The beauty of Tuscany and the perfect party to race ratio, combine to create possibly the most unmissable cycle event of 2023!
Voted “Event of the Year” by the Design and Innovation Awards committee. The unique format of Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel grinder-style road race. Festivities include three days of epic riding, an impressive display of art and music, excellent food, great people and camping!
Grinduro Italy is located at the stunning PuntAla Camp & Resort, which spreads out inside a Mediterranean pine forest, once the ancient hunting reserve of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Nestled on the golden beach, you'll have to drag yourself away from the sun lounger and ride into the foothills, up challenging gravel climbs and twisting roads. Up here, you'll once again find yourself distracted by the views before descending down some of the numerous MTB singletrack trails which make PuntAla a mecca for enduro mountain biking... but what they don't know, the gravel riding is just as awesome!
HOW TO GET THERE
We’ll have live music on the Grinduro main stage and will announce the full lineup for 2023 soon!
As soon as you arrive in PuntAla, you leave regular life behind. Anticipation builds as you venture through the pine forest, and finally you reach the beach party, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea
This corner of Italy is known as Italy in Miniature,” with more than 60 miles of rugged coastline, atmospheric woodland, soaring peaks, historic Roman ruins and trails aplenty. The province of Grosseto is quickly becoming one of the Italy's must ride destinations, with trails ranging from steep and technical to fast and flowing. In other words, it’s the perfect location to host Grinduro Italy.
Grinduro Italy will be based in the resort village of PuntAla in a beautiful sheltered bay that overlooks the majestic island of Elba. This is where it all happens, from the Bike and Art Gallery to the post-race music festival and party. This is also where the route departs from, a 100km adventure heading out on a mix of forest roads and singletrack trails that offer expansive vistas along the way. With 4 rowdy timed stages to race for the win thrown in along the way, Grinduro Italy will push your limits!
If that sounds like a little too much to chew, or you just want a taster of the Grinduro! experience, then there is always the Grindurito! A fun non-competitive 50 km ride (not timed/scored) with that same fabulous cruise back along the coastal trails and same great party finish.
More info coming soon. Stay Tuned!
Be cool, have fun and enjoy the ride. Those are the rules! For those of you who need things spelled-out, here you have it…
The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the Grinduro. Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.
Grinduro Italy is based in Punta Ala, in the province of Grosseto, Tuscany. We’ll be surrounded by rugged hills, pine forests and outstanding coastal views. We like camping near beaches and mountains, and we thought you’d probably enjoy it too. So we’re offering free camping to Grinduro racers at the Grinduro Village. The camping is in close enough proximity to the event village for ease of access but far enough away you can still enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Make sure you pack everything you’d normally need for camping (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, flashlights).
We believe that bike riders’ health, attitude and performance is directly related to the foods that they eat, so we have amazing food planned for the weekend, featuring the typical recipes of Italian and Tuscan cuisine. Riders and their companions will be welcomed to Grinduro on Friday with an inclusive dinner. You will also get breakfast, food along the course and dinner on Saturday, plus, breakfast on Sunday morning! For the rest of the weekend, there are two restaurants on site and a minimart, suitable for every type of diet.
In addition to fame and glory each winner will take home a little something special. Best of luck!
THE BEST BIKE: You can ride any type of pedal-driven bicycle (no electric-pedal assist!), although we recommend a gravel bike or mountain bike. The ultimate setup is probably a disc brake-equipped gravel bike with fast-rolling, tubeless tires of around 700x40c. Be prepared with at least two extra tubes, a multi-tool and mini-pump.
Although we’ll be in Italy, we are on the coast, so be prepared for rain showers just in case. Take a rain jacket and the basics—ideally arm/leg warmers too—just in case weather rolls in.
There will be feed zones (and an excellent lunch!), but smart riders will bring at least two water bottles and their favorite nutritional supplies.
We recommend mountain bike pedals and shoes for their versatility.
And don’t take the start line without a helmet on!
Grinduro wouldn’t happen without the help of all you amazing volunteers out there, so THANKS in advance!
You will help us out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After you're registered we will inform you about the schedule and tasks by phone or email.
Grinduro volunteers receive the following perks for helping us pull this event together, all while having one helluva good time: