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Best Gran Fondo’s in Italy 2024

Best Gran Fondo’s in Italy 2024

Riders in Maratona dles Dolomites

Road cycling has become an integral part of Italy’s culture, with many Italians taking up the sport as a hobby or pastime. The country’s unique geography and diverse landscapes make it an ideal destination for cyclists seeking to challenge themselves and explore the beauty of Italy.  If you are looking for an event to plan a trip around, Strambecco has you covered with ratings of the Best Gran Fondo’s in Italy 2024 based on factors including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the events or race’s overall uniqueness.

Road cycling has a rich history in Italy and has played a significant role in the country’s culture and sporting tradition. The popularity of cycling in Italy can be traced back to the early 1900s when cycling races were introduced, and riders from Italy began to dominate the sport. One of the world’s most prestigious professional cycling events, the Giro d’Italia, was first held in 1909 and has since become a beloved sporting event in Italy. The race covers over 3,500 kilometers, spanning various regions of Italy, and attracts some of the world’s most accomplished cyclists.

Cycling enthusiasts flock to Italy to experience the country’s diverse and challenging terrains. Some of Italy’s most popular regions for road cycling include the Dolomites, Tuscany, and Umbria.  The Dolomites are a mountain range in northeastern Italy known for their dramatic peaks and challenging climbs. The area is a popular destination for cyclists seeking to test their endurance and experience breathtaking views.  Tuscany, located in central Italy, is famous for its rolling hills, scenic countryside, and charming villages. The region is ideal for cyclists who combine their passion for cycling with a love for Italian culture and cuisine.  Umbria, located in central Italy, is known for its picturesque hilltop towns, medieval architecture, and stunning countryside. The region offers a mix of challenging climbs and scenic routes, making it an ideal destination for cyclists of all levels.

In addition to the Best Gran Fondo’s in Italy 2024, Strambecco also rates the Best Gravel Fondo’s in Italy 2024.

Riders in the Dolomites on course of Marcialonga Gran Fondo

Marcialonga Gran Fondo Dolomites 2024

The Marcialonga Gran Fondo Dolomites 2024 is a premier road cycling event held in Italy's stunning Dolomites of the Fiemme and Fassa valleys. Scheduled for May 26, 2024, this event offers two…
Riders on Stelvio Pass Climb

La Stelvio Santini (LSS) 2024

Last Updated May 22, 2024 La Stelvio Santini (LSS) is an annual cycling event that takes place in the breathtakingly beautiful region of Valtellina in northern Italy. The event is a celebration…
Riders in Gran Fondo Milano San Remo

Gran Fondo Milano-San Remo 2024

Updated March 31, 2024 The Gran Fondo Milano-San Remo, born in 1970, is Italy's most famous amateur cycling event. This event is organized by Unione Cicloturistica Sanremo, and is extremely popular and…
Riders in Maratona dles Dolomites

Maratona dles Dolomites 2024

Updated March 31, 2024 -- Maratona dles Dolomites is a popular cycling event that takes place annually in the Dolomite Mountains in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol. It was first…
road cyclists at gran fondo matildica

Gran Fondo Matildica 2024

Updated April 2, 2024 Gran Fondo Matildica is an annual cycling event held in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The event is named after Matilda of Canossa, a powerful noblewoman who…
Riders on a descent to the sea in 5 Mila Marche

5 Mila Marche 2024

Last Updated April 2, 2024 5 Mila Marche is a three-day event and the first major cycle tourism event in the stunning Marche region of East-Central Italy.  As its name suggests, the signature…
Riders drinking Prosecco at start of Prosecco Gran Fondo

Prosecco Cycling Gran Fondo 2024

Last Updated April 8, 2024 The Prosecco Cycling Gran Fondo is a renowned cycling event in the picturesque Veneto region of Italy, an area famous for its breathtaking landscapes and producing Prosecco…
road cyclists at Tre Valli Veresine Gran Fondo

Tre Valli Veresine Gran Fondo 2024

Last Updated April 2, 2024 The Tre Valli Veresine Gran Fondo is a popular cycling event held annually in the province of Varese in the Lombardy region of Italy. Tre Valli Varesine…
Solo rider on steep climb in Gran Fondo Il Lombardia

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia

The Gran Fondo Il Lombardia is an annual cycling event that echoes the prestige of its namesake professional race, Il Lombardia, known as the "Race of the Falling Leaves." This event stands…
Happy VenetoGO riders on course

VenetoGO Social Ride

In the verdant heart of Italy's Veneto region, an event is shaping up to redefine the cycling experience.  VENEtoGO Social Ride is a Celebration of Cycling, Cuisine, and Camaraderie.  It is masterminded…
Riders in Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche Gran Fondo 2024

Last Updated March 12, 2024 - Note: 2025 date is not confirmed The Strade Bianche Gran Fondo is an amateur cycling event that takes place in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy.…
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