Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Fedhealth MTB Challenge

The picturesque Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, one of the oldest wine farms in Stellenbosch, will set the scene for one of the Western Cape’s most iconic individual 1-day mountain bike (MTB) events, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge.

Launched in 2015, the event caters for mountain bikers of all ages and capabilities, with routes boasting well-manicured, sensational single track and magnificent views.

The action kicks off on Saturday with the fun-filled Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event (for ages 0 – 13) and Family Fun Ride (+-15km). On Sunday the more senior riders will have their time to shine at the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-60km) and Half Marathon (+-30km).

Whether you’re planning on racing or just looking for a fun day out on route with family and friends the Fedhealth MTB Challenge has an event just for you!


Date 11 September 2021 – Kids Event and Family Ride
12 September 2021 – Marathon and Half Marathon
Venue Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Format One Day MTB Race
Distances Marathon (60km) Half Marathon (30km) Family Ride (15km) Kids Ride (500m / 1,5km / 5km)
Entry Fees R425 R325 R195 R100
Entry Includes Entry, Timing Chip, Medal, On Route Experience, Water Points, Tee (First 1000 Riders) & Post Event Entertainment Entry, Timing Chip, Medal, On Route Experience, Water Points, Tee (First 1000 Riders) & Post Event Entertainment Entry, Timing Chip, Medal, On Route Experience, Water Points, Tee (First 1000 Riders) & Post Event Entertainment Entry,  Medal, On Route Experience, Tee, Water Points
Start Times 11 Sept 15km: From 08h00 (according to 20min batched starts)

Kids: From 10h00

Start Times 12 Sept 60km: From 08h00 (according to 20min batched starts)

30km: From 09h00 (according to 20min batched starts)

Entries close Monday, 06 September 2021


Should the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge taking place on the 11th & 12th of September 2021 be cancelled or postponed as a result of any events beyond the event organizer’s control (i.e. due to force majeure, COVID-19 restrictions, or legislation introduced by the South African government, etc.), then the following refund policy will apply to entrants:

  • Riders will be refunded 80% of their paid for entry, should the event be cancelled or postponed by Monday 06 September 2021. Alternatively, riders will be able to roll their event entry to the Fedhealth MTB Challenge event in 2022.
  • Should the event be cancelled within five (4) days of the event (i.e. from Tuesday, 07 September 2021 to 11 September 2021), or on the day of the event, riders will not be refunded any of their paid entry fees (0%).

It must also be noted that the first 1000 riders who pay and enter automatically qualify for their event t-shirt and drawstring bag, and will receive their garment should any of the above scenarios apply.

We are excited to announce the routes that have never been used in an event before! Taking in the absolute best of the trails surrounding Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, these routes are a mountain bikers dream!


The Marathon will consist of a 58km route that boasts a total climb of 1200m.  Riders can look forward to smooth open road climbs, lots of single track and technical (but smooth) descents.  Although there is a fair amount of climbing, the rewards will be sweet with moderate technical play on the way down.  Highlights include Mont Marie, the loop at Dornier, the views at Keermont, the long single track at Stellenzicht and the boulders at Ernie Els. Iconic farms that will be traversed will include Blaauwklippen, Mont Marie, Dornier, Waterford, Stellenzicht, Ernie Els and Stellenrust to mention just a few.  This event is ideal for fit weekend warriors.


The Half Marathon will cover a 28km distance and will boast a total 580m climb. The terrain will include good gradient climbs and beautiful views.  Iconic sections will include the loop at Dornier and the views at Keermont.   Iconic farms that will be traversed will include Mont Marie, Dornier, Stellekaya, Chaloner, Keermont, Vriesenhof and lots more.


The Fun Ride will boast a 15km route that features a total climb of 250m.  This route is easy and rideable.  The loop at Dornier is guaranteed to be a highlight.