Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future
Cycle over 3 mountains in 3 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge. An exciting new Non Technical MTB Stage Event that will be the 1st weekend in December each year. Although it is not a technical mountain bike event, the distance each day will test you. But, if you choose not to do or do not want to do the full distance each day, you can share it with your friend or company in a Relay Team. It will be great training for the Epic or any other Stage event you are planning to do the next year. Or just a great event to share with your company or friends by sharing he distance each day. 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 of the lodges in the Country of the Southern Cape. By taking part in the Tour de Gouritz Biosphere Mountain Bike Event you support our work and bring us closer to a sustainable world! With the Tour de Gouritz Biosphere you will cross the Gouritz River a few times on Day 1.
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, different lodge / guest house. The launch of the Inaugural 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 small town, so each night you will sleep at a different lodge.
Enter as a Relay Team, Solo or Team (2 people per team, both riders do the full distance each day). The Relay Team (2 people) in the team share the distance each day or a Team or Solo Stage MTB event where you ride the whole distance as a team or solo over 3 days with your company or just with your friends. The Gouritz Bioshpere 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: 1 December 2017 – 3 December 2017
Venue: Start and Finish : Pine Creek Resort, Greatbrak River
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
Relay Teams: R6000 per Team (include lunch each day)
Relay Team: R7200 per Team (include all meals except breakfast on day 1)
Team: R6000 per Team (Include lunch each day)
Team: R7200 per Team (include all meals except breakfast on day 1)
Solo: R3000 (Include Lunch each day)
Solo: R3600 (include all meals except breakfast on day 1)
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 quite 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please book and pay your massage with Caroline Moths on email@example.com
R250 pp for 30 min per massage
Day 1, 1st leg: Greatbrak River to Dwarsrivier Country Lodge 65km
Day 1, 2nd leg : Dwarsrivier Country Lodge to Rooiberg Lodge 71km
Day 2 : Rooiberg Lodge to De Denne Guest Farm, Oudsthoorn 79km
Day 3, 1st leg : De Denne Guest Farm to Herold Wine Farm, 64km
Day 3, 2nd leg : Herold Wine Farm to Greatbrak River, 59km
1 December : Rooiberg Lodge, Van WyksdorpOptions:
1. No Accomodation option (book your own in the area)
2. R200 Own Tented accommodation per person
3. R 350 Shared Accommodation in dorm per person
4. R650 Shared Accommodation in Chalet per person
5. R 1000 Single Accommodation in Chalet per person
2 December : De Denne Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn
1. No Accommodation option (book your own in the area)
2. R 200 Own tented accommodation per person
3. R 450 Shared Standard accommodation per person, 4 per house
4. R 600 Shared accommodation per person, 2 per room
5. R 800 Single Standard accommodation per person