Difficulty Grades

One of the most important factor to make your active holiday a memorable experience is to chose the right one, the most suitable for you. That why we have graded our active holidays.

Every different activity has particular elements that influence the grades, but there are three important elements for most of the activity: total distance, elevation gain and kind of terrain.


Every different activity has five grades, named with letters,

from beginners (A) to expert looking for challenges (E).


We know everybody is different, and every kind of activity is different. Road cycling is totally different from MTB, and both are different from Leasure cyclingHiking and Sea kayak.  Moreover, into every category there are others category. For example, there are cyclists more focus on the athletic aspect and cyclist that prefer to ride less and slowly and explore more the culture, the food, the art of the land they are visiting.
We have already designed and succesfully guided all kind of tours: from touristic and slow style to epic tours to conquer the high passes. We cover all this large range, offering tours to make happy all of you.

We know, for experience, that is not easy to judge ourself and understand wich is the right grade.

Just contact us, we are happy to help you to choose the right holiday for you.

For Leisure Cycling Tours


GRADE A : For those new to road biking or who don’t have a high level of fitness. Require some basic fitness and the ability to cycle for up to 2 hours per day on flat or easy, rolling terrain. Distances between 10-20 km per day.

GRADE B : Require a better standard of fitness and cycling ability, usually gained through regular exercise and cycling. There will be some hills, 20-30 km per day, with a maximum daily height gain of 600 mt, and these tours may need you to be in the saddle for up to 3/4 hours per day.

GRADE C : For those who have been road biking for at least one year and ride at least 4-5 times/month with a certain degree of road experience. These tours are involve longer distances, 30-40 km per day and more hills-up to a daily height climb of 1000 mt or a little bit more.

GRADE D : For those who have been riding for over two years with a good level of fitness These itineraries are designed for cyclists with a good level of fitness and good climbing and descending skills. Who can cope with full days in the saddle and over 1000 mt of climbing and a distance of 40-50 km per day).

GRADE E : For those who are regular and keen experienced bikers with a high level of road biking skills. These tours really do require a substantial amount of fitness and plenty of physical fitness too! We’d expect you to have been riding and training regularly, to have good quality equipment and the skills to use it safely and effectively. Rides include high-level technical sections. Distances of 50-70 km per day.