Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future
Cycle over 3 mountains in 3 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. An exciting new Non Technical MTB Stage Event the 1st weekend in December each year. Although it is not a technical mountain bike event, the distance each day will test you. You can choose the full distance each day, or you can share the distance each day with your friend or company in a Relay Team. It will be great MTB training for the Epic or any other Stage event you are planning to do the next year. Or just do it with your company as a end of your Team Building weekend. This event is a great way of ending the year where you will get spoiled each day with a massage, great food and great hospitality in the areas the race traverse through. By taking part in the Tour de Gouritz Biosphere Mountain Bike Event you also support our work and bring us closer to a sustainable world!
Tour de Gouritz Biosphere MTB
Crossing 3 mountains over 3 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge. See the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster by doing a MTB event, each day in a different area, staying 2 nights at a different lodge / guest house at a different town. The launch of the Inaugural Tour de Gouritz Biosphere MTB in 2017 will be a 3 day MTB. It is a circular route over 3 days, from the the small hamlet Great Brakriver (25 km from George and Mosselbay) to Van Wyksdorp to Oudsthoorn and back to Great Brakriver. Each day you will ride to a different town.
The Distance each day is split up into 2 legs. You can enter as a Relay Team, Solo or Team. The Relay Team (2 people) will cycle 1 leg per person each day. A Team (2 people) or Solo (1 person) will ride the whole distance as a Team or as a Solo over 3 days. You can enter with your Company or with your friends.
Corporate Entries: 10 and more entries from 1 Company will get 10% discount pp.
The Gouritz Biosphere is one of the biggest Biospheres in the World and includes the following towns: Montagu, Swellendam, Barrydale, Ladysmith, Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn, Mosselbay, Uniondale, De Rust.
Date: 10 to 12th November 2017
Start Venue: Pine Creek Resort, Greatbrak River
Race Finish Venue’s:
Day 1: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp
Day 2: La Plume, Oudsthoorn
Day 3: Pine Creek Resort, Great Brakriver
Solo’s: Cycle full distance each day
Relay Teams (2 per team): Riders cycle only 1 of the 2 legs per day
Teams (2 per team): Both riders cycle full distance each day and must stay together for the full distance each day
Entry Fees (include VAT):
Relay Teams: R6000 per Team (include lunch each day)
Relay Team: R7200 per Team (include lunch and dinner each day)
Team: R6000 per Team (Include lunch each day)
Team: R7200 per Team (include all lunch and dinner each day)
Solo: R3000 (Include Lunch each day)
Solo: R3600 (include all lunch and dinner)
Day 1: 65km and 71km = 136km
Day 2: 40km and 39km =79km
Day 3 : 64km and 59km = 123km
Total distance over 3 days = 338km
Terrain: On gravel roads and quiet tar road sections, NO major roads, No technical riding
Each Team are allow to display there branding at the start and finish of each day’s ride. There will be a professional Photographer and Videographer which will showcase you as a team. Each Team will receive a photo CD and Video after the event.
Trophies to the winners of:
1st 3 Solo Riders
1st 3 Teams
1st 3 Relay Teams
Included in the entry fee:
Trans Outeniqua MTB , included in the entry fee:
– 3 days of unforgettable riding over the Langeberg, Rooberge and Outeniqua Mountains
– Beautiful routes on private property
– Well marked and set out route
– Permission to use the private property
– Minimum of 2 water tables per day and a water table at the finish
– Light lunch at Guest houses on arrival each day
– Goodie Bag
– Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues
– Trisport support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear
– Medical back up
-Bike wash each day
– Bike Service available (own cost)
Massage available (own cost)
Relay Team of 2: Each Rider are allowed to do 1 leg per day
Team: Each rider ride the full distance as a Team each day
Solo: You do the Full distance each day
Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:
- Cell phone (on roaming please)
- zip lock bag to keep phone dry
- Emergency food
- Water bottles
- Sunscreen (factor 50)
- Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during the race as conditions change.
