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Morocco
23 Apr 18 to 28 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R na / EUR1990
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: km Ascent: m Days: 6 Technical difficulty: /10
Garmin Titan Desert THE TITAN DESERT by GARMIN MTB MARATHON is an endurance and orientation event for mountain bike (MTB) conducted as a Challenge, in which participants who arrive after the Control Time or drop out of a stage can start in the following stage, but without scoring in the general classification of that stage or in any other classifications.
South Africa - WC
27 Apr 18 to 29 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R4480 per person min.
Rating: 1.6/5 (2)
Distance: 210km Ascent: m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
The Garden Route 300 he GR300’s new home on the calendar will be the last weekend of April (28-30 April 2017) which will allow you to maximise your time in Knysna as both Thursday the 27th and Monday the 1st of May are public holidays. This means no more rushing up to get to registration on Thursday evening and no more driving home tired on Sunday afternoon. Plus the GR300 is no longer the test of endurance it initially was, for 2017 the popular 2016 routes will be reinvigorated to ensure that the race provides more fun on the trails […]
1: 75km / m
2: 60km / m
3: 75km / m
South Africa - MP
27 Apr 18 to 30 May 18 (Less than a week until event)
R2000 per person min.
Rating: 5/5 (1)
Distance: 338km Ascent: 6119m Days: 4 Technical difficulty: 7/10
PPS Panorama Tour The race takes place from 28th April to 1st May 2017 with registration on April 27th, 2017. The race starts and finishes each day at Casterbridge, White River. Entries are open and close on March 28th, 2017. The entry fee is R5500 (inc vat) per team of two riders. This entry fee includes giveaways, finisher memento, snacks on the route of days one to three and a meal before the time trial. Bulk entries of more than 7 teams receive a 5% discount. Please contact us for more details. There is a cut-off of 8 hours for the long days and 90 minutes […]
1: 107km / 2400m
2: 80km / 1292m
3: 113km / 2055m
4: 38km / 372m
Australia
27 Apr 18 to 28 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R225 per person min.
Rating: 4.6/5 (1)
Entries open: 30 Sep 2016
Distance: 77km Ascent: m Days: Technical difficulty: 5/10
The Lumberjack Lowdown What is the Lumberjack? Well it’s a 2 day stage race with multiple stage styles brought to you by the team who have bought you events like the Hellfire Cup, Kellevie 6 hour, Mtn Trails Hillbilly 24 hour and more. The philosophy behind the Lumberjack race format is about having an event that has something for all skill levels and trail riding styles. The Lumberjack has timed descents but is not a gravity enduro. The event uses some of our XC enduro course, but is not an XC race. The Lumberjack is purely and simply a trail […]
1: 24km / m
2: 20km / m
3: 4km / m
4: 21km / m
5: 1.8km / m
6: 1.6km / m
South Africa
27 Apr 18 to 29 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R na
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 225km Ascent: 4537m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 8/10
Thirsti Extreme Solo Stage Race The 28th April 2017 marks the date for the inaugural Thirsti Extreme Solo Stage race. Thirsti Natural Spring Water is water with a difference. It is sourced from deep within the Drakensberg, naturally filtered to keep the exact taste that nature intended. We are very excited to be hosting the Thirsti Extreme Solo Stage race on our property which sits in the rolling foothills of the Northern Drakensberg. We at Thirsti believe strongly in the benefits of an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. As such we are thrilled to be associated with mountain biking in South Africa. […]
1: 70km / 1567m
2: 90km / 1936m
3: 65km / 1034m
South Africa
27 Apr 18 to 29 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R na
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 130km Ascent: 2600m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 8/10
Thirsti Extreme 130km Race The 28th April 2017 marks the date for the inaugural Thirsti Extreme Solo Stage race. Thirsti Natural Spring Water is water with a difference. It is sourced from deep within the Drakensberg, naturally filtered to keep the exact taste that nature intended. We are very excited to be hosting the Thirsti Extreme Solo Stage race on our property which sits in the rolling foothills of the Northern Drakensberg. We at Thirsti believe strongly in the benefits of an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. As such we are thrilled to be associated with mountain biking in South Africa. The THIRSTI […]
