Start: 11/02/2012 - 00:00
End: 11/04/2012 - 23:59
The name says it all - riders will start in the Winelands of Somerset West and, will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas - including the Kogelberg Biosphere, before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Walker Bay in Hermanus!
Starting in Somerset West and climbing up, over and around the Hottentots Holland mountain towards the Elgin valley, then heading towards the Overstrand, variety is the keyword with the spectacular beauty of the area, offering riders a very different riding experience every day.
Spending three days cycling through this natural splendour