Following the success of the Giro d’Italia in 2015, the Gran Fondo sportive was started in 2015 to continue it's legacy.
The organisers aim to make this event one of the iconic sportives in the world. Everything is aimed at creating an authentic Giro d’Italia experience, including fully closed roads. From the famous Northern Irish welcome, the stunning routes, the Giro Gift Bag with unique items and a post ride gourmet pasta party, will be an event you will not forget.
There are two routes to choose from: the 58km Strangford route and the 173km Mourne route.
This 58km route starts at Titanic Belfast and heads out along the roads of County Down via Ballygowan to Strangford Lough before returning via Comber to Belfast. Superbe views over Belfast are found from the Braniel and Moneyreagh hills. Entry fee £55 includes the Official 2016 Gran Fondo NI Castelli Jersey.
This 173km route starts at Titanic Belfast and heads out along the roads of County Down to the Mourne Mountains and onto Carlingford Lough before returning via Castlewellan to Belfast. Beautiful views over town and country are found at the top of many of the climbs. Entry fee £65 includes the Official Gran Fondo NI Jersey.
Cycle for Age NI
Would you like to take part in the Gran Fondo? Do it for Age NI!
Register for the event on the Gran Fondo website and then on our website to let us know you want to fundraise for Age NI.