1: 39km / 780m
2: 52km / 1040m
3: 39km / 780m
South Africa - MP
27 Apr 18 to 28 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R na
Rating: 5/5 (1)
Distance: 193km Ascent: m Days: 2 Technical difficulty: 7/10
PPS Panorama Tour Lite  The 2017 PPS Panorama Lite is now a competitive two-day race, complete with prize money. This mini-version of The PPS Panorama Tour takes place over the first two stages of its bigger brother. It is still for teams of two and will have prize money for three categories: best men, women and mixed teams. The two stages are 113km and 80km respectively, but the hills of Mpumalanga still present a significant challenge. The PPS Panorama Tour Lite is an opportunity for team mates to gain experience for the four-day “toughest race on tar”. Race Director, Fiona Coward comments, “The […]
1: 113km / m
2: 83km / m
South Africa - EC
27 Apr 18 to 29 Apr 18 (Less than a week until event)
R2450 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 200km Ascent: 3400m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
Trek 2 Teebus All stages will start and finish at Harmonie farm, 12km West of Steynsburg town. GPS Coordinates: 31* 21’30.07″ S 25* 43’08.30″ E Click on the ‘Maps & Directions’ icon above to see map and directions to Race Start
1: 60km / 1200m
2: 65km / 1200m
3: 75km / 1000m
South Africa - EC
28 Apr 18 to 30 Apr 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R5950 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Entries open: 1 Mar 2018
Distance: 260km Ascent: m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
The Great Kei Trek, is a 3-day, 260km race/ ride that will be something new and exciting on the MTB calendar. The race is scheduled to start in Queenstown, also known as the “Rose Capital of South Africa” in the Eastern Cape, a town founded in 1853. This will definitely appeal to those who traditionally use the months of April or May for their “away-game”. So if you are tired of doing the “same old-same-old”, or are still stuck on a waiting list, and you are looking for something new, this is definitely something for you. A 2-rider team race, […]
1: 97km / m
2: 92km / m
3: 92km / m
United Kingdom
28 Apr 18 to 30 Apr 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R na
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 144km Ascent: m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 7/10
Great Lakeland 3 Day Run The Great Lakeland run is an adventurous three-day mountain marathon with a unique, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that attracts both runners and long-distance walkers. Over the years the event has built up a dedicated following of competitors who enjoy the challenge of three long, consecutive days in the hills. Competitors can choose from either an Elite, A, B or C course. Competitors simply enter the event, and then choose whichever course they prefer on the day. This could either be Elite for all three days, Elite, B then A or any ‘mix-and-match’ combination. All competitors […]
Namibia
29 Apr 18 to 4 May 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R na / USD: $3,700
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 250km Ascent: m Days: 7 Technical difficulty: /10
Sahara Race (Namibia) 2017 is a 7-day, 250-kilometer / 155-mile self-supported footrace located in the Namib Desert in the Skeleton Coast National Park. The course takes competitors across stunning desert terrain in the oldest desert of the world. Competitors will cross a great diversity of scenery and terrain including beaches where the desert meets the Atlantic Ocean, traverse through Seal colonies, salt pans, salt lakes which are home to flamingos, the infamous dunes of the Namib desert, into dry riverbeds where a hint of water gives way to lush green vegetation, past deserted oil and diamond mines and across vast […]
1: km / m
2: km / m
3: km / m
4: km / m
5: km / m
6: km / m
South Africa - NC
1 May 18 to 7 May 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R12420 per person min.
Rating: -0.4/5 (2)
Distance: 620km Ascent: 7410m Days: 7 Technical difficulty: 5/10
Augrabies Richtersveld Ultra Tour The Augrabies Richtersveld Ultra Tour is ridden in seven stages with an average of 89 km per day. The route starts at Sendlingsdrif in the Richtersveld National Park and finishes at the Augrabies Falls. You will cycle  through four spectacular regions: Richtersveld, Namakwa, Boesmanland and the Kalahari… Read more
