Technical and Fitness Level Classification
In the description of our trips you will always find technical notes that will help you understand if the trip is suitable for your technical and physical preparation.
Read the descriptions carefully and remember that these are not single outings but that we will be on the bike for several days.
The scale we refer to in the classification of our tours is the STS scale.
This scale is divided into three difficulty classes (easy, medium and difficult), which are identified by the blue, red and black color coding commonly used for ski slopes.
These difficulty classes are based on the riding skills of an average biker with a technically up-to-date and functional mountain bike.
The scale includes six degrees of difficulty, from the lowest S0 to the highest S5.
The easy difficulty class includes grades S0 and S1, the average is defined by S2 and difficult includes all higher S grades.
The STS is limited to the technical difficulty of a trail flat or downhill.
The classification of the single trail is based solely on the most objective route characteristics possible under ideal conditions such as sufficient daylight and dry terrain. The classification is therefore independent of factors that cannot be influenced by the driving technique or are subjective and variable, such as:
- the degree of danger (danger of falling)
- the weather (humidity, ice, fog and snow)
- the light conditions
- driving speed
In addition to the STS classification of the trails included in the tour, it will be advisable to carefully evaluate:
- Your fitness and training level
- Your experience gained in similar activities (mountain biking / e-mountain biking)
- The frequency with which physical activity is practiced
The tours we offer take place in a mountain / foothill environment, on paths that are often natural, little or not at all worked: this means that you may encounter stretches with leaves, loose stones, branches. The desire for fun in this case must never prevail over prudence. The tour will last several days and it will be important to have the right attitude and, in some cases, to be “conservative”, both towards yourself and towards the bicycle. The last thing we want is to have to finish a tour early due to an injury or mechanical problems that cannot be solved with small interventions.
Another factor to take into account is the difficulty of the climbs of our e-mountainbike trips. Currently there is no real classification of the difficulty for the climbs but in the technical notes you will also find a description of this aspect with possible indication of sections in which it is necessary to push or carry the bike.
Battery management: on tours designed specifically for e-mountain bikes, in addition to your strength you will need to be able to manage the assistance of the motor and consequently the battery. Based on the length and height difference of the tours, we will foresee any recharges, but consumption is subjective and depends on various factors, such as the weight of the rider, the pedaling frequency and the level of assistance used.
With our e-mountain bike tours we want you to experience a day on a mountain bike full of discovery and fun. We have the help of the engine but this obviously does not mean using maximum assistance, if not where it is really needed!
To guide you in choosing the best tour for you, below you will find a description of the technical skills and physical preparation required to face our travels in the best way and with maximum fun.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: You practice e-mountain bike / e-mountain bike mainly on dirt roads, on itineraries without particular difficulties.
You drive uphill and downhill single track stretches but you often need to get off the bike and tackle stretches on foot.
PHYSICAL PREPARATION: Pedal 1-2 times a week, calmly face 3-4 hours in the saddle.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: You are used to tackling single track uphill and downhill, you have mastery of the vehicle even on medium steep and bumpy paths, you can tackle portage sections.
PHYSICAL PREPARATION: You are in good physical condition and can easily tackle medium - long tours (30-40 km / 800-1000 meters in altitude) in a single day. You are able to take up to 3 consecutive days of tours.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Single tracks both uphill and downhill are your passion. Easily tackle S2 level trails with S3 sections.
You are comfortable on any type of trail: earthy, bumpy, with stones and roots and portage sections are not a problem
PHYSICAL PREPARATION: You are used to long days riding your bike (6-7 hours). You have a high physical resistance, you can tackle tours above 40 km and 1500 meters in altitude and you can pedal for more than 3 consecutive days.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: You have complete mastery of the vehicle on all types of terrain, both uphill and downhill.
Safely tackle sections S3 and S4. The technical climbs with steps, roots, tight hairpin bends do not scare you, on the contrary, they amuse you.
PHYSICAL PREPARATION: You have an excellent physical condition that allows you to tackle long and physical tours (very rough and steep terrain both uphill and downhill, portage sections) with 2000 meters of altitude difference per day and of about 60 km.