Gran Fondo means many things to many people. Loosely translated, it means everything from "great foundation", "great distance" or "great endurance". It can be a full-on race, or just a ride. It's both a sporting event and a cultural experience.
The Gran Fondo name derives from the Italian, so a true Gran Fondo is Italian, however at Activ we are grouping any challenging ride (for you!) under our Gran Fondo banner.
We highly recommend it. Going on a challenging ride is no fun at all if you cramp up 20km into the ride and forget to bring enough food.
Activ's training programs will help you get the most from your Fondo experience.
Our programs are integrated with our general membership (with the occasional camp / extra long ride)
For the ultimate challenge, consider riding a multi-day tour!
Some of the best cycling memories our riders have come from riding in epic tours of France, Italy and the Australian "Alps" in Victoria.