Elgin

Elgin

South Africa | TOUR

TRIP SUMMARY

A three day guided mountain bike experience from the mountains to the ocean. Hone your skills on a variety of terrain as you explore the very best the Overberg has to offer.

THE EXPERIENCE

Hidden within this botanical biosphere are some of the most exhilarating mountain bike trails in South Africa and arguably on the planet. Steep mountain climbs, hasty descends through pine forests and miles and miles of single track will keep your stoke levels up. Ride your heart out during the day with like minded mountain bikers, kick back and relax as you enjoy the best this region has to offer. This is life as it should be on your bike.

THE RIDE

A 3 day mountain biking cross country experience taking you from the mountains to the ocean across a variety of terrain. From rolling gravel roads to climbing jeep track, rocky descends and flowing single track, you will experience it all on this tour. Enjoy the freedom and space on the trails or ride that awesome trail section again and again.


This tour can be tailored to the needs and expectations of beginner to advance level riders. Join us for an amazing 3 day adventure, filled with great rides, sumptuous food and breath-taking views. 

TOUR DETAILS

Dates:

20 – 22 October 2017
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Duration:

3 Days | 2 Nights

Start Location:

Grabouw, Elgin Valley

End Location:

Grabouw, Elgin Valley

Approximate Distance:

230 km

Group Size:

6 - 12 Riders

Skill Level:

Level 1 Fitness
Level 1 Technical
Level 1 Adventure

Style:

Cross Country

Land Cost:

R 7650 / per person

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HIGHLIGHTS & LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES:

Ride through forests and orchards, ascend and descend mountains and valleys as you crank through kilometres of fynbos sampling some of the best single-track South – Africa has to offer
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Enjoy the tranquil and charm of the Elgin Valley as you relax off the bike at one of our hand picked accommodation options
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Savour delectable food, wine, local craft beer and cider
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Navigate through the Hottentots Holland and Groenlandberg Nature reserves
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Ride in the richest biosphere in the world containing more than 1600 plant species
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Breath-taking and Inspiring views
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Experience the joy of riding your bike from the mountains to the ocean
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Share companionship with like minded people and you live your passion of mountain biking
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The Elgin Valley, a mere forty five minutes from Cape Town, is a mountain biking paradise in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Surrounded by majestic fynbos-covered mountains, the Elgin Valley is situated in the Overberg between the Kogelberg and Hottentots Holland Nature Reserves and is known as the richest bio-sphere in the world, containing more than 1600 plant species.

Day

1

Arrival / Elgin – Elgin (Single track)

Today’s Ride:

30 – 50 km (Gravel roads / Jeep track / Single track)

Description:

Your guide will meet you on arrival at your accommodation in the beautiful Elgin Valley, where you will be hosted and based for the duration of our 3-day mountain bike tour.

After check-in, a light lunch will be served at 13:00 followed by a short welcome and briefing on the adventure that lies ahead. We will spend some time prepping bikes and tweaking gear before we set off on a fun afternoon ride. We discover and play on the the trails and features that made this biking region famous. We squeeze as much riding out of the day as possible before we retire to enjoy some of the regions finest cuisine in the evening.

Day

2

Elgin (Forrest & Mountains)

Today’s Ride:

50 – 80km (Gravel roads / Jeep track / Single-track / Rocky descends)

Description:

After a scrumptious breakfast to fuel us for the day, we make the most of the snaking single track in the forrest while approaching the Hottentots Holland and Groenlandberg Nature reserves. You will have time to enjoy the rich bio-diversity as we climb to breathtaking views over the Overberg and Atlantic ocean. We roll straight into a well deserved lunch to refuel before a short ride leads us back to base. Time to kick back and relax.

Day

3

Elgin to Hermanus (Mountains to Ocean)

Today’s Ride:

50 – 75 km (Gravel roads / Jeep track / Single track)

Description:

Its time to get gravity on our side as we head down to the coast. Rolling through hills of farm land, covered in apple and pear orchards as we push on via the beautiful Hemel and Aarde Valley, on route to Hermanus. We reach our final destination and celebrate our with lunch at the sea side before we depart.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 3 day 2 night guided mountain bike experience in the Elgin Valley
  • Airport transfer to and from Cape Town International.
  • (Arrival transfer at 10:00 from from Cape Town International Airport ; departure transfer from Hermanus , arrival at Cape Town International Airport at 17:00)
  • 2 Night accommodation per person sharing (3-4 star accommodation)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (from lunch day 1 to lunch on day 3)
  • Onbike Enjoy MTB shirt worth R 700
  • Experienced guides
  • Entrance fees and riding permits
  • Backup vehicle and driver

 

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • All Flights
  • Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel & activity insurance
  • Cycling equipment
  • Mountain bike hire
  • Bike repair parts
  • Any cost outside the itinerary

 

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