What kind of gear will I need?
In every program we have a list with the things you will need (clothing, gear, backpacks, etc) according to the program and the weather conditions of the area you visit. In regard to activities such as canyoning, rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing, we provide all the necessary equipment (wet suits, ropes, rafting boats, etc) except rock climbing shoes.
Do I have to carry my entire luggage during the hiking?
Absolutely not. Every participant carries his/her backpack with the necessary for the daily hike. The rest of the luggage is transferred by 4x4 to the next location according to the itinerary. Only when we stay at campsites or mountain refuges we carry some extras for 1-2 days.
When is the most appropriate period to join a trip with RE?
In every activity or program we refer also the appropriate period in which in can be conducted. With few exceptions the bulk of our activities take place from the beginning of April until the end of October.
How important is physical condition?
A person's physical condition is an important factor in his/her decision to sign up to a trekking trip or a walking program. All our programs are rated according to the level of difficulty. As long as you are reasonably active you will certainly find a program tailored to your abilities. It is advisable that when you book an active trip that involves walking, hiking and generally an amount of physical strain, it is in your best interest to increase the amount of exercise in your everyday program. In this way your physical condition will be much improved when the time comes to join a trekking tour.
Self-guided or guided tour?
As long as you are an experienced walker and you have done self-guided tours in similar terrain in the past you can choose to walk individually and we will handle your trip support. Self-guided tours are not recommended to first time walkers and people with little experience in hiking tours.
What Will The Weather Be Like?
Spring, Summer, Autumn: Starting from the 1st of April until the end of October. The months April - May - October are the coldest ones with an average temperature of 13C, so we suggest to our guests to bring some warm clothes with them including some "light" ones for the warm hours of the day. The months of June - July - August - September are the warmest ones with an average temperature of 25 - 30 C. Guests should bring light clothes for the day and some warm ones for the nights, because the temperature can drop to 18C.
Winter: Starting from the first of November until the 31st of March. The weather during these months is often rainy and the mountains are covered with snow from December until April. The average day temperature fluctuates from 6C to 12 C, while at night the temperature can drop to -8C. For the winter treks we recommend our guests bring good winter equipment with them.