A Gran Fondo is a cyclist event that allows a group of participants of enjoying and pedaling in group. In general, the itinerary has have more than 130 km.
Was invented in Italy on early 90’s, becoming part of italian cyclism for more than 100 years.
Both, if you want to compete or not, if you are a fan of cyclism this is your event. The goal is to enjoy your bike and the environment with your friends.
¿An example? The Oakley Gran Fondo Barcelona, a cyclotourist march with 140km, that passes through amazing landscapes, combining the Mediterranean sea and the mountain. It is perfect to start the cyclism season because takes place on March 3, 2016; and is suitable for all the levels.
It is a good way to see Barcelona while pedaling and also to enjoy the Garraf coast without traffic or the Penedes vineyards.