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Qualify through the epic series

Epic Series Qualifier Races

The Epic Series is a global portfolio of best-in-class mountain bike stage races in which riders challenge themselves on world-famous trails, find hidden gems and share a premium riding experience with some of the biggest names in the sport, all while surrounded by iconic landscapes.

With Early Bird entries selling out in seconds every year, it’s become appreciably difficult just getting to the Absa Cape Epic start line. The Epic Series provides riders with another – albeit challenging – opportunity to gain an entry into the Untamed African MTB Race. The below races make up the Epic Series portfolio, each of which serve as qualifier events to the Absa Cape Epic.

They offer guaranteed slots to age category winners as well as a lottery for riders who've successfully completed each event.

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4Islands MTB Croatia
The 4Islands MTB Croatia is a 5-day Mountain Bike Stage Race covering 262km and over 5700m of climbing, taking you along 4 different routes on 4 different islands. Details here.

Andorra MTB Classic - Pyrenees
The Andorra MTB Classic-Pyrenees is a 4-day Mountain Bike Stage Race based in the Pyrenees in Andorra. The route is around 150km with 5060m of climbing. Details here.

Swiss Epic
The Swiss Epic is a 5-day Mountain Bike Stage Race which takes place in the Graubünden region of Switzerland. The race navigates across spectacular Alpine landscapes on flowing trails with breathtaking panoramic views. An unforgettable Alpine adventure! Details here

Cape to Cape
The Cape to Cape is a 4-day Mountain Bike Stage Race based in Margaret River Western Australia. The route is around 210km with 2500m of climbing. Details here.

Reef to Reef
The Reef to Reef is a 4-day Mountain Bike Stage Race which takes riders from the coral-fringed coast of Australia, to the tropical forests and back to the coast over a 195km route, some of which spans over private land which can only be ridden during the race. Details here

Port to Port
The Port to Port is a 4-day Mountain Bike Stage Race taking riders through the iconic scenery of the Hunter Region in Australia. The route covers 200km with about 3500m of climbing. Details here.