Contact Epic Lake Hawea Wanaka 2023

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Contact Epic Lake Hawea Wanaka





Saturday 01 Apr 2023 - Lake Hawea

Contact Epic Lake Hawea Wanaka is a mountain bike cycling event category XCM marathon in New Zealand, region Otago. The edition Contact Epic Lake Hawea Wanaka 2023 will take place on Saturday 01 April 2023 with departure in Lake Hawea, district Queenstown-Lakes, Otago.

Contact Epic Lake Hawea Wanaka is offering 3 routes (160, 125, 95 km) for mountain bike

Organizer: The Contact Epic Lake Hawea - Wanaka is about the challenge of circumnavigating the shores of Lake Hawea by mountain bike. Lake Hawea is located on the edge of Wanaka, right next to the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand. The Epic ride is a 125 km journey of discovery about the land, about your bike and about yourself.

It is a once a year opportunity to be part of a race and a great day out riding through the Hunter Valley and Dingle Burn high country farming stations of Lake Hawea. This is only achieved through special permission from the land owners. The course is undulating and varied with river and stream crossings, lots of short climbs and long descents. There is also the 95km Classic option on the same course and we also host NZ’s first, single-day 100 mile (160km) Centurion MTB race.

The Contact Epic is the country’s longest and easily the most scenic race in NZ. However, this is more of an adventure than a race. Those that are super fit and want to race hard will be well tested over this terrain. Those who see this as a major personal challenge will be able to pace themselves and enjoy the history, scenery and wilderness of this remote area on their way to the finish line and a significant sense of satisfaction.

  • 160 km / 257.49504 mi


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