Bike Tour Levels
We provide overall tour and daily levels based on a scale of 1-5, 1 being less demanding and 5 very demanding.
It is important to look at the daily summary for a more specific description of your tour. Our example below illustrates the information that you will find on each tour itinerary under the "Tour Summary" tab.
Overall Tour Levels
Our tour levels are a great way to start searching for a tour, but remember it is important to look at the Daily Ride Summary because the tour level is an average of each day's level. Tours will include days that are both easier and more challenging than the overall tour level.
Level 1 - 1.5
For those desiring gentle rides with a limited amount of climbing.
Level 2 - 2.5
Suitable for riders who enjoy hills and the ocasional steeper climb.
Level 3 - 3.5
For riders who prefer hilly terrain most days and/or longer mileage days.
Level 4 - 4.5
For experienced riders who love to climb (and descend) and enjoy a few longer days in the saddle.
Level 5 - Expeditions, are multi-week tours designed for strong riders looking for the challenge of riding across countries or continents.
It is almost always possible to adapt the day’s ride to how you are feeling either by taking advantage of the support van, or asking tour leaders for additional mileage. Many itineraries feature longer and shorter mileage options.
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Please Note: We use Ride With GPS (rwgps.com) to calculate elevation and mileage information. Due to variance between mapping technologies, totals may differ across devices and applications.