September 04, 2022 – September 10, 2022

The route remains focused on diversity and rider enjoyment, after numerous requests we have added an extra day at Louvain, taking the Pioneer away from the larger towns into the remote mountainous areas of the Langkloof. The journey stages, which are naturally slighter longer, the emphasis is shifted to more fun and scenic areas to ride through. The addition of a primarily single-track only stage, of which parts are still in construction, creates a diverse and challenging ride.

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October 28, 2022 – October 30, 2022

The Chardonnay is the most popular of the three events as it takes place over the first weekend of the 10-day race period and offers riders the chance to be amongst the first to experience the brand new sections that we’ve created just for this year’s events. This event is dedicated to Women’s racing and we see some of South Africa’s, and often the world’s, best female riders battle it out for the overall prize money and leader jerseys.

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October 31, 2022 – November 02, 2022

The Pinotage is the event that sees the highest number of FNB Wines2Whales first-timers and is perfect for international tourists as well as riders from different provinces as it offers participants the chance to enjoy a mid-week race with an enjoyable weekend on either side.

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November 03, 2022 – November 06, 2022

Magical, scenic and breathtakingly beautiful, an unforgettable adventure! This best describes the 7 km run that will welcome you to this year’s Rhodes Dryland Traverse. The start at Cango Caves Estate takes runners through jeep-track farm roads, heading back to base camp at De Hoek via one of the oldest trails in the area. Part of the old Swartberg Hiking Trail, the next few undulating kilometres with their short steep climbs will warm you up and prepare you for the rest of the weekend.

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November 04, 2022 – November 06, 2022

The Shiraz takes place over the last weekend of the race and is dedicated to those riders who want to test their skills and fitness against the best in the Men’s, Mixed and Exxaro teams. Generally, the riding is a lot faster and sees many FNB Wines2Whales riders return with a mix of familiarity and determination to compete in their respective age categories.

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January 23, 2023

For the very brave we have the Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge presented by Biogen, 121km with a 2900m vertical ascent and for the not-so-faint hearted we have the Attakwas Half, 52km with an 1100m vertical ascent.

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February 3, 2023 – February 6, 2023

The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen is truly a ride like no other. The iconic four-stage race takes place from 3-6 February 2023 as one of the first UCI events of the season. With breathtaking trails through the Bokkeveld and winding routes in the Witzenburg area, this race features some of the most unique scenery South Africa has to offer. This region is renowned for its unforgiving summers and harsh winters routes through rocky outcrops and climbs steeper than the imagination can fathom!

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