tough and challenging excursion

10:28 Nov 7, 2019
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: tough and challenging excursion
I am looking for a description of a tough outdoor adventure, kind of excursion or a rally that consists of travelling a given route. After this trip everyone is dead tired and completely worn out, but happy because the experience was excellent. Also everyone is thinking about doing it again, just not the next day but maybe next month. This trip may be on foot, on bicycle (in really tough conditions), in some kind of motor vehicle as well. Is there a good word or expression for that?
Adrian Liszewski
Poland
Local time: 08:26


Summary of answers provided
4type 2 trip
kamilw
4high adventure
Ilias Marios Kounas
3 +1challenging and rewarding trip/trail/adventure
satrans
3slog
MARK ROBERTSON
3arduous but deeply satisfying/fulfilling outing/jaunt
Darius Saczuk
3ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
AJ Ablooglu


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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
high adventure


Explanation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_adventure

Ilias Marios Kounas
Greece
Local time: 09:26
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
challenging and rewarding trip/trail/adventure


Explanation:
The choice between trip/trail/adventure (or excursion) may vary depending on your particular context.

satrans
Slovenia
Local time: 08:26
Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Katya Kesten: I think "rewarding" is key here, so tough (/challenging) but rewarding whatever it is.
2 days 4 hrs
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arduous but deeply satisfying/fulfilling outing/jaunt


Explanation:
Imo

Darius Saczuk
United States
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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ADVENTURE CHALLENGE


Explanation:
MULTI-ACTIVITY CHALLENGE EVENTS
Teams tasked with completing trail running, mountain biking and kayaking.


    Reference: http://www.trailplus.com/events/adventure-challenge-series/
AJ Ablooglu
Turkey
Local time: 10:26
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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2 days 20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
slog


Explanation:
to travel or move with difficulty, for example through wet, sticky soil or snow, or when you are very tired
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/slog

a hard dogged march or journey
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slog

MARK ROBERTSON
Local time: 07:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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4 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
type 2 trip


Explanation:
"Type 2 fun" is a common expression especially among endurance sports enthusiasts. I often use it as an ultra/OCR runner and sports journalist myself. In a nutshell it's fun talking about it over a pint afterwards but you felt miserable doing it. "Type two trip" makes an alliteration too.
https://www.rei.com/blog/climb/fun-scale
Someone there used this expression in a comment: "Yeah…I took a break from Type 2 bikepacking to do a nice Type 1 bicycle tour in Ohio this year.
Already dreaming up the next Type 2 trip to compensate…"

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Note added at 4 days (2019-11-11 14:27:18 GMT)
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BTW what's the original Polish name?


    https://www.rei.com/blog/climb/fun-scale
kamilw
Local time: 08:26
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Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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