Adventure Events

2017 TransCape MTB

7 Days - 675km - 12 000m vertical ascent

TransCape MTB is an iconic seven-day South African mountain biking journey over 675km taking 130 intrepid adventurers over seven incredible stages and 12 000m of vertical ascent from the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.

It's an all-inclusive, unforgettable luxury off-the-bike experience and an incredibly rewarding on-the-bike journey over some of the finest mountain-biking terrain in the country.
TransCape is a full service tour. All on and off-the-bike needs are met, including on-road nutritional, technical and medical support, three meals a day, delightful hotel and guest house accommodation and all transfers between overnight spots and stage starts and finishes.

The field is limited to 130 riders. Riders can either enter as 2-rider teams or solo entrants.

2017 Route Preview
The route for TransCape2017, which takes place from 5-13 February, has been unveiled and our route crew have done a marvellous job in again securing some of the finest mountain-biking terrain on their journey from Kynsna to Franschhoek.

STAGE 1
"Forests and Fairies"
5 February 2017
Knysna - Wilderness
Distance: 102km
Ascent: 2 600m
Notable climbs: Simola | Gouna | Hydro | Homtini | Bergplaas

STAGE 2
"Outeniqua"
6 February 2017
George - Van Wyksdorp (Rooiberg Lodge)
Distance: 133km
Ascent: 2 450m
Notable Climbs: Montagu Pass | Tobi's Tester | Gouritz Exit

STAGE 3
"Kanga"
7 February 2017
Rooiberg Lodge - Riversdal
Distance: 80km
Ascent: 1 400m
Major Climbs: KangaKrusher | Garcia Pass

STAGE 4
"Milk & Honey"
8 February 2017
Riversdal - Swellendam
Distance: 103km
Ascent: 1 800m
Notable Climbs: Milk & Honey | Grootvadersbosch Ascent

STAGE 5
"Never-ending River"
9 February 2017
Swellendam - Greyton
Distance: 112.5km
Ascent: 1 542m
Notable Climbs: None really…

STAGE 6
"Heaven"
10 February 2017
Greyton - Villiersdorp
Distance: 68km
Ascent: 1 700m
Notable Climbs: Greyton single-track switchbacks | Middelplaas climbs | RUSTY GATE

STAGE 7
"Hero"
11 February 2017
Villiersdorp - Franschhoek
Distance: 78.5km
Ascent: 1 635m
Notable Climbs: GROENLANDBERG | Franschhoek Pass

For more information or to enter, visit www.transcapemtb.co.za.
Last update on this event: 13/09/2016
Event added: 13/09/2016
General Event Details
DATE:
Sunday, 05 February 2017 - Saturday, 11 February 2017
EVENT TYPE:
PROVINCE / AREA:
Western Cape, Knysna
CONTACT:
Full Stop Communications
Anica van Wyk
Tel: 041 368 4992
E-mail: pr@fullstopcom.com
Web: http://www.fullstopcom.com