The Ashburton Investments National MTB series was launched in 2002 and is a 7 leg national marathon mountain biking series across 6 provinces. This series is a prestigious event on the calendar of mountain bike thrill seekers because the venues are unique with breath taking trails in unique locations all over South Africa. From the lush forests in Sabie to the spectacular sandstone mountains in Clarens to the picturesque vineyards in Meerendal, the National MTB series is as draw card for established riders who are looking to tackle the best and most exquisite riding trails throughout the country. The Ashburton Investments National MTB series boasts two official UCI World Series events and with varying distances, routes and a tourism allure, it’s an MTB series that offers changing and exclusive backdrops while still encompassing the adventure and challenge of mountain biking.
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.
Last update on this event: 16/01/2017
Event added: 16/01/2017