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17-24 October 2021

8 Days

Duration

647 km

Distance

16 000m

Climbing

South Africa

Africa

The Untamed
African
MTB Race

The Absa Cape Epic is a physically gruelling and mentally demanding mountain bike multi-stage race set in South Africa’s Western Cape region.

The event, which is known as The Race That Measures All, requires riders to overcome the challenges of some of Africa’s most picturesque, yet demanding locations.

Every year the race follows a different route that takes riders through rugged terrain, up leg-sapping, rocky climbs and down thrilling bone-rattling, technical descents.

It is an eight-day journey that has, over the years, become a rite of passage for mountain bikers the world over.

The race attracts professional and serious amateur entrants from across the planet that participate in two-person teams in an effort to prove that they have what it takes. It’s a test of skill, fitness, partnership, equipment and mettle and provides a rider experience that is a benchmark for world mountain biking.

MORE EPIC SERIES EVENTS
Wales
17-19 June 2022
Andorra
29 June–2 July 2022
Graubünden, Switzerland
16-20 August 2022
Western Australia
21-24 October 2021
Overberg, South Africa
5-14 November 2021
New Zealand
TBC 2023