The Owl Route

The Owl Route is a luxurious glamping escape into the heart of the Karoo. It entails a 3-day mountain bike tour with entries limited to 70 riders. At The Owl Route riders will be treated to an all-inclusive riding and culinary experience in the quaint village of Nieu Bethesda. The rolling mountains of the Sneeuberge will remain the backdrop of the 3-day tour. You will be led back to the welcoming arms of Nieu Bethesda and its hand-built, fully functioning water furrows and historic sites.

Day one: go and explore the town of Nieu-Bethesda and see what it has to offer with a scenic trip of 17km through the town. Ride along the historic water furrows and pass by Antie Evelyn for some ice-cold homemade ginger beer!

Day two is a tough one, but definitely the most scenic of the routes. You’ll also encounter a couple of smooth singletrack sections on your 50km ride. You will pass through spectacular canyons and river crossings to finish back at Nieu Bethesda for the best beer and cheese platters!

Day three is a circular ride on well-tended dirt roads, through various kloofs and plateaus. Some steep uphills and fast downhills. Notable for the sweeping vistas of the Sneeuberg range.

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Event Information

Country: South Africa Province: Eastern-Cape Event type: Cycle Tour Distance: 140 km Ascent: 1440 m Event date: 19 April, 2024 Duration: 3 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Organiser: Urban Goat Race Director: Rian Gouws Email: Website:
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