Sani Transfrontier Epic 2014
A unique MTB event in many ways! It is possibly one of the hardest and most beautiful mountain biking events in South Africa. It is an iconic event that transports riders from the South African foothills of the Drakensberg to the very summit of the legendary Sani Pass in Lesotho. The ultimate test of a climber’s ability it is also a gateway to some of the most spectacular scenery one can experience on a mountain bike.
2014 sees a change of season for the race with it moving to mid-winter, if you don’t make it to the top it may not be due to lack of effort, it may be due to snow!
Starting at the Sani Pass Hotel, at 1566m above sea level, riders climb for 21km up the Sani Pass eventually summiting in the thin air at 2873m before turning and hurtling for home. While undoubtedly a tough test of the legs and lungs it is by no means beyond the capabilities of your average rider and presents a unique opportunity to join a select club of climbers.
This is the one chance to ride up the Sani Pass with no passport required as the SA Border is open to all Epic riders!
For the Fun riders there is the shorter option of turning after 13km at the SA Border Post, at 1968m, a worthy challenge in itself.
Entries are limited so don’t miss this opportunity to scratch this singular race off your bucket list.
Registration will take place at the Sani Pass Hotel from 06:30 Sunday morning with racing to start from 08:00.
Please remember that this event takes place in mountainous conditions and all riders must ensure that they wear or carry suitable clothing.
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From Kokstad take the R617 north, passing through Swartberg. On arrival in Underberg turn left at the Shell petrol station, and continue out of Underberg passing through Himeville to the Sani Pass cross roads. Taking a left at the cross roads the hotel is approximately 12km along the Sani Pass road.