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The Best Gran Fondo’s Europe 2024

The Best Gran Fondo’s Europe 2024

The title of our article, "Best Gran Fondo's Europe 2024," could just as quickly read the Best Cycling Experiences & Challenges in Europe 2024.  For cycling enthusiasts planning a trip to Europe, Strambecco offers a Guide: The Best Gran Fondo's 2024, designed for amateurs and competitive athletes seeking the most exceptional and novel events, races, gran fondo's, 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 and offers a rich selection of events in various locations throughout the contiguous countries.   These events not only provide a physical challenge but 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 Best Cycling Events 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 Gran Fondo Series,  Marmotte Gran Fondo Series, the GFNY World Series, L'Etape Event 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 Gran Fondo Championship.

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

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