1: 94km / 1540m
2: 77km / 1290m
3: 84km / 1400m
4: 143km / 1020m
5: 70km / 1420m
6: 73km / 260m
7: 79km / 480m
Namibia
3 May 18 to 5 May 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R850 per person min.
Rating: 3.4/5 (4)
Distance: 132km Ascent: m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
Standard Bank Klein-Aus Vista MTB Challenge   Travel to Aus, located in the deep South-West of Namibia and experience a challenging marathon event on mostly single track mountain bike trails. The 8th annual Standard Bank Klein-Aus Vista MTB Challenge will be held on the 3,4th & 5th May 2018. Klein-Aus Vista organizes a Mountain Bike Challenge, where participants can compete in a 3-day stage race. Cyclists can enter for a 132 km full-marathon or a 66 km half-marathon. There are separate categories for men and women as well as for juniors. This tough event is a challenging, but a rewarding […]
1: 12km / 380m
2: 60km / 1450m
3: 60km / 1450m
South Africa
3 May 18 to 6 May 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R na
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 158km Ascent: 2954m Days: 4 Technical difficulty: 6/10
Glacier Cradle Traverse The Future of Mountain Biking in Gauteng The exquisite Avianto Lifestyle Estate set alongside the Crocodile River, only 30 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from Lanseria Airport, will play host to what is set to become the premier mountain bike event on the Gauteng race calendar. This 3 day stage race will include never-before ridden areas in the Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift, as well as tracks in adjacent estates and conservancies. Join us from 4-7 May 2017 for a race like no other…
1: 49km / 970m
2: 64km / 1104m
3: 45km / 880m
South Africa - WC
4 May 18 to 6 May 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R2500 per person min.
Rating: 1.07/5 (3)
Distance: 187km Ascent: 3450m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 6/10
  Gravel and Grape Extreme Sharp-eyed riders will see we’ve given the name a tweak. The newly christened “Extreme” is the same race that hardcore mountain bikers have come to know and love; the Extreme simply indicates that this three-day ride is not to be taken lightly. Featuring some of the gnarliest, purest, expertly hand-cut singletrack in the country, the Gravel & Grape Extreme is an event that takes mountain biking back to its roots. With challenging technical riding, the Extreme is best suited for riders with a sense of adventure and a well-stocked arsenal of rock-hopping, berm-bending, switchback-sizzling talent. […]
1: 69km / 1250m
2: 68km / 1100m
3: 50km / 1100m
South Africa - WC
4 May 18 to 6 May 18 (± 1 weeks until event)
R1000 per person min.
Rating: 3.8/5 (1)
Distance: 65km Ascent: 990m Days: 2 Technical difficulty: 6/10
  Gravel and Grape Adventure The Gravel & Grape Adventure is two day mountain bike challenge that covers 65km of cycling over the course of its two stages. Day 1 will cover 35km and 350m of climbing, while Day 2 is a 30km route with a 640m of climbing. The race is also a clover leaf format, with each day starting and ending at ATKV Goudini Spa. The Gravel & Grape Adventure is a team and solo event. Entries can be made in two different categories: junior and open by teams or individuals whom would like to take part in […]
1: 35km / 350m
2: 30km / 640m
South Africa - WC
5 May 18 to 6 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R900 per person min.
Rating: 3.6/5 (4)
Entries open: 2 Mar 2017
Distance: 110km Ascent: m Days: 2 Technical difficulty: 6/10
The Houwhoek MTB Tour is a non-competitive 2 day MTB stage event. The objective is to give MTB’s and newcomers to multi-stage events (NOT NEWCOMERS TO MTB) the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of scenic, fun and non-competitive riding. However, make sure that you are fit as each of the two stages are approximately 50 km, mostly on gravel roads (including jeep and single tracks) and that you can and love riding single tracks
1: 48km / 880m
2: 48km / 850m
Portugal
5 May 18 to 13 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R23050 per person min. / EUR1699
Rating: 5/5 (3)
Entries open: 30 Sep 2014
Distance: 1000km Ascent: 17.000m Days: 9 Technical difficulty: 7/10
Crossing Portugal in 8 days, north to south; finishing in Sagres – the southern west point of Europe; 1000 km of off-road racing across forest tracks, gravel roads and steep single tracks on clifftops. Racing from hotel door to hotel door, overnight stays in the best hotels in the region, excellent food and relaxed atmosphere all around…[read more]
