Join Jaco Pelser and Seamus Allardice on an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure this July. Ride from Grabouw to Greyton, and back, via some of the Overberg’s best gravel roads in a relaxed bikepacking tour on the 13th and 14th of July 2019.
80km from Grabouw to Greyton and back on the same route.
Day one: Click here to view an interactive Map | 78km with 1 250m of climbing
Day two: Click here to view an interactive Map | 80km with 1 350m of climbing
Friday 12 July: Meet at Trail’s End Bike Hotel from 18:00 onwards, for dinner at 19:00.
Saturday 13 July: Depart for Greyton at 08:00. Late lunch in Greyton, check in to the Greyton Eco Lodge. Wander the streets of Greyton for dinner at the Old Potter’s Brewhouse.
Sunday 14 July: Depart for Grabouw at 09:00 after breakfast in Greyton. Arrive in Grabouw by 14:00.
R500 for dinner, bed and breakfast at Trail’s End and R150 for accommodation at the Greyton Eco Lodge. Plus R110 to cover the accommodation expenses of our back-up driver. Lunch, dinner and breakfast in Greyton are excluded.
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What to Expect
Being a relatively short distance, one night trip you can pack super light. There will be a back-up vehicle transporting overnight bags from Grabouw to Greyton and back so pack what you would for a single night away. Plus a set of fresh riding kit if you don’t want to slum it bikepacking style. The only mandatory item is a towel for the night in Greyton as the Eco Lodge does not provide those. This is an exceptionally easy in to bikepacking, or rather slack-packing so jump at the opportunity. The next trip won’t be nearly as easy.
On that note you are welcome to ride whatever bike you choose. A road bike is probably not a good idea but a gravel or a mountain bike will do the job equally well, we will after-all be cruising; not knocking off the kays at Jaco’s race pace.
Oh and keep an eye on the weather. It could be chilly or it could be lovely. You know the Western Cape winter, anything is possible.
Want to do some research? Read about Jaco and Seamus’ last trip here.