Remote, forgotten places
Dunes to desert
A grand spectacle
One mountain, two days
From the arid desertscapes of the Groot Karoo to the great mountains of the Klein Karoo and the aboriginal forests of the Garden Route, the Cape Pioneer has it all, a truly African mountain biking experience. The magic lies in the unique combination of exciting, diverse trails, passionate people and authentic human connection, brought to you by world class event organisers.
The result is a race that has achieved near legendary status.
“Challenge. Community. Race. Experience. Pain. Party.
The Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is all those rolled into one.
The best thing is, it’s not only about race time. It’s also the build up, the time of preparation when you ask yourself, can I make it? And the time after, the time of the memories, when you know, yes, I did it! Nothing can beat this kind of experience. That’s why for me, the Cape Pioneer Trek is one of the top mountain bike races in the world.”
For the first time in years we have a different departure venue and a fiery urban element that takes the race to the spectators. Soak up the spray from the Indian Ocean with a spin on the beach, before heading up, up through lush coastal pine forest towards the foot of the Outeniqua, your first big-mountain experience. Soaring passes and white knuckle descents deliver you into the shimmering depths of the Klein Karoo desert. Watch the mercury rise as the racing cranks up a gear, the mighty Swartberg mountain offering fame and fortune for those who conquor her summit slopes.
Feel the tingle of excitement, love the burn, embrace the adventure!
WORLD CLASS ORGANISATION, GREAT TRAILS AND GREAT FRIENDS. THE CAPE PIONEER TREK WILL RETURN YOU TO THE SOUL OF THE SPORT AND LEAVE YOU WITH A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.