PROGRAM

Registration - 30/05/2019

THURSDAY 30 May ’19

14.00 – 18.00 Registration at Lilayi Lodge
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner & Race Briefing

STAGE 1 - 31/05/2019

Friday 31 MAY ’19

06.00 Breakfast
08.00 Start Stage 1 – ‘The Wake Up Call’
From 11.00 Expected stage winners arrival at Lilayi Lodge
12.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 18.00 Massages
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner, Stage 1 winner announcement & Stage 1 highlights video screening

STAGE 2 - 01/06/2019

Saturday 01 JUNE ’19

06.00 Breakfast
08.00 Start Stage 2 – ‘The Nankanga Tour’
From 11.00 Expected stage winners arrival at Lilayi Lodge
12.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 18.00 Massages
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner, Stage 2 winner announcements & Stage 2 highlights video screening

STAGE 3 - 02/06/2019

SUNDAY 02 JUNE ’19

05.00 Breakfast
06.30 Start stage 3 – ‘Moments of Truth’
From 11.00 Expected stage winners arrival at Kiambi Lodge, Lower Zambezi
12.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.30 – 16.30 Departure from Kiambi Lodge to Kanyemba Island for prize giving
17.00 Prize giving with snacks/drinks/craft beer on the sandbank
18.00 Return to mainland
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner upon arrival, Stage 3 highlights video screening, enter the “Zambezi Fines Master”

Tickets will be on sale at the Race Info Desk at Lilayi Lodge race village for non-riders wishing to attend the sandbank prize giving function & dinner.

USD20 per adult & kids free

03/06/2019

MONDAY 03 JUNE ’19

06.00 Breakfast for Kiambi residents at the main lodge area
08.00 Kiambi – Lusaka shuttle departs from Kiambi Lodge

ZAMBIA’S ULTIMATE

MTB CHALLENGE

2019 ROUTE

Please note that the maps and altitude profiles below are from previous events and will only give you a rough idea of each stage.  Every year the race organisers will make changes to various sections of the routes.  However, the distances and vertical ascent for each stage will be more or less the same each year and stage 3 will never get any shorter.  The current and exact GPX files will only be released to registered participants 3 days prior to the event.

STAGE 1

The Wake Up Call

Approx. 70km of mostly single track with steep and technical climbs such as The Wake up Call and Classic Rock; exhilarating downhills like Rabbit Nose Dropin; and beautiful panoramic views while traversing Glancealot.  2017 sees a completely revised stage.  Enter the unknown…

STAGE 2

The Nankanga Tour

Approx. 70km made up of some fast flowing single and jeep track all the way down to the periphery of the landmark Nankanga Hill;  Knuckle Sandwich and Home Bake Hill will remind you that you never trained hard enough and Endless Summer will remind you why you always want to keep coming back for more…

STAGE 3

Moments of Truth

Approx. 110km journey which flies down the gullet of Lonely Planet and into the slopes of Electric Arc climb and Diamond Rough descent.  Find a water point in the Middle of Nowhere, survive many Moments of Truth, and look out for cool air from the Kafue River as you push onward to the finish line on the banks of the Lower Zambezi.  You’ve just experienced something unique…

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