2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience

The 2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience is set to take place from the 27th to the 29th of September. Mountain bikers are encouraged to bring their families along for the adventure. The De Hoop Collection offers not only amazing food, luxury accommodation upgrades and activities throughout the weekend; but also provides the close encounter wildlife viewing for which the nature reserve has become famous. On the bike riders can gear up for days of 68, 62 and 50 kilometres in length with the terrain offering minimal meters of climbing – but the climbing there is, is not to be underestimated.

The De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience offers varied riding across rocky singletrack, flowing jeep track and smooth gravel roads. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2019 event will also see the launch of an exciting new one day race: The De Hoop XCM. Entrants to the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience will have the option to ride the ultra-marathon one day event, on Saturday the 28th of September, or the 62 kilometre long standard Stage 2. With the stage event focusing on rider experience and encouraging participants to slow down, take photos and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the area – the introduction of the one day race allows the competitive at heart to race for a day.

For 2019 the event will also introduce a single day marathon event, known as the De Hoop XCM, which will run concurrently with Stage 2 and offer a 100km long route. Photo by Oakpics.com.

For more information on the 2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience please visit www.dehoopvleimtb.co.za.


Fast Facts: 2019 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience
Dates: 27-29 September 2019
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Stage 1: 68km with 1 260m of climbing
Stage 2: 62km with 710m of climbing
Stage 2 Option: 102km with 1 600m of climbing (De Hoop XCM)
Stage 3: 52km with 710m of climbing
Entry Fees: Solo: R4 500 | Team: R9 000 for 2 riders
Spectators: Adults: R1 437 | Children: R718
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Friday to Sunday. Dinner Friday & Saturday.
Entries Open: 3 November 2018
Website: www.dehoopvleimtb.co.za
Facebook: De Hoop Vlei MTB
Instagram: @dehoopvleimtb

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