MOTORCYCLE & CYCLE TOURS Since 1985

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TRIP STYLES - CYCLE TOURS

 

CYCLE ADVENTURES

Trip Styles & Grading Schemes Explained

 
At Wildcat Adventures we are passionate about Adventure Travel on two wheels!
 
In fact we are the only Tour Operator to offer both Motorcycle and Cycle Adventures since 1985.
 

TRIP STYLES

 
MOUNTAIN BIKE (MTB) TOURS:
 
Our Mountain Bike Tours are mostly a combination of double and single track, forestry tracks, in some instances no tracks at all!
There are normally some sections of tarmac linking up the offroad.
 
 
CYCLE ROAD TOURS:
 
Our Road Cycle Tours are normally 100% tarmac (not withstanding unexpected road works)
 
 
 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY - GRADING SCHEME

Whether you are looking for a physical challenge, or a relaxed holiday we have a trip which will suit your needs.
 
To assist you in choosing your Adventure, when grading our trips we consider the following:
  • Cultural differences in the country you will be travelling
  • Physical Challenge
  • Experience required to participate in the trip safely and comfortably
  • Technical Skills necessary to enjoy your holiday
 
We have 3 Grades of Difficulty -
 
MODERATE (green)
 
DIFFICULT (blue)
 
CHALLENGING (red)
   
We have 9 colour coded sub-Levels enabling us to give you a more precise grading -
 
 

GRADING SCHEME - Mountain Bike (MTB)

Our Mountain Bike (MTB) Tours are divided into 3 Grades and within each Grade there are 3 Levels.
 
MODERATE (green): Levels 1-3
15-30 miles (24-48 kms) per day
Average ride time 3-6 hours
Total ascent/descent 100-1500 feet
Mostly double track
Short sections easy single track
Several short easy ascents/descents
 
 
DIFFICULT (blue): Levels 4-6
30-45 miles (48-72 kms) per day
Average ride time 6-8 hours
Total ascent/descent 1500-3000 feet
Mostly double track
Some moderate sections of technical single track
Short stream crossings
 
 
CHALLENGING (red): Levels 7-9
45-60 miles (72-96 kms) per day
Average ride time 8+ hours
Total ascent/descent 3000-4000 feet
Some long climbs and descents on a wide variety of terrain, double and single track
Several technical sections
Biking at altitude and heat are considerations
Possible river crossings
 

GRADING SCHEME - Cycle ROAD

Our Cycle ROAD Tours are divided into 3 Grades and within each Grade there are 3 Levels.
 
MODERATE (green): Levels 1-3
20-40 miles (32-64 kms) per day on surfaced roads
Average ride time 3-5 hours
Undulating terrain, several easy hills
 
 
DIFFICULT (blue): Levels 4-6
30-50 miles (48-50 kms) per day on surfaced roads
Average ride time 4-6 hours
Generally hilly terrain
Several short, steep ascents/descents
 
 
CHALLENGING (red): Levels 7-9
50-70 miles (80-112 kms) per day on surfaced roads
Average ride time 5-7 hours
Long ascents/descents
Some can be at altitude
 

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Why Wildcat Adventures?

Providing Adventure Tours is a full time occupation for John & Brigitte and this is evident in the extensive EXPERIENCE they have in ORGANISING and LEADING Adventure Tours.
 

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Private Tours

All our Motorcycle and Cycle tours are also available on a private tour or custom tour basis. We are happy to tailor our tours to suit your group.
 

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