A great weekend escape at Gravel & Grape

The Gravel & Grape is your window into the world of the Breedekloof Wine Valley. Three or two days of unbeatable riding through the Western Cape’s hidden gem wine region, over and across trails that will delight all levels of mountain biker. Even better, the Gravel & Grape takes place just an hour outside of Cape Town. The event takes place 8-10 May, 2020.


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The region is a favourite among wine connoisseurs and is fast earning a reputation as a family-friendly getaway with quaint bistros, cycling trails and wineries that go the extra mile when hosting their guests. This hospitality extends into the Gravel & Grape.


The riding terrain of the event covers vineyards, gravel roads and single track that is freshly prepared for the riders. Hosted by the local farming community, the Gravel & Grape is a fun and friendly experience for all who enter.


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The main event is the Gravel & Grape Extreme 3-Day. The distances, for day one, two and three respectively are 69, 68 and 44km.


For those on a “day budget”, the Gravel & Grape Extreme 2-Day is ideal (69km and 68km) - you don’t have to worry about taking leave on a Friday. While stage race beginners should tackle the 2-Day Adventure (35km and 30km).


The weekend of mountain bike fun takes place in and around the Breedekloof Wine Valley - the nearest town is Rawsonville - while the race village is Goudini Spa. The venue is only an hour from the Cape Town city centre. The 2-Day Adventure and the 2-Day Extreme are both clover leaf format.


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All three days - and both days on the 2-Day events - include a mixture of handbuilt single track, unrivalled wine valley scenery and well-stocked water points. Cross the finish line and enjoy a wide variety of wines from the region - the main reason for entering!


At R6200 per team entry, the Gravel & Grape Extreme 3-Day is excellent value for money and an ideal event for mountain bikers looking for a change of scenery.


The Extreme 2-Day is R4150 per team, while the Adventure 2-Day is R3600 per team. Solo riders may enter the Adventure 2-Day; the entry is R2000.


E-bikes are also welcome at the Gravel & Grape.



DieselnDust, Mar 10 2020 10:15

I love this event. Excellent value with some challenging trails