Stanford Cheese and Wine MTB Weekend

2021 Dates: 22-24 Jan26-28 Feb 20215-7 March 202116-18 Apr 20219-11 Sep 2021

For a ride report from the previous trip click here

Book the September 2021 Overberg Trip now, and get the 9-11 Sep Cheese and wine Ride for free

Join us for an incredible weekend of riding, rounded off with amazing culinary experiences, and charming village atmosphere that only the Overberg can offer.

This trip not only promises amazing riding, much of which accesses private property not normally open to the public. But rounds it off with stylish country-style accommodation and gourmet food, that is sure to have you heading back to the city energised for another week of hustle in these crazy time.

Basic Itenerary:

Friday: Arrive at leisure during the course of Thursday afternoon, receive a welcoming drink and snack, and settle into your accommodation for the weekend. We will then all get together around 19:00 for a delicious dinner at one of Stanford’s prime restaurants, followed by some fireside conversation, and then settle in for the night, to rest up for tomorrows riding. (If you arrive early enough, we can arrange a quick ride around town, just for fun)

Saturday: Early morning coffee and rusks will be served, before we kit up and head out for the morning’s ride, before heading out for a leisurely day of cycling up the scenic Klien River Valley. The morning starts with riding along the well known route up past Stanford Hills, and then we transition onto private single track, only accessible with special permission, slowly winding our way up to the top of the valley, where we stop off at Stonehouse dairy and cheese farm for a tasting. We then start making our way down the valley, stopping off at a number of winemakers and cheese farms along the way to sample their wares as we make our way back towards Stanford, finishing the day off with a late lunch, made up of ingredients collected along the way. We end the day off with Sundowners overlooking walker bay, before enjoying an interactive Pizza making experience for dinner.

approximately 50km of riding for the day, some of it on challenging singletrack, and some proper climbs, but also lots of rest stops along the way…..remember, this is not a race…….

Sunday: Coffee and rusks again early morning, before we head out for a leisurely mornings riding. There are a few options for today’s ride, which will have been discussed in detail over dinner the night before. Whether you choose to go bomb down the trails in the Hemel and Aarde valley, or take it easy doing some gravel road cruising around town, or leave the bike altogether and spend the morning strolling along the promenade in Hermanus, is all up to you. Either way, we will all get together for lunch, before saying our goodbyes and heading off for home.

For more images from the ride click here

Costs: The price per person for this weekend of awesome mountain biking bliss, is only R2000.00 per person, and is strictly limited to no more than 12 riders. The price includes three nights accommodation, all meals (excluding drinks), 2 cheese tasting platters, 1 beer taster and 2 wine tasters, guided rides and applicable transfers.

Space is strictly limited to a max of 8 riders, so don’t miss out, book your space now, by clicking here