Overberg MTB Events
De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience: 17-19 May 2024
Venue: De Hoop Nature Reserve
A weekend of Mountain Bike Riding in the Western Cape's flagship Marine Nature Reserve, situated at the most Southern Tip of Africa, known as De Hoop. This weekend takes the shape of a boutique style curated tour, Riders will experience remote and unspoilt wilderness whilst riding through, and surrounded by wildlife.
The Weekend Riding Experience:
The event starts with the Friday afternoon Sunset Scramble Warm-up ride at 4pm and a short distance of 12km meanders through a beautiful trail along the edge of the Ramsar Vlei. Sunset in de Hoop promises the best wildlife activity and a rainbow of colours as the sun sets over the Vlei,
Saturday 17 May:
Ride the Flatrock:
DIstance 57km, 914m elevation
The signature route at De Hoop that provides from some limestone technical terrain and spectacular views over the De Hoop Vlei. Some very remote and interesting conservation areas to be spotted along the route that includes bat caves, and views of protected bird life species along the edge of the Vlei.
Sunday 18 May:
Trails to Whales:
Distance 62km: Elevation: 800m
A special journey out to Potberg that includes riding through a game camp, and therafter climbing up the Iconic Vaalkraens that heads to the edge of this section of coastline, which is famous for the biggest whale migration in season. This is the perfect time of year to get to see the closest whale spotting at Vaalkraens and Koppie Alleen.
Accommodation for the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience:
De Hoop Collection offers a range of superb accommodation to choose from. For Bookings and special offers, email directly to [email protected].
Weekend Meal Packages
Meal packages for the weekend that includes 2 dinners. two breakfasts and two lunches can be booked with De Hoop Collection. Self catering chalets and rondawels and campsites are also available. Please note that De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated in a remote nature reserve, and ther are no close amenities to buy groceries. It is recommended to opt for the weekend meal voucher, as the Shed Restaurant , the staff and service at De Hoop cpomes is always of the highest standard.
Bike Wash and Service
For your convenience, a Bike wash is included in your entry, and a service station will be available at the Venue, if you have mechanical issues.
EPT Recovery will offer 30 minutes complimentary therapy to riders each day for riders. Additional massage services can be booked directly with EPT at registration.
De Hoop Collection, De Hoop
|Address||De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg DC, South Africa|