The FNB Wines2Whales Switchback is no simple route reverse. It is a dramatic reimagining of the trails which usually take riders from the winelands to the whales each year. The 2020 FNB Wines2Whales will switchback; leading riders from the whales, in Hermanus, to the wines of Lourensford Wine Estate, over three spectacular three-day stage races.

3 DAYS

FNB Wines2Whales is a 3-day MTB Stage Race in the picturesque Western Cape of South Africa

3 EVENTS

Three separate events that cater to varying skill levels from weekend warrior to World Champion.

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All riders race from Hermanus to Oak Valley Estate to Lourensford via a historic route that has been perfected over the past decade.

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Entry includes:

  • A unique and beautiful mountain biking experience
  • A Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • A FNB W2W event garment
  • 7 meals through the duration of the three days
  • Wifi available in the race village
  • Fully stocked waterpoints

Three days of spectacular mountain biking

Bringing the GEES since 2009

The FNB Wines2Whales was born out of the desire to establish a world-class 3-day stage race in the Western Cape, South Africa. Since its inception in 2009 it has become a must-do event on the mountain bike calendar, with riders from all of over South Africa and the world queuing for the chance to ride it.

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“Best race village, best trails, an event that your heart will long for.”

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“Most definitely the gees!!!! It was amazing to be part of such an well organized event.
The organizers were so fast to respond to changing circumstances.

Love the rider bags!”

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“The most fun I have ever had while racing my mountain bike. There’s some serious gees at this race.”

Breyton Paulseformer Springbok Rugby player#

“The Gees was fantastic. Loved the riding but also just loved being in the village with mates sharing stories of the day.”

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