2018 Liberty Winelands Encounter
13 APRIL - 15 APRIL 2018
3 STAGES - 160KM JOURNEY
The 2018 Liberty Winelands Encounter has been reshaped to access some incredible new riding terrain as well as spectacular host venues while also easing rider logistics by overnighting at the same venue for the Friday and Saturday evenings following stages 1 and 2.
The Winelands Encounter takes place over three stages from 13-15 April 2018, linking Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl together in a wonderful 160km 3-day tapestry of trails in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
The majestic Le Franschhoek Hotel will play host to the event for two evenings following the first and second stages while the event also boasts an impressive new finish venue at Nederburg in Paarl.
In a big coup for the race, Le Franschoek Hotel is supporting the event to such an extent that the organisers will be accommodating all riders who book the luxury tented package in the hotel itself!
Stage 1 will start at the Zorgvliet Estate while after stage 3 we will bring the curtain down on proceedings at the beautiful Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.
The Liberty Winelands Encounter is presented in partnership with STANLIB and 2018 sees the fourth edition of the event.
The three-day stage race affords our participants, with a passion for the sport, the experience of a lifetime. It is an encounter where riders are treated as VIP’s and where they are offered world-class hospitality at 5 Star venues.
Riders are only allowed to enter in teams of two.