Level Check – Which is the right tour for me?

Prayers aren't necessary. Not to worry – we won't ask too much of anyone. From the first to the last minute, your mountain bike holiday is supposed to be for you enjoyment. To make sure our groups fit together well, we've divided our tours into different performance levels. You'll benefit from our over 33 years of experience. If you are unsure which level best suits you, or if you should have any questions, please give us a call. The ALPS team would be pleased to be able to help you. Our level hotline: +49 (0)89 1250 3683-0

Level 1-2 | Biking for enjoyment

For trekking and mountain bikers, but not without a sporting interest. The mountain remains a mountain.

Physical fitness: Daily routes of up to 1000 m elevation gain and 95 km distance. You are an engaged cyclist. Riding longer stages on several consecutive days isn't a problem for you.

Riding technique: You prefer biking at a moderate pace on bike paths, quiet asphalt roads and short gravel paths.

Our tours: Trekking Via Claudia, Trekking Dolomites, Trekking Trento, Trekking Engadine

Level 2 | Biking for beginners

Just the right tours for mountain bikers who enjoy cycling, but don't want to be overwhelmed by too difficult terrain. Also perfect for everyone as an introduction to alpine mountain biking. Regular breaks to take pictures are scheduled.

Physical fitness: Daily routes of up to 1100 m elevation gain and 80 km.

Riding technique: Though your mountain bike is familiar to you, riding over tricky roots or difficult rock passages isn't one of your passions. You prefer biking at a moderate pace on dirt roads and quiet asphalt roads. But short trail sections are also welcome.

Our tours: Transalp Riva, Transalp Adreatic Sea

Level 2-3 | Intermediate biking

Just the right tours for mountain bikers who can master level 2 well and would like to experience more trails and alpine terrain. Tricky gravel paths are also part of it. The tours run partly above the 2000 m line.

Physical fitness: Daily routes of up to 1300 meters elevation gain and 80 km.

Riding technique: You are familiar with the mountain bike, and you bike regularly. Offroad passages, trails and alpine rutes are welcome. Tricky root or rock passages can be pushed.

Our tours: Transalp Dolomites Three Peaks, Transalp Swiss, Transalp South Tyrol, Transalp Engadine, Bike Gourmet Dolomites

Level 3 | Biking for the ambitious

These tours are designed for the avid mountain biker who wants to experience the perfect day on his or her bike without getting lost in extreme terrain. Many alpine routes and technical downhills.

Physical fitness: Daily routes of up to 1700 meters elevation gain on sometimes rough trails. Regular mountain biking riding is a given. A certain amount of Transalp training is required.

Riding technique: You know your mountain bike as sports equipment. Not in extreme terrain, but you're fine with riding on narrow paths and root paths. Small steps and sometimes pushing your bike for a short stretch aren't a problem.

Our tours: Transalp Engadine, Transalp Dolomiti, Transalp Cortina, Transalp Trentino, Transalp Marmolada, Bike Gourmet Dolomites

Level 4 | Biking for experts

Only for experienced mountain bikers. Good riding skills and good physical condition are prerequisites. On long climbs, strength must be employed in an optimal manner. Tricky downhills require full concentration. Full suspension and disc brakes are recommended here.

Physical fitness: Regular mountain bike training is a part of how you spend your free time. Daily routes of up to 2000 m elevation gain on MTB terrain are familiar. Sections where the bike has to be carried are possible.

Riding technique: Riding over small steps and root sections is part of your standard repertoire and is welcome. You view difficult trail passages as an interesting challenge. You should have sure footing in mountain terrain. You enjoy fast as well as technical downhills.

Our tours: Transalp Trentino, Transalp Uina, Transalp Maloja, Transalp Latemar