The cycling component of our tours are designed so that you can complete part of a day’s route and hop in the team van or car for sections that may be too long or challenging for you. If you don’t feel like riding today; no matter; you can join the other guests who are not riding and enjoy a full day of sightseeing, eating or shopping; or just hang out and soak in the incredible ambience that is everywhere in the regions we have selected for your tour.

We have listed a bit of information about fitness levels so that you can get some idea of how fit you will need to be to complete all of the rides for every day.

 

Ride Options

1.Enthusiast

We describe an Enthusiast rider as someone who is comfortable in a bunch, rides 2 to 4 times a week and usually covers 150 to 250 km each week.

To complete all of the Enthusiast routes for one of our tours you will need to be comfortable;

  • Riding 2 abreast in a bunch on open roads
  • Riding at speeds of 28-32 kph
  • Riding in a bunch for 3 to 4 hours in rolling terrain with up to 1,500 metres of climbing.
  • Descending on roads with sharp hairpin corners with gradients of over 10 percent
  • Riding 90 to 100 km every other day with 50km recovery rides in between
  • Riding 500 km in 7 days with hilly terrain

2.Advanced

We describe an Advanced rider as someone who is comfortable rolling turns in a bunch, rides 3 to 6 times a week and usually covers 200 to 400 km each week.

To complete all of the Advanced routes for one of our tours you will need to be comfortable;

  • Riding 2 abreast in a bunch on open roads
  • Riding at speeds of 30-35 kph
  • Riding in a bunch for 4 to 6 hours in rolling terrain with up to 3,200 metres of climbing
  • Descending on roads with sharp hairpin corners with gradients of over 10 percent
  • Riding 120 to 140 km every other day with 90km rides in between
  • Riding 750 km in 7 days with hilly and mountain terrain