28 June - 3 July
The Cape Country MTB Tour offers the best week long MTB experience to the average, adventurous and fit rider. The route is not too tough, nor too technical, although three stages are 100 km each (all with climbs <1500 m), whilst the rest of the stages are between 70 and 80 km. The route takes you on a journey from the Houw Hoek Inn in the Elgin Valley to the Knysna Lakes, along the Western and Southern Cape mountains and numerous rivers. It's the beauty season in the Overberg and Southern Cape, when the canola and fynbos are flowering and the wheat fields look like roll-on-lawns. Not only do you cycle via to the oldest towns in the country, but its a discovery journey to places such as; the single tracks of Voorstekraal and Berea, the historic ox wagon pass and steel bridge in Klipfontein, Kambati Lodge's ferry crossing, Olivedale's sugar bridge, Kragga's railway trail, Rietfontein's white cliff and Gourits river crossing, Hartenbos coastal trail, George's Jonkersberg trails and Knysna's historic passes. Approximately 5% of the route is on tar, the rest gravel roads, jeep- and even short stretches of single tracks. The Cape Country MTB route is a combination of public gravel roads and jeep tracks, which crosses 30 farms, 2 x nature- and a game reserve.
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