Since its inception in 2006, Attakwas has become South African mountain biking’s version of the Comrades Marathon, the world’s most famous ultra-running event. It’s a point-to-point race with almost 3000 metres of vertical ascent that requires endurance, strength, skill and courage, making it a complete test of mountain biking ability. There is an 11-hour cut-off with the last finishers being as admired as the leading riders.
Then there’s the Attakwaskloof, this 300-year-old rugged pass over the Outeniqua Mountains is steeped in tradition and has over the last few hundred years reached legendary status among the early pioneers, 4×4 enthusiasts, trail runners and mountain bikers. The kloof offers arguably the best scenery of all the Outeniqua mountain range’s many splendid and breathtakingly beautiful viewpoints. This legendary race will provide you with exclusive access to this declared national monument and take you past amongst other; block- and toll houses and an old English fort to name a few. The rich history of this area is embedded within this remote and unforgiving landscape – only to be rediscovered on a mountain bike!