We cater for different levels of ability on our cycling tours. The routes are categorized into three levels of difficulty – low, moderate, and high – in order for our clients to filter for the profile they are looking for. Within these categories we understand that fitness levels may differ among the participants on our guided bike tours, and we do everything to allow everyone to get what they want out of the trip. If some are faster than others there is the freedom to ride at your pace, or for those who prefer to take things more calmly, that’s fine too.
Underneath is an approximation of the type of daily distances and altitude gain that can usually be expected for each difficulty level. Individual days may fall outside these ranges, or if the route is flat distances may be greater. If serious hills or a mountain are a common daily occurrence then the route will usually be rated moderate or high difficulty. On many of our moderate tours there is the option to extend the day with an additional loop or climb for those feeling fresher, take a look at the description on the individual trips pages.
Difficulty level: Low
Approximate distance range (daily): 25-65 km (15-40 miles)
Approximate altitude gain (daily): anything up to around 1, 500 meters (5,000 feet)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Approximate distance range (daily): 65-90 km (40-55 miles)
Approximate altitude gain (daily): 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,000 to 6,500 feet)
Difficulty level: High
Approximate distance range (daily): 90-140 km (55-90 miles)
Approximate altitude gain (daily): over 2,000 meters (6,500 feet)