What do the Grades mean?

The Grades are to help you assess how fit you will need to be for each route.
Grade 4 cycle tour Grade 3 Grade 2 cycle trip cycling difficulty grade 1

  • Grade 4: The more challenging routes, with daily distances of over 70 miles and 4,000 ft of ascent including several good climbs each day.
  • Grade 3: Generally 60 miles plus per day and 3,000 ft of ascent, with some good climbs in there to challenge you as well. Most routes have a shorter distance on the final day to allow you an earlier finish in case you need to travel.
  • Grade 2: 50 to 60miles plus per day and 2,000 to 3,000 ft of ascent, Most routes have a shorter distance on the final day to allow you an earlier finish in case you need to travel..
  • Grade 1: 40 miles plus per day, with less climbing.