Definition of cycling grades

Our route descriptions refer to the following Cycling grades to help you decide on the kind of route that best suits your level of fitness :



Relaxed cycling for leisure cyclists. Plenty of time to relax en-route and not many hills. On average, you should expect to be cycling for 3-4 hours on a cycling day
Distance per Day: Less than 35 km


A more energetic holiday, perfect for occasional riders. Longer days so a better level of bike fitness required.
Distance per Day: 36 – 55 km


You can expect longer distances and some challenging sections. Perfect for regular cyclists who lead a fit and active lifestyle.
Distance per Day: 56 – 80 km

Note the following:

  • The definitions serve as a guideline. Please also study the route descriptions
  • The definitions apply to average country road surfaces
  • The daily distance is a general guideline for country roads.  A shorter distance may fall within a category if there are more steep climbs and descents than the general description for a specific grade.
  • In some cases we are incorporating sections of MTB trails into our route. In such instances we are using die definitions of to supplement our grading.

How our cycling holidays work

Cycling tours South Africa:

Cape Winelands Cycling

Hermanus Cycling

Southernmost Cycling

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