Noosa-Strade-Bianche

Vintage cycling event

A trip back in time…

…biking throughout Noosa

On 13 and 14 August, the Noosa Marina and Noosa Hinterland invite you celebrate and rejoice in vintage and retro-framed bicycles, with rides through the Noosa Hinterland, as well as a popular bicycle show and shine. This year’s event is offering four different rides for every type of bicycle enthusiast.

The Piccolo Fondo is a 33km course that will be kicking of the weekend’s exciting cycling events. This course is suited for beginnings, or it can serve as an introduction course to the “Strade Bianche” and gravel roads. This shorter course still has its challenges with a demanding gravel climb and descent, but it is far more relaxed than the main events on Sunday.

Medio Fondo is a 82km ride running in conjunction with the Gran Fondo ride, and both courses share the same route as far as Cooran. This course removes the kin kin sector, making for a slightly easier ride. This event includes a 1200km vertical climb with serene and therapeutic views of country roads that run through the Noosa Hinterland. This is suited for intermediate riders and will kick off Sunday, 14 August.

Also taking place on the 14th is the main event of this year’s Strade Bianche, the Gran Fondo. This is a 137km course, offering riders enjoyably quiet, picturesque country roads which run through the humble Noosa Hinterland, including several sectors of “Strade Bianche”: the “white” or gravel roads with punishing climbs and white-knuckle descents. This route includes approximately a 2200m vertical climb. This event is certainly not for beginners. Participants of this event are encouraged to bring whatever they will need to be prepared to cope with broken spokes, flats, broken chains and other mishaps and dangers.

Noosa Quays always offers its guests a chance to stay close to the action. Just a short stroll to popular Hastings Street in Noosa, where award winning restaurants are waiting for you to indulge, it’s the perfect holiday oasis. The relaxing and spacious 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments offer a home away from home for ultimate relaxation. A private beach along the Noosa River offers a serene opportunity to spend the day kayaking or taking a romantic gondola ride at sunset. For more information, see our Noosa resort accommodation.

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