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Gravel and Grape Extreme (Full)

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Location:
South Africa - Western Cape
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
4 May 2018 - 3 day event
± 1 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Iqela Events
Race Director:
Pieter du Plessis
Email:
info@gravelandgrape.com

 

Gravel and grape extreme

Gravel and Grape Extreme

Sharp-eyed riders will see we’ve given the name a tweak. The newly christened “Extreme” is the same race that hardcore mountain bikers have come to know and love; the Extreme simply indicates that this three-day ride is not to be taken lightly.
Featuring some of the gnarliest, purest, expertly hand-cut singletrack in the country, the Gravel & Grape Extreme is an event that takes mountain biking back to its roots. With challenging technical riding, the Extreme is best suited for riders with a sense of adventure and a well-stocked arsenal of rock-hopping, berm-bending, switchback-sizzling talent.
The route has been crafted to reflect the rugged nature of the Breedekloof Wine Valley, but also to show its gentler side. Stunning views, unique scenery, and three days of pure mountain biking will leave you gasping for more.
The Gravel and Grape Extreme is also a showcase of the regions quality wines, hearty country food, majestic mountains, vineyards and sparkling rivers.
The hot springs of ATKV Goudini Spa, stunning Fynbos and hospitable people make this an event like few others. The Breedekloof Wine Valley is just one hour from Cape Town, and includes Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini & Breerivier.
The event race village is based at Goudini Spa, making this a family weekend instead of just another rider event. Bring the family while you tackle the testing terrain.
The race is a clover leaf, with each day starting and ending at Goudini Spa, making your overnight experience one to remember.

Gravel and Grape Extreme

Weather conditions

Season: Autumn

Route Information

Distance:
187km
Ascent:
3450m

Terrain

Mountainous. Single track with combination of jeep track.

Technical Rating: 6

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
69km
1250m
Goudini Spa out n back
2:
68km
1100m
Goudini Spa out n back
3:
50km
1100m
Goudini Spa out n back

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R2500

Gravel & Grape Extreme: R5 000 per team (team entries only – 2 riders per team)

Race reviews

http://chriswolhuter.com/
After surviving ‘The Beach’, Collin and I were ready for the final stage of the Gravel & Grape. A meandering start along a tar road soon turned into a full on sprint as we turned onto the dirt and realised that we would immediately be entering a single track, positioning was crucial......
http://tablemountainbiker.com/?p=999
I was coaxed by my Cape Epic team mate Jurgen Uys to ride a brand new stage race called Gravel and Grape. The thing that tipped it for me was the idea of staying at a hot water spa conveniently situated in a wine valley......

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