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Rift Valley Odyssey (5 day)

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Location:
Kenya
Event type:
Adventure Race
Entries open:
Entries open: 31 Oct 2017
Event dates:
25 Sep 2018 - 5 day event
± 43 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Rift Valley Odyssey
Race Director:
Eric Nesbitt
Email:
eric@riftvalleyodyssey.com

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A breathtaking mountain bike adventure race across Kenya’s spectacular Great Rift Valley, from the verdant tea plantations in Limuru to the rolling savannah of Maasai Mara. An amazing experience for discerning cyclists that seek pure MTB adventure across a fascinating landscape; for the racing snakes, this is an opportunity to race with your heart wide open. Because there is no race timing e-mountain bikes are welcome. Whatever your pace, the Rift Valley Odyssey is an unforgettable experience…[read more]

Weather conditions

Mild with chance of light rain

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
475km
Ascent:
8300m

Terrain

Mountainous, single track, jeep track, extensive wildlife areas

Technical Rating: 8

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
0:
35km
520m
Optional Prologue at Limuru
1:
100km
2070m
Limuru to Naivasha
2:
80km
1540m
Naivasha to Suswa
3:
95km
1260m
Suswa to Mosiro
4:
95km
1900m
Mosiro to Loita
5:
100km
1570m
Loita to Maasai Mara

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R17200 to 19200 / USD: $1400

50% of all cycling will be above 2,000m elevation (peak altitude is 2,800m), this will exert considerable cardio-vascular demands on all riders. All entrants must be physically and mentally prepared for this demanding adventure. Race entry fee includes: Race camp access, standard dome tent & meals, National Park & Forest fees, Conservation contribution, Land access fees, AMREF Flying Doctors Service. Race entry fee excludes: hotel accommodation, transfer, massage, bike service.

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