Short hike or half-day hike
Just as the walk, this type of hike usually follows marked out and easy trails. The short hike is often the next step after the walk, allowing you to discover new horizons. However, it requires a good physical condition and the minimal equipment of walking shoes and a small backpack with water, food and warm and rain clothes. It may represent up to 4 hours walk
. Medium range hike or day hike
This hike is meant for good walkers, with an experience of highland, an adapted equipment (mountain shoes, backpack, guide books), and capable of finding their bearings outside marked out trails or in a foggy weather. This type of hike implies a sustained effort and may last up to 8 hours
High mountain hike or climbing
This category requires a very good physical condition, an experience of high mountain and an adapted equipment (ice picks and ropes, if necessary).