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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 2019
Event dates:
22 Sep 2020 - 5 day event
± 47 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:
480km
Ascent:
8500m

Terrain

Mountainous, single track, jeep track, extensive wildlife areas

Technical Rating: 8

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
100km
1900m
Limuru to Naivasha
2:
80km
1850m
Naivasha to Mt. Suswa
3:
120km
1800m
Mt. Suswa to Maji Moto
4:
110km
2100m
Maji Moto to Loita
5:
80km
1250m
Loita to Maasai Mara

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R18000 to 20000 / 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 & all meals, National Park & Forest fees, contributions to Conservation, Land access fees, AMREF Flying Doctors Service. Race entry fee excludes: hotel accommodation, transfers, massage, bike service.

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