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Difficulty levels of the MTB routes

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The information on the physical/athletics difficulties essentially concern the rise and are supplied by indicating, for each excursion, the positive gain in meters and the length in km. For a good assessment should also take into account the fact that the slopes of the paths generally develop on forest track and / or dirt or on trails. Sometimes it is made clear that the path of the expected "poussage" (push the bike along the trails) or the "portage" (bring your bike on your back). In these cases the physical effort is therefore greater. 

 

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The information on the technical side of a path essentially concern the descent. To describe the technical difficulties, the following abbreviations are used based on the Bottom type prevalent:

TS (touristic) path on dirt roads from smooth, compact surfaces, type of carriage
AS (for cycle excursionists with average technical skills) path of gravel-bottomed little bumpy or slightly irregular (sheep tracks, cart ...) or on trails with smooth, compact surfaces
GS (for cycle excursionists with good technical skills) route on very bumpy dirt roads or on mule tracks and trails with rather uneven, but quite compact but smooth or irregular, with some natural obstacles (eg. rock steps or roots)
ES (for cycle excursionists with excellent technical skills) as above but on trails with very bumpy and / or very irregular, with significant presence of obstacles still surmountable
ER (extreme bike riders! ...) path on paths very irregular, characterized by steps and obstacles in continuous succession, requiring technical type Dedicated trials