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SWITCHBACK: Questions and Answers

It is not. Stage 1 takes riders from Hermanus to Oak Valley, and Stage 3 from Oak Valley to Lourensford, with a looping stage in the middle for Stage 2; but the trails will not be the exact same ones as were ridden in the past.

There will not be more climbing in the 2021 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback as compared to previous editions.

Yes, you are not allowed to ride down the Gantouw pass. You will be required to walk with your bike during this mandatory portage section.

Yes. Riders will have the opportunity to either collect their Race Pack at Lourensford the day before the start or on the morning of Stage 1 at Curro in Hermanus.

Yes. Visit our Event Services page to find a list of contact details for accommodation available in Hermanus.

Yes, this service will be available again. You will be able to leave your car in Hermanus and collect it either in Oak Valley, or Lourensford. Visit our Event Services page for more information.

Adventure Whale Event Solutions will be providing various airport transfer options at the 2021 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback. Visit our Event Services page for more information and to book yours.

The entry fees for the 2020 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback were as follows:

  • Meals Only: R13 250
  • Standard Tents: R14 950
  • Luxury Tents: R20 950

The 2021 entry fees will be announced in January 2021.

Entries are expected to go live to the general public around 14 February 2021.

Yes, the FNB Wines2Whales has introduced a payment plan option if you wish to pay for your entry fee in three instalments instead of all in one go. Please click HERE for more information.