MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMPS
With a network of some 500 km of trails, it’s no surprise that Stellenbosch, is regarded as the mountain bike capital of South Africa! The trail network extends from privately-owned wineries to nature reserves. Stellenbosch is set to host a leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in March 2018 and is also the start/end destination of the Cape Cross Cycle Route, a 750 km cycle route that runs between Plettenberg Bay and Stellenbosch. In 2019, Stellenbosch will be host of 2 stages of the famous Cape Epic.
The picturesque little town of Stellenbosch, lies surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains, in the heart of Cape Winelands (50km east of Cape Town). The second oldest town in South Africa, it boasts some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. The historic town centre of Stellenbosch and many of its neighborhoods have flat, quiet roads, perfect for easy cycling. The town is best explored by bike and once you have discovered the joy of cycling here, it is difficult to get back into a car again. Being a university town, Stellenbosch is home to a range of cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee shops. One of the great advantages of cycling in Stellenbosch is that you can stop anywhere to shop, have coffee or visit a museum because you have no parking problems and bicycles are always welcome!
Our mtb camps can be adjusted to your wishes. There are many different routes and areas to discover, from beginners to very experienced riders. Just tell us your skill level and we put a week program together. We can even arrange skill sessions for you if you wish.
3YO are able to facilitate mountain bike hire for those clients who prefer not bring their own bikes. Our partner, BMT can also facilitate any services and repairs. On all or rides we will bring additional drinks, a first aid kit and puncture equipment. Full suspension bikes can be hired for R650 a day, hard tail bikes for R400 a day.
For a bit of R&R – we can book a massage for you after a tough day of riding.
Safari and wine tasting
Included in the package is a 2 hour safari game drive. Expect to see kudus, zebra's and giraffes. After the safari, you will have a wine tasting (including bubbles).
Oh, we will do another wine tasting at another farm too.
3YO offer a list of accommodation options from self-catering apartments to luxury villas. We have also accommodation option for groups up till 30 persons. It guaranteed to be more than just a training camp more than just a training holiday.
Want to do a mountain bike race during your stay?
Training for the Epic?
The Epic route 2019 comes through Stellenbosch, check the trails with us
EDEN, MONT MARIE, G-SPOT
The Paradyskloof pine plantation consists of a maze of tracks and trails, ideal for single and downhill track riding. The tracks continue on to the northern side where it links up with the Coetzenburg areas.Dont miss the brilliant downhill opportunities at G-Spot to finish of your ride in the plantation. G-Spot consist of awesome jumps and tight turns to get the adrenaline flowing and now attained international status as one of the best mountain bike single tracks in the world. This place is an really for the single track rider. We start our ride at BMT bikeshop on Dorpstreet.
The Bottelary Hills MTB route runs over 20 farms in the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy area just outside Stellenbosch. All the trails are on private land with permission from the landowners, as a result strict rules apply to use of the trails. The trails are varied and appeal to riders of all capabilities. The hallmark of the trails is the scenic beauty and incredible views of the Winelands, Table Mountain, False Bay and other surrounding areas. We will be starting our ride at Jordan on Devon valley Road.
About 60km’s of trails start right outside the Trail Centre on Delvera.
Set on a private farm within the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains (half-way between Somerset West and Stellenbosch), the newly re-done Helderberg Trails prides themselves on providing a trail destination suited to every type of rider, no matter age, skill level, type of bike, or level of fitness. (Even trail runners will love our routes)!
The Helderberg Farm Trail offers superb views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch vineyards. This in itself should be enough to motivate you to ascend the moderate climbs and zoom thedownhills and flat sections.
Jonkershoek nature reserve which consist of a network of purpose built single track trails connected by forestry contour paths. Favourite sections include the Never-ending stories and Armageddon, 3 levels of single track zig zagging down the mountain. The tracks include some very challenging double black tracks as well as easy to use jeep tracks.
|GROUP 1||6:00 - 13:00||13:00 - 17:00||17:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||Pick up from airport and check-in||Early afternoon easy ride on STF trails||Night market|
|Saturday||JONKERSHOEK, ride +/- 5 hours, including welcome lunch at Ride in|
|Sunday||JONKERSHOEK (3-4 hours), including coffee at Postcard cafe|
|Monday||SIMONS BERG (3-4 hours), coffee at Muratie||Mountain bike skill session||Bike maintainance clinic|
|Tuesday||STF / UCI trails, EPIC route recci (3-4 hours), coffee at Mont Marie||Night ride at Boschendal (optional)|
|Wednesday||BANHOEK (3-4 hours), coffee at Bartiney||Safari game drive + wine tasting|
|Thursday||Table Mountain ride (4-5 hours) ,Epic prologue route recci||Spent day in Cape Town||Transfer back to Stellenbosch|
|Friday||Optional early morning ride (2 hours)|
Check out + Airport transfers
Our main accommodation is conveniently located at the Black Horse Centre, has stylish, well-appointed en-suite accommodation. Colourful and contemporary, the feature of each room is a large format image of Cape flowers, whilst the windows frame the gorgeous backdrop of the Stellenbosch mountains beyond. The Black Horse Accommodation is the perfect base for athletes who wants to be close to the sports facilities and close to the town center. Location The Black horse is located only 30 min drive from Cape Town International Airport. Just a 5 minutes walk from center of Stellenbosch and 20 minutes drive from the nearest beach. Centre facilities on your doorstep, restaurants , coffee shops, shops, car rentals and a travel agency. Off-site Gym, pool, sport fields, athletic track within walking distance Our partner BMT bike shop is next to the complex. We start most of our training sessions from this location.
ALL OUR CAMPS INCLUDES
Basic and aditional courses are for self taught surfers and amature surfers who need more surfing knowledge or upgrading the skills.
Pre race plan
Combine your training with some of South Africa's highlights
Hiking Table mountain
Shopping in Cape town
Our partner BMT bikeshop can built and box your bike
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). The camps start on Fridays and ends on the next Friday. Extra days €125 PP / day
All our camps can be extended with extra training days (start earlier or stay longer). The camps start on Fridays and ends on the next Friday. Extra days €110 PP / day
Extra days €99 PP / day