We find a lot of people who haven’t been on a hiking tour before worry about this, but it’s rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery and plenty of photos along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk, but no one get’s left behind.
Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 to 6km per hour, we tend to average just over 3km per hour on bush tracks and even less on more challenging and difficult terrain. It’s not a stroll, but it’s not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.
Refer to Fitness under Essential Info for more tips on how to get ready for our hikes.