Ride Ratings

Our bicycle tours are categorized according to difficulty ratings.

These holidays have low distances – usually 10-20km each day. There may also be a rest day in the middle of the tour.The routes are predominantly flat and tend to follow narrow country lanes through valleys, or a picturesque coastline. There may be some short sections of climbing – but this will be clearly marked on the itinerary, and will be gentle, allowing you to spin the pedals easily.These tours are generally designed for cyclists that like to do some leisurely riding in nice scenery, but also to spend time exploring villages and relaxing at the hotel. These tours are also ideal for a first cycling holiday or for those with little cycling experience.

Medium: ⭐⭐

Our ‘medium’ rated tours are designed for cyclists that like to ride for a few hours each day.

The average distance is around 15-30km per day – although many days will have short-cuts and route extensions to allow you to go a longer or shorter distance.

The routes have flat and rolling sections, and there may be one or two days with a longer climb (this will be listed on the itinerary).

Challenging: ⭐⭐⭐
These tours are set for those who likes to challenge themselves, as the name suggests. Rolling hills and elevation and winding routes, this route is set to give up an exercise and works up an appetite.

These tours are set in the mountains and will normally involve climbing on most days. The minimum distance is kept fairly low, generally ranging from 55-75km; however, there may be one or two slightly longer days. There are always optional extensions if you wish to cycle further.

Kickass Hard: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

As the name suggests, these tours are hard. They are designed for experienced cycle tourists and riders that want to test themselves. They are set almost exclusively in high mountains, such as the Pyrenees, and are done on road bikes.

Daily distances can be over 100km and you can expect over 2,000m of climbing on most days. As will all our tours, there are plenty of extensions if you would like more punishment!