Granfondo, Mediofondo and Fondogravelle are terms used in the cycling world to describe long distance road racing events.
Granfondo is an Italian term meaning “great hike”. It is generally used to describe long-distance road cycling events that take place on paved roads. Granfondo distances generally vary between 120 km and 200 km, and they are often used as amateur competition events.
Mediofondo is an Italian term meaning “half hike”. It is often used to describe medium distance road cycling events, usually between 50km and 100km. Mediofondo events are often used as amateur competition events, but they can also be used as group cycling events or organized cycling outings.
Fondogravelle is a term used to describe road cycling events that take place primarily on unpaved or gravel roads. It is often a long distance event, which can stretch over several days and cover hundreds of kilometres.