DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE
JAVA 2023 HAS BEEN CANCELLED
WATCH THIS SPACE
FOR AN EPIC JAVA 2024
Since its inception eleven years ago, the race has managed to pay out more than R835 000 to beneficiaries, and in doing so give back to the local community.
We missed you last year! 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.
This year we are doing things a bit differently, we are going back to basics. Stripping away all the fuss to focus on mountain bike cycling at its best – raw, sweat and nature.
Starting and ending at Van Loveren, the three trails vary in technicality and offer riders of all fitness levels a great workout.
JAVA MTB CHALLENGE
Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Robertson
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).
The 20km route is ideal for beginners. It consists mostly of jeep tracks with some single tracks, and is not very technical, with only 232m elevation.
The 42km route is suitable for intermediate riders with an elevation of about 850m.
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 1300m 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 & FUN RUN
Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Robertson
& FUN RUN
Start venue: Van Loveren Family Vineyards, R317 Road, Robertson
- 10km Run with a 200m elevation, takes place over rugged, yet scenic terrain, crossing the confluence of two rivers.
- 2.5km Fun Run
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.
Van Loveren Family Vinyards, R317
Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: 023 615 1505
Elaine van Heerden
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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”).
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
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.
@Four Cousins Tasting room & Restaurant
The legendary Four Cousins now has a brand home, a new landmark in the heart of Robertson. We invite you to visit the most chilled spot in the valley. Enjoy exciting food and wine pairings, beer and whisky tastings and Papillon non-alcoholic tasting. Take a seat in our modern restaurant and enjoy the delicious wood fired pizzas.
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
Robertson Tourism Info
+27 (0)23 626 4437
McGregor Tourism Info
+27 (0)23 625 1954
Montagu/Ashton Tourism Info
+27 (0)23 614 2471
Bonnievale Tourism Info
+27 (0)83 688 0186
+27 (0)23 616 3052