Seorak Granfondo Epic Cycling Event in Korea

It’s said to be the toughest Gran Fondo in Korea having five categorized climbs

Seorak Granfondo,  you got five climbs ahead of you and only 12 hours to make it to the finish line.

This cycling event is held every May in Seorak Mountain area. The scenery is beautiful and the toughest side of the Guryong Pass is held back for you to be the last one of the day.

No mercy, if you want to finish, you have the push your pedals hard.

12th of May 2018

KRW 30.000 (starting price)

105 or 208km

2.500hm

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This cycling event is Epic!

Seorak Granfondo started in 2014. All spots available were taken within 17 minutes. Nowadays the participants are set to a maximum of 2.500. This cycling event is not focused on competition against each other, but an opportunity to test your will and physical strength while riding through the stunning landscape of Korea.

Seorak Granfondo Epic Cycling Event in Korea

You can opt for two distances. It’s a choice but still time limits are set for both distances. When you ride the 105km you will need to finish within 7 hours. The big difference, besides to distance, is that you have three climbs to conquer. The Gran Fondo is 208km, you got 12 hours and more than 2.500 meters of elevation. The five climbs can be divided into four Category 2 climbs and one Horse Category.

The Guryong Pass will be climbed twice in one day from both directions. It will be the first climb of the day, as well the last climb of the day.  You will climb the toughest side at the end of the day, marked as a Horce Category climb. A very long climb, lasting for 20.5km against an average gradient of 4.2%. In total you will gain 870 meters of elevation. It’s the final climb of the day, so your legs will be exhausted. The organizations really gives you a challanges by holding back this climb. They just want to be sure, that you will feel the pain. At the same time, be honest, that is what makes cycling great. A battle against an enormous climb.

The other climbs are shorter in distance, but still the shortest has a distance of 4.2km against an average gradient of 10.9%. Maybe short, but still it’s recommended to set the gear as lightly as possible if you want to succeed the JoChim Pass (Bird sleep pass).

The other climbs are shorter in distance, but still the shortest has a distance of 4.2km against an average gradient of 10.9%. Maybe short, but still it’s recommended to set the gear as lightly as possible if you want to succeed the JoChim Pass (Bird sleep pass).

Get a good impression of the climb!

Seorak Granfondo