New Zealand is a cyclist’s paradise, with its picturesque landscapes and challenging terrain.
Whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist, there’s a Gran Fondo for everyone in this beautiful country. From the rugged mountains of the South Island to the rolling hills of the North Island, these events will test your endurance and reward you with breathtaking views.
A gran fondo is a long-distance, mass-participation cycling event that typically covers distances of 100 to 200km. These events are not only challenging but also a great way to explore the country and experience the local culture.
This article lists all the Gran Fondos in New Zealand.
|7 Jan 2023||Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge||Cromwell||96km|
|14 Jan 2023||Pedal Project Wellington Gran Fondo||Miramar||11, 30, 50, 80km|
|21 Jan 2023||Gravel and Tar||Feilding||164km|
|29 Jan 2023||Bays Cycle Challenge||Christchurch||70km|
|11 Feb 2023||New Zealand Gran Fondo||Waipa||18, 67, 103km|
|16 Feb 2023||Charity Bike Ride||Timaru||365km|
|18 Feb 2023||Milford Mountain Classic||Milford||65, 100, 120km|
|11 Mar 2023||K2 Road Cycle Classic||Whitianga||43, 86, 192km|
|12 Mar 2023||Counties Cycle Classic Criterium||Pukekoke||22.5, 42, 52, 97km|
|16 Mar 2023||BDO Tour of the Northland||Whangarei||359km, 4 days|
|18 Mar 2023||Le Race||Christchurch||100km|
|10 Apr 2023||Tour of New Zealand||Arthurs Pass||500km|
|22 Apr 2023||Forrest GrapeRide||Marlborough||42, 101, 202, 505km|
|6 May 2023||Around Brunner Cycle Ride||Greymouth||130, 260km|
|8 Oct 2023||Lake Wairarapa Cycle Challenge||Wairarapa||64, 80km|
|14 Oct 2023||Motu Challenge||Opotiki||65, 95km|
|17 Nov 2023||5 Passes Tour||Christchurch||600km|
|24 Nov 2023||Edition Zero Gravel||Waimate||80, 137, 242km|
|25 Nov 2023||Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge||Taupo||80, 160km|
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