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Best Gravel Fondo’s Europe 2024

Best Gravel Fondo’s Europe 2024

Gravel riders climbing in the Alps

The title of our article, "Best Gravel Fondo's Europe 2024," could just as quickly read the Best Gravel Experiences & Challenges in Europe 2024.  For gravel cycling enthusiasts planning a trip to Europe, Strambecco offers a Guide: The Best Gravel Fondo's 2024, designed for amateurs and competitive athletes seeking the most exceptional and novel events, races, gran fondo, sportives to pair with a long weekend or a full vacation.  We don't cover every possible event, only those that stand out as truly unique and novel experiences.  Europe, collectively,  is the world capital of cycling. Like the US, gravel has exploded in popularity and offers a rich selection of events in various locations throughout the contiguous countries.   These events provide a physical challenge and offer a unique way to explore Europe's myriad landscapes and diverse cultures.  Strambecco maintains the guide annually and constantly updates our recommendations.

Strambecco's Guide: The Gravel Fondo's Europe 2024 uses a range of criteria for our selections, including the quality of the event producer, their reputation, experience, affiliation with event Series, and the like.  In our guide, you'll read about events that are part of International Series, including the UCI Gravel Fondo SeriesGravel Earth Series, and more.   Although the events in our guide are open to all rider types, for the most competitive athletes, several are qualification events for World Championship events, such as the UCI Gravel Fondo Championship.

We welcome feedback on the events in our Best-in-Class selections or any recommendations for events we should review. Please contact Otherwise, here’s a look at curated recommendations from Strambecco’s staff.

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