1: 142km / 2468m
2: 110km / 2134m
3: 108km / 3069m
4: 148km / 2408m
5: 167km / 1554m
6: 102km / 812m
7: 138km / 3086m
8: 99km / 1302m
South Africa - KZN
8 May 18 to 10 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R5900 per person min.
Rating: 4.4/5 (1)
Distance: 265km Ascent: 3301m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 9/10
sani2c The most popular mountain bike stage race in the world. sani2c
1: 82km / 1230m
2: 99km / 1406m
3: 84km / 665m
South Africa - KZN
9 May 18 to 12 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R5900 per person min.
Rating: 1.47/5 (3)
Distance: 265km Ascent: 3301m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 9/10
sani2c  The most popular mountain bike stage race in the world. sani2c 
1: 82km / 1230m
2: 99km / 1406m
3: 84km / 665m
South Africa - KZN
10 May 18 to 12 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R5900 per person min.
Rating: 2.53/5 (6)
Distance: 265km Ascent: 3301m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 9/10
sani2c The most popular mountain bike stage race in the world. sani2c
1: 82km / 1230m
2: 99km / 1406m
3: 84km / 665m
France
10 May 18 to 13 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R na / EUR170
Rating: 0/5 (1)
Distance: 223km Ascent: 4228m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
  This outdoor challenge is designed to promote the ongoing CHEMINS DU SOLEIL itinerary, bearing in mind that the route of the challenge changes every year. This challenge is organised by the Raid VTT (Mountain bike challenge) in close partnership with the Conseil général de la Drôme and the town of Gap. This sports adventure is considered EXTREME due to its dramatic altitudinal ranges (+ than 7,500 m). Read more
1: 79km / 972m
2: 73km / 1462m
3: 71km / 1794m
France
10 May 18 to 13 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R na / EUR340
Rating: 4.4/5 (1)
Distance: 250km Ascent: 4228m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
  This outdoor challenge is designed to promote the ongoing CHEMINS DU SOLEIL itinerary, bearing in mind that the route of the challenge changes every year. This challenge is organised by the Raid VTT (Mountain bike challenge) in close partnership with the Conseil général de la Drôme and the town of Gap. This sports adventure is considered EXTREME due to its dramatic altitudinal ranges (+ than 7,500 m). Read more
1: 27km / m
2: 79km / 972m
3: 73km / 1462m
4: 71km / 1794m
United Kingdom
11 May 18 to 13 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R2676 per person min. / GBP160-180
Rating: Not yet rated
Entries open: 1 Dec 2017
Distance: 126km Ascent: m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
Inspired by the Atlantic and Jurassic Coast Challenges the Devon Coast Challenge is the latest new event in Votwo’s original 3 marathons in 3 days format. The route starts near Hartland Point and finishes Porlock Bay. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling along the South West Coast Path. The route passes over simply stunning coastal areas and passes famous towns and villages such as Croyde Bay, Lynton and Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and The Valley of the Rocks.
