The Noosa Strade Bianche is a ‘Gravel Fondo’ in the vein of the famed L’EROICA in Italy, strictly for vintage steel framed cycles only. Set in the beautiful Noosa hinterland, the Noosa Strade Bianche – Grand Fondo is a 133 km loop encompassing picturesque country roads, stunning vistas and characterful country towns.
In keeping with the original L’Eroica, there are several challenging climbs & descents, and of course several sectors of ‘strade bianche’; the ‘white’ or unsealed gravel roads. En-route, there are an assortment of cafes & bakeries, even a country pub or two, for those so inclined. Also introduced for 2013 was a shorter route, the 89km Media Fondo.
In 2014, the 33km Piccolo Fondo returned, which takes place on the Saturday morning before the Bicycle Show and Swap Meet at Noosa Marina. All events feature the local version of ‘strade bianche’ and require a good level of bike fitness. They are all self-supported rides, so you must carry your own spare parts, tubes etc.
There are plenty of opportunities along the way for toilet stops, re-filling bidons, coffee stops, even devonshire teas & counter lunches.
The Rump House, The River Deck, and Noosa Marina are sponsors of the event. Click here to visit the Noosa Strade Bianchi website >>