This is a fantastic Mountain Bike Tour following the basic route of the 2004 Cape Epic. Our tour begins in George at the bottom of the Montagu Pass and finishes in the Rooiberg Concervancy.
Day One - George to De Rust
A fantastic ride over the Outeniqua Mountains via Montagu Pass, Paardepoort, into the foothills of the Swartberg. ±75kms Accommodation on a working farm called Oudemuragie, nestled under the Swartberg Mountains.
Day Two – De Rust to Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate
Today we ride through Rus and Vrede towards the Swarteberg Pass. With the majestic Swartberg Mountains as a backdrop, we ride to the Swartberg Private Game Reserve. After lunch at the reserve we have a game viewing ride on the farm, +- 30km. Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Impala, Sprinbok…..simply stunning to be on the bike next to these animals…with glorious views of the Swartberg. We stay in a private house on the reserve under the mountain. Clear night skies, a braai, beer, steaks, and refeshing pool in which to swim. Epic 30km or 60km
Day Three – Swartberg to Calitzdorp
From the wildlife estate we follow the Groenfontein road to Calitizdorp. The 2004 Cape Epic followed this route…..its simply stunning….it’s an undulating ride with a few climbs, lots of wildlife, great views, ending at Soeterus Guest farm. We follow the exact route of the Epic
Day Four – Calitzdorp to Rooiberg Lodge
This is MTB heaven …we ride over my favourite pass in the world, the Rooiberg Pass….a short day but with plenty climbing. Your reward is to finish the ride early at Rooiberg Lodge. Swim in the pool, enjoy the mountains, a cold beer, and a sumptuous dinner in the on- site restaurant. A spoil for your last night far from civilisation…….go to sleep to the sound of Zebra and owls…..
Day Five – After breakfast we transfer you back to Knysna.
(Transfers can be arranged form here to George Airport or Cape Town airport on request.)
Your guide and host and driver. ( Tony and his wife Claudia).
Should you wish to document your adventure, we - at Tony Cook Adventures - are able to supply you with photographs and video. Please enquire for rates when you book. GoPro footage and professional pic available!
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