty Ltd t/a Women’s Fitness Adventures from any and all liability, including but not limited to direct or indirect, special, consequential loss or injury (including death) and including without limitation, any liability for negligence or tortious act or omission, a breach of duty, breach of contract or breach of statutory duty claims, demands and proceedings howsoever arising out of or connected with my participation in any activity, including any activities organized by any related third party.

     

    I further acknowledge and agree that I undertake the activities freely, voluntarily and absolutely at my own risk and with a full appreciation of the nature and extent of all risks involved in the activities. This waiver shall bind me and my heirs, assigns, executors and or administrators and legal representatives.

     

    I agree to indemnify Shepherd Consulting (Qld) Pty Ltd t/a Women’s Fitness Adventures in relation to any liability, loss or damage which it suffers as a result of my negligence or misconduct during an activity.

     

    By signing this Release and Indemnity below, I am confirming that I am suitably fit and healthy to participate in this activity and that a doctor or medical professional has not advised me otherwise. I also confirm that I am 18 years of age or older and that I have read and fully understand these terms. (Alternatively I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor and I agree on behalf of the participant and will agree to indemnify any person, affiliate, representative, and third party providing or involved in the activities on the above terms.)

  • 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 group private 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