Mountain Biking

An exciting and exhilarating mountain biking experience – Mpumalanga News


De Hoop Collection is delighted to be hosting the magical-breakaway-from-reality De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.

It’s exciting, exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful. De Hoop Collection will be hosting the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience 2022 from May 20 to May 22.

Explore the pristine, vast open spaces and wildlife of De Hoop Nature Reserve, which is not only one of CapeNature’s flagship nature reserves, but is also home to one of the best land-based whale watching areas in the world. Enjoy challenging, but spectacular riding on untamed and unspoilt mountain bike trails over the two-day event .

The weekend starts with a welcoming optional sunset ride on Friday afternoon for riders who want to stretch the legs and experience some of the extraordinary De Hoop Vlei views before dinner – Sunset Scramble to Melkkamer warm-up ride: 31km, 110m elevation. Saturday and Sunday will provide some decent time in the saddle and a few iconic climbs but just enough distance to enjoy the rest of the afternoon, socialising and relaxing with friends and family. Stage 1: Flatrock – 57km, 950m elevation / Stage 2: Trails to Whales: 63km: 785m elevation. Prize money for category winners of the Open Men, Open Women, and Team entries.

The De Hoop Vlei MTB entry fee of R3 450 per person includes:

  • Two dinners, two lunches and two breakfasts – at the Fig Tree restaurant at De Hoop Collection
  • One bottle of complimentary wine
  • One complimentary massage by EPT recovery
  • Water points en route
  • Bike wash
  • Medical assistance en route

*Excludes the CapeNature entrance fee (payable at the gate). Support meal options for family/children with online entries. Enter online here.

For more information and queries regarding the 2022 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience contact Race Director, Anneke Viljoen – [email protected]

Exclusive Event Accommodation Package: Book your exclusive event Accommodation Package at De Hoop Collection and get 42% discount on a three-night stay from Friday to Sunday night. Accommodation excludes all meals (meals are included in the race fee). De Hoop Collection accommodation bookings can only be made through email (no online bookings available) – contact: [email protected]  T&Cs apply.