Route descriptions

The MTB Routes

The Greyton Classic wins accolades year after year for the unmatched experience brought to the riders by route designers Petie Viljoen, Andrew White and Gert Ehlers. Many years of MTB experiences of these guys, which include Cape Epics, Trans-Alps, Sani2C’s etc, means that they have sniffed out the best that’s in the land which is made available by the farming community of this beautiful area.

2 Day MTB Stage Race

Stage race route description below. Route profile & elevation maps here.

Day 1. Riders will start and finish their 1st-ever Greyton Stage race in the town of Greyton, and from here the route will take them towards Genadendal and the area to the west, where spectacular riding awaits them. A mixture of roads through some of the oldest history in the country will take the riders through orchards, single track, district roads etc, they are in for a 70km feast that they won’t forget in a hurry. It will also be a good test for their fitness, so everyone is advised to keep up their training.

Day 1 – 60km route

The vertical ascent on the map below is just a guide – we measured it as 1200m.

Day 1 – 15km route

Day 2. Riders will start and finish at The Oaks Estate, 10km outside Greyton on the Riviersonderend Road. The route will be the same as the 1-day 65km route of the Greyton Classic, and the route will be shared with the 1-day riders.

Single Day MTB Events

65km Long route. For the more serious riders. The route has been made slightly easier towards the end. There are water points at 26kms, 39kms and 55kms. The vertical ascent on the map below is just a guide – we measured it as 1400m.

35km Medium route. We are re-designing the route to help the riders enjoy even more of the spectacular scenery of the Greyton area. Total climbing will be around 500m, for the not-so-fit, but able riders who love their mountain biking and look forward to a challenge that’s going to leave them craving for more at the finish! There will be 1 water point around half-way. The vertical ascent on the map below is just a guide – we measured it as 500m.

16km Short route. For the novices who can’t wait to get out there and get a sniff at what this beautiful sport is all about! This route includes 200m climbing and there is a water point half way. The vertical ascent on the map below is just a guide – we measured it as 200m.

 

The Trail Run Routes

The trail run on the Sunday has received so many accolades, we have decided to keep the Start/Finish in Greyton in Ds Botha Street again, just like last year! Come and be treated to the hearty and picturesque atmosphere offered by the very heart of Greyton, and enjoy the spectacular routes through the fynbos, hills and forests around Greyton. The route will offer runners the spectacular views of the Riviersonderend valley, the town and surrounding mountains.

21km Trail Run

Water point Distance Cut-off Time
Water point 1 At 4kms 2 hours 30 min
Water point 2 At 14kms 3 hours 15 min

The vertical ascent on the map below is just a guide – we measured it as 478m.

10km Trail Run

The vertical ascent on the map below is just a guide – we measured it as 266m. There is 1 water point at the halfway mark.

5km run