Your Guide To Komoot’s Difficulty Levels & Tour Characteristics

Ever want to know if you’ll need special hiking shoes for your upcoming trek, or if the pavement will wreak havoc on your precious road bike? Read on to find out how you can use komoot’s easy-to-understand difficulty levels and Tour characteristics at a glance to instantly assess if a Tour is suitable for you.

Distance, duration and elevation information
Difficulty levels customized for each sport type
At-a-glance way type and surface type details

Difficulty levels tailored to each sport type

Whether you’re an avid mountain biker, hiker, or other outdoor sports enthusiast, komoot displays custom difficulty levels tailored to every sport type. Each komoot Tour is assigned difficulty levels from easy (blue), intermediate (red), and expert (black). Difficulty levels are calculated by combining the required fitness level, sport type, and the technical complexity of each Tour.

Easy Hike

Up to 2 hours and 1,000 ft. of altitude. Great for any fitness level.

Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. Corresponds approx.to SAC 1.

Intermediate Hike

Up to 5 hours and 3,000 ft. of altitude. Requires good fitness.

Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. Corresponds approx. to SAC 2-3.

Expert Hike

More than 5 hours long or 3000 ft. of altitude. Requires very good fitness.

Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required. Corresponds approx. to SAC 4–6.

Technical difficulty rating based on the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) Hiking Scale.

Easy E-Bike Ride

Up to 3 hours and 1,500 ft. of altitude. Great for any fitness level.

Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Intermediate E-Bike Ride

Up to 6 hours and 1500 ft. of altitude. Requires good fitness.

Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to navigate.

Expert E-Bike Ride

More than 6 hours or 3000 ft. of altitude. Requires very good fitness.

Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

Detailed Way Type & Surface Type Information

Each komoot Tour delivers detailed Tour characteristic information on way and surface types. A way type describes whether a route is a path, cycleway, street, highway, trail, singletrack or road. Surface types describe the actual condition of these particular routes: whether it’s sand, asphalt, cobblestones, or gravel. Each indicator offers helpful information to ensure you’re fully prepped before venturing into the great outdoors.