Tour Levels

Chef Tours are for Nearly Everyone

Chef tours are not rated.  The routes focus on visiting the best food and wine production areas that a region has to offer, and so the level of difficulty can vary from day to day.  Your level of fitness is not as important as your eagerness to learn about the culinary significance of an area.  

We've designed each tour to accomodate people of different activity levels.  As long as you fall somewhere along the chart below, a Chef Tour is for you!  Extra support and extra loops are available on each tour. 

Ebikes

Ebikes have a battery assisted system that, while still riding as a bike, provide "free" Watts that propel riders forward in a nearly magical way. They are an option that can allow riders to accomplish so much more than they would on a standard bike. And, you guessed it, they level the playing field for couples of different fitness levels. 

The most important thing of all: bike at your own comfortable pace. Don't forget to take in the sights, sounds and smells all around you.  The choice of pace and the amount of activity is always yours.

A tour leader will always be around with our support van, so you can ride as much or as little as you like.

                                              

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Recreational

Riding: 15-30 Miles

Riding: <500 Ft elevation gain

Walking: 2 hours average

Walking: <500 Ft elevation gain

This is me:

  • I walk slowly/steadily upstairs or consider elevator
  • I enjoy walking up to 3 mls a day and cycling up to 20 mls a day
  • I avoid walking/cycling uphill whenever possible
  • After prolonged physical exertion (10 mls hike or 30 mls ride) I am in need of a day to recover
Active

Riding: 20-50 Miles

Riding: 200-1,000 Ft elevation gain

Walking: 2 - 3 hours average

Walking: 200 - 1,000 Ft elevation gain

This is me:

  • Walk quickly upstairs
  • I enjoy walking up to 5 mls a day and cycling up to 30 mls a day
  • I enjoy the challenge of walking/cycling uphill (slowly) for up to 2 hrs
  • After prolonged physical exertion (10 mls hike or 30 mls ride) I am ready for a nap
Athletic

Riding: 40-65 Miles

Riding: 500-2,000 Ft elevation gain

Walking: 3-5 hours average

Walking: 400-1,500 Ft elevation gain

This is me:  

  • Walk quickly or run upstairs
  • I enjoy walking up to 8 mls a day and cycling up to 50 mls a day
  • I enjoy the challenge of walking/cycling uphill (slowly) for up to 3 hrs
  • After prolonged physical exertion (10 mls hike or 30 mls ride) I feel somehow energized