Self Guided Walking Holidays & Cycling Holidays


Holiday Grades

Putting a grade on an activity holiday is always subjective, but our grading guidelines should give you a better idea of what to expect on your trip. The grade applies to the overall intensity of the holiday, so some days may be a little tougher than stated and some a little bit easier, but this will give you the general idea of what you are in for.

Select Activity:

Walking Grades

Cycling Grades

Road Cycling Grades

 

Walking Grades


grade-1.png  EASY

A relaxed walking experience with ample time to appreciate attractions along the route. Generally on low level paths which are well maintained with clear signposting, the perfect choice for those with little or no previous experience of walking holidays. View a selection of easy walking holidays.

Distance per Day: Less than 8 miles (13 km)


grade-2.png  EASY TO MODERATE

Daily distances increase on some days and the terrain may be rugged underfoot with some hills but not too strenuous. Perfect for those with a relatively good level of fitness. View a selection of easy to moderate walking holidays.

Distance per Day: 8 - 12 miles (13 - 20 km)


grade-3.png  MODERATE

Perfect for regular walkers, some days will be more challenging than others and the terrain will be varied with some rough and rugged footpaths. More ascent and descent involved so a good level of fitness will be required. View a selection of moderate grade walking holidays.

Distance per Day: 13 - 15 miles (21 - 24 km)


grade-4.png  MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

More challenging with some long walking days and often a longer trip duration. Tough underfoot in places with changing terrain, some prolonged climbs and steep hills, these walks are designed for experienced walkers looking for a challenge. View a selection of moderate to strenuous holidays.

Distance per Day: 16 - 18 miles (26 - 29 km)


grade-5.png  STRENUOUS

Long walking days and challenging ascents/descents, these walks may require navigation and/or mountaineering skills. A good level of fitness and experience is required as the terrain can be rough and exposed in places. Ready to face a strenuous grade walking holiday?

Distance per Day: More than 18 miles (More than 29 km) or shorter days with steep ascent/descent

 

Cycling Holiday Grades


grade-1.png  EASY

Relaxed cycling, ideal for beginners and families looking for an adventure. Plenty of time to relax en-route with short cycling days and not many hills. See a selection of easy cycling holidays.

Distance per Day: Less than 20 miles (32 km)


grade-2.png  EASY TO MODERATE

A more energetic holiday, perfect for occasional riders. Longer days so a better level of bike fitness required. Have a look through the range of easy to moderate cycling holidays.

Distance per Day: 21 - 34 miles (33 - 54 km)


grade-3.png  MODERATE

You can expect longer distances and some challenging days on this holiday. Perfect for regular cyclists who lead a fit and active lifestyle. View a selection of moderate grade cycling holidays.

Distance per Day: 35 - 45 miles (56 - 72 km)


grade-4.png  MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

A challenging cycling holiday perfect for those looking to test their abilities. Daily distances will be long and demanding and there may be some big climbs. View a selection of moderate to strenuous cycling holidays.

Distance per Day: 46 - 54 miles (74 - 86 km)


grade-5.png  STRENUOUS

Long days make for a challenging cycling holiday. Great for keen cyclists who have previous long distance cycling experience over multiple days. Ready to take on a strenuous cycling holiday?

Distance per Day: More than 55 miles (More than 88 km) or shorter days with steep ascent/descent

 

Road Biking Holiday Grades

Specific guidance for these road cycling holidays.


grade-3.png  MODERATE

Moderately graded road cycling tours are perfect for road cyclists that enjoy a shorter but challenging ride. These tours are superb if you want to experience your first road cycling trip or are looking for a tour that allows plenty of time to soak up regional wine, foods and historic sights.


grade-4.png  MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

Moderate to Challenging road cycling tours encompass some longer testing climbs and long descents, so familiarity of such would be required. These tours as also great if you are looking to tick off you first famous Alpine climb or ride across iconic road cycling regions of Europe.  


grade-5.png  STRENUOUS

Expect to spend a full day in the saddle. Strenuous road cycling tours are perfect for riders that love long leg-burning climbs, lengthy descent and routes which usually head deep into valleys and ascend into alpine environments. Cyclists on these tours must be able to deal with a change in conditions and long rides into rural and remote regions.

 

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