Absa Cape Epic

21 Pepper Street, Cape Town, 8000

The eight-day www.cape-epic.com Absa Cape Epic off-road team race takes place annually at the end of March. Every year the 800km route changes to showcase a different part of scenic Cape Town and the Western Cape.

The Cape Epic - the largest full-service mountain-bike stage race in the world and the most televised mountain-bike race of all time - lures local and international mountain-biking teams, comprising two riders each, to take on the challenge of more than 16 000m of climbs on some of the more beautiful passes South Africa has to offer. Participation is restricted to 1 200 riders (600 teams) at each event.

If you are looking for a guided tour, visit Cape Town Tourism's database of tour operators specializing in mountain biking and cycling, who are registered with us.