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Tour Grading

A - Easier Tour (flat-undulating)

Tour title

Bruges for Kids

Brussels to Bruges

Austria – Danube for Kids

Italy – Venice Lands

Holland - Amsterdam to Bruges

Holland - Tulip Tour

Holland – Top of Amsterdam

Holland – Southern Relax Tulip

Italy – Venice – Mantova

Germany – Bavarian Hops

Austria – Passau to Vienna

France – Le Moulin

Lithuania Seaside

Lithuania – to Latvia

Ireland – Clare Family

Ireland – Clare Easy

Average daily distance

30 km

50 km

40 km

47 km

37- 52 km

45-54 km

36-51 km

40 km

42 km

55 km

55 km

22-40 km

40 km

40 km

32 km

33 km

Average weekly distance

154-169 km

275 km

230 km

285 km

225-314 km

275-325 km

221-310 km

197 km

210 km

270 km

325-340 km

111-193 km

190 km

220 km

128 km

132 km

Notes

Easier cycle, flat, round tours

Easier cycle, flat, suitable for families, mostly cycle tracks

Flat, cycle path completely paved, along riverbank, suitable for families

Easier cycle, flat, suitable for everyone

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

Easier cycle, flat, mostly on tarmac cycle paths along rivers & canals, quiet country roads, accommodation on boat

Mainly cycle paths along rivers

Cycle along river, flat or slightly descending, mainly on dedicated paths

France – Le Moulin 22-40 km 111-193 km Centre

Generally flat to gently undulating, mainly on tarmac

Flat, partly gravel roads, ~100k signposted

Relatively flat, the traffic on the route should be quite light

Relatively flat. With the exception of leaving Ennis and entering Galway, the traffic on the route should be quite light

A/B - Easier - Medium Tour (flat - undulating – some hills)

Tour title

Portugal – Algarve Coast

Switzerland – Swiss Lakes

Slovenia – Wine & Wellness

Germany – Lake Constance

Italy – Tuscany/Umbria Easy

Portugal – Best of the Algarve

Spain – Cantabrian Coast

Germany – Munich Lakes

Ireland – Wild West Mayo

Ireland – Connemara – Best of the West

Slovenia – Emerald Route

Hungary – Vienna to Budapest

Ireland – Clare & The Burren

Ireland – Galway, Connemara & Mayo

Czech Republic – Bohemian Rhapsody

Morocco

Italy – Piedmont

Average daily distance

36 km

55 km

32-41 km

45 km

36 km

31 km

55 km

45 km

56 km

40-52 km

40-45 km

43-47 km

46 km

53 km

39 km

39-45 km

50-55 km

Average weekly distance

220 km

270 km

194-248 km

225 km

181 km

150 km

277 km

270 km

280 km

202-260 km

243-270 km

260-285 km

31 km

265 km

157 km

235-270 km

300-335 km

Notes

Along a dedicated cycle route, nature trails & traffic calmed routes

Mostly flat, some hills, all along a cycle path

Flat, undulating, suitable for families

Mainly hilly along tarred cycle path, quiet back roads & some dirt tracks

Mainly flat, towns are on hills

Some dirt tracks, rolling hills

Flat, undulating

Flat, undulating

Road are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads. Very few climbs.

This tour does not involve any major climbs and it is a good option for those looking to take it a bit easier.

Mainly flat and downhill except two days with rolling up terrain, suitable for average fitness

Mainly flat with rolling hills that are sometimes slightly steep

There are some hills on the route. With the exception of the roads in and out of Ennis, the traffic on the route should be quite light.

Climbs on day one becoming easier each day, lots of choices to make route easier or harder.

Undulating, some hills

Generally flat, some hilly terrain, but overall not difficult

Cycling on cycle paths, back roads & off-road paths, terrain mainly flat with some hills

B – Medium Tour (undulating – some hills)

Tour title

Austria – 10 Lakes

Italy – Lakes of Lombardy

Ireland – West Cork Coastline

Ireland – Castles & Kings

Ireland – Copper Coast

Ireland – West Cork Kerry

Italy – Apulia

Greece – Cyclade Island

France – Loire Valley

France – Burgundy

France – Bordeaux

Scotland – Highland Glens & Lowland Hills

Spain – Andalucia/Coastal Explorer

Spain – Andalucia/Seville to Granada

Spain – La Rioja

Ireland – Dublin & Wicklow

Ireland – Coast of Antrim

Spain – Lanzarote

Slovenia – Pearls of Slovenia

Czech Republic – Prague to Vienna

France – Dordogne

Average daily distance

39-48 km

57 km

53 km

53-57 km

56 km

51 km

53 km

30 km

52 km

45 km

49 km

35-57 km

48 km

56 km

47-55 km

42-49 km

55 km

40-53 km

40 km

56 km

40 km

Average weekly distance

235-290 km

285 km

265 km

266-286 km

280 km

255 km

320 km

147 km

315 km

265 km

286 km

208-342 km

240 km

280 km

289-370 km

219-244 km

275 km

241-320 km

236-246 km

332 km

304 km

Notes

Undulating, some hills

The routes you will follow are nearly always on cycle paths or minor roads, but sometimes you will cycle on main roads for short stretches (for instance in towns). The rise in elevation is minimal

Flat, undulating and some rolling hills

Afternoon of Day 2 and Afternoon of day 3 have climbs, mostly flat apart from these.

