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Ashburton National MTB Series Grabouw #NatMTB1
Found in the majestic Groenland, Grabouw lies in the Elgin valley surrounded by glorious Cape mountains and is a mountain biker’s paradise with its scenic and challenging trails.
The area has a long history of mountain biking, traversing similar routes with that of the Cape Epic & Wines 2 Whales and features incredibly panoramic views that are set against a background consisting of mountains, vineyards, forests and dams. An idyllic ride, the terrain is mainly made up of farm roads, gravel and dirt roads with single and dual track routes that cross over rivers and bridges, incorporate hilly climbs and offers picturesque views of the Elgin valley and Hottentots Holland mountains to the north and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve to the south. With routes that cut through farm land and plantations, riders need to aware of farming and forestry vehicles and follow the board markers that will act as a guide to the allocated trails.
You can look forward to newly added routes on already great trails, well stocked water points, uncongested routes with little overlap, an expo area, local food stalls & craft beer, massages, bike washes and a VIP area.
Grabouw initially began as a trading town and morphed into a farming community, becoming Southern Africa’s largest single export fruit producing area. It produces 65% of South Africa’s apple exports and is also home to the farm that introduced one of South Africa’s most famous drinks, Appletiser. In true Western Cape style, Grabouw boasts numerous wine and cider tasting farms, with numerous hiking trails and stunning views of the countryside that only the Cape can offer.
06:30 – 09:30 Registration & Line entries
07:30 75km Marathon
08:30 45km Half Marathon
09:30 20km Fun Race
09:45 10km Fun Ride
12:00 Prize Giving