Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo 2023
Sat 29 Apr 2023 @ 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 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.
  • 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

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 170 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 (75km)
Gravel UCI Qualifier of 80km for Men 60+ and Women 50+ - but all ages welcome.
75 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
Swartberg Hotel - Prince Albert, Prince Albert

Coordinates -33.223210936888, 22.029597898102
Address church street prince albert
City Prince Albert
Province Western Cape

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Registration Number: 2015/141112/07