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STAGES

191km

DISTANCE

4450m

CLIMBING

Thank you to everyone who donated to the FNB Wines2Whales Challenge

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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1 ROUTE

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

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.

RACE your E-Bike at FNB Wines2Whales

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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SeriousGEES Sunday with HB Kruger

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Mechanicals come with the territory in the world of mountain biking with equipment being pushed to its absolute limit as riders descend loose trails and rip through berms at high speed. Finding the limits and pushing through them are daily occurrences…

SeriousGEES Sunday with Matt Beers

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There is no denying the winter rains have returned to the Cape and with that a host of challenging riding conditions. From first time riders to seasoned pros, bombing down a winter trail requires a little more knowledge and preparation…

SeriousGEES Sunday with Courteney Webb

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Over the past few months, indoor training and the ecosystems around them have quickly evolved from a simple supplement to your riding to a separate discipline altogether, with dedicated events and races taking place world-wide. The forerunner…

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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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Side by side with passionate mountain bikers from across the world