FNB W2W to close off on a high note

The third and final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will guide mountain bikers on a 71km journey from Oak Valley Wine Estate to Onrust Caravan Park where the finish line awaits.

“The second destination stage of the FNB W2W MTB Events, Stage Three perfectly rounds off three days of spectacular-mountain biking,” says Johan Kriegler, FNB W2W MTB Director. “Iconic sections to look out for on route will include passing the Houw Hoek Inn, the oldest hotel in South Africa, meandering through the quaint town of Botriver past the Botriver School, experiencing the magnificent Wildekrans and Hermanus Trails, Gaf-se-Bos, the Fruitways-Onrust Beach Crossing and the PERI-Onrust river crossing to name just a few.”

“Riders can look forward to varied terrain which will include gravel sections, jeep track, single tracks and even a pallet beach crossing,” continues Kriegler. “My advice is to pace well. The first 38km up until the SteelBridge is fast and fairly easy. The real race starts after this section. On a high note, riders will finally be greeted by spectacular ocean views before crossing the finish line at Onrust Caravan Park. ”

EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events
Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!

Stage Three:

Start Venue: Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)
Finish Venue: Onrust Caravan Park
Distance: 71km
Ascent: 1200m
Water Points:
• WP1 / Botriver School on 24km
• WP2 / Art House on 42km
• WP3 / Plaaskombuis on 61km

Event Dates:
• FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure: Friday, 27 October 2017 – Sunday, 29 October 2017
• FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride: Monday, 30 October 2017 – 01 November 2017
• FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race: Friday, 03 November 2017 – Sunday, 05 November 2017