The difficulty of the tours
The range of our proposals can satisfy all levels of preparation: from the beginners (the Long Way of the Dolomites is mostly downhill) to the advanced level, for which it is better to have done some good training. Anyway even for the easiest tours you need to acquire some practice with the bike or to use it in the everyday and in the free time.
In the programs, in order to allow meditated choices of who want to participate, you can find the characteristics and the difficulties of every path. If you have doubts about your preparation for the tour you want to take part of, do not hesitate, call or write me and ask further questions. It is better to drive away your perplexity, also because the levels of difficulty might be a subjective interpretation. And clearly not being able to match up with the group during a tour embarrasses at first the person who is making the non-proportional effort, and secondly the whole group.
I would like to stress the fact that, traveling for some days by bike needs a little previous practice. Use the bike to go to work, to go shopping, for short travels or longer ones in the free days: the tour will be more enjoyable and the whole group will get ahead.
You don't feel ready? Don't you worry, with willingness and practice it is possible to handle every tour.
If you have never tried to travel by bike, I suggest to begin with 2 or 3 days tour.
Classification of the levels of difficulty
The classification of the difficulty of a bike tour might be quite subjective, but I'll try to define it, in order for a participant to have an idea about it.
First-timer: flat path, trail 40 - 50 km / day, possibility of short stretches of smooth dirt road, cruising speed of 15 km/h.
Beginners: mainly flat path, trail 50 - 70 km / day, some short climbs, possibility of short stretches of smooth dirt road, cruising speed of 15 km/h.
Beginners/intermediate: trail 50 - 70 km / day, some climbs, possibility of short stretches of dirt road, cruising speed of 15 km/h.
Intermediate: trail 50 - 80 km / day, some demanding climbs, possibility of stretches of dirt road, cruising speed of 18 - 20 km/h.
Advanced: trail 50 - 100 km / day, a lot of demanding climbs, possibility of challenging stretches of dirt road, cruising speed of 18 - 20 km/h.