1: 42km / m
2: 42km / m
3: 42km / m
South Africa - MP
11 May 18 to 13 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R6450 per person min.
Rating: 5/5 (1)
Distance: 220km Ascent: 5000m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 8/10
  The Croc2Croc is a MTB adventure experience. Everybody starting and finishing this epic journey will be a winner! Package • 200 riders consisting of solo riders and 2 man teams • 3 days of extreme MTB pleasure • Verlorenkloof Estate accommodation (meals and refreshments included as specified) • Mechanical and other support • Supporters welcome and packages available Description The Croc2Croc is a unique boutique multi-day stage event: It combines a Highlands, Lowveld and Mountain experience with the iconic Crocodile River.  5 Star accommodation at Verlorenkloof creating a single, idyllic MTB experience. Why ‘unique’? You choose your own race according to your fitness/skills level: Entry […]
1: 30km / 700m
2: 70km / 2000m
3: 40km / 400m
4: 80km / 1900m
Spain
11 May 18 to 13 May 18 (± 2 weeks until event)
R na
Rating: 4/5 (1)
Distance: 198km Ascent: 5937m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 6/10
La Rioja Bike Race La Rioja Bike race is a great three day mountain bike stage race, carried out individually and that takes place in Logroño, the capital of La Rioja (Spain). It offers the best services for the performance and comfort of the racers and pure mountain biking courses! Stage 1: 61km Stage 2: 82km Stage3: 55km La Rioja Bike Race-http://www.lariojabikerace.com/en/  
1: 61km / 1808m
2: 82km / 2623m
3: 55km / 1506m
Belgium
14 May 18 to 16 May 18 (± 3 weeks until event)
R na
Rating: 5/5 (1)
Distance: 262km Ascent: 7650m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: 6/10
Belgian Mountain bike Challenge (BeMC) The Belgian Mountainbike Challenge presented by Bike7, in short BeMC, is a three day stage race, open to both professional and recreational riders, and will take place from 15 to 17 May 2015. The race is part of the international UCI calendar as a XCS S2 race for both ELITE MEN and ELITE WOMEN. The BeMC distinguishes itself from other multiple day events in the Benelux by the difficulty of the stages and the quality of the field. Finishing the BeMC is something everybody, wether you are a professional or a recreative racer, can be proud […]
1: 67km / 2200m
2: 95km / 2350m
3: 100km / 3100m
Australia
16 May 18 to 25 May 18 (± 3 weeks until event)
R2300 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 522km Ascent: m Days: 9 Technical difficulty: 7/10
  The Track  THE TRACK Outback Race is a foot race of 520 km en 9 stages / 10 days and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments. The race takes place in the Northern Territory between Alice Springs and Uluru. The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization. A technical support and a medical team are present during the event. Competitors who cannot respect the limit […]
1: 30km / m
2: 41km / m
3: 41km / m
4: 49km / m
5: 59km / m
6: 58km / m
7: 64km / m
8: 53km / m
9: 128km / m
Australia
17 May 18 to 19 May 18 (± 3 weeks until event)
R na / USD: $130
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 180km Ascent: m Days: 4 Technical difficulty: 6/10
Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) Mauritius is a small island set in the enticing tropical zone of the Southwest Indian Ocean. Its beautiful beaches and lagoons, lush interior, cosmopolitan and friendly population as well as its stunning landscapes seduce those visitors who sooner or later decide to return to the island. Connected daily to Europe, Asia and Africa by several airlines, this modern and safe country boasts of a diversified economy based partly on tourism – for which it has built a worldwide reputation. The Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) is a unique mountain bike stage race by the leading Mauritian hospitality […]
1: 72km / 1200m
2: 29km / 210m
3: 22km / 200m
4: 57km / 799m
South Africa - KZN
18 May 18 to 19 May 18 (± 3 weeks until event)
R4350 per person min.
Rating: 5/5 (1)
Entries open: 1 Oct 2014
Distance: 62km Ascent: 2780m Days: 2 Technical difficulty: 5/10
The Giant’s Cup Trail Run (GCTR) is a 2-day stage race, set over the 5-day Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains. At over 60km in length and often above 2000m in altitude it traverses some of the most magnificent scenery found in South Africa. The trail begins 6km past the Sani Pass Hotel on the left hand side of the Sani Pass Road and finishes 5 days later at Bushman’s Nek Hut which is 2.5km from the Bushman’s Nek Resort…[read more]
1: 33km / 1330m
2: 29km / 1450m
South Africa - KZN
19 May 18 to 20 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R1250 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 36km Ascent: m Days: 2 Technical difficulty: 5/10
The Oxpecker Trail Run is a 2 day trail run based in Winterton, Central Drakensberg, KZN. Day 1, 21km The first day is mainly awesome scenic single track which takes you to the top of the historic Spioenkop Mountain. Once you summit Twin Peaks, you will have a 360 degree view from the top. As you drop down to the crest of the mountain you will arrive at a heavily loaded water table filled with sausages, apples, Racefood and all kinds of goodness to get you down your decent. A wooden frame was built for you to stand behind so […]
1: 21km / m
2: 16km / m
South Africa - EC
19 May 18 to 20 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R1900 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 120km Ascent: 2180m Days: 2 Technical difficulty: /10
The Mercedes-Benz Mpekweni MTB Classic is a two-day stage race in the heart of the sunshine coast that was held during the weekend of the 20th/21st May 2017. The route takes riders through the old Ciskei farms and offers some of the most pristine single tracks, breathtaking views, river crossings and some of the best jeep tracks in the Eastern Cape. This is an ideal MTB stage race as it caters for the whole family; while Mom or Dad are enjoying the adventure-filled route, the rest of the family can enjoy the entertainment and facilities on offer at the award winning Mpekweni […]
