De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience
Sat 18 May - Sun 19 May 2024 @ De Hoop, Western Cape

Overberg MTB Events

De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience:   17-19 May 2024

Venue: De Hoop Collection

Event Info (Update):

Experience a taste of the Wild and Wonderful, at the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience, hosted at De Hoop Collection.

Date: 17-19 May 2024

Venue: De Hoop Collection

We are presenting a weekend of pure Mountain Bike adventure riding, and a few surpising special additions to add to this boutique experience at the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience. 

Kicking off on Friday the 17th with a short Sunset Scramble warm-up ride of 12km starting at 4pm. Riding into a spectacular sunset where Bontebok perfects the picture of White dunes in the background. Riders pass the stunning new De Mond Lodge situated on the edge of the Vlei, and returns to De Hoop Opstal in a clockwise direction. A special start to a boutique weekend with great like-minded adventure riders!

Saturday 18 May:

Start: 8h30:

Distance: 50km

Elevation approximately 850m

Riding the Rock and Ramsar Vlei Cliffhanger:

The Route will showcast the best of MTB trails in the De Hoop Collection. This year we have a very unique Start at the Melkkamer, situated on the furthest edge of the Ramsar Vlei. This historical Opstal homestead offers a hideaway destination, with two additional Vlei cottages on the island. A truly amazing feature that few travellers know of. The route will comprise of open gravel road in the beginning, but soon after change phenomenal single track hugging the edge of the Vlei. Riders will listen to the sounds of Birdlife, see Eland running across the water edge, and experience untamed wildlife. Keeping riders mostly within boundaries of the Reserve, it will include The Eland Trail, and Koppie Alleen before returning home.

Sunday 19 May:

Potberg – Vaalkrans, and Koppie Alleen:

Distance: 62km

Elevation approximately : 800m

The Route is a tough challenge that includes 3 steep climbs at The Tar Flatty in the beginning, the Vaalkrans cement climb up to the Ocean view point, and the final climb up to Morokuru beach lodge.

A very special and unique route including a ride through a private wild camp just before Potberg, and stunning ocean views on the left of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. 

The weekend special activities will include fantastic Old School Live Music, a BOMA braai around an open fire with sunset views, sundowners on the Deck, wine tasting, and fabulous food and hospitality from De Hoop Collection.

Accommodation and meal packages to be booked directly with De Hoop Collection, that offers a variety of Suites, cottages, camping facilities and Exclusive Lodges.

Email your enquiry to: [email protected]

ALL current and new Entries received before 28 March will receive a ALÉ jersey included in their entry.


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De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
De Hoop Vlei MTB Entry 119 km Over 2 stages R 2,800.00

Event location
De Hoop Collection, De Hoop

Route information
Coordinates -34.4551363, 20.3990696
Address De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg DC, South Africa
City De Hoop
Province Western Cape

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