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Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future

Cycle over 3 mountains in 3 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. An exciting new Non Technical MTB Stage Event the 1st weekend in December each year. Although it is not a technical mountain bike event, the distance each day will test you. You can choose the full distance each day, or you can share the distance each day with your friend or company in a Relay Team. It will be great MTB training for the Epic or any other Stage event you are planning to do the next year. Or just do it with your company as a end of your Team Building weekend. 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 in the areas the race traverse through. By taking part in the Tour de Gouritz Biosphere Mountain Bike Event you also support our work and bring us closer to a sustainable world!


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, staying 2 nights at a different lodge / guest house at a different town. The launch of the Inaugural Tour de Gouritz Biosphere 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 town.

The Distance each day is split up into 2 legs. You can enter as a Relay Team, Solo or Team. The Relay Team (2 people) will cycle 1 leg per person each day. A Team (2 people) or Solo (1 person) will ride the whole distance as a Team or as a Solo over 3 days. You can enter with your Company or with your friends.

Corporate Entries: 10 and more entries from 1 Company will get 10% discount pp.

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: 2 December 2017 – 4 December 2017

Start Venue:  Pine Creek Resort, Greatbrak River

Race Finish Venue’s:

Day 1: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp
Day 2:
De Denne Guest farm, Volmoed, Oudsthoorn
Day 3:
Pine Creek Resort, Great Brakriver

Event Format:
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

Entry Fees:

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

 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
Each rider ride the full distance as a Team each day
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
  • 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



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