Adventure Events

Staalwater Trail Run and MTB

Cycle and run in the picturesque Overberg area with views of the Klein Swartberg Mountains, conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town.  The event, now in its sixth consecutive year, takes place on Saturday the 5th and Sunday 6 September 2015 at The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment.

Both mountain bike and trail running events offer routes for amateurs to advance mountain bikers/trail runners so bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend! The Overberg region, with its great scenery, diverse landscape and quiet dirt roads is fast-becoming a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. For those looking for a getaway spend the weekend at the Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with an array of activities from great dining to gaming and after a day of running or cycling enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa.

Meurant Botha from Dirtopia, which organizes the Staalwater Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run, says: “The Staalwater Challenge, while giving professional riders a challenging race, is also a fun-filled opportunity for those who simply want to enjoy a refreshing ride in beautiful surroundings with their friends and families. You don’t have to be super fit or fast to be part of it. We have different routes to suit different fitness levels. “So, bring your family and friends and participate in this great outdoor adventure experience.”

DATES: Saturday & Sunday, 5+6 September 2015

VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment.  Caledon, Overberg.

REGISTRATION: 5, 6 & 7 September – Check website for further information.

DISTANCES & ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS: The shorter routes are designed to encourage newcomers to the sport. The event will feature two trail run distances of 7km for the kids, family and friends whereas 15km for those wanting more of a challenge - both routes take participants on a scenic tour of the countryside with some great singletrack sections. The trail run takes place on the Saturday, and the mountain bike challenge is on the Sunday. The Mountain Bike Challenge, which starts and ends at The Caledon Hotel entrance, takes racers on an adventurous journey through a mix of private farms and district dirt roads. There are three routes of varying distances and level of difficulty to choose from; 60km, 35km and a 15km fun ride for beginners and children. Well worth the drive to this beautiful area.
Trail Run - Saturday, 5 September 2015:

Distances: 15km & 7km

Costs: To be announced soon – keep an eye on our website


Mountain Bike Challenge - Sunday, 6 September 2015 Distances: 60km, 35km & 15km

Costs: To be announced soon – keep an eye on our website

Pre-entries receive discount and something extra at registration. There will be refreshment station on the routes and all finishers will receive a medal. Make sure you stay for prize giving and the luckydraw!

Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play area & jumping castles, bar, meal stalls and more.

For more event information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 for further event enquires.


Last update on this event: 09/04/2015
Event added: 09/04/2015
General Event Details
Saturday, 05 September 2015 - Sunday, 06 September 2015
Western Cape, Caledon
Alanda Radley
Tel: 082 809 9878
Fax: 086 614 2808