Qualify this year in our hometown Varese for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships (also in Varese!) Livigno Altitude Camp. The perfect Pre UCI World Championship Albi Tour. Haute Route Rockies & Rockies Acclimatisation Tour. Crete October 2017. After our first tour, we're now excited to offer a special on our Crete Tour.

Difficulty Rating Guide

So that each person has a great time, the rating guide ensures each tour group is of similar ability and fitness. There will always be differences, and everyone has good and bad days – just look at Le Tour or Il Giro!  Our Tour leaders understand this and will allow time to regroup along the way.

The rating below is based on your current average speed over normal undulating, relatively flat terrain. Your actual average speed on an alpine tour will be quite different!

Each tour starts with a warm-up ride so the tour leaders can assess the group, and plan accordingly.

If you have any queries, send us an email with your weekly riding distance / average speed and we can assist in selecting a tour.

Easy
Beginner cyclists who have just started riding regularly, and are capable of riding up to 50km (31mi) a day at an average of about 20 to 22km/hour (12-13mi/hr

Medium
Intermediate cyclists who have been riding regularly, and are capable of riding up to 80km, 50mi a day, at an average of about 25km/hours, 15mi/hour.

Hard
Advanced cyclists who have a number of years experience riding, and are capable of riding more than 100km, 62mi a day, at an average speed of above 27km/hour, 16mi/hour.

Custom Custom
Any level of cycling ability – it's your tour! You determine the level of difficulty and average daily distance / speed.

 

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As a novice rider in 2006 I undertook my very first European cycling adventure with Vince and Puntos. Although I have lived a very active life blessed with good health and many adventurous outdoor pursuits my experiences and memories of this first Italian trip will remain with me forever. The very first ride out of our hotel in Montalcino (Tuscany) descending into the valleys of rural Tuscany was as sensational as my very first scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. Every day was an amazing experience with a very personal highlight for all of us being a very cautious and successful (double) ascent of Stelvio. more...