The MTO Tour de Plett – mountain biking with soul

Tour de Plett

The Garden Route offers some of the best MTB terrain the country has to offer, and this year’s Tour de Plett taking place on 6 October 2018, is certain to keep everyone from the racing snake through to the occasional peddler happy, with a choice of four exciting route options.

For the über competitive, there’s the 87km MTB Ultra Marathon, a fast and furious ride which takes in indigenous forest, MTO plantations and a crank-crushing 1507m of climbing. For the weekend warrior, the 60km MTB half-marathon and 45km MTB ride offer plenty as far as challenging terrain goes, as well as loads of gorgeous scenery. For those after a bit of fun and a change to get out onto the trail, the 16km fun ride is open to all ages from 8 years and up. E-Bikes are also welcome, although they won’t be offered podium finishes.

What makes this event so undeniably unique? Well that’s easy, it’s a combination of meticulously designed routes, incorporating floating bridges, single track, fynbos sections and forest, along with a breathtaking finish along a palleted runway crossing Plett’s Piesang River, to end the ride right alongside the Indian Ocean at Central Beach.

All proceeds from the event go to the Kwano Cycling Academy, a local cycling initiative using cycling as a catalyst to uplift and transform historically disadvantaged Individuals and Communities.

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