Day 1 – +/- 85km – 1900m
A brand new start at the beautiful Wedgewood Golf and Country Estate about 15km west of Port Elizabeth will ensure a “hassle free” departure from the mayhem of inner city traffic. It’s straight into the magnificent single track of Hopewell, through the enduro sections of Eagles Nest and a brief respite into Rocklands. It’s not long till we enter the beautiful Longmore Forests and onto the massive Roller Coaster at Loerie Rus Kamp. It’s now an orange Orchard ride with loads of technical single track and a soft 5 km tar entry into our 1st overnight stop at Hankey Golf Course.
Day 2 – +/- 95km – 2000m
A nice early morning climb out of the Gamtoos river valley and into the brand new Suurbron single track. We have 2 big ranges to cross namely the Kouga Mountains over awesome epic type jeep-track, private game farms and the beautiful Suurveld mountain range on some of the finest single track. Watch out for Buffalo, Nyala and wild running Wildebeest. It’s a tough, rough day but the remoteness and sheer beauty will blow you away. A massive descent onto the R62 and a tar road finish into “Die Stoor” at Kareedouw.
Day 3 – +/- 75km – 1600m
This is a morning that screams “Wake up legs” as we tackle a new Jeep track over the Tsitsikamma mountain Range with the Indian Ocean a distant view. It’s into the Regyne protea Farm and the magnificent Cape Pine Forests. We return to the beautiful seaside watering Hole on the Oubos cliffs of Robbehoek Riders and then into the Kwaaibrand single track and “50 shades of Green”. The last hurdle for the day being the National Parks rugby field of Storms River Village.
Day 4 – +/- 83km – 900m
A similar day to the 2013 PE PLETT as we exit the Storms River Village and immediately into the Cape Pine Forests, the tar pass of the Old Bloukrans and down Pigs Head into the Otters Trail … an Epic downhill run into Natures Valley and then onto Salt River and the National parks single track. The ride takes us back into Kurland and into Ingwe Reserve with beautiful Yellowwood indigenous forests. We are now close to home as we pop under the N2 and embark on a fast and furious downhill run to the Keurbooms River and a grand entrance on a floating bridge across the water into a Forever Resorts.