40KM • 1215M CLIMBING
Stage 1 starting from Meerendal Wine Estate, riders will settle the nerves on a 6km loop around the farm before heading out across the Vissershok road to an exclusive and breath-taking experience riding up to the Contermans mast through the spectacular Signal Gun Wines. Here riders will see plenty antelope and the “signal gun” canon at probably the best view in the whole of Durbanville.
Once at the top riders will go into the top section of Bloemendal and down their pristine trails, once past the Bloemendal restaurant riders will head out into Hillcrest with some fun bridges and forest single track and up the switchback climb to the mast. The tough climb is well rewarded as riders head out onto more than 10 kilometres of the best trails of Contermanskloof. One last climb out of Contermanskloof takes you back mostly downhill to the finish at Meerendal Wine Estate.
39.8KM • 1176M CLIMBING
Stage two will once again start at Meerendal Wine estate, doing most of the Epic prologue backwards. Riders will go on a short loop over the Vissershok road in reverse of the finish of Stage 1, back to Contermanskloof, for another short and fun single track section. From here riders will go straight to the Hillcrest trails, going up another big climb before flying down the flowing trails into the back of Oatlands and on to the Fair cape wine trail. Then the brutal sting in the tail, going up the Quarry up the back of Dorsberg into Meerendal for the best downhill finish you have experienced at any event.