From the iconic slopes of Table Mountain’s National Park – to the craggy shoreline of the Southern Coast. And on; traversing the famous Winelands and beyond into the high mountains of the Western Cape. The 2019 Absa Cape Epic route – proudly brought to you by Land Rover, our Official Vehicle and Route Partner – challenges, rewards and offers spectators the most revealing view of the Untamed African MTB Race yet.
Eight days, 624 kilometres and 16 650 meters of climbing – the bare statistics tell less than half the story. Rugged mountain trails, bone jarring dual tracks, windswept gravel roads and, yes, sand lie between the Prologue at the University of Cape Town and the trail to the Grand Finale at Val de Vie Estate. This is a reflection of modern Africa, where urbanization spreads to the edge of wilderness – riders will roll out of celebrated towns, straight into the hinterland where heaven and hades are the opposite sides of the same coin.
Monday, 18 March 2019 – Starts and ends at Hermanus High School
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 – Starts at Hermanus High School and ends at Oak Valley Estate, Elgin
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 – Starts and ends at Oak Valley Estate, Elgin
Thursday, 21 March 2019 – Starts and ends at Oak Valley Estate, Elgin
Friday, 22 March 2019 – Starts at Oak Valley Estate, Elgin and ends at Stellenbosch University Sports Fields
Saturday, 23 March 2019 – Starts and ends at Stellenbosch University Sports Fields
Sunday, 24 March 2019 – Starts at Stellenbosch University Sports Fields and ends at Val de Vie, Paarl