The start and day before registration will be at Kurland just outside of Plett. We will run a similar route to that of the 2013 Day 1 event with some obvious changes around Natures Valley where new single track is being explored and less portage. We will continue past Storms River Village en route to Kareedouw with the 1st overnight being at the Stoor. There will be 3 waterholes – Natures Valley, Storms River and
Oudenbosch Farm stall.
We will exit Kareedouw following the old railway line, taking you through 3 game farms and cutting across the absolutely beautiful Suurveld and wind our way across the Kouga Mountains into the Hankey area .This takes us into the citrus area of the Gamtoos River Valley with magnificent riding. Were you`ll end the day with lovely bit of single track downhill into Hankey. Our overnight village will be at Hackey School. There will be 2 waterholes on route.
We now have the opportunity to ride the Longmore Forests and together with 3 rivers trails we are starting to cut new single track in this pristine area. With our overnight stop at Woodridge School we don’t have to cover big distances so we can do a whole lot more technical and just have Fun. You`ll be able to restock and catch your breath at the 2 waterholes provided.
The team at Woodridge are hard at work with new tracks and we will very likely follow the route from the school in reverse until we get to the base of Huff Puff Hill when we will then run along the coast past Maitlands and Seaview and follow the fynbos trail for an epic finish at the Boardwalk Casino and Hotel complex opposite Shark Rock Pier where we started the inaugural 2013 event. Aaing there will be 2 water holes along the way, the last one coming past the Cyclo Pro bike shops doorsteps.