Difficulty Levels

Level 1:

Easy tours with flat or wavy profiles and moderate lengths of up to 70 km per day. Also suitable for beginners with a good basic fitness.

       Up to 70 km/day

       Up to 700 m elevation gain/day

Level 2:

Moderate tours with a flat to wavy route profile and some shorter climbs. The length of the daily tours is between 70 and 90 km at about 1,000 m elevation gain. The participants should have a good fitness and be able to ride some kilometers uphill.

       70 – 90 km/day

       700 – 1.000 m elevation gain/day

Level 3:

Road cycling holidays with a mix of mountains and flat or hilly routes. The length of the tours is between 80 and 110 km per day at 1,000 to 1,500 m elevation gain. Since one or the other medium or hard climb has to be mastered, the participants should have a good physical condition and some experience with cycling in the mountains.

       80 – 110 km/day

       1.000 – 1.500 m elevation gain/day

Level 4:

Demanding tours with a mountainous route profile. On long and sometimes steep climbs, the pulse goes up and then stays there for quite a while. The track lengths are between 90 and 130 km at 1,500 to 2,000 m elevation gain per day.

       90 – 130 km/day

       1.500 – 2.000 m elevation gain/day

Level 5:

Challenging road cycling holidays with many mountains for ambitious riders. The tours have lengths of 100 to 140 km at 1,500 to 3,000 m elevation gain. The participants should have a very good physical condition and enough kilometers in the legs.

       100 – 140 km/day

       1.500 to 3.000 m elevation gain/day

The mentioned elevation gain is calculated based on the accumulated altitude in meters, i.e. the elevation gain of all climbs are added. Negative changes in altitude, i.e. downhill rides, are not taken into account.