Gravel & Grape Extreme

The fourth annual Gravel & Grape Extreme 3-day is taking place from 4-6 May 2018.

Featuring some of the gnarliest singletrack in the country, the Gravel & Grape Extreme is an event that takes mountain biking back to it’s 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 distances, for day 1, 2 and 3 respectively, are 69km, 68km and 50. 

The Gravel & Grape Mountain Bike Events are the ideal windows into the world of the Breedekloof Valley. Stunning views, bountiful wine farms, green valleys and abundant nature are the rewards for riding the Gravel & Grape. After riding, take the time to explore this stunning region.

Participating in the Gravel & Grape is the best way to experience the valley and region; the riding is beautiful, unique and exciting. While the region is all that and more.

By involving a number of wine farms into the race, each day offers something different, from the highest peaks to the lowest valley floors.

As it is for the region’s famed chenin grapes, so it will be for the Gravel & Grape riders – on the lower regions of valley the soil is sandy with gigantic river pebbles, while higher up you find broken rock and sandstone. To help you through it all will be the expertly carved trail. 

This is an event that will test you, but will also provide warm hospitality and the opportunity to indulge in the regions award-winning wines after each day’s riding.

The route has been crafted to reflect the rugged nature of the Slanghoek 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 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 race is a clover leaf, with each day starting and ending at Goudini Spa, making your overnight experience one to remember.

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Entry Fee Includes:

  • 3 Days of Magnificent Mountain Biking along world class routes in the Breedekloof Wine Valley
  • All Lunches (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Free Bike Wash Daily
  • Waterpoints with food and drinks
  • Great Race Pack with race apparel
  • Medical support on and off route
  • Free Wine Tasting at the venue
  • Finisher Medal
  • Land/Nature Reserve access permits
  • Lead and Sweep vehicles/bikes

Entry Fee Excludes

  • Accommodation
  • Bike Maintenance Service Packages
  • Massage Sessions
  • Dinner & Supporter meals (available at race village – lunch and dinner)

Route Info

The base for the event will be the ATKV Goudini Spa, with the race itself taking the form of a clover leave with each day starting and ending at the resort. Click here for approximate route profiles. The terrain is mostly hard rock formation and with a few loose gravel sections. (No crazy stuff, just Mother Nature providing us with some fun tracks and trails!)

Day 1

69km with a total of 1 250m climb Route Map /Profile

Day 2

68km with a total of 1 100m climb Route Map /Profile

Day 3

50km with a total of 1100m climb Route Map /Profile 


 

Entry Fee

Gravel & Grape:

Early Bird Special: Opens 16 October 2017

R5 000 per team (2 riders)

From 30 November 2017

R5 400 per team (2 riders)

 

Open Category (Male and Female) 19 years – 39 years
Vet Category (Male and Female) 40 years +
Mixed Category 19 years +


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Refund Policy: Before 27 February 2018 50% refund.
After 27 February 2018no refund.

 

Prize Money:

 

Open Male

  • 1st: 16,000
  • 2nd: 10,000
  • 3rd: 6,000

Open Female

  • 1st: 16,000
  • 2nd: 10,000
  • 3rd: 6,000

Male Vet

  • 1st: 8,000
  • 2nd: 6,000
  • 3rd: 4,000

Female Vet

  • 1st: 8,000
  • 2nd: 6,000
  • 3rd: 4,000

Mixed

  • 1st: 5,000
  • 2nd: 3,600
  • 3rd: 2,000