Life’s An Adventure’s most frequently asked questions
Life’s An Adventure gets dozens of inquiries every week and often the same questions come up. So we thought we’d list the most common questions and the answers for each.
What do you mean by pack free?
What we mean is you only have to carry a day pack. Your main bag will be transported to your accommodation each day. In the day pack, all you’ll need is some water – depending on the distance you’re walking, say 2-3 litres – a wind/waterproof jacket, your lunch, which you’ll probably prepare before you head out for the day, and a few personal items. Your day back will probably weigh between 4-6kg.
How do I know if I’m fit enough to do the walks?
The daily walks range from 5-20km depending on where you are and where you’re going. If you have a reasonable level of fitness you should be fine. However, if you haven’t done a lot of exercise for some time you’ll want to start small and work up. A hiking training program of four to six weeks prior to the walk should get your ready for most of the walks available.
What footwear should I take with me?
As a general rule, the more you carry and the tougher the terrain, the more supportive the footwear has to be. If you’ve got a large pack and are going into the tough wilderness then a pair of full boots – as opposed to mid-cut or shoes – would be required. The good news for you is as your Life’s An Adventure walk is pack-free, a pair of mid-cut boots or hiking shoes will be enough.
Should I take walking poles?
In a nutshell, yes. Walking poles offer stability and they take some of the work away from your knees and hips. If you’ve never tried poles before your Life’s An Adventure guide can show you how to use them effectively. Walking poles are lightweight and they should be able to fold away and hung off your day pack when you don’t need them.
What’s the story if I’m travelling on my own?
Obviously, you’re more than welcome to join a Life’s An Adventure walk on your own. However, there will be a single supplement to pay as the accommodation pricing is based on twin share. You can discuss this with one of Life’s An Adventure’s travel consultants. This sort of walking holiday is the ideal activity for single travellers as you’ll have plenty of time on the track and over dinner to get to know your fellow hikers – and you never know, you may make a friend for life!
Do the walks go ahead if the weather is bad?
Walks will normally operate in all but exceptional weather conditions. Conditions such as fog, mist, drizzle, showers, rain, sleet and windy conditions do not affect the normal operation of the walks. This is why it’s important to carry a proper rain jacket that will do the job of keeping you dry.
What’s the accommodation like?
Life’s An Adventure prides itself on offering boutique accommodation on all its walks – it could be an eco-lodge tucked away in the forest or an outback retreat. What we’re certain of is you won’t be disappointed!
I have already been on a Life’s An Adventure walk do I get a discount for the next one?
Yes! You’ll automatically become part of our Frequent Walkers Program.