Family event with local entertainment, covering three distances, 20, 40 & 88 Km. Suitable for novice to pro riders, the routes take riders through the beautiful Hessequa area between Riversdale and Albertinia in the valley of the Sleeping Beauty. The 2017 edition will also boast a 12km Trail run taking runners on a scenic but tough route around Riversdale.
Mountain Bike Routes:
The 20km route will mostly consist of single track and jeep track with an altitude gain of almost 320m. There will be one water point on the route.
The 40km route will consist of 60% flowing gravel road and 40% jeep and single track of a total altitude gain of 600m. There will be 3 water points (10km, 21km and 30km) on the route.
The 88km route will consist of mostly gravel roads (70%) with about 30% single and jeep tracks with a total altitude gain of 1060m. There will be five water points at 10km, 30km, 50km, 65km and 78km.
The route for the Baleia Wines Adventure Trail Run consists of gravel road, jeep track and singletrack and the first 2.9km of gravel road is the same as the mountain bike route before the track turns away and descend into a ravine. From here it is singletrack and jeeptrack up and down ravines, hills, valleys and a little forest section. The last 500 meters is again shared by the MTB trails. There will be a waterpoint at approximately 6km, although participants are encouraged to also carry their own supplies.