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The Route

2022 Route

657km | 16900m Climbing

The Absa Cape Epic’s route is one of life’s ever-changing constants.  No two editions, in the race’s 19-year history, have been the same and that tradition holds true for the 2022 edition of the Untamed African MTB Race. In 2022, the challenge begins in Lourensford Wine Estate, before traversing the Hottentots Holland Mountains to Elandskloof. After two stages of rugged riding on the trails of Greyton, the race heads towards the mountain biking mecca of Stellenbosch. 657-kilometres and 16 900-metres of climbing after setting off from Lourensford, the Absa Cape Epic reaches Val de Vie Estate where winners will be crowned and spots in The Book of Legend will be claimed. Here is the 2022 route in detail…

Prologue

 Sunday, March 20, 2022

Distance  24km | Climbing 700m

Start Location
Lourensford Wine Estate

Finish Location
Lourensford Wine Estate

Stage 1

Monday, March 21, 2022

Distance  92km | Climbing 2850m

Start Location
Lourensford Wine Estate

Finish Location
Lourensford Wine Estate

Stage 2

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Distance  123km | Climbing 2350m

Start Location
Lourensford Wine Estate

Finish Location
Elandskloof, Greyton

Stage 3

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Distance  101km | Climbing 2250m

Start Location
Elandskloof, Greyton

Finish Location
Elandskloof, Greyton

Stage 4

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Distance  82km | Climbing 1650m

Start Location
Elandskloof, Greyton

Finish Location
Elandskloof, Greyton

Stage 5

Friday, March 25, 2022

Distance  115km | Climbing 2400m

Start Location
Elandskloof, Greyton

Finish Location
Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch

Stage 6

Saturday, March 25, 2022

Distance  76km | Climbing 2700m

Start Location
Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch

Finish Location
Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch

Stage 7

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Distance  68km | Climbing 2000m

Start Location
Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch

Finish Location
Val de Vie Estate