difficulty levels

Our levels of difficulty are based on a major Alpine road guide in which Everyone Routes are divided into driving difficulty levels (source: Wikipedia). Various factors such as route, surface, width, edge protection, inclines and declines, absolute and relative height, etc. are used for the overall assessment. The scale, which is basically vehicle-independent, includes five levels of difficulty from SG 1 to SG 5 and the respective intermediate levels (e.g. SG 2-3).

For our adventure trips in Africa, we use the SG1 – SG4 scale to assess the technical riding requirements of our participants.

Level of difficulty SG1 (S1)

SG 1 – Basic – Experienced riders, also doable without off-road experience

Easy to drive routes
also suitable for beginners
mostly paved roads
Potholes and bumps possible

Level of difficulty SG2 (S2)

SG 2 – Advanced – Solid off-road experience on unpaved roads required

unpaved roads, easy gravel paths without steep gradients,
also feasible for Enduro beginners

Mixed tires should suffice

Level of difficulty SG3 (S3)

SG 3 - Expert - very good drivers, extensive on-/off-road experience required

Versatile terrain, steep ascents/descents, river crossings, sandy passages, deep sand. partly boulders and constrictions. Safe driving skills required. Most studded tires required!

→ Previous completion of an enduro course is recommended!

Level of difficulty SG4 (S4)

SG 4 - professional - single trails, selective terrain, heavily exposed paths/trails

Difficult route even for experienced riders, requires above-average driving skills. Rough tire profile recommended or required. Mostly single lane, few passing places, hardly maintained road, rough gravel, heavily washed out/extended, side slopes possible, is slippery when wet (mud, grass), possible bottlenecks, still passable fords, lack of edge protection, very narrow, undeveloped turns

steep inclines and declines

→ Previous completion of an Enduro course required!