Global Cycling Adventures’ tours are graded to distinguish the appropriate level of fitness and expertise required to participate. Every tour is an individual just like you, by studying the itinerary in detail you will see the duration and distance covered each day. This can help you assess if the tour is within your limits.
Many tours will have support vehicles that allow you to rest at selected drop out points, however this is terrain dependant and varies from tour-to-tour.
If in doubt send us an email, tell us what you’re looking for and we can assist you with your tour selection.
Easy tours allow you to experience a new activity and culture in a relaxed environment. If you’re after a peaceful holiday with a light introductory focus on one or more activities, an easy tour is a great option. Routes chosen will be easy and often ridden entirely at your own pace. The biking is suitable for most families.
An average level of fitness is required. We recommend exercising at least once a week prior to the tour.
Mild tours are designed for people with an interest and possibly some experience in the cycling activities. The routes chosen require reasonable fitness and experience on different terrain. Mild tours are suitable for increasing your fitness and pushing yourself to new limits.
An average level of fitness is required. You will need to be doing some form of exercise 2–3 times a week leading up to this tour.
Moderate – Challenging Tours
Moderate to Challenging tours are designed for the more experienced participant wishing to push themselves and experience new highs of achievement. Routes may include longer climbs and more technical skills.
A good level of fitness is required, exercising three to four times per week prior to the tour.
Hard tours are designed for the more experienced participant wishing to push themselves and experience new challenges. Routes will include longer climbs and more technical skills.
A high level of fitness is required, you will need to be exercising four to five times per week during the build-up to this tour.
Extreme tours are for those traveling to high altitude destinations. All our tours featuring rides to 4000 metres above sea level are automatically graded ‘Extreme’. These tours require careful acclimatisation to altitude. The technical difficulty of high altitude trips varies, but most tours offer Grade three to four biking. Please enquire above your specific trip.
You will be need to be very fit prior to the trip. You will be even fitter when you get back!