Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Mountain Biking and Wine combo?


"Oak Valley, a leading Elgin winery, situated alongside the N2, has recently launched the Oak Valley Mountain Biking Experience, a 21-kilometre mountain biking route on this beautiful 1 786-hectare mountain-side farm. The Experience is the brainchild of Oak Valley’s winemaker, Pieter Visser, an avid mountain biker himself, who has ensured that the route, although a red route (classified as difficult) is suitable for young and old and the experienced biker.

The route rose to prominence earlier this year when the gruelling ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike race from Knysna to Somerset West camped at Oak Valley farm on the race’s penultimate day. The final part of the route that day saw the competitors wind their way up and down steep vineyard- and fynbos-covered slopes of the Groenlandberg, on their way to their overnight stop at the lower-lying oak-strewn section of Oak Valley farm." - Issued by Pozy & Jeremy Hazell. Picture Credit - Fernando Weberich

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