It’s your bike tour, and it happens at your pace.
We know that not every cyclist or active traveler has the same abilities. That’s why we offer carefully designed tour itineraries with different levels of challenge for everyone. And we don’t limit any of our tours to just one level of cyclist. That’s why we’ve described below what kind of experience you’ll have on each tour level depending on your abilities. New cyclists shouldn’t be limited to one level, and neither should active riders. This chart below will help you understand what to expect no matter how active you are on the bike at home.
Keep in mind that we offer van support for those who would like to try a more challenging tour. And for more active cyclists traveling with a beginner, our guides are happy to take you out for extra rides. We’re flexible and happy to tailor your vacation to make it fit you, not the other way around.
Average Daily Mileage: 15-30 miles
Average Daily Elevation: 350-1,050 feet
Novice cyclists or someone who is active but doesn’t cycle often will find the perfect amount of riding on a level one tour.
Intermediate cyclists can take advantage of an extra ride or two offered by the guides if they’re looking for some extra adventure.
Advanced cyclists can also partake in a couple extra rides, but should anticipate a leisurely pace immersing themselves in the destination and getting to know other riders.
Average Daily Mileage: 15-35 miles
Average Daily Elevation: 980-1,610 feet
Novice cyclists will want to prepare for the tour with some extra time in the saddle, but can always take advantage of the support van if they need it.
Intermediate cyclists will love the rolling routes on a Level Two tour. They may even want to enjoy an extra ride or two.
Advanced cyclists will want take advantage of extra rides to get the most riding out of the week.
Average Daily Mileage: 15-40 miles
Average Daily Elevation: 1,470-2,380 feet
Novice cyclists should spend time doing community rides or taking spin classes before they arrive to fully enjoy their trip. On tour they may need to push themselves or take advantage of the van support.
Intermediate cyclists will find a Level Three tour to be the perfect challenge.
Advanced cyclists will enjoy the rolling terrain, but will still want to take advantage of extra rides to really sweat.
Average Daily Mileage: 50-60 miles, 100-150 miles/week
Average Daily Elevation: 3,500-7,000 feet, 1 hour+ of climbing
Novice cyclists are not recommended to join Level Four tours.
Intermediate cyclists should commit to serious training in preparation for the trip, but the payoff will be incredibly rewarding. Guides will always be nearby to provide food, water, bike maintenance and performance tips for those who need it.
Advanced cyclists will be challenged to push their bodies to new levels and will end the week a stronger cyclist.
Need help deciding which riding level is right for your group? Contact a tour coordinator at 617-776-4441 (888-396-5383) or schedule a call and we will chat when it works best for you.