Livingstone MTB


Livingstone MTB

Livingstone Sports Festival is proud to present the second Livingstone MTB. This event is suitable for the whole family. The route requires you to cycle 17 KM around Livingstone, and a further 40 KM for the more competent rider. The event is family oriented, allowing for all cyclists that  are competent enough to ride a minimum of 17 KM to take part! 

Enter the event at the bottom of this page

The Livingstone MTB falls on the back of a weekend of rowing and rafting.  A day before our event is the 6th Zambezi International Regatta hosted by us!

You don’t want to miss out on all the fun! 

weekend event schedule 

Date: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th September 2022

Detailed event schedule will be released in July 2022 

The Route

The Livingstone MTB will be broken down in two legs.

The first leg starts at Avani (Activity Center) and ends at ZAF ( Next to Harry Mwanga Nkubula International Airport)

The first leg is the treasure hunt section. This section will be on tar, passing through Livingstone city and finishing at the ZAF base close to the airport. The event will be an easy going event with safety officials patrolling the entire route. This ride is suitable for every member of the family. Riders will be required to ride to the locations below – collecting letters to create the word “SIMONGA”. Only riders that have completed the full word will be eligible for a medal.






Steam Train



Int. Harry Nkumbula Airport



Maramba Bridge



Old Livingstone Vehicle Assembly Plant



New Bus Station



Governors House



Airplane – ZAF


The second leg is a 40 KM dash to Liongo farm from the ZAF base. This is a sandy, off road pass behind the national park. The route will be marked, support will also be available at disclosed locations along the route. The ride is recommended for competent cyclists on their mountain bikes. 

A prize giving for podium finishes, and a few surprise draws will be held at Liondo farm.


ZMW 300 for the MTB Event – this covers you for both segments.

Entries close on 4 September 2022  at 4 PM. Late entry is ZMW 350. 


Accommodation offers from participating hotels and lodges will be published on this page. 


Water points will be available at various clue collection points.

Food and drink will be on sale at the start and the finish.




Do you have unanswered questions?

Read our FAQ’s to see if your question is there. If not, get in touch with us through out contact page. 

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No helmet, no ride.

You will be required to sign an indemnity form before collecting your race pack. 

Be respectful of other riders on the course. If they want to pass you, give them space. If you want to pass them, say “on your left” or “track,” and wait for them to let you pass. 

Shortcutting the course will disqualify you from receiving prizes.

Be aware of your surroundings— there are elephants and other wildlife in the area. If you encounter dangerous wildlife, get to a safe place and wait for the sweep vehicle. 

There will be water points along the route, make sure you bring enough water and food to get to each one. We recommend drinking 1 litre of water every hour, and eating a bite of food every 40 mins. 

There will be sweep vehicles, in case you need to get help or drop out.

The course & schedule is subject to change up to the day before the race, but we will keep riders updated on our Facebook page. 

We will provide emergency contact information in the race packet at registration— please bring your cell phone with you and input the contact details the day before.

If you have tubes in your tires, we recommend switching to tubeless to avoid punctures.

The event will adhere to all Covid -19 regulations as prescribed by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. 

past Highlights

FAQ’s for Cycling

What type of bike can I use?

We obviously recommend the use of a mountain bike for an off-road ride. These are stronger and more durable to the difficult terrain. Hybrid bikes are also welcome, but we do not recommend the use of road bikes at these events.

How far is a 'ride'?

The event offers a variety of distances determined only by your will. What are you made of? Please note that there will be an age cap on the longer distances.

How much food should I take with me on a ride?

Not much, that’s because our support team will feed you. You are encouraged to bring your own secret formula – whatever makes your wheels turn!

Do I need to know how to fix a puncture?

Ideally yes. It may be worth learning the basics. Most of the time it’s better to carry a spare inner tube and change that if you get a puncture while out on a ride. Our support team will help you if you have any complications. It’s also important to make sure that your tyres are checked and correctly inflated before you go out.

I’m finding it difficult to stick to my training schedule. Will I manage the course?

Yes! The course should be manageable for any regular cyclist.  It is still important to train for the distance you are entering. We highly recommend sticking to a decent training schedule, especially if you intend to be competitive. Ready to train now, right?

Do I really need to stretch?

Stretching allows you to maintain a full range of movement in the muscles and helps to prevent injury. It’s key to do this after your bike ride. If the session has been intense or if it’s been very cold, it’s better to stretch after you’ve warmed up. It’s also important to warm up before you start cycling, not doing this can lead to pulled muscles.

Still have unanswered questions? View our General FAQ’s or contact us.