Stanford MTB Classic: Cape Epic stage 2 routes

The Stanford MTB Classic is one of the most beautiful mountain bike races in the Overberg region, and surpasses all expectations on every level.

Majestic mountain scapes, rolling hills covered by fabulous fynbos, and exclusive raw and untamed trails await riders in February this year.

This is also the exclusive opportunity for riders training for the Cape Epic to experience the Stanford trails that will be included in stage 2 of the Epic.

The setting is in between the Kleinrivier mountains, and routes traverse from Stanford Valley Guest Farm to Paardenberg trails, Beloftebos, Hermanus Pietersfontein, and as far as Laughing Waters for the long distance riders.

Distances to choose from:

The 85km is a challenging course and includes the climb to Hermanus Pietersfontein, and the new decent section towards Laughing Waters Farm before climbing back up to the Beloftebos view point and down to Stanford Valley Guest Farm.

The 55km route includes all the best singletrack trails of the 85km but excludes the extra loop up towards Hermanus Pietersfontein.

The 25km route is primarily for non-technical riders and provides for an easier, open road course, but includes some of the most beautiful views of the river.

For Epic riders the 85km is a must, but the 55km route is as rewarding for the avid mountain biker.

Waterpoints at regular intervals are provided with all the goodies and hospitality from the local farmers.

Stanford Valley Guest Farm is approximately a two-hour drive from Cape Town.

Easy and fast access from all locations.

But we recommend that you indulge in a weekend away and book your accommodation at one of the following guest houses/farm stays:

Stanford Valley
Overberg Gems
Laughing Waters Farm

Event details

Date: 25 February 2023
Venue: Stanford Valley Guest Farm

Start and finish at Stanford Valley Guest farm.


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