80km – 1800m
A brand new start at the beautiful Wedgewood Golf and Country Estate some 15km west of Port Elizabeth.
This is a day that will expose the riders to the single track of Hopewell. The jeep tracks of Longmore Forest and a fast and furious descent into the incredible MTB playground of the 3 Rivers Trails. After departing Crossways its into J bay Bike park and a brand new single track section heading into the Gamtoos Valley. A tough last climb of the day and as you crest the summit, the wonderful village of Gamtoos Ferry Hotel is in sight.
A technical switch back downhill and you have the 1st day in the bag.
95km – 1600m
A short tar section to warm those legs and we cross the old Gamtoos Train bridge and wind our way through this rich citrus valley.
A long 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.
Our new village at Soloko some 20km East of Kareedouw is special.
65km – 1200m
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 some of the finest jeep and single tracks that the magnificent Cape Pine Forests have to offer. We return to the beautiful seaside watering Hole on the Oubos cliffs of Robbehoek and inland into the Kwaaibrand single track and “50 shades of Green”.
The new Tsitikamma Adventure village with all the creature comforts is our home for the last night
90 km – 1600m
A forest exit and into the old Storms River pass and through the picturesque village of Storms River and back into into the Cape Pine Forests.
A highlight of PE PLETT is the tar pass of the Old Bloukrans and then onto the Otters Trail with an epic downhill through Pigs Head and into Natures Valley. The tar pass climb and another epic descent into Salt River and the National parks single track. The ride takes us back into Kurland and the beautiful Yellowwood indigenous forests.
We are now close to home as we pop under the N2 and embark on a great downhill run to the Keurbooms River floating bridge onto the green green grass of Forever Resorts.