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Make sure you are well prepared by test-riding some of the trail networks that traverse the 2022 Absa Cape Epic route. We encourage you to get outside and enjoy these trails not only for the stunning views these areas have to offer, but also to ensure you are ready for the Untamed African MTB race. 

We request that you respect the land owners and farmers by giving way to farm traffic, greeting farm workers, and closing any gates that you have opened. We do not condone rogue riding; please remain on the designated marked tracks at all times and ensure you have obtained the necessary permits.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our incredible land owners and route stakeholders for making this possible. Should you have any questions, please contact the relevant trail networks directly.

Below is a detailed list of the trails on offer to 2022 Absa Cape Epic riders:

Lourensford MTB

Stage Locations:

Prologue & Stage 1

Details:

Please visit their website for more details on riding the trails on Lourensford Estate and how to purchase a permit.

Contact Details:

Clay Range Events - MTB @ Lourensford

Noel Rowe - 076 349 2866

info@clayad.co.za

Google Map Link:

Lourensford MTB

 

Helderberg Trails

Stage Locations:

Stage 1

Details:

Permits can be bought at the following establishments:

The Hanger Bike Company

The coffee shop on Helderberg Farm 

Contact Details:

The Hanger Bike Company - 021 855 1106

Helderberg Farm - 021 855 4308 

Google Map Link:

The Hanger Bike Company

Helderberg Farm

 

Winelands Cycling Club

Stage Location:

Stage 1

Details:

Please visit their website for more details on riding the Stellenbosch trails and how to purchase a permit.

Contact Details:

Winelands Cycling Club

Google Map Link:

Winelands Cycling Club

 

A-Z Trails - Grabouw

Stage Location:

Stage 2

Details:

Permits can be bought at the Trails End Bike Hotel. 

Contact Details:

Trails End Bike Hotel

Google Map Link:

Trails End Bike Hotel

 

 

 

Oak Valley Trails

Stage Location:

Stage 2

Details:

Permits can be bought at the main entrance to Oak Valley Estate.

Contact Details:

Oak Valley Estate

Google Map Link:

Oak Valley Trails

 

 

 

 

Botrivier Trails

Stage Location:

Stage 2

Details:

Permits can be bought at Beaumont Family Wines or Wildekrans Wine Estate.

Contact Details:

Beaumont Family Wines

Wildekrans Wine Estate

Google Map Link:

Beaumont Family Wines

Wildekrans Wine Estate

 

 

 

Greyton MTB Trails

Stage Locations:

Stage 3 & 4

Details:

Permits can be bought at Hub and Spoke in Greyton

Contact Details:

Steven Jossel - 083 457 0679

Google Map Link:

Greyton MTB Trails

 

Franschhoek Trails

Stage Location:

Stage 5

Details:

Please contact Eldorette Carinus on arranging route inforation and maps. Permits are on a "honesty box" basis and can be paid via Zapper and Snapscan on the trails (on the route signage - please support the regions trail network and trail builders!). 

Contact Details:

Eldorette Carinus - 082 495 8579

Google Map Link:

Franschhoek Trails

 

Stellenbosch Trails

Stage Locations:

Stage 5, 6 & 7

Details:

Please support the Stellenbosch Trail Fund on route by donating via the Snapscan and Zapper boards on the Stellenbosch trails.

Contact Details:

Stellenbosch Trail Fund

Google Map Link:

N/A

 

Banhoek Trails

Stage Locations:

Stage 5 & 6

Details:

Please visit the Bankhoek Conservancy website for more details on riding the Banhoek trails. Permits can be bought at Hellsend Bike Compound and the Banhoek Chilli Oil store.

Contact Details:

Banhoek Trails: 083 325 5840

info@banhoekconservancy.org 

Google Map Link:

Hellsend Bike Compound

Banhoek Chilli Oil store

 

Jonkershoek Trails

Stage Location:

Stage 6

Details:

Permits can be bought at the Jonkershoek gate.

Contact Details:

MTO Office - 021 866 1512

Google Map Link:

Jonkershoek Trails

 

Dirtopia Trails

Stage Location:

Stage 7

Details:

Permits can be bought at the Dirtopia Trail Centre.

Contact Details:

Dirtopia Trail Centre - 078 343 3572

Google Map Link:

Dirtopia Trails