The Ring Road

Wanting to achieve that Gran Fondo experience then ‘The Ring Road’ is for you.

103kms of beautiful country roads, epic climbing, fast-paced downhills and an optional pit stop at the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set, this course ticks all the boxes of a Gran Fondo adventure.

Along the Ride

The world famous Hobbiton Movie Set is located at approximately 64km into your Gran Fondo adventure. With breathing taking views overlooking the hills and valleys of the Matamata Piako and Waipa District, enjoy a refreshing Hobbiton Brew and snack before commencing the final 40km to the finish line.

Make sure you have your camera at the ready, plenty of opportunities to grab a ‘selfie’ with your favourite Lord of the Rings character, while refuelling.


The Ring Road course is challenging, both the distance and the elevation of climbing requires riders to be physically fit and prepared. All participants should be comfortable at riding at an average speed of 22kmph and have been on several rides of between 3 to 4 hrs in the lead up to the event.