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12 Mar

Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future

On the Trans Gouritz  Mountain bike event you will cycle over 3 mountains in 5 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. It is an exciting Non Technical MTB event. You can also do it with a gravel bike with mainly gravel roads and jeep tracks.  On the event you can get spoiled each day with great food and great hospitality in the areas where the event traverse through.


Trans Gouritz 5 Day MTB or Gravelbike

You will be crossing 3 mountains over 5 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge in the Garden Route. you will see the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster Reserve by doing this event, each day in a different area, staying 5 nights at a different town.

The event will start in Great Brakriver. Youwill cycle towards Herbertsdale, Van Wyksdorp, Oudsthoorn and then finish at GreatBrak River. Each day you will ride to a different town.

The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve 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: 12 to 16 March 2020

Start/Finish and Registration Venue:  Ilita Lodge, Great Brakriver, Western Cape

The entry fees includes 5 nights accommodation, the accommodation after the event at Ilita lodge is optional

Entry Fees, includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and accommodation in Guest houses

Price: R11 500 pp sharing, extra R1500 for single 


Day 1: 65km
Day 2: 71km
Day 3: 79km
Day 4 :64 km
Day 5: 60km

Total distance over 5 days = 339 km

Terrain: On gravel roads and quiet tar road sections, NO major roads, No technical riding

Included in the entry fee:
Trans Gouritz MTB , included in the entry fee:
– 5 days of unforgettable riding over the Langeberg, Rooiberge 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
– Lunch, dinner and breakfast each day
– Goodie Bag
– Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues
– Support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear
– 5 nights accommodation
– Bike wash each day
– Massage day 2 and day 3

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
  • Whistle
  • 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 Sonja on sonja@trisport.co.za


Cancelation Policy

Athletes wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:

50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 1 January 2018
0% will be refunded from 2 January 2018, 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 2019.

Contact Janine to finalise this: janine@trisport.co.za

Massage bookings

Massages included on day 2 and 3


Day 1 : Ilita Lodge to Dwarsrivier

DAY 2: Dwarsrivier to Rooiberg

Day 3: Rooiberg to Volmoed

Day 4: Volmoed to Herold

Day 5: Herold to Ilita Lodge




Each day has a different finish venue, please see below:

The night before: Ilita Lodge

Day 1 Herbertsdale Guesthouse

Day 2: Van Wyksdorp.lodge

Day 3: Volmoed Guest house

Day 4: Herald Guest house



Wednesday 11 March
16:00 Registration at Ilita Lodge
18:00 Welcome
18:30 Dinner at Ilita lodge

Thursday 12 March
06:00: Breakfast and briefing
7:00: Start of Day 1
13:00: Lunch and drinks at the bar, overlooking the mountains or swim in the pool
18:00 Dinner

Friday 13 March
06:30 to 07:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 2
13:00 Lunch and drinks, optional game drive in the afternoon or just relax at the pool
18:00 Dinner

Saturday 14 March
6:30 to 7:30:  Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 3
13:00 Lunch and optional ostrich tour
18:00 Dinner

Sunday 15th March
6:30 to 7:30:  Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 4
13:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and wine tasting

Monday 16th March
6:30 to 7:30:  Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 5
13:00 Lunch and Good bye



Having partners is always a must when doing an event so thank you to our sponsors:




Previous Events


March 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am
March 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Western Cape South Africa



Contact Info


Phone:    +27 (0) 82 579 7595
Email:     sonja@trisport.co.za
Postal Address:
Po Box 1232
Greatbrak River

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