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.
For more information visit www.tourdeplett.co.za