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Vulintaba Mountain bike Tour #1

October 31 @ 8:00 AM - November 1 @ 5:00 PM

R850 – R1200

Vulintaba Mountain Bike tour #1

About this Tour

Do you want to build some season fitness then this is the tour for you ! Consider it a training camp.

This tour offer:

  • Endurance Day 1                    110km Ascent 2400m
  • Climbing  Normandien pass  650m  in 9km
  • Descent Donkey’s pass          500m  over 4.5km
  • Stay over in a 4 hotel
  • Dinner

Day 2 

  • Breakfast
  • 42km Hardcore single track
  • Brunch

If you are looking for a fast breakaway, this weekend will provide you scenic nature , hardcore riding, great single track  and a early finish on the second day so you can travel safe and get back to your destination early.

Who Should do it

Accomplished and advanced riders can use this tour to build fittest and endurance. For the fit average rider this weekend will build your depth with regard to stamina and skill.

THIS IS NOT A RACE – but a great opportunity to build fitness for the season to come. Ridden on a steady pace but still  on a social level.

This is definitely not a ride for novice unfit riders!

We would like to keep a decent pace regrouping every so often. The route presents seriously steep hills and steep descents and hardcore single tracks.

If you are looking for a fast breakaway, this weekend will provide you scenic nature , hardcore ride and great single track  and a early finish on the second day.

Enjoy Saturday night dinner with us at Jackson Brown

Day 1 - 109km 2800m Ascent

The Day kicks off at Vulintaba Country Estate.The first 35km is easy and include a short section of Tar road, a great warm up before the ride really start with a  hilly climb. Once we arrive at Normandien we will ascent up Normandien pass that include a  650m climb over 9km with a max. slope of 18.4%. Top of Normandien we will have a refreshment break and regroup.

The next 35km include rolling hills with a few short steep stabbers. We will regroup at the end of this section with a short drinks break before taking on the climb towards “Sneeuberg" with the hole in the mountain. This climb is 280m over 5km.

The next session is 18 km – once you reach Sneeuberg take a second and have a look at the hole in the mountain enjoy the scenery.

Top of Donkeys pass  we’ll enjoy a few drinks , perhaps a beer or two and enjoy the scenic view over the mountain amphitheater of Vulintaba (from there the name “open the mountain").

The final session is by far the most rewarding with a descent of 520m over 6.5km. The leg include single track that forms part of the black mountain bike route on Vulintaba.

Day 1 is celebrated with a braai in the evening at Jackson Brown restaurant before getting ready for a short but hardcore day 2

Day 1 Schedule
Registration : 29 Aug 06:00 @ Vulintaba Country Estate

Start : 07:00
1st Regroup : ETA 8:45 (35 km done)Foot of Normandien pass -5 minutes
2nd Regroup: ETA 9:40 (44 km done) Top of Normandien pass. This is the first Big refreshment break ,estimated time 30 min
3rd Regroup : ETA 11:20 Next 22 km  (66 km done) – 5 min  to refill water bottles & regroup
4th Regroup : ETA 12:00 Next 13 km (79 km done)Foot of Sneeuberg climb – 5 min regroup

5th Regroup : ETA 13:30  Next 18 km (87 km done) Top of Donkeys pass. This will be a proper break , enjoy a beer or two before free riding down to the finish
Finish ETA 14:00-14:30 at your own leisure

Day 2 60km + Hardcore single track

After a early breakfast the day 2 kicks off with a total ride of  just over 40km. Don’t under estimate the distance since it will include great single track and heavy climbing. After a warmup of 12km the final 30km is hardcore single track  that include steep core engaging  climbs. The trail is gnarly and hardcore – a great test of character. Most of the days ride is made up of the black and blue trail on Vulintaba.

Once we have finished the ride , we’ll enjoy a final late Brunch at Jackson brown before departing back home.

Day 2 Schedule

Breakfast: 6:00
Start : 07:00
1st Regroup : ETA 7:45 (12 km done) Darrel Browns farm
2nd Regroup : ETA 8:15 (18 km done) Split Blk & blue route – continue on black
3rd Regroup : ETA 9:15 (24 km done) Old fort
4th Regroup : ETA 9:45  (28 km done) Jackson Brown
5th Regroup : ETA 10:30 (35 km done) split of Blk & blue- descent on Blue route.

Finish ETA 11:00 (42 km done) Jackson Brown
11:00 Brunch Jackson Brown
12:30 Race Finish

What does your entry include

Hotel Package

  • 2 days of awesome cycling
  • refreshments on route
  • 4 star Hotel accommodation
  • Dinner Saturday evening
  • Breakfast Sunday Morning
  • Brunch
  • Great scenery
  • Great Company

Supporter Package:
4 star Hotel accommodation
Dinner Saturday evening
Breakfast Sunday Morning

Access to spa

Brunch
Great scenery
FREE ROUND OF GOLF

Standard Package

  • 2 days of awesome cycling
  • refreshments on route
  • Dinner Saturday evening
  • Breakfast Sunday Morning
  • Brunch
  • Great scenery
  • Great Company

Supporters

Supporters will not be accommodated on the route whist riding however they are welcome to use the facilities at the Hotel and on the estate.

The estate offers a spa, gym, golf course, hiking trails or you can spend time at the Jackson Brown resturant and enjoy the scenery.

This is a great opportunity for your partner, spouse, supporter to relax while they can enjoy the hospitality of Vulintaba Country Estate

Gallery

Day 1 Vulintaba Tour GPX File

Day 2 Vulintaba Tour GPX File

Tickets

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Supporter Hotel Package
Supporter entry - include 4 star hotel accommodation and also include dinner,breakfast &brunch served for riders at Vulintaba Estate. Supporters can enjoy Vulintaba Estate whilst riders is on route.
R 1,200.00
50 available
Rider Standard Package
This entry include everything the tour offer EXCEPT accommodation. Dinner, breakfast and brunch is included
R 850.00
30 available
Rider Hotel Package
This entry include accommodation in Vulintaba Hotel for one night, dinner, breakfast & brunch
R 1,200.00
50 available

Details

Start:
October 31 @ 8:00 AM
End:
November 1 @ 5:00 PM
Cost:
R850 – R1200

Venue

vulintaba