Mountains & Valleys

17 07, 2019

Slack Pack and Back

By |2019-07-17T09:37:33+02:00July 17th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. Certainly. And who am I to argue with Grahame’s legendary Ratty? But I will present, as a close second, bicycles. To subvert one of the [...]

27 06, 2019

Join an Overberg Bikepacking Adventure

By |2019-07-01T11:38:21+02:00June 27th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|4 Comments

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. Routes: 80km from Grabouw to Greyton and back on the same route. Day one: [...]

11 03, 2019

Trials by Fire, Wind and Water at the CTCT

By |2019-03-14T17:48:37+02:00March 11th, 2019|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

“It’s just the same loop around the peninsula, how difficult could it be to organise?” one of sponsors of the Cape Town Cycle Tour half-jokingly asked Dave Bellairs, the marketing, media and sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. Very, it turns out! “No two years are the same” Bellairs sighed, putting down [...]

25 10, 2018

#SouthernCampout the Easy Way

By |2018-10-25T10:31:21+02:00October 25th, 2018|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

Though keen to join the #SouthernCampout fun, and ride his bike to go camping, Seamus Allardice and his friends, Andrew Robb and Jacques Rademan, weren’t keen on carrying all their gear into a headwind – so they took the easy option and roped in a support crew. Andrew Robb, Jacques Rademan and Seamus Allardice [...]

18 10, 2018

Braving the Baviaans for the Leopard Run

By |2018-10-18T17:43:15+02:00October 18th, 2018|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

The Baviaanskloof is one of the most remote places in the country. 50 kilometres down a gravel road, between the imposing sand stone massifs of the Baviaans and Kouga Mountains. It is isolated geographically from the outside world. Our trail running adventure would take us to an even more remote region within the Baviaans though, [...]

6 08, 2018

Snow Day Adventures

By |2018-08-06T10:06:41+02:00August 6th, 2018|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

With SnowReport.co.za predicting snow to down below 1 000 meters above sea level in the mountains of the Western Cape this afternoon we thought we’d provide you with a quick list of places where you can go play in the snow. Table Mountain This is a risky call as the prediction isn’t guaranteeing snow on the [...]

19 07, 2018

Piket-Bo-Berg: Mountain Biking’s Least Secret, Secret Spot

By |2018-07-19T16:15:17+02:00July 19th, 2018|Mountains & Valleys|0 Comments

I’ve been to Piket-Bo-Berg four times now and it never ceases to amaze. It’s a hidden gem; of orchards, fynbos and amazing mountain bike trails high above the rolling wheat fields of the Swartland. Situated on the lonely mountain which separates Piketberg from the West Coast, Piket-Bo-Berg is just two hours from Cape Town but [...]