For your convenience, all of our tours are graded on their level of difficulty. To ensure you have a comfortable ride and an enjoyable experience, we provide a guideline of the level of fitness required, type of terrain encountered and the daily distances covered.
These are leisurely paced tours involving easy cycling over fairly flat terrain with only minor hills along the way. They are perfect for families with young children and people with little or no cycling experience. The average daily distances range from 25 – 40 km (15 – 25 miles).
These tours are for people who have a reasonable level of fitness and ride a bicycle at least a few times a month. The terrain is more challenging with rolling hills, but no major steep climbs. The average daily distances are a very manageable 35 – 50km (20 – 30 miles).
These tours are for the more experienced recreational cyclist who rides on a regular basis. The terrain becomes a lot more mountainous and the pace is usually a lot more challenging. The average daily distances begin to stretch out to a testing 40 – 80km (25 – 50 miles).
These tours should only be undertaken by experienced cyclists and those people applying to be institutionalised! The terrain includes some of the toughest and most remote parts of Southern Africa. Climbing major mountain passes and covering vast distances are the order of the day. The average daily distances increase dramatically to a challenging 80 – 120+ km (50 – 70+ miles).