EASY Cycling Levels & Difficulty

Level Easy

Flat and easy gently rolling hills.
No strenuous activity. You should be in good health and ready for full days of travel and fun outdoors.
Marked Leisure
MODERATE Cycling Levels & Difficulty

Level Moderate

Gently rolling terrain, some hills.
Entry-level skills recommended. Prepare for your trip with regular conditioning at least two months before departure.
Marked Leisure/Active
CHALLENGING Cycling Levels & Difficulty

Level Challenging

Varied terrain, hills and climbs.
May involve high altitudes and challenging conditions. Prepare as you would for a moderate trip, but intensify your program for specific benefits.
Marked Active/Avid

levels map 1 Cycling Levels & Difficulty

How do you roll?

In the booking form you will find this part to be filled: what is your current rider type?
Use the descriptions to determine your current skill level and be aware that our tours are designed as a Vacation, not a race !
Pace at every level is relaxed, is enjoy the scenery, the people, the food.
Nevertheless on tour you will cycle almost every day and pre-trip training is always recommended.

LEISURE Cycling Levels & Difficulty


My Lifestyle is: I ride my bike on a regular basis either for fitness, to commute to work, or just for fun. Active lifestyle with an occasional physical challenge. I want to ride on my vacation, but not every day.
I enjoy: Rolling terrain with some hills that are not challenging. I feel great after reaching the top. I don’t mind hopping in the support van when I’ve ridden enough
ACTIVE Cycling Levels & Difficulty


My Lifestyle is: Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike regularly, on a weekly basis, and am comfortable with rides of 2 hours or more at a relatively strong pace. I like a physical challenge and to feel my heart rate increase.
I enjoy: All terrain, with hills and some moderate mountain passes that I can brag about. I like getting some speed on moderate descents as well. I track elevation and feel comfortable climbing.
AVID Cycling Levels & Difficulty


My Lifestyle is: I ride my bike an average of 100 miles per week and enjoy a fast pace for an extended period of time. I love train, improve, and maybe even race my friends.
I enjoy: All terrain, with hills and big mountain passes. Steep technical descents are fun.