GODOIT DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Godoit cycling itineraries are conceived to please all cycling enthusiasts; if you are relatively new to the world of racing bicycles or if you simply don’t feel physically ready to face certain itineraries, you can use pedal-assisted bikes (to be requested at least 45 days before the tour departure). In these cases, you may not choose the most challenging itineraries – 4 and 5 on a scale from 1 to 5 – as downhill technical difficulties, altitude gaps and safety of the cyclists can’t be compensated and overcome by using an e-bike.
In general, even the most challenging itineraries are planned to last no more than half a day, in order to allow time for the whole Godoit experience.
Level 1 – these are short or very easy itineraries from a technical and altitude point of view. Daily covered distance can vary between 50 and 80 km, with a maximum altitude difference of roughly 500 metres above sea level.
Level 2 – these itineraries are located mostly around the city of Milan and the Franciacorta area. Short and generally accessible uphill sections, non-challenging yet fast downhill sections. Daily covered distance can vary between 70 and 100 km, with an altitude difference between 500 and 800 metres above sea level.
Level 3 – most of Godoit itineraries fall in this category, giving participants the chance to have fun, suffer and pedal along the legendary Giro d’Italia roads even without having a solid athletic preparation. A moderately fit cycling amateur able to cover 2-3,000 km a year will be perfectly able to take part: daily covered distance can vary between 70 and 100 km, with an altitude difference between 700 and 1,200 metres above sea level.
Level 4 – these are challenging itineraries, ideal for expert and trained cyclists but also suitable for passionate cyclists with good bike handling skills, decent physical fitness and above all good knowledge of their own strength and pace. Daily covered distance can vary between 80 and 100 km, with a maximum altitude difference of 2,000 metres above sea level. Most of these itineraries can be completed by level 3 cyclists who seek for a bigger challenge, bearing in mind Godoit guides and our electric fleet are always ready to assist.
Level 5 – these are the most demanding itineraries from all points of view: altitude, technique, distance. An appropriate level of training is required in order to ensure full enjoyment for everyone and make sure all daily activities can be completed. Daily distance can be over 100 km, with an altitude difference between 1,500 and 4,000 metres above sea level characterised by particularly technical, fast and challenging downhill sections. Recommended for expert and trained cyclists.
For a better understanding
The above mentioned difficulty levels are purely indicative and based on 20 years of cycling experience of Godoit Srl’s CEO. Expert cyclist, around 40, ideal weight 73 kg, with a reasonable training level and a yearly covered distance of 3,000 km. We hope this information can help you to pick your ideal Godoit itinerary from our offer.