Poolside after a day of great mountainbiking

This is a three stage event, and also includes three nights of luxury accommodation.

Stage one starts at Helderberg Farm, where registration will also take place. There is secure parking available at R20.00 per day if you wish to leave your car here as well. There will be a complimentary shuttle back to collect vehicles after breakfast on the final day.

Stage 1 and 2 Accommodation: Stage one and two both finish in Stellenbosch, and you will be staying in the lap of luxury at Val de Vine Estate after each of these stages. This also means you do not need to pack up your room in the morning before stage 2.

For more information about Val de Vine, click here

Stage 3 Accommodation: Stage three starts with a shuttle transfer from Val de Vine to Greyton, where the riding kicks off, and ends in Hermanus, where a celebratory dinner and after party awaits all finishers, at the magnificent Marine Hotel in Hermanus, perched on the cliffs overlooking Walker Bay.

For more information about The Marine Hotel, click here

The Route

Stage 1 – Somerset West – Stellenbosch

54km – 1850m

Stage one is not to be taken lightly, but is just oh so worth it, winding its way through the incredible Helderberg trails with epic views over false bay, and Table Mountain in the distance before the compulsory portage takes you over the spine of the Hottentots Holland range, and drops you into the Mecca of Mountainbiking that is Jonkershoek. Snaking your way along what can only be called epic tracks, finally reaching the finish line at the Jonkershoek gate, where a light lunch awaits, before a short transfer to your overnight accommodation at Val de Vine.

Overnight: Val de Vine – Stellenbosch

Stage 2 – Stellenbosch – Stellenbosch

69km – 1530m

Stage two is a loop, so no need to pack up your room this morning. Starting at the hotel, you will take on an loop that is over 80% singletrack, enjoying some of the absolutely world class trail network that the Stellenbosch area is known for. The loop will take you through the Eden forests, then across Coetzenburg up along Helshoogte onto the Banhoek trails, and then returning via Idas Valley, back across town, and finishing right where you started, at Val de Vine, for some much deserved rest and relaxation.

Overnight: Val de Vine – Stellenbosch

Stage 3 – Greyton – Hermanus

85km – 893m

Stage three might be the longest stage overall, but it is far less technically challenging than the previous two, which means you will have more time to enjoy the absolutely fantastic views. A 60 minute shuttle after breakfast will get you to the start of todays stage, in the picturesque village of Greyton. From there a mixture of gravel roads, jeep track and some superb handbuilt singletrack will take you via the Klein River valley, into Stanford where a ferry will escort you across the lagoon, before tackling the last section of the stage into Hermanus, and a well deserved rest at The Marine Hotel overlooking Walker Bay below.

Overnight: Misty Waves Hotel, Hermanus