Gran Fondo means "grand tour" or "great distance" in Italian, which is a mass-start cycling ride which brings together road cyclists of all abilities.
The Municipality of Clare, situated on the shores of Baie Sainte-Marie (Saint Mary’s Bay) in Southwest Nova Scotia, is home to the largest Acadian community in the province.Read More about La Baie Sainte-Marie
The community is so much behind this event and that's what makes it even better. I am already booked in at the model for next year, so I will be back! Thanks for a GREAT weekend!
Navigate rolling inland roads and discover towering wooden churches along the panoramic coastal route that hugs beautiful Baie Sainte-Marie.
The 160 km Super Gran is for hardcore cyclists looking to put their skills to the test!
Experienced riders will be challenged by our 120 km Gran route.
New! This 88.5 km route offers a scenic middle distance for experienced riders.
Our most popular route, the 67 km Medio is perfect for intermediate riders.
At 35 km, the Piccolo offers anyone an excellent introduction to Fondo riding.
Although the Fondo is a tour, not a race, chip timing is provided so you can track your progress year-to-year.
Take a break at one of our conveniently located rest stops to enjoy refreshment and connect with other riders.
Lunch and prizes await you after your ride, so plan to hang around and enjoy the afternoon!
End your ride on a high note and enjoy a local lobster lunch (or BBQ pork or veggie chili), included with all registrations!
The whole community rallies together to put on the event and everyone is made to feel very welcome. This is one of the most beautiful parts of the province and I would recommend this event to anyone looking for a quality cycling event in NS."
"...I am already booked in at the motel for next year so I will be back!"
"What stood out for me was the excellent organisation before, during and after the event and the warm and friendly welcome from the whole community."
We bring out an entire community of dedicated volunteers to plan, organize and realize every detail of the entire weekend.
Let us be your hosts!