1: 60km / 1200m
2: 60km / 980m
Namibia
20 May 18 to 25 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R14250 per person min.
Rating: 4.8/5 (2)
Entries open: 1 Oct 2014
Distance: 477km Ascent: 6286m Days: 6 Technical difficulty: /10
The Windhoek Light Namib Quest is a 6-day mountain bike stage race that begins in the historic capital city of Namibia, Windhoek and ends 6 days later in the famous coastal town of Swakopmund. The route will pass through the folded mountains of the Khomas Hochland, dropping down through the transition plateau into the famous Namib Desert and will include parts of the Namib Naukluft Park.
1: 78km / 1294m
2: 77km / 1534m
3: 61km / 1387m
4: 71km / 1393m
5: 134km / 223m
6: 56km / 455m
United States of America
20 May 18 to 26 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R5800 per person min. / USD: $499-1099
Rating: Not yet rated
Entries open: 25 Dec 2014
Distance: 380km Ascent: m Days: 7 Technical difficulty: /10
In addition to being a fantastic 3-7 days of mountain biking, the Trans-Sylvania Epic is our non-profit’s annual fundraiser event. The mission of The Outdoor Experience Organization [501(c)(3)] is to improve upon Pennsylvania’s network of multi-use trails… [Read More] 
1: 72km / m
2: 68km / m
3: 40km / m
4: 43km / m
5: 47km / m
6: 68km / m
7: 42km / m
South Africa - WC
23 May 18 to 27 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R7900 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 338km Ascent: m Days: 5 Technical difficulty: /10
The Trans Outeniqua MTB Challenge will start at Pine Creek River Resort in Great-Brak River and will take you over 3 mountain ranges, the Langeberg Mountains, over the Rooi Berge and over the Outeniqua Mountains. It is 5 days of exhilarating riding along and over the mountains. This is great long distance training for the Epic, but doable for the intermediate to fit Mountain biker. No technical riding. Stay at 4 star accommodation.   Trans Outeniqua MTB Challenge 
1: 65km / m
2: 71km / m
3: 79km / m
4: 64km / m
5: 59km / m
South Africa - KZN
24 May 18 to 8 Jun 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R6800 per person min.
Rating: Not yet rated
Distance: 475km Ascent: m Days: 6 Technical difficulty: 7/10
  WHEN IS IT? The Race to Rhodes takes place in May each year. WHAT IS IT? A 475 km non-stop, limited support, mountain bike race. A taste of the Freedom Challenge Race across South Africa. Some of the most spectacular parts of rural South Africa on single track, cattle tracks and dirt roads. A chance to push your limits, physically and emotionally.
South Africa - EC
25 May 18 to 27 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R5000 per person min.
Rating: 4.2/5 (1)
Entries open: 5 Apr 2018
Distance: 215km Ascent: m Days: 3 Technical difficulty: /10
The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek is a boutique mountain bike stage race that explores the heart of the world-renowned Addo region of the Eastern Cape. Traversing five of the province’s seven biomes, the three-day 200km ride epitomizes true mountain biking with a unashamedly luxurious twist. This is where the soul finds freedom, wild elephants roam and the scent of citrus blossoms fills the air.  
1: 68km / 1400m
2: 78km / 1750m
3: 50km / 1400m
Australia
25 May 18 to 27 May 18 (± 4 weeks until event)
R3900 per person min. / AUD410
Rating: Not yet rated
Entries open: 30 Dec 2014
Distance: 200km Ascent: m Days: 4 Technical difficulty: /10
  Port to Port MTB Port to Port MTB is an MTB stage race held on the 25th May to the 28th May 2017. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, from recreational to competitive. Beginning at the idyllic Nelson Bay Marina, riders are greeted by four days of sandy tracks, fire trails, testing hill climbs, fast single tracks and steep descents that take in the spectacular Hunter Valley and Newcastle Region. Port to