ABOUT US

Since its inception eight years ago, the race has managed to pay out more than R820 000 to beneficiaries, and in doing so give back to the local community.

This family-friendly Trail and MTB event showcases the unique beauty of the wine lands and is recognised for its great vibe as well as top routes & trails which come highly recommended by riders & runners.

Starting and ending at Van Loveren, the four trails vary in technicality and offer riders of all fitness levels a great workout.

 

JAVA MTB CHALLENGE

Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Robertson

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MTB CHALLENGE

Start venue: Van Loveren Family Vineyards, R317 Road, Robertson.

The MTB trails at Van Loveren Family Vineyards offer amazing views of the Breede River and the Robertson valley.

Starting and ending at Van Loveren, the four trails vary in technicality and offer riders of all fitness levels a good workout.

6KM MTB ROUTE

The 6km MTB route is an easy, non-technical fun ride suitable for small children (parents welcome to ride with).

20KM ROUTE

The 20km route is ideal for beginners. It consists mostly of jeep tracks with some single tracks, and is not very technical, with only 250m elevation.

45KM ROUTE

The 45km route is suitable for intermediate riders with an elevation of about 850m.

65KM ROUTE

The 65km is a gruelling route for the adrenalin seekers. It includes many sections of the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic route as well as virgin territory and custom-built single tracks. The 1400m elevation will excite even the most seasoned rider and is perfect training for the upcoming Wines2Whales and To Hell and Back MTB events.

JAVA TRAIL CHALLENGE

Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Robertson

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TRAIL CHALLENGE

Start venue: Van Loveren Family Vineyards, R317 Road, Robertson

  • 10km Fun Run with a 200m elevation, takes place over rugged, yet scenic terrain, crossing the confluence of two rivers.

 

  • 15km Xtreme Trail Run is a trail full of action and accompanied by stunning scenery with an elevation of about 400m.

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you. Either contact us on the information below or by filling in our online contact form.

Visit US

Van Loveren Family Vinyards, R317

Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa

Call Us

Tel: 023 615 1505

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EMail Us

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Directions

Van Loveren Family Vineyards is located a convenient 120 minutes from Cape Town. Participants travelling from Cape Town can take the N1 towards Worcester and continue on the R60 towards Robertson, continuing straight through Robertson until reaching the traffic circle on the R317. At the traffic circle, turn right towards Bonnievale. Van Loveren will be approximately 15 km away on your right (GPS Coordinates: S33˚52’31.3” E 020˚ 0’ 9.1”).

Activities

Tasting room
Enjoy informal tastings at the Van Loveren tasting room after your race or treat yourself to a relaxed food and wine pairing with a platter on the Van Loveren deck overlooking the garden. Non-alcoholic options are available.
More Info – click through to VL tasting room on VL website
https://www.vanloveren.co.za/tasting-room

Christina’s Bistro @ Van Loveren
Specialising in thin crusted pizzas, gourmet burgers and a variety of seasoned chef’s specialties, Christina’s Bistro @ Van Loveren, allows you to enjoy your meal with a glass of your favourite Van Loveren wine under a shaded pergola.

More Info – click through to Christina’s on VL website
https://www.vanloveren.co.za/christinas-van-loveren

Food & Wine Pairings
Van Loveren’s array of food & wine pairings, including a non-alcoholic option as well as a kid’s pairing, will deepen your appreciation for both the wines and winemakers.
More Info – click through to VL pairings on VL website
https://www.vanloveren.co.za/tasting-room

Van Loveren

Find Accommodation

Robertson Tourism Info
+27 (0)23 626 4437
info@robertson.org.za

McGregor Tourism Info
+27 (0)23 625 1954
info@tourismmcgregor.co.za

Montagu/Ashton Tourism Info
+27 (0)23 614 2471
info@montagu-ashton

Bonnievale Tourism Info
+27 (0)83 688 0186
+27 (0)23 616 3052
reservations@info-bonnievale.co.za
www.info-bonnievale.co.za

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