Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo 2023
Sat 29 Apr 2023, 07:00 @ Prince Albert, Western Cape

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The Swartberg100 Gran Fondo starts and ends in Prince Albert, arguably one of the most attractive Karoo towns in South Africa, it covers 171 km of which there are 3 gravel sectors. The final climb is over the gravel Swartberg Pass, a relentless climb of 28 km with gradients of 16% as you reach the summit.

The Staffetta (Italian for relay race), follows the Gran Fondo Route and divides it exactly in 2 x 85.5 km stages. The first stage is suited to a rouleur and the second stage to a grimpeur type rider

The Medio Fondo - flat and fast 55km with 350m of ascent

The E-Fondo is for a pedal assisted e-bikes and follows the Medio Fondo Route. It has a separate start.


Gran Fondo............................................  R 1750.00

Staffeta (Gran Fondo Relay)...................... R 900.00 x 2

Gran Fondo Tandem................................ R 900.00 x 2

Medio Fondo........................................... R 500.00

E-Fondo.................................................. R 500.00

Luxury Glamping Tents and Standard 3 x 3m dome tents with linen will be offered later in the year and can be added to your early bird entry.

Manicured lawn area + brand new ablution with high pressure, hot showers, quiet and away from race start. Secure parking  50m from your tent.

Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo Ciovita Cycling jerseys are available on our Gravel Grinder Online store.

We are happy to announce that the race is part of the UCI Gravel World Series and is a qualifier event for the UCI Gravel World Championships

Refund and Substitution Policy:

  • The entry fee will be refunded if the rider is unable to participate due to death or hospitalisation.
  • Should an entrant cancel his/her entry 3 or more months prior to the entry closing date, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of the entry fee (if not carried over from a previous date), and will be subject to deduction of a cancellation fee, having regard to the potential of the organisers to find an alternative entrant before the entry closing date.
  • If riders are unable to take part in the event and wish to have their entry substituted, they must ensure that the substitute rider follows the correct substitution procedure which is found on the website.  No substitutions will be allowed after the entry closing date. The substitute rider must pay an additional entry fee. 
  • The race will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. In this event, entry fees are not refundable.
  • The organiser reserves the right to refuse any person’s entry, or cancel any person’s entry up to the day before the race. In that event the person’s entry fee will be refunded.
  • No Transfers to the following year will be allowed.

More information: www.swartberg100.com/

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo 2023

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Gran Fondo (171km)
171 km Gruelling gravel and tar sectors. 07:00 R 1,750.00
Staffetta Relay 171 km Rouleur section 85km and Grimpeur section 85km 07:00 R 900.00
e-Fondo (50km)
The same route as the Medio Fondo with a separate start time.
50 km A fast flat 50km on gravel and farm tracks 08:00 R 500.00
Medio Fondo (50km)
A 50km route for gravel and mountain bikes
50 km A flat fast 50km route on gravel and farm tracks 08:30 R 500.00

Event location
Swartberg100 Event Field, Prince Albert

Coordinates -33.2268243, 22.0357137
Address Hope Street, Prince Albert, South Africa
City Prince Albert
Province Western Cape