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Criteria for the use of the routes

Usage criteria of evaluation used on routes Distance: It refers to the total distance traveled, having around if it is in the same way. Elevation: It refers to the total accumulated altitude uphill. There is no let-down. For downhill routes, the negative slope is expressed by the sign - placed before the number. Duration: It refers to all the effective time, excluding stops, invested in the journey, calculated for an average practitioner. On flat ground, it is estimated an average of 4.2 km per hour. Uphill, it is estimated an average of 300 m level and 3 km long running every hour. Accessibility. Routes for the disabled / s: Is always indicated in cases unfortunately still few, that a journey on foot or bicycle can be done in a wheelchair. Difficulty of the routes on foot or by bike: The evaluation of offers difficulties insurmountable problems due to the diversity of levels of user training. Considering the physical condition of the majority of the population, we used a table of indications where the difficulty relates to a target value ranges within which practitioners feel comfortable. Level of difficulty. Road bike or on foot: Very easy Routes suitable for beginners: people, groups and families untrained and inexperienced. Suitable for children and people with moderate physical disabilities - Itineraries flat course up to 20 km - Routes up to 10 km in length totaling less than 100 m of uphill slope - Itineraries flat course up to 6 km -Routes of up to 4 km in length totaling less than 100 m of uphill slope Easy Routes suitable for people and groups are not beginners but occasionally go hiking, 4 to 6 times a year, flat course itineraries between 21 and 40 km-routes between 11 and 20 km in length totaling between 101 and 200 m between levels on the rise - Itineraries flat course between 7 and 12 km - Route 4 to 7 km and between 100 and 300 m uphill slope Media Routes suitable for individuals and groups in fitness hiking run regularly between 7 and 12 times a year - plain travel routes between 41 and 60 km-routes between 21 and 30 km long, totaling between 201 and 450 m between levels on the rise - Itineraries flat course between 13 and 20 km-routes between 8 and 16 km in length totaling between 301 and 650m uphill slope Difficult Routes suitable for physically well-trained and / or often out- All routes that exceed the above parameters Signage: When one considers that a route is signposted Only when the signal depend on governments or institutions that can ensure the maintenance. They are: - The paths for large or small tour (GR or PR) held by the Federation of Trekkers de Catalunya (FEEC) - The rural signaling the Departments of Tourism and Environment of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Provincial dependent on district councils and / or municipalities - The marking of Parks - The signals with vertical support (sticks with or without banners) of municipalities and / or consolidated as the BTT Department of Tourism of Catalonia / Catalan Cycling Federation or the Land and Landscape Foundation. Map In most of the routes on foot or by mountain bike is a need for information and / or topographic maps. In the case of unmarked routes that run into the forest, must take into account that the guidance can be extremely complicated to the inexperienced. In the case of driving routes, we must have a current map of roads. All comments are welcome The large number of references involved in the explanation of the routes and changes in the configuration of the territory mean that some data may have been wrongly listed or simply may have become incorrect. In this case, will welcome any comments that make us go.     Fuente: Generalitat de Catalunya. Dirección General de Turismo

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