more than a ride

The KAP sani2c is a three-day, 270-kilometre mountain bike stage race, which takes place in the south-eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa.

There are three versions of the annual, three-day event, which takes place over a total of five days:

The event begins on a small sheep farm near the country’s mother of all mountain passes, the Sani Pass in the southern Drakensberg. Pedalling across a section of the KZN Midlands mist belt, riders traverse scenic dairy and timber farms, glide through indigenous forests and soar down a breath-taking pass into the Umkomaas Valley before criss-crossing a nature reserve and sugar cane farms that eventually deliver them onto the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Not only is the event well-known for its exceptional route, hospitality and gees (that’s the South African word for great spirit, mood or vibe), but the KAP sani2c business model is also highly-regarded for its innovative community focus. Since inception, the race has involved and provided for communities, including schools, charities, rural populations and entrepreneurs along the route. Formalised as the sani2c Community Development Trust in 2017, this model underscores the KAP sani2c maxim, More Than A Ride.

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what our riders say

I’ve witnessed this event grow to the biggest MTB stage race in the world. Experiencing the vibe during the race and the overnight stops is something so special that I just never want to miss out on it.

- Flavio Scarpa

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