6 Of The Toughest Mountain Bike Endurance Races On The Planet

You've got to be hardcore to dodge jungle snakes, tackle the Himalayas and cross the Australian desert on wheels

Photo: Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS
Photo: Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

So you like mountain biking, you’ve done a couple of races and think you’re a bit of a pro, right? If you’re really looking to push yourself to the limit, you’ve come to the right place.

Picture yourself pedalling for hundreds of miles through snow, sand, mud and water, encountering venomous snakes and battling for 12-hours a day through arctic conditions or sweltering desert heat.

“It’s all about pushing yourself to battle for 12-hours a day through arctic conditions or sweltering desert heat”

This is all part of what it’s like to tackle hardest mountain bike races on the planet. We’re not talking about elite events here like the Tour de France or the Downhill World Cup.

Instead, we’ve focused on the toughest endurance mountain bike races around – that you can sign up for right now.

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