Some hills. With the exception of the roads in and out of the larger towns, the traffic on the route should be quite light.

Flat coastal roads mixed with some climbs

Total vertical up: 1,450 m, Terrain: 99% asphalt, 1% unpaved. Mostly in the lowlands, sometimes hilly. Quiet roads.Route includes very beautiful stretches on the coast.

Some climbs, accommodation on ship, option of rest days on board

Undulating, easier then the other group tours in France

Undulating

Hilly at the beginning, some difficult days & some easier days

Compare to Great Glen tour - no off-road mountain biking on this tour and the hills are not as steep. With moderate hills and low daily distances, this tour is suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness.

Undulating, some hills

Undulating, some hills

Moderate cycling with some climbs

The roads are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads, except at start of cycle. Some steep climbs and rolling hills.

The roads are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads. Some climbs.

Undulating terrain, one short steep climb on day 7

Undulating, one hill pass, suitable for average fitness

Undulating - hilly

Undulating, hilly region

B/C – Medium to Challenging Tour (hilly)

Tour title

Croatia – Dalmatian Islands

Ireland – Ring of Kerry

Ireland – Highlands of Donegal

Italy – North Sardinia Ride

Scotland – Great Glens

Montenegro

Italy – Sicily

Italy – Sardinia, Mine of Memories

Italy – Umbria Hill Towns

Italy – Tuscany Hills

Average daily distance

35 km

56 km

57 km

52 km

48 km

30-60 km

56 km

48 km

42 km

42 km

Average weekly distance

210 km

280 km

285 km

313 km

241 km

172 km

366 km

283 km

257 km

210 km

Notes

Mountainous terrain, hilly, short distances to cycle

Mainly on quiet roads, some steep climbs, hilly terrain.

The roads are all tarmaced and mostly on quiet back roads. Some steep climbs and winding roads. Undulating terrain.

Two easier stages, two medium stages, two challenging stages

Off road path day 3+4, strenuous cycle, day 6+7 moderate

Hilly (altitude between 200-500m)

Hilly, some challenging hills

Hilly terrain

Difficult cycle on some days, hilly

Difficult cycle on some days, hilly

A - Easier Tour (flat-undulating)

 

Tour Title:

Bruges for Kids

Average daily distance:

30 km

Average weekly distance:

154-169 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, round tours

 

Tour Title:

Brussels to Bruges

Average daily distance:

50 km

Average weekly distance:

275 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, suitable for families, mostly cycle tracks

 

Tour Title:

Austria – Danube for Kids

Average daily distance:

40 km

Average weekly distance:

230 km

Notes:

Flat, cycle path completely paved, along riverbank, suitable for families

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Venice Lands

Average daily distance:

47 km

Average weekly distance:

285 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, suitable for everyone

 

Tour Title:

Holland - Amsterdam to Bruges

Average daily distance:

37- 52 km

Average weekly distance:

225-314 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

 

Tour Title:

Holland - Tulip Tour

Average daily distance:

45-54 km

Average weekly distance:

275-325 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

 

Tour Title:

Holland – Top of Amsterdam

Average daily distance:

36-51 km

Average weekly distance:

221-310 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

 

Tour Title:

Holland – Southern Relax Tulip

Average daily distance:

40 km

Average weekly distance:

197 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, accommodation on barge

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Venice – Mantova

Average daily distance:

42 km

Average weekly distance:

210 km

Notes:

Easier cycle, flat, mostly on tarmac cycle paths along rivers & canals, quiet country roads, accommodation on boat

 

Tour Title:

Germany – Bavarian Hops

Average daily distance:

55 km

Average weekly distance:

270 km

Notes:

Mainly cycle paths along rivers

 

Tour Title:

Austria – Passau to Vienna

Average daily distance:

55 km

Average weekly distance:

325-340 km

Notes:

Cycle along river, flat or slightly descending, mainly on dedicated paths

 

Tour Title:

France – Le Moulin

Average daily distance:

22-40 km

Average weekly distance:

111-193 km

Notes:

France – Le Moulin 22-40 km 111-193 km Centre

 

Tour Title:

