Subject to change. See maps below.
The maps below are of the 2022 event. This will give you a rough ideas as to what to expect for 2023, but expect a few fun changes.
There will be some beach riding, but we know how much a service costs for your bike, so whilst the scenery will be spectacular, we will limit beach riding to less than a few kilometre’s over the three days.
Something very important to take note of. Distances may be shorter than normal, but that’s because there are no endless kilometres of long dirt roads. This is good honest riding. Not too technical, but really rewarding.
What you will learn on this weekend, is that it’s not just about the riding…. There’s a lot more on offer that will make you want to keep coming back time after time.
FRIDAY - DAY 1
A special journey into the Old Transkei. The route will take you towards Kei Mouth where you will cross the Great Kei River on the local ferry. From there, riders will head into rural Transkei, passing through a number of villages such as Tafeni and Nibe before heading down to Trennerys with a short beach crossing just before the hotel and Waterpoint 1.
Seagulls Hotel is a mere 1km away from Trennerys. And we decided it would be a travesty not to stop over for Waterpoint 2 to take in the scenery. This will also be a compulsory checkpoint.
After that, it’s back to Kei Mouth, using some interesting trails before reaching the ferry. From there, it’s a mere 7km back to Morgan Bay and the finish. Tick 60km off for the day.
Don’t forget the Bushpig and the Kei Mouth Golf Course can be a detour if you are up to it.
Enjoy a cold one and join in for a great dinner.
SATURDAY - DAY 2
Saturday will be a short but deceptively toughish day. It starts with a sneaky climb out of Morgan Bay heading towards Kei Mouth. Here you will ride via Lover’s Lane and enjoy the stunning view of the Kei River Mouth.
Then it’s off to The Shed, a well known landmark in the area. Here you will have a spoil with a nice cold-one as well as a boerie-roll or two. From the Shed, it’s off to Horseshoe Bend, where a breathing view awaits you.
Just a few kilometres away is Bayview Farm, owned by Ken Tucker. Stop off for a mini-spoil. Where on earth do you get pizza at a water table, and plenty of it? And a few cold liquid refreshments as well.
After spending more time than you need to, it’s the final stretch back into Morgan Bay via the Morgan Bay Cliffs for one last cold-one and another photo opportunity.
SUNDAY - DAY 3
Day 3 is a personal favourite. Riders head out of Morgan Bay, climbing on tar for about 5km before turning into The Black Rock Farm, owned by Revell Saint and the Saints Family Trust. The farm boasts more than a bump or two, but the scenery is out of this world.
After leaving the farm, it’s a dirt road towards Haga Haga. Oppie Plaas will be the second Waterpoint of the day at the 27km mark. Then its on to Oppie Plaas, a charming country restaurant, then on to the Haga Haga Hotel at the 30km mark. Again, relax, take in the scenery and enjoy. As we will have a surprise waiting for you.
Then it’s back towards Morgan Bay, with the beautiful cliffs waiting where there will be a compulsory 10 minute stop, courtesy of Emerald Vale Breweries. Again, take in the scenery, relax and then head back to the finish approximately 2km away.
Then get refreshed and get ready to enjoy the after party at the The Deck at The Morgan Bay Hotel.