For all information contact Janine on firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries open on 1 April
Athletes wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:
25% of the entry fee will be retained for admin costs, the balance refunded if written notice is received before 1 August 2017.
50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 2 August – 1 September 2017.
20% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received from 2 September – 1 October 2017.
0% will be refunded after 2 October 2017, if a goody bag is applicable it will still be available the athlete
Athletes cancelling may transfer their entry to another person, but that person will have to accept that changes to sizes etc. of clothing in the goody bag may not be able to be made if they are not available – when goody bags are applicable.
25% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
Entries may unfortunately not be transferred to 2018.
Contact Janine to finalise this: email@example.com
Please book and pay your massage with Caroline Moths on firstname.lastname@example.org
R250 pp for 30 min per massage
Leg 1: Rooiberg Lodge to Calitzdorp Spa
Leg 2 : Calitzdorp Spa to De Denne Guest Farm
Leg 1 : De Denne Guest Farm to Herold Wine Farm, 64km
Leg 2 : Herold Wine Farm to Greatbrak River, 59km
Finish venue is Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp.
Please note: There is limited accommodation options in Van Wyksdorp self, so please book ASAP if you do not want to stay at Rooiberg lodge.
Options at Rooiberg Lodge (choose your option on the entry form)
1. No Accomodation option (book your own in the area)
2. R 350 Shared Accommodation in dorm per person, includes Breakfast
3. R700 Shared Accommodation in Chalet per person, includes Breakfast
4. R 1000 Single Accommodation in Chalet per person, Includes Breakfast
Finish Venue is La Plume, Volmoed, Oudtshoorn
Please note La Plume is the Finish venue of Day 2 and the Start venue of Day 3. There are other accommodation options in the area, close to La Plume, see below. Please arrange your own Transport to and from La Plume to your Guest house if you do not stay at La Plume.
Options at La Plume :
1. No Accommodation option (book your own in the area)
2. R 450 Shared Standard accommodation per person, 4 per unit, Includes Breakfast
3. R 600 Shared accommodation per person, 2 per room, Includes Breakfast
4. R 800 Single Standard accommodation per person, Includes Breakfast
Other Guest houses close to La Plume :
18:30 Dinner at Trans Karoo Restaurant, for your own account. Come and meet the Trisport Team and have a great meal at the famous Trans Karoo Restaurant in Great Brak River. Booking with us is essential, but you will pay your account at the Restaurant
06:30:Briefing and Registration at Pine Creek River Resort, Great Brak River
07:00: Start of the Tour de Gouritz MTB
09:00 First Riders expected at Dwarsrivier Guest House. Change over of Relay Teams at Dwarsrivier Guest house, Refreshments available
12:00 First Riders expected at Rooiberg Lodge
13:00 Check in at Rooiberg Lodge and Nature Reserve.
Light Lunch available as you arrive.
19:00: Dinner and slideshow at Rooiberg Lodge
21:00: Go to sleep tomorrow the fun continues
05:30 to 06:30: Breakfast
07:00: Start of Day 2 of Tour de Gouritz MTB
08:30: First riders expected at Calitzdorp SPA, Change over of Relay Teams
11:00 First Riders expected at La Plume, Oudsthoorn. Check in at La Plume and lunch available as you arrive.
Please make arrangements with any other guest farm to pick you up at La Plume, You can leave your bikes at La Plume.
13:00 Bike Service available at La Plume
19:00: Dinner and slideshow at HighgateOtsrict Farm
21:00: Go to sleep tomorrow is the last stretch
05:30 to 06:30: Breakfast
06:45: Briefing at La Plume
07:00: Last day of Tour start
09:30 First Riders expected at Herold. Change over of the Relay Teams at Herold
13:00 First riders expected at Pine Creek, Great Brak River
15:00: Tour finish with Light Lunch and Prize Giving at Pine Creek River Resort, Great Brak River