2017 TransCape MTB

2017 TransCape MTB

Date: 5-11 February 2017

Website: http://www.transcapemtb.co.za/

Entries: http://www.transcapemtb.co.za/

Enquiries: eventsupport@asgworld.co.za


7 Days – 675km – 12 000m vertical ascent

TransCape MTB is an iconic seven-day South African mountain biking journey over 675km taking 130 intrepid adventurers over seven incredible stages and 12 000m of vertical ascent from the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.

It’s an all-inclusive, unforgettable luxury off-the-bike experience and an incredibly rewarding on-the-bike journey over some of the finest mountain-biking terrain in the country.

TransCape is a full service tour. All on and off-the-bike needs are met, including on-road nutritional, technical and medical support, three meals a day, delightful hotel and guest house accommodation and all transfers between overnight spots and stage starts and finishes.

The field is limited to 130 riders. Riders can either enter as 2-rider teams or solo entrants.


2017 Route Preview

The route for TransCape2017, which takes place from 5-13 February, has been unveiled and our route crew have done a marvellous job in again securing some of the finest mountain-biking terrain on their journey from Kynsna to Franschhoek.



“Forests and Fairies”

5 February 2017

Knysna – Wilderness

Distance: 102km

Ascent:  2 600m

Notable climbs: Simola | Gouna | Hydro | Homtini | Bergplaas




6 February 2017

George – Van Wyksdorp (Rooiberg Lodge)

Distance: 133km

Ascent: 2 450m

Notable Climbs: Montagu Pass | Tobi’s Tester | Gouritz Exit




7 February 2017

Rooiberg Lodge – Riversdal

Distance: 80km

Ascent: 1 400m

Major Climbs: KangaKrusher | Garcia Pass



“Milk & Honey”

8 February 2017

Riversdal – Swellendam

Distance: 103km

Ascent: 1 800m

Notable Climbs: Milk & Honey | Grootvadersbosch Ascent



“Never-ending River”

9 February 2017

Swellendam – Greyton

Distance: 112.5km

Ascent: 1 542m

Notable Climbs: None really…




10 February 2017

Greyton – Villiersdorp

Distance: 68km

Ascent: 1 700m

Notable Climbs: Greyton single-track switchbacks | Middelplaas climbs | RUSTY GATE




11 February 2017

Villiersdorp – Franschhoek

Distance: 78.5km

Ascent: 1 635m

Notable Climbs: GROENLANDBERG | Franschhoek Pass