Frequently Asked Questions
Gravelocity’s tours are geared toward avid cyclists who can comfortably handle road rides of 60-100 km at a pace of 25 km/h or more. Gravel rides typically call for about 30 percent more effort than road rides, so we have adjusted our distances and paces accordingly.
Each of our tours is labelled for a different level of skill and fitness.
Social, Couples and Gravel Virgins tours all run at an average pace of 20-24 km/h. For most of those, we’ll be riding between 55-80 km per day.
Tempo tours roll at an average speed of 25-27 km/h, with longer distances of 65-90 km per day. If the group is keen (and the winds are favourable), we might even extend to a little more than 100 km.
Don’t fret. The pace and speed will be quite clear when you book.
No! Well, they don’t call it a gravel grinder for nothing. But the spirit of all our rides is social. We’re out to enjoy the scenery and a bit of the local flavour. Pit stops and bakery breaks are part of the plan, as are Instagram opportunities.
Of course! Here you go:
Most tours will host groups of 6-8 cyclists, with one guide, but we will accept groups as large as 14 riders (on the rare occasion that occurs).
Certainly the best choice is a gravel or cyclo-cross bike, equipped with a 33mm tire or larger. A more compliant road bike (such as a Specialized Roubaix, Giant Defy or Cannondale Synapse) - also called an “endurance bicycle” - can also work, provided that you run 28-32mm tires. Gravel e-bikes are welcome. Mountain bikes are an option too, as long as your comfortable riding 60 km or more on yours. We'd recommend a slicker MTB tire too.
We do not rent bicycles, but if you need one, contact us. We might be able to point you to someone who does.