Registration - 06/06/2024

THURSDAY 6th June ’24

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

STAGE 1 - 07/06/2024

Friday 7th June ’24

06.00 Breakfast
07.15 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 - 08/06/2024

Saturday 8th JUNE ’24

06.00 Breakfast
07.15 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 - 09/06/2024


05.00 Breakfast
06.15 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

Day 4 - 10/06/2024

MONDAY 10th JUNE ’24

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



2024 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.


Double Espresso aka The Wake Up Call

As the name suggests, Stage 1  will keep you on the edge of your saddle with the 61.9km of rugged, raw & relentless single track waiting to test every riders skill & endurance…


The Nankanga Tour

Approx. 63.9km made up of some fast flowing single and jeep track all the way down to the periphery of the landmark Nankanga Hill. Look out for some new terrain this year which could possible change the “easy” stage into something of a different description……………..


Moments of Truth

Approx. 103km journey which flies down the gullet of Lonely Planet and Straight Forward to the lush Mukwisi River.  Find a water point in the Middle of Nowhere; survive many Moments of Truth; pedal on downstream through the cool Kafue River air; and push ever onward winding through Evans Commute to the finish line on the banks of the mightly Lower Zambezi.  You’ve just finished the FQM 1Zambia MTB.  You’ve just experienced something unique…