Lithuania Seaside

Average daily distance:

40 km

Average weekly distance:

190 km

Notes:

Generally flat to gently undulating, mainly on tarmac

 

Tour Title:

Lithuania – to Latvia

Average daily distance:

40 km

Average weekly distance:

220 km

Notes:

Flat, partly gravel roads, ~100k signposted

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Clare Family

Average daily distance:

32 km

Average weekly distance:

128 km

Notes:

Relatively flat, the traffic on the route should be quite light

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Clare Easy

Average daily distance:

33 km

Average weekly distance:

132 km

Notes:

Relatively flat. With the exception of leaving Ennis and entering Galway, the traffic on the route should be quite light

A/B - Easier - Medium Tour (flat - undulating – some hills)

 

Tour Title:

Portugal – Algarve Coast

Average daily distance:

36 km

Average weekly distance:

220 km

Notes:

Along a dedicated cycle route, nature trails & traffic calmed routes

 

Tour Title:

Switzerland – Swiss Lakes

Average daily distance:

55 km

Average weekly distance:

270 km

Notes:

Mostly flat, some hills, all along a cycle path

 

Tour Title:

Slovenia – Wine & Wellness

Average daily distance:

32-41 km

Average weekly distance:

194-248 km

Notes:

Flat, undulating, suitable for families

 

Tour Title:

Germany – Lake Constance

Average daily distance:

45 km

Average weekly distance:

225 km

Notes:

Mainly hilly along tarred cycle path, quiet back roads & some dirt tracks

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Tuscany/Umbria Easy

Average daily distance:

36 km

Average weekly distance:

181 km

Notes:

Mainly flat, towns are on hills

 

Tour Title:

Portugal – Best of the Algarve

Average daily distance:

31 km

Average weekly distance:

150 km

Notes:

Some dirt tracks, rolling hills

 

Tour Title:

Spain – Cantabrian Coast

Average daily distance:

55 km

Average weekly distance:

277 km

Notes:

Flat, undulating

 

Tour Title:

Germany – Munich Lakes

Average daily distance:

45 km

Average weekly distance:

270 km

Notes:

Flat, undulating

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Wild West Mayo

Average daily distance:

56 km

Average weekly distance:

280 km

Notes:

Road are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads. Very few climbs.

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Connemara – Best of the West

Average daily distance:

40-52 km

Average weekly distance:

202-260 km

Notes:

This tour does not involve any major climbs and it is a good option for those looking to take it a bit easier.

 

Tour Title:

Slovenia – Emerald Route

Average daily distance:

40-45 km

Average weekly distance:

243-270 km

Notes:

Mainly flat and downhill except two days with rolling up terrain, suitable for average fitness

 

Tour Title:

Hungary – Vienna to Budapest

Average daily distance:

43-47 km

Average weekly distance:

260-285 km

Notes:

Mainly flat with rolling hills that are sometimes slightly steep

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Clare & The Burren

Average daily distance:

46 km

Average weekly distance:

31 km

Notes:

There are some hills on the route. With the exception of the roads in and out of Ennis, the traffic on the route should be quite light.

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Galway, Connemara & Mayo

Average daily distance:

53 km

Average weekly distance:

265 km

Notes:

Climbs on day one becoming easier each day, lots of choices to make route easier or harder.

 

Tour Title:

Czech Republic – Bohemian Rhapsody

Average daily distance:

39 km

Average weekly distance:

157 km

Notes:

Undulating, some hills

 

Tour Title:

Morocco

Average daily distance:

39-45 km

Average weekly distance:

235-270 km

Notes:

Generally flat, some hilly terrain, but overall not difficult

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Piedmont

Average daily distance:

50-55 km

Average weekly distance:

300-335 km

Notes:

Cycling on cycle paths, back roads & off-road paths, terrain mainly flat with some hills

B – Medium Tour (undulating – some hills)

 

Tour Title:

Austria – 10 Lakes

Average daily distance:

39-48 km

Average weekly distance:

235-290 km

Notes:

Undulating, some hills

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Lakes of Lombardy

Average daily distance:

57 km

Average weekly distance:

285 km

Notes:

The routes you will follow are nearly always on cycle paths or minor roads, but sometimes you will cycle on main roads for short stretches (for instance in towns). The rise in elevation is minimal

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – West Cork Coastline

Average daily distance:

53 km

Average weekly distance:

265 km

Notes:

Flat, undulating and some rolling hills

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Castles & Kings

Average daily distance:

53-57 km

Average weekly distance:

266-286 km

Notes:

Afternoon of Day 2 and Afternoon of day 3 have climbs, mostly flat apart from these.

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Copper Coast

Average daily distance:

56 km

Average weekly distance:

280 km

Notes:

Some hills. With the exception of the roads in and out of the larger towns, the traffic on the route should be quite light.

