Our tours are all graded so that you can have some idea of what to expect. Whilst we are aware that these gradings will of necessity be very subjective, nevertheless we still hope that they will be of some help to you.

Our gradings are based on a combination of the distances travelled, the nature of the terrain, and the general difficulty of the cycling. Although these gradings can only act as rough guidelines they have been based on our experiences of a wide range of cyclists and have been designed specifically to help you choose a tour that matches your expectations and level of cycling. Choosing a tour of the right grade is the best way of ensuring that you enjoy your cycling to the full.

  Grade Description Distance
Gentle For the occasional cyclist. These tours are mainly on the flat with gentle slopes. Between 15-25 miles (25-40 kms) per day
Moderate For the leisure cyclist who exercises regularly. The hills might be a little steeper but should still be manageable. Between 20-40 miles (35-65 kms) per day.
Regular  For those who cycle regularly. The tour may well include some steep climbs. Between 25-50 miles (40-80 kms) per day.
Challenging For cyclists who are looking for longer distances and are capable of covering between 40-70 miles (65-120kms) a day for up to 6 days. Between 40-70 miles (65-120kms) a day.

Gentle

For the occasional cyclist. These tours are mainly on the flat with gentle slopes.

Between 15-25 miles (25-40 kms) per day.

Moderate

For the leisure cyclist who exercises regularly. The hills might be a little steeper but should still be manageable.  

Between 20-40 miles (35-65 kms) per day.

Regular

For those who cycle regularly. The tour may well include some steep climbs.

Between 25-50 miles (40-80 kms) per day.

Challenging 

For cyclists who are looking for longer distances and are capable of covering between 40-70 miles (65-120kms) a day for up to 6 days.        

Between 40-70 miles (65-120kms) a day.