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23 May

Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future

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. An exciting Non Technical MTB and CycloCross Bike Stage Event. Suitable for CycloCross Bikes and MTB. Get spoiled each day with a massage, great food and great hospitality in the areas the race traverse through. By taking part in the Trans Outeniqua Event you also support the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve and their work and bring us all closer to a sustainable world!

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Trans Outeniqua 5 Day MTB

Crossing 3 mountains over 5 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge in the Garden Route. See the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster Reserve by doing this event, each day in a different area, staying 4 nights at a different town.

We now also includes a CycloCross Bike category in the Trans Outeniqua event. It is a circular route over 5 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 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.

Prize Money

Overall Male Winner : R3000
Overall Female Winner : R3000
2nd Overall Male : Trophy
2nd Overall Female : Trophy
3rd Overall Male : Trophy
3rd Overall Female : Trophy
1st Vet Male : Trophy
1st Vet Female : Trophy
1st Master Male : Trophy
1st Master Female : Trophy
1st Grand Master Male : Trophy
1st Grand Master Female : Trophy

 

Date: 23 to 27 May 2018

Start Venue:  Pine Creek Resort, Greatbrak River

PLEASE NOTE:
The entry fees includes 4 nights accommodation: 2 nights tented accommodation, 1 night in a loft room (bunk beds) and 1 night at a 4 star guest house. It is you own choice and you need to do your own arrangements if you want to upgrade. Limited accommodation available at the areas where we sleep in tents.

Entry Fees, includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, 2 nights Tented Accommodation, 1 night in a loft room and 1 night at a 4 star Guest house :

R7900 pp (Solo Entries only)

Please note: You will have to share a room at De Denne due to limited rooms available.

Race Finish Venue’s:

Day 1: Dwarsrivier Country Getaway, Herbertsdale

Day 2: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp

Day 3: 
De Denne Guest house, Oudsthoorn

Day 4: 
Herold Wine Estate, Herold

Day 5: Finish venue: 
Pine Creek Resort, Great Brakriver

 

Distances:

Day 1: 65km
Day 2: 71km
Day 3: 79km
Day 4 :64km
Day 5: 59km

Total distance over 5 days = 338km


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

 

Included in the entry fee:
Trans Outeniqua 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
– Light lunch, dinner and breakfastl each day
– Goodie Bag
– Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues
– Trisport support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear
– 4 nights accommodation
–  Medical back up
– Bike wash each day
– Bike Service available (own cost)
– Massage available (own cost)

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 Janine on janine@trisport.co.za

Enter/Register


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

Transfers

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

Please book and pay your massage with Caroline Moths on cmoths@webmail.co.za
R250 pp for 30 min per massage

Route

DAY 1: Greatbrak River to Dwarsrivier Country Getaaway 65km
TA Tour Profile Day1

Day 2 : Dwarsrivier Guest House to Rooiberg Lodge 71km
Dwarsrivier to Rooiberg(1) new


DAY 3: Rooiberg Lodge to De Denne

Rooiberg to Spa

Day 4: De Denne Guest Farm to Herold Wine Farm, 64km

Day 5 : Herold Wine Farm to Greatbrak River, 59km

TA Tour Route Day5

Accommodation

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

Day 1: Camping at Dwarsrivier Getaway Country house

Day 2: Rooiberg lodge in loft rooms (bunk bed style) There is chalets available to book at your own cost, but no refund or exchange for your booked loft room. If you like to upgrade, book with Rooiberg Lodge please book your own accommodation at Rooiberg Lodge or in Van Wyksdorp. Van Wyksdorp is 12km from the lodge, f you decide to stay there, we will not be able to transport you to Van Wyksdorp and back

Day 3: De Denne Guest House is a 4 star Guest house and the Finish venue of Day 3. You will need to share a room with somebody, no single options available. There are other accommodation options in the area, close to De Denne. Please arrange your own Transport to and from De Denne to your Guest house if you do not want stay at De Denne.

Other Guest houses close to De Denne :
Mooiplaas
La Plume
Thylitshia
De Zeekoe
Lots of accommodation and camping in Oudsthoorn, 10 km from De Denne

Day 4: Tented Camp at Herold Wine Farm, there is a Guest house in the small Hamlet of Herold, but you must be able to get there by your own transport (5km from Herold Wine Farm)

Schedule

Schedule:

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
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

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
07:30:Briefing and Registration at Pine Creek River Resort, Great Brak River
08:00: Start of the Trans Outeniqua 5 day MTB
10:30 First Riders expected at Dwarsrivier Getaway
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and slide show

Thursday, 24th May 2018
06:30 to 07:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 2
10:30  First Riders expected at Rooiberg Lodge.
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and slide show.

Friday, 25th May 2018
06:30 to 07:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 3
11:00 First riders expected at De Denne, Oudsthoorn
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and Slide show

Saturday 26th May 2018
6:30 to 7:30:  Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 4
11:00 First riders expected at Herold Wine Farm
12:00 Lunch
18:00 Dinner and Slide show

Sunday,  27th May 2018
6:30 to 7:30: Breakfast
07:45: Briefing
08:00: Start of Day 5
9:30:  First riders expected at Pine Creek, Great Brakriver
10:00 Light Snack and drinks available
11:00 Prize Giving and Good Byes

Partners

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

 

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Details

Start:
May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am
End:
May 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Pine Creek Caravan Park
Pine Creek Caravan Park, Amy Searle Street
Great Brak River, Western Cape 6525 South Africa
Phone:
044 620 2434

Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0836622022
Email:
admin@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

Contact Info

 

Phone:    +27 (0) 83 662 2022
Email:     admin@trisport.co.za
Postal Address:
Po Box 1232
Greatbrak River
6525

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