South Africa's Western Cape is home to spectacular mountain ranges, wide-open plains, vineyards and world class mountain biking. The Absa Cape Epic celebrates all of these! In its 13th year the prestigious 8 day stage race is open to professionals, amateurs, men and women alike. All categories ride the same course; this is a showcase for women’s mountain bike stage racing!
The 2016 Absa Cape Epic starts and finishes at Meerendal Wine Estate the doorstep of Cape Town, The race travels to Saronsberg in Tulbagh before transitioning to Wellington and the legendary wine region of Stellenbosch. Riders cover 654 kilometers climbing some 15 thousand meters.