Tour Ratings Explained

Tours rated ‘Active‘ normally have daily distances between 35 km and 60 km. Just about anyone who is in good physical condition will be happy on an ‘Active’ tour, however you should be comfortable with riding 3 to 5 hours a day on a bike. There could be some hills, too, but no longer than a couple of kilometers long.

Our Custom Day Rides can fit any level of rider.


Tours rated ‘Moderate‘ are for the recreational cyclist who feels comfortable riding between 50 km and 80 km a day. The terrain on our ‘Moderate’ tours can vary between pancake flat and climbs of a few kilometers in length. This type of tour would be ideal for someone who has a good level of cycling fitness and who enjoys riding for riding’s sake!

Provence BreakAway is a ‘Moderate’ tour.


Tours rated ‘Challenging‘ are designed for riders who have strong confidence and a clear idea of their abilities. Daily distances can be over 100 km on hilly to mountainous terrain. ‘Challenging’ tours will include climbs of over 10 km in length, often over mythic cols of the Tour de France. This type of tour is perfect for cyclists training for a big event or as the main objective of a cycling season.

HighRoad Alps is a ‘Challenging’ tour.

HighRoad Cévennes is a ‘Challenging’ tour.

HighRoad Alpe d’Huez-Mont Ventoux is a ‘Challenging’ tour.

HighRoad Pyrenees is a ‘Challenging’ tour.

Ventoux BreakAway is a ‘Challenging’ tour.

Girona BreakAway is a ‘Challenging’ tour.

Ventoux ascents and our Ventoux-Alpe d’Huez Day Trip are ‘Challenging’ tours.

If you have any further questions about ability levels and finding the right tour for you, contact us.