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Wellington

 

 
Race Village GPS Co-ordinates:
33°37'59.19"S 19° 0'37.29"E
Official Website:
www.wellington.co.za
Tourism Info:
info@wellington.co.za or 021 873 4604
Stage Locations

2021 Stage 5 - Start/Finish
2021 Stage 6 - Start/Finish
2021 Stage 7 - Start
2018 Stage 4 - Finish
2018 Stage 5 - Start/Finish
2018 Stage 6 - Start/Finish
2018 Stage 7 - Start
2016 Stage 3 - Finish
2016 Stage 4 - Start/Finish
2016 Stage 5 - Start
2015 Stage 5 - Finish
2015 Stage 6 - Start/Finish
2015 Stage 7 - Start
2013 Stage 4 - Finish
2013 Stage 5 - Start/Finish
2013 Stage 6 - Start

 

In 2021, the Absa Cape Epic returns to Wellington for the fourth time.

This winelands town is known for its vine rootstocks, brandy and whisky, and of course its unforgiving trail networks that have humbled many riders since their introduction. Nestled at the foot of the Hawequa mountains is CPUT Wellington - where the 2021 race village calls home for three nights. Over the course of the three Wellington-based Stages, riders are tasked with exploring the vast networks of purpose trails in the surrounding farms, vineyards and mountains.

While Wellington is home for only three nights in March 2021, the town is an attractive option for tourists at any time of the year thanks to its beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, picturesque environment, gardens and wineries. The historic Bainskloof Pass, with unsurpassed vistas, indigenous flora and fauna and crystal-clear streams and rivers, is the perfect spot for hikers and fly-fishermen, and will also provide a rather sizeable sting in the tail during Stage 4.

While trail knowledge is beneficial in every location through which the Absa Cape Epic passes, Wellington is where it is truly tested. Thankfully, the Wild Boar Trails are open year-round, allowing for base miles and/or fine-tuning. For more information on where to ride, please visit www.wildboartrails.co.za