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ITRS: Endurance / Fitness

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

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 100 km (typically around 50 km)

  • Or up to 1’500 meters climbing

  • Or up to 5’000 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
  • Often around 80 km

  • Or up to > 3’400 meters climbing

  • Or up to 10000 meters descending

  • Frequent and structured endurance training is necessary

  • Exhausting and very long day tours, bike marathons, or records in downhill descend meters per day are your thing.

Frequent hard training necessary
  • Typically > 100 km

  • Typically > 3’400 meters climbing

  • Or > 10’000 meters descending

  • Professional training for racing is required

  • You love racing, especially extreme bike marathons or any other form of extremely exhausting races

The effect of a climb on a technical trail versus a climb on a road on the endurance requirements is not captured here. We take it into account for each tour individually.

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