“How fit do I have to be?”
It’s one of the questions we get most often. The answer is simple: on any B&R trip, you do not have to be an athlete in any way, shape or form.
We classify our active trips according to how far you’ll be travelling each day and how challenging the terrain is, with activity levels ranging from 1-5, (occasional to expert). This helps people choose the trip that’s right for them.
We understand activity level preferences vary among groups. Whether it’s adding mileage to a ride, skipping the afternoon hike to hit the spa, or opting for one of our top-of-the-line e-bikes for an extra boost uphill, we ensure travellers of any level can join a B&R trip together and hit the slow road at their own pace.
Level 1: Occasional
6-10 km (4-6 mi.) per day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
40-50 km (25-30 mi.) per day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Level 2: Recreational
8-12 km (5-7 mi.) per day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
40-50 km (25-30 mi.) per day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Level 3: Enthusiast
11-15 km (7-10 mi.) per day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
40-50 km (25-30 mi.) per day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Level 4: Avid
11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) per day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Travelling with an Avid cyclist? Selecting an e-bike for your trip will help you keep up with the group and give some electric assistance when powering up hills.
Level 5: Expert
11-15 km (7-10 mi.) per day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
50-60 km (30-45 mi.) per day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Travelling with an Expert? Selecting an e-bike for your trip will help you keep up with the group and give some electric assistance when powering up hills.
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