Enter now for Glacier Storms River Traverse

2016-07-14 06:00
The Glacier Storms River Traverse offers exceptional forest riding in addition to a host of off-the-bike attractions.                                         Photo: OAKPICS.COM

The Glacier Storms River Traverse offers exceptional forest riding in addition to a host of off-the-bike attractions. Photo: OAKPICS.COM

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TAKING place in the beautiful, untouched gem that is Tsitsikamma, the Glacier Storms River Traverse is set to be a top-class mountain biking race complete with phenomenal views, world-class trails and great hospitality. Whether you are an experienced rider or just starting out, this three-stage event should be on your bucket list.

Consisting of three fairly short stages (62.2km, 40km and 45.7km), the race showcases the natural beauty of the Garden Route – forest tracks galore, interspersed with breath-taking ocean views and including jaunts through idyllic farms and fragrant pine plantations.

Each stage begins and ends at the historic Tstisikamma Village Inn, a comfortable resting point after a long day on the bike. The leisurely 08:30 start times ensure a relaxed start to each day on the trails.

It being an exclusive event, with a limited field of entrants and an abundance of post riding festivities, allows the Glacier Storms River Traverse to double up as a great social experience.

For families accompanying riders to the event, there is an abundance of non-riding activities available at the Tsitsikamma Village Inn and surrounding areas. For the spouse who hasn’t succumbed to the joys of mountain biking yet, there are hikes, horse rides, and canopy tours. For those seeking more of a rush, why not try bungee jumping, abseiling or blackwater tubing?

For the little ones, there are daily activities planned at the Tsitisikamma Montessori School to keep them entertained.

Entry forms are available at www.stormsrivertraverse.co.za. The entry fee is R9 300 for a team and R4 800 for individuals. Entries include three days of amazing riding, lunch and dinner from Friday evening, August 5, to Monday afternoon, August 8, and an official race garment. The entrance fee does not include accommodation.

Fast facts

  • Website: www.stormsrivertraverse.co.za
  • Event dates: August 6 - 8
  • Entries close: July 15
  • Race Village: Tsitsikamma Village Inn
  • Stage 1 stats: 62.2km with 844m of altitude gain
  • Stage 2 stats: 40km with 663m of altitude gain
  • Stage 3 stats: 45.7km with 780m of altitude gain
  • Entry fee: team - R9 300/ solo - R4 800

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