Whether you’re a gravel aficionado or new to riding off-road we’ve got a gravel expedition to suit your riding style this autumn!
After a week of priority access, places on both events are limited so you’ll need to be quick to secure your place on the start line.
First in the calendar is this three day epic where you’ll need the legs of a genuine mountain goat combined with well-honed technical off-road skills. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the seemingly low 179km/5573m over three days, every kilometre of distance and metre of ascent will be hard-earned so make sure you fit some low gears if you enter this one.
This event isn’t a race, as simply conquering the high altitude and high tech route will be challenging enough. That said, put a group of riders on a tough climb and you can be sure there will be some gunning for bragging rights!
Moving from South Africa to Spain we’ll be starting 2021 in the cycling Mecca of Girona before glamping in the olive groves of an ancient estate near Lake Banyoles, so expect to be truly immersed in this rugged and beautiful area.
This event is as much about soaking up the Catalonian culture, scenery and gastronomy as it is the bike. You’ll be expertly guided by local riders and the Hotchillee Ride Captains through maze-like medieval villages, across rolling farmland, through stunning valleys, out to the Costa Brava and, of course, up some breathtaking climbs.