why you ride.
• It’s in your DNA to conquer mountains.
“Chicken Run” to the left or turn to the right for a heart stopping, teeth clenching “Three Red Arrows” pointing down. We know your approach to life is echoed in your bike. Which is why you love the challenge - it’s what you’re made of.
*As voted by Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016. Intelidex
• Single track is your happy place
Very few outside the mountain bike fraternity understand the thrill and excitement of riding single track like the Houwhoek Switchback on FNB W2W. Whether it’s the increased sensation of speed, your technical skills tested to the max or the thrill of knowing you’re in a mountain bike only zone - you feel special and alive.
• You’re more balanced on your bicycle
Nothing turns off stress more than getting on a bike. Add mountains, fresh air and some great company - you’ve got FNB W2W and the perfect balancing act.
• To reposition your comfort zone
There’s never a dull moment on FNB W2W. For some doing the race is challenge enough. For others it’s the desire to go harder and faster than before. Either way, getting on your bike continually gets you out of your comfort zone and explores the reaches of your capability.
Starting in the winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas before finishng within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus.
- stage 1
Elevation Gain 1420m
- stage 2
Elevation Gain 1400m
- stage 3
Elevation Gain 1200m
- Lourensford Wines
- Vergelegen Estate
- Journey’s End
- Da Capo Winery
- Oak Valley
- Paul Cluver Wines
- Beaumont Wines
- Wildekrans Estate
- Bouchard Finlayson
- Hamilton Russel Vineyards
- Hermanus Pietersfontein