When: Thursday, 28 February 2013 to Sunday, 03 March 2013
Categories: Outdoor Events / Sporting Events
The Cape Outback is one of the most exciting annual mountain bike stage races in South Africa.
The route traverses 400km from Stilbaai to Stanford in the Western Cape. There are four point-to-point stages through some of the most scenic natural areas that South Africa has to offer. In total riders will do 6500m of vertical climbing.
Nature reserves, national parks, mountains and rivers, most of which can only be cycled during the event, makes the Cape Outback a must-do mountain bike race. The Cape Outback allows teams of two riders as well as solo riders to take part. It is a full service stage race where riders are catered for with three delicious meals a day. Dinner and accommodation the night before the start is included, as well as breakfast on the morning of the start. The Cape Outback is not a mega-event where riders have to stand in long queues for food or showers.
The Cape Outback is a point-to-point stage race and only one night is spent in each unique race village. One of the stages is a night-day stage where full night riding gear is compulsory. These caracteristics of the event, combined with its remote setting, gives the Cape Outback a thrilling expedition vibe from start to finish.