The Giro d’Italia put Northern Ireland firmly on the cycling map. Now, the Giro d’Italia Gran Fondo will make sure it stays there. On 3 & 4 June 2017, this renowned amateur sportive returns for another incredible ride, coinciding with the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia in Italy.
Starting and finishing at the iconic Stormont Estate, the Gran Fondo’s two routes will take riders through the Mourne Mountains or along the shores of Strangford Lough. The full Giro experience is on offer: closed roads, full support teams and the opportunity to ride for charity. And this year, it's going to be bigger and better than ever.
Getting here is the easy part, whether you’re bringing your bike, your car, or just yourself. Discovering if you can meet the Gran Fondo challenge? That’s up to you.
It’s not just the cycling that will set your blood pumping here. There are buzzing festivals, lively villages and warm welcomes from the locals along the way, too.
And when the cycling is done, you’ll find yourself back in Belfast, ready to enjoy one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.