7 Days | 675km | 12 000m vertical ascent
TransCape MTB is an iconic seven-day South African mountain biking journey over 675km taking 130 intrepid adventurers over seven incredible stages and 12 000m of vertical ascent from the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.
It’s an all-inclusive, unforgettable luxury off-the-bike experience and an incredibly rewarding on-the-bike journey over some of the finest mountain-biking terrain in the country.
TransCape is a full service tour. All on and off-the-bike needs are met, including on-road nutritional, technical and medical support, three meals a day, delightful hotel and guest house accommodation and all transfers between overnight spots and stage starts and finishes.
The field is limited to 130 riders. Riders can either enter as 2-rider teams or solo entrants. For more information or online entries visit: www.transcapemtb.co.za or email email@example.com.
2017 Route Preview
The route for TransCape2017, which takes place from 5-13 February, has been unveiled and our route crew have done a marvellous job in again securing some of the finest mountain-biking terrain on their journey from Kynsna to Franschhoek.
“Forests and Fairies”
5 February 2017
Knysna – Wilderness
Ascent: 2 600m
Notable climbs: Simola | Gouna | Hydro | Homtini | Bergplaas
6 February 2017
George – Van Wyksdorp (Rooiberg Lodge)
Ascent: 2 450m
Notable Climbs: Montagu Pass | Tobi’s Tester | Gouritz Exit
7 February 2017
Rooiberg Lodge – Riversdal
Ascent: 1 400m
Major Climbs: KangaKrusher | Garcia Pass
“Milk & Honey”
8 February 2017
Riversdal – Swellendam
Ascent: 1 800m
Notable Climbs: Milk & Honey | Grootvadersbosch Ascent
9 February 2017
Swellendam – Greyton
Ascent: 1 542m
Notable Climbs: None really…
10 February 2017
Greyton – Villiersdorp
Ascent: 1 700m
Notable Climbs: Greyton single-track switchbacks | Middelplaas climbs | RUSTY GATE
11 February 2017
Villiersdorp – Franschhoek
Ascent: 1 635m
Notable Climbs: GROENLANDBERG | Franschhoek Pass