STAGE EVENT: 2 Day Tour
WHERE: Elgin valley & Bot River trails
DATE: 7-8 May 2022
So you want to get an idea of what a stage race is all about? You want the best value for money while riding some of the best trails in the Western Cape? Oh, and you want to include the entire family? Then the Houw Hoek Tour is for you!
Not only is the Houw Hoek Hotel one of the oldest hotels in SA, the Houw Hoek MTB Tour is also one of the oldest MTB Events. It’s designed as a light multistage tour with the emphasis on family-friendly fun, chilled vibes and exploratory trails.
To simplify logistics for entrants the Houw Hoek Hotel is the start and finish venue for the weekend.
On Saturday, Stage 1 runs down the historic Kat Pass and Van der Stel Pass, via Wildekrans and Beaumont Wine Estates, back to the Hotel. It includes the Beaumont River Trail and most of the trail networks in Wildekrans and Beaumont.
Sundays, Stage 2 runs via the Paul Cluver trails and a couple of newly build singles, which you get to test ride for the first time. Both stages are 45km, climbing approximately 800m with a nice balance of gravel roads and single tracks.
Maybe May is the mayday call for your dream Houw Hoek Tour!