As the first rays of the African sun rise over Addo, adventure awaits. Mountain bikers prepare to immerse themselves in the heart of South Africa’s wild beauty, embarking on a journey through uncharted trails and breathtaking landscapes.


Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker looking for the next exhilarating challenge, or an adventure-seeking newcomer to the E-MTB scene, get ready to experience the ultimate South African mountain bike event – the Great Zuurberg Trek.

The Best of Both Worlds

For those with a taste for challenge and raw, unfiltered adventure, the Great Zuurberg Trek is your call to action. A three-day MTB stage race that combines untamed trails, rugged terrains, and breathtaking scenery. This race is for the ambitious, the resilient, the outdoorsy souls, who aren’t seeking just another stage race but an exclusive, premium-quality experience amid the natural beauty of the Addo region.

Meanwhile, if you’re not focused on PB’s and time, the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek-E is tailored for you. This three-day E-MTB tour is not about pushing your physical limits but about savouring the joy of riding, the thrill of exploration, and the camaraderie among like-minded, newfound friends. This event, open to e-bikes and their friends on non-electrified mountain bikes is designed to be a delightful, adventure-filled tour with less emphasis on competition and more on enjoyment and the shared love of mountain biking.


More Than Just a Race

Both the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek MTB Stage Race and Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek-E, 24-26 May 2024 offer more than just mountain biking – They’re an exhilarating journey into a world where the everyday is left behind, and the extraordinary takes over. They offer experiences that ignite your soul, challenge your spirit, and leave you with unforgettable memories etched in the magnificent trails of the Addo region.


The race village atmosphere buzzes with energy, camaraderie, and laughter, making it a perfect place to unwind after a day on the trails.

Overnight, you’ll reside in comfort with various accommodation options available, from 4-star cottages to luxury tented packages. With comfortable beds, hot showers, and delightful meals provided, the hospitality you’ll receive is second to none.

Overnight, you’ll reside in comfort with various accommodation options available, from 4-star cottages to luxury tented packages. With comfortable beds, hot showers, and delightful meals provided, the hospitality you’ll receive is second to none.

These events are not just about the finish line; they’re about the journey, the thrill, the memories. Brace yourself for awe-inspiring routes that include breathtaking views descending the “7 Dwarfs,” “Gouwars Gauntlet,” and “Monti’s Hill.” Feel your heart race as you navigate “Zors Rollercoaster” and test your skills on “Corkscrew,” “The Gorge,” and “Rabbit Hole.”


8 Reasons to Add These Events to Your Bucket List


  • Route and Trail variety: One thing’s for sure, there’s never a dull moment on these trails. Each day presents a new adventure with carefully crafted routes designed to challenge and delight. From lush forests to epic mountain vistas and everything in between, you’re in for a ride of your life!
  • Riding Experience: Whether you’re an experienced rider seeking to push your limits, or a newbie looking for a thrilling adventure, these races provide an unparalleled riding experience.
  • Scenery and Nature: The races take you through the heart of the Addo region, offering stunning vistas of the Zuurberg mountain range overlooking the Karoo. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature in its rawest form while enjoying an unforgettable adventure.
  • Accommodation options: Stay in style with various first-class accommodation options that offer the perfect place to unwind and recover after a hard day of riding.
  • Hospitality: The sense of camaraderie at the race villages is palpable, with top-notch hospitality making you feel right at home.
  • Food and Drinks: No need to worry about getting hungry or thirsty. The races offer all-inclusive food and drink options that will keep your energy levels up and your taste buds happy!
  • Unlimited Barista Coffee: A unique feature that’s sure to appeal to all the caffeine-lovers out there. Get your pre-race fix or enjoy a comforting cup post-ride.
  • Race Village Atmosphere: Nothing beats the buzz in the race village post-race, where tales of the day’s adventures are shared over hearty meals and laughter.

What Riders Had to Say.

Still on the fence? Here’s what past riders had to say:

It is an amazing mountain bike mecca, a hidden gem, it really is. If you are a mountain biker, you got to make your way down to the Zuurberg mountains.

Gerald De Kock

There are sublime routes here. The trails are fantastic, and the organisation is brilliant. The GZT delivered today, it’s like a day in the old Epic

Kevin Evans

It’s magnificent riding, its real mountain biking, so many of the races are manicured, which is nice in its own way, but this is proper rugged mountain biking, stunning riding and so much diversity in what you’re riding through. You’re in citrus, then bushveld and then you’re up mountain passes its magnificent.

Tyronne White

Join the Adventure

Entries are open, and the limited spots are filling fast. Now’s the time to secure your place in these iconic events. Whether you’re chasing the competitive thrill of the Great Zuurberg Trek or embracing the electric adventure of the Rubicon Great Zuurberg Trek-E, one thing’s for sure – this is an experience you won’t want to miss.