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Difficulty Rating Guide

So that everyone 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! 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 you.

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.

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.

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.

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


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I've been on two bike trips to Italy with Puntotours and they were fantastic. Riding the classic climbs of the Stelvio and Gavia were highlights, but it's lots of other experiences like an early morning espresso at the local cafe with the tradies in their overalls, a lathering in mud at the traditional Roman baths at Bagni di Bormio or a few beers at the bar in the village square in the long summer evenings that all add up to a great trip and some treasured memories. more...