Description of the levels of difficulty of the treks...
The difficulty pictograms for the treks are based on the difficulty rating method that you can find in the attached Practical guide to hiking ratings: Guide cotation ffrandonnee 2020 (3.54 Mo)
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|This is the technical and motor difficulty (presence and size of obstacles).|
Level 1 - EASY : Route or section of route presenting almost no particular obstacle, nor almost any difficulty of progression (e.g.: urban route). The foot is placed flat, anywhere on the support.
|Level 2 - QUITE EASY : Route or section of route presenting obstacles of a size lower or equal to the height of the ankle. The installation of the foot is done by looking for “flat” or “comfortable” areas of the support, which are quite easily identifiable.|
Level 3 - LITTLE DIFFICULT : Route or section of route presenting at least one obstacle of a height less than or equal to the height of the knee. The pose of the foot adapts to the irregularity of the support. The placement of the supports is done on the areas of best grip.
|Level 4 - QUITE DIFFICULT : Route or section of route presenting at least one obstacle of a height less than or equal to the height of the hip. The pose of the foot (toe or heel) adapts to the general irregularity of the support. The use of poles is necessary for good balance.|
Level 5 - DIFFICULT : Route or portion of route with at least one obstacle above hip height. Crossings require the use of hands. The passages can be or are secured by equipment. Sticks can be a hindrance to progress.
|EFFORT||This refers to the physical difficulty of hiking.|
|Level 1 - LOW : The hike is without particular physical difficulty. This level corresponds to walks and walks.|
|Level 2 - LITTLE LOW : The hike presents little physical difficulty. This level corresponds to walks and short hikes. This is also the upper limit for Rando Santé® outings.|
|Level 3 - LOW : Hiking requires a certain physical commitment which remains moderate. This level corresponds to moderate hiking.|
|Level 4 - QUITE HIGH : Hiking presents difficulties and requires a certain physical commitment. This level corresponds to more sustained hiking.|
|Level 5 - HIGH : Hiking is challenging and requires significant physical commitment. This level corresponds to very sustained hiking.|
|RISK||This is the difficulty related to the danger of falling/slipping and the possible consequences|
|Level 1 - LOW : low level of accident risk. The exposure to danger can be described as minor. Examples: white path in the forest, greenway, urban routes with pedestrian facilities, rural routes without marked uneven terrain...|
|Level 2 - LITTLE LOW : Fairly low level of risk of accidents. Exposure to danger remains limited. Injuries are possible but minor (examples: path with fairly marked relief with possible presence of embankments, dislocation and possible sprains in the event of a fall, etc.).|
|Level 3 - LOW : low level of risk of accidents. The exposure to danger is proven (example: hilly route exposing the hiker on certain passages to serious injuries, fractures, etc.).|
|Level 4 - QUITE HIGH : Fairly high level of accident risk. Exposure to danger can be described as high. The possibilities of serious injury are real and manifold. The danger of death is possible (example: mountain hiking route presenting delicate passages with steep slopes, multiple exposed steep slopes, possible equipment, presence of rocky bars, etc.).|
|Level 5 - HIGH : High level of accident risk. Exposure to danger can be described as “maximum”. The danger of death is certain in the event of a fall (example: alpine type route with total physical commitment, cliffs, multiple rocky bars, routes that can be equipped with holds and handrails).|