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


Organiser
MTBAfrica Events


The Swartberg100 Gran Fondo starts and ends in Prince Albert, arguably one of the most attractive Karoo towns in South Africa, it covers 170 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 Medio Fondo - new upgraded version of  80km with 1800m of ascent, it includes Oudemuragie and Swartberg Pass. The start is at De Rustica Olive Estate.

The Staffetta (Italian for relay race), follows the Gran Fondo Route and divides it exactly into a 90km and an 80km stage. The first stage is suited to a rouleur and the second stage to a grimpeur type rider

The Piatta is fast and flat. 43km and 420m of ascent. Spectacular Great Karoo vistas on the foothills of the Swartberg.

The Elletrica is for a pedal assisted e-bikes and follows the Piatta Route. It has a separate start.


Pricing

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

Medio Fondo........................................... R 900.00

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

Piatta.......................................................R 500.00

Elletrica.................................................. R 500.00


Luxury Tents for 2 with linen and Standard tents for one + full meals are available. See details here  .

Manicured lawn area + brand new ablution with high pressure, hot showers, quiet and away from race start. Secure parking  100m from your tent.

Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo Ciovita Cycling jerseys are available on our 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.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Gran Fondo (170km)
Gravel UCI Qualifier of 170km for Men 19-59 and Women 19-49 - but all ages welcome.
170 km Gruelling gravel and tar sectors. 07:00 R 1,750.00
Staffetta Relay 171 km Stages - Rouleur 90km, Grimpeur 80km 07:00 R 900.00
Elletrica (43km)
A race for pedal assisted e-bikes. The same route as the Piatta with a separate start time.
43 km A flat, fast, 43km on gravel and farm tracks 08:00 R 500.00
Medio Fondo (80km)
Gravel UCI Qualifier of 80km for Men 60+ and Women 50+ - but all ages welcome.
80 km Includes Swartberg Pass,1800m ascent 08:00 R 900.00
Piatta (43km)
A 43km route for gravel and mountain bikes
43 km A flat, fast, 43km 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