21-24  MARCH 2019


Welcome to 3Mountains

The 3Mountains Challenge is a multi-stage MTB Cycling & Trail Running event, that will be presented to the cycling & running community by AfriAdventures in conjunction with the Clocolan cycling community. This exciting event will take place from 21-24 March 2019 in and around the beautiful town of Clocolan in theFree State.


The event will cater for all levels of expertise by providing different routes and distances to select from. The organizers will also provide a category for U/16 and U/18 to compete in their respective age groups over 4 stages. 3Mountains is a race over 4 days with 4 stages. It includes a Night race/prologue and 3 day stages. All stages are compulsory.



The Race Program

21 March 2019 (Thursday)


Race Registration: 12:00 – 17:00 @ Race Village  (Clocolan Showgrounds)

MTB Stage 1:       18:00 Start
Trail Run/ Combo:  18:10 Start

22 March 2019 (Friday)


MTB/Combo:    07:30
Trail Run:    06:30 Transport 
              07:30 Start
Prize Giving: 17:00 Start

23 March 2019(Saturday)


MTB Stage 3:      07:30 Start
Trail Run/Combo:  06:30 Transport
                  07:30 Start
Prize Giving:     17:00 Start

24 March 2019 (Sunday)


MTB/Combo:    07:30 Start
Trail Run:    06:30 Transport
              07:30 Start
Prize Giving: 12:00 Start

Recent News



One of my favorite multi day events. Takes you through amazing scenery; with some of the best stocked water points you will find.
After three years I’ll keep going back.

Heinrich Stoltz


What an awesome event. Great routes, tough climbs but the scenery made up for it, well stocked water points with great vibes, friendly kids doing the bike wash..all in all a great weekend.

Debbie Stafford




Thaba Talks With

Pro Cyclist & Business ownerBarend Burger

Q: Describe your experience of the 3Mountains 2017 MTB event.

A: Its a really nice race, its out from the city in between real farms and places people wont really get to see, its a bit easier than some other stage races, there is some technical riding but its do able. Read more…

Professional Trail RunnerCarine Gagiano

Firstly, we at 3Mountains would like to congratulate you with your Trail Running achievements in 2016.

Q: Which event has been your biggest challenge to date, and how did the 3Mountains Trail 2016 compare to it?

A: Thank you! My biggest challenge to date was Kruger to Canyon, a 2-day stage race and Num-num trail challenge.

Professional Junior CyclistSimone Grove

Hi there Simone, first off congratulations on winning the Short distance woman’s category at 3Mountains.

Q: How old where you when you won the 3Mountains competition?

A: Thank you very much! I was 13 years old.

Trail Running EnthusiastBryan Young

Stage 1:

Short and fast are the two best words to describe Stage 1. The first section of the trail is downhill before you reach the dirt road and climb your way back into the town. Racing the local kids on the edge of town was the best part along with the scenic, adrenaline pumping straightaway to the finish line. Don’t forget to look up and catch a glimpse of the always beautiful FS sunsets!