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Technical and physical difficulties

Requirements

Easy

  • Debutants and boys/girls

Medium

  • Accustomed to traffic

Hard

  • At ease in the traffic

Quality of paths

Easy

  • Secondary roads not very frequented
  • Separate cycle paths
  • Road with motorized traffic limitation
  • Forest and agricultural routes
  • Limited speed zones (20 or 30 Km/h)

Medium

In addition:

  • Highly frequented secondary roads
  • Main roads with bicycle lanes

Hard

In addition:

  • Highly frequented main roads without cycle facilities

Dangerous places

Easy

  • Almost without dangerous places

Medium

  • Some dangerous places

Hard

  • Several dangerous places

Equipment

Easy

  • Normal bicycle equipped for the road

Medium

  • Normal bicycle equipped for the road

Hard

  • Normal bicycle equipped for the road

Physical ability

(assessment on the basis of daily stages)

Easy

  • Lenght up to 50km
  • Height metres up to 300 h/m
  • Biking time up to 4 hours

Medium

  • Lenght up to 70km
  • Height metres up to 800 h/m
  • Biking time up to 5 hours

Hard

  • Lenght more than 70km
  • Height metres more than 800 h/m
  • Biking time more than 5 hours