SITNICA Grades

All our holidays are given a grade based on the distances travelled, the difficult of the cycling, the nature of the terrain and the degree of climbing level . In reality the grades are subjective and are intended as guidelines based on our experience to help you choose a holiday that matches your experience and the level of cycling you are looking for on your holiday. Choosing a holiday of the right grade and making sure you are prepared, the more you will enjoy your cycling holiday

The Ride Rating System separates the degree of Climbing Level and the Distance Level of the ride into two separate indices.

Climbing Level – Average Daily Climbing Required

A : up to 500 m

B : up to 800 m

C : up to 1100 m

D : more than 1110 m

 

The grades for our Mountain Bike Holidays :

Grade 1 – Adagio

If you are quite new to mountain biking or do not have a high level of fitness.A combination of on road and off road routes.You don’t ride often and don’t see yourself as a cyclist but would like to try such a holiday .

Distances of between 25-40 kms per day.

Grade 2 – Andante

Again a combination of on road and off road routes , still with no exceptionally difficult technical sections. You like to explore off road rocky and grassy roads back home . You have tried mountainbiking and think this could really be your thing .

Distances of / 35-50 kms per day.

Grade 3 – Moderato

You are a regular regular cyclists with a certain degree of off road experience. Here more difficult technical sections are included. You have experience with variable terrain . Still not too technical but with some elements of higher grade trips . You absolutely need to be fit for this trip .

Distances of 45-75 kms per day.

Grade 4 ~ Sportivo

For regular mountain bikers who have a good level of fitness. Routes with frequent moderate to difficult technical sections. You are an experienced biker and have a good level of fitness . You ride regulary at home and are comfortable riding different sorts of trails , also the higher technical terrains are no problem for you .

Distances of 55 – 100 kms per day.

 

 

The grades for our Road Cycling Holidays :

 

Grade 1 – Simpatico

For the infrequent cyclist mainly on the flat terrain with gentle slopes. You might be new to cycling and want to try what this sort of holiday is all about . Back home you still haven’t try to spend more time cycling .

Distances of between 25-40 kms per day.

Grade 2 – Animato

For the leisure cyclist who exercises regularly. Will include some steeper climbs.You try to cycle every weekend and don’t mind a few climbs per day . You are happy to accomplish 60 kms if you have the time for it .

Distances of between 40 – 65 kms per day.

Grade 3 – Cantabile

For those who cycle regularly. Includes some steep climbs and longer distances . You ride regulary and like exploring routes with climbs and you have a good level of fitness .

Distances of between 55-90 kms per day.

Grade 4 – Ultra

For regular cyclists who are looking for longer distances and regular climbs . You have to be fit for these holidays and open to challenges . Back home you often cover longer distances and spend a whole day riding .

Distances of between 70 – 120kms per day.

What our clients say

Hi Alen.
Wanted to drop a quick email to thank you and your helpful crew for such a great trip. It far exceeded my expectations and for all who have asked, I have highly recommended you and your company.
Hope you are not working too hard and enjoying the warm weather which I am sure you are still experiencing.
Be sure to keep my place in mind when you and your family come to Canada for a visit. You would love the Gulf Islands. All the best. Diane Swindell The Big Adriatic Tour 2013.
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Hi Alen

A note from us to thank you for creating a wonderful trip. Once home I looked through some of the information provided by other tour companies. With the insights gained from having now been to Croatia, I am convinced we picked the right fellow to plan our cycle vacation. Your routes were great and varied enough that I feel I have a good sense of the country. Your trip notes were fabulous and made finding the route easy. Also thanks for being so patient in answering all of our many questions. All in all a memorable trip. If you ever want to refer to us for an endorsement, don't hesitate to contact us.

We also still extend an invitation to you and family to visit us and experience cycling and sightseeing in Canada.

Cheers,
Jean and Jim
Th Ottawa group cycling the Croatian coastline down to Dubrovnik , September 2013.
Hi Alen.

We are back home and continuing on with our cycling, although the few hills we have here look really small compared to the ones we did in Croatia.
Thanks for the great trip and your cycle route selection certainly gave us a good overview of the diverse landscape in Croatia. Lynda and I really enjoyed the trip and we now have many fond memories that will encourage us to continue on with our cycle trips. On our last day in Dubrovnik we watched a cruise ship come into port and we both said "not for us, cycling is way more fun and as long as we can cycle, we will.
Your hotel selection for the trip was awesome and we were always amazed at how helpful the staff at the hotels were. Good accommodations, great food and excellent support along the way, we couldn't ask for a better trip.

George & Lynda Childs
(Bike Friday Couple) CCCTS Cycle Group=


Hi Alen.
I would just like to thank you again for making the CCCTS bike tour in Croatia such a successful experience. I had loads of fun - "best time ever”. You were such an organized and professional guide. I was super impressed with your attention to detail and how accommodating you were to all of our idiosyncrasies (sorry about the fish heads). Thank you also to Damir and Goran. They were awesome also. I think Croatia is an absolutely beautiful country and hope to visit again some day. Thank you again, Lynne

Hi Alen.
We had a really great time and thought the routes, equipment and organisation were all fantastic so happy to put a review on there when you've got the site set up.
Thanks. Noel