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – West Cork Kerry

Average daily distance:

51 km

Average weekly distance:

255 km

Notes:

Flat coastal roads mixed with some climbs

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Apulia

Average daily distance:

53 km

Average weekly distance:

320 km

Notes:

Total vertical up: 1,450 m, Terrain: 99% asphalt, 1% unpaved. Mostly in the lowlands, sometimes hilly. Quiet roads.Route includes very beautiful stretches on the coast.

 

Tour Title:

Greece – Cyclade Island

Average daily distance:

30 km

Average weekly distance:

147 km

Notes:

Some climbs, accommodation on ship, option of rest days on board

 

Tour Title:

France – Loire Valley

Average daily distance:

52 km

Average weekly distance:

315 km

Notes:

Undulating, easier then the other group tours in France

 

Tour Title:

France – Burgundy

Average daily distance:

45 km

Average weekly distance:

265 km

Notes:

Undulating

 

Tour Title:

France – Bordeaux

Average daily distance:

49 km

Average weekly distance:

286 km

Notes:

Hilly at the beginning, some difficult days & some easier days

 

Tour Title:

Scotland – Highland Glens & Lowland Hills

Average daily distance:

35-57 km

Average weekly distance:

208-342 km

Notes:

Compare to Great Glen tour - no off-road mountain biking on this tour and the hills are not as steep. With moderate hills and low daily distances, this tour is suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness.

 

Tour Title:

Spain – Andalucia/Coastal Explorer

Average daily distance:

48 km

Average weekly distance:

240 km

Notes:

Undulating, some hills

 

Tour Title:

Spain – Andalucia/Seville to Granada

Average daily distance:

56 km

Average weekly distance:

280 km

Notes:

Undulating, some hills

 

Tour Title:

Spain – La Rioja

Average daily distance:

47-55 km

Average weekly distance:

289-370 km

Notes:

Moderate cycling with some climbs

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Dublin & Wicklow

Average daily distance:

42-49 km

Average weekly distance:

219-244 km

Notes:

The roads are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads, except at start of cycle. Some steep climbs and rolling hills.

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Coast of Antrim

Average daily distance:

55 km

Average weekly distance:

275 km

Notes:

The roads are all tarmaced and mainly on quiet back roads. Some climbs.

 

Tour Title:

Spain – Lanzarote

Average daily distance:

40-53 km

Average weekly distance:

241-320 km

Notes:

Undulating terrain, one short steep climb on day 7

 

Tour Title:

Slovenia – Pearls of Slovenia

Average daily distance:

40 km

Average weekly distance:

236-246 km

Notes:

Undulating, one hill pass, suitable for average fitness

 

Tour Title:

Czech Republic – Prague to Vienna

Average daily distance:

56 km

Average weekly distance:

332 km

Notes:

Undulating - hilly

 

Tour Title:

France – Dordogne

Average daily distance:

40 km

Average weekly distance:

304 km

Notes:

Undulating, hilly region

B/C – Medium to Challenging Tour (hilly)

 

Tour Title:

Croatia – Dalmatian Islands

Average daily distance:

35 km

Average weekly distance:

210 km

Notes:

Mountainous terrain, hilly, short distances to cycle

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Ring of Kerry

Average daily distance:

56 km

Average weekly distance:

280 km

Notes:

Mainly on quiet roads, some steep climbs, hilly terrain.

 

Tour Title:

Ireland – Highlands of Donegal

Average daily distance:

57 km

Average weekly distance:

285 km

Notes:

The roads are all tarmaced and mostly on quiet back roads. Some steep climbs and winding roads. Undulating terrain.

 

Tour Title:

Italy – North Sardinia Ride

Average daily distance:

52 km

Average weekly distance:

313 km

Notes:

Two easier stages, two medium stages, two challenging stages

 

Tour Title:

Scotland – Great Glens

Average daily distance:

48 km

Average weekly distance:

241 km

Notes:

Off road path day 3+4, strenuous cycle, day 6+7 moderate

 

Tour Title:

Montenegro

Average daily distance:

30-60 km

Average weekly distance:

172 km

Notes:

Hilly (altitude between 200-500m)

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Sicily

Average daily distance:

56 km

Average weekly distance:

366 km

Notes:

Hilly, some challenging hills

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Sardinia, Mine of Memories

Average daily distance:

48 km

Average weekly distance:

283 km

Notes:

Hilly terrain

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Umbria Hill Towns

Average daily distance:

42 km

Average weekly distance:

257 km

Notes:

Difficult cycle on some days, hilly

 

Tour Title:

Italy – Tuscany Hills

Average daily distance:

42 km

Average weekly distance:

210 km

Notes:

Difficult cycle on some days, hilly

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