Endurance

Combined effect of length, uphill and downhill meters of a route

The effect of a climb on a technical trail versus a climb on a road on the endurance requirements is not captured here. It has to be taken into account for each route/tour individually.

Generally sportive
  • Up to 25 km (typically around 10 km)
  • Or up to 350 meters climbing
  • Or up to 1’000 meters descending
  • Sporty entry-level
Occasional training sufficient
  • Up to 50 km (typically around 25 km)
  • Or up to 800 meters climbing
  • Or up to 2’400 meters descending
  • Good general fitness necessary
  • You’re going on day tours often
Regular training required
  • Up to 80 km (typically around 40 km)
  • Or up to 1’500 meters climbing
  • Or up to 4’800 meters descending
  • Good condition and regular training is required
  • A tough and long full-day tour or a whole day in the bike park does not scare you
Frequent hard training necessary
  • Typically > 60 km
  • Typically > 1’500 meters climbing
  • Or > 5’000 meters descending
  • Frequent and structured endurance training is necessary
  • Cross Country races, bike marathons or records in downhill descend meters per day are your thing