Sportive Breaks


May 2025 - Date TBC


3 Nights / 4 Days

Gravel Event



Key Features

Ride SEVEN with Sportive Breaks

In May each year Nannup in Western Australia, hosts one of Oceania’s greatest cycling gravel races. The course is designed to offer a riding experience akin to an early stage of the Tour de France or monument like Paris-Roubaix it should take a high position on your list of events to ride. Take the opportunity to ride picturesque roads with much of the route only open for public access on race day. 

The full course is a true challenge and achievement to celebrate for those completing it, but with a choice of distances there’s something for everyone:

  • SEVEN  ≈ 125km
  • FIVE  ≈ 85km
  • THREE  ≈ 45km
  • ONE  ≈ 25km

As a UCI Gravel World Series SEVEN riders have the opportunity to qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships. In 2026 the event will be hosting the World Championships. 

From 2025 Sportive Breaks will be offering support with travel packages for riders and spectators travelling. While we finalise the details of our packages, be sure to join our waitlist to hear about updates.

What's Included?

Package and Prices

Prices for the 4-night Package


Note: It is a requirement that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Itinerary TBC

Day One


May 2025 TBC


Busselton, Western Australia

We are still waiting for the final event details,  once the dates are confirmed we will be able to launch the final itinerary quickly. 

Daily Highlights


Planned by the SEVEN team



Highlights from the Past Event

More About the Event

The key details, straight from the event team:

It wasn’t meant to be easy…

We didn’t design the SEVEN Gravel Race to be easy. From the beginning, our plan was to create an event of epic proportions that could be compared to an early stage of the Tour de France or a current monument of cycling like the Paris-Roubaix. It was an ambitious goal, and not one to be judged by those who haven’t actually ridden the course. For many, just completing the ≈125km course in the allotted ten hours will be an achievement. For others, qualifying for the Gravel World Championship and the chance to race against the world’s best riders will be their measure. We would be wrong to say there is no fail, as a number of riders do miss the cut-off each year. There will always be next year. For some, completing the ≈85km FIVE course, the ≈45km THREE course or the ≈25km ONE course will be enough to redefine their limits.

UCI Gravel World Series

SEVEN is a world-class course. In 2024 the SEVEN Gravel Race joins twenty-five other events around the world as a part of the UCI’s Gravel World Series. In 2026, we will host the Gravel World Championships. For us, it is about “making your bike bike world bigger”.  We hope that many of our SEVEN riders will consider entering other events in the series. Perhaps one day we will even have our own SEVEN team roaming the globe and churning up the gravel miles against the world’s best?


The SEVEN Gravel Race course starts and finishes in the picturesque township of Nannup, approximately 40 minutes drive from the major regional centres of Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Nannup Recreation Precinct is the location of our Event Village. The route winds its way around the golden triangle of cycling in WA that is formed by connecting the townships of Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook. This area is estimated to be around 30,000 acres and has in excess of 1000km of rideable roads and trails. Read more about the trees and trails of the beautiful Blackwood Valley. 

The Climbs

The full ≈125km course has in excess of 3200 vertical metres of climbing. Thanks to the unique topography of the valley and peaks between Nannup and Balingup, the ten major climbs of SEVEN are amongst the best that the State has to offer. These climbs range in length from 1.2km to 4.5km long with gradients frequently touching on 20%. Our advice is to not use too much energy too early. The Category 3 climbs of Brockman, Arcadia, Ellis Creek, Pinaster & Pallustris, Spur and Hideaway are particularly challenging for tired legs. See where the climbs are located along the course.

2024 Course Map

The Road Surfaces

The route has only 2kms of wide single track towards the end and virtually no fire trails. All the roads used in SEVEN are unpaved and well-formed with a mix of dirt, gravel, hard-packed clay, quartz grit and mica. They wind, climb, switchback and descend through pine plantations, state forest and farms. The best way we can describe the roads of SEVEN is “parallel single track”. They are exciting, challenging and magnificent to ride. Whilst the full race routes for the SEVEN and FIVE courses aren’t open to the public in ordinary time, the training routes give riders a true taste of the full course, and are open year-round.

Who can enter? 

The full SEVEN course is open to all riders 19+ years of age, however a medium to high level of fitness will be required to complete all seven sectors in the allotted ten hours. The FIVE course is open to riders 18+ years, the THREE course is open to riders 16+ years and the ONE course is open to riders 10+ years. The event is not suitable for road bikes, but e-MTBs are welcome (non-competitive).

You're in safe hands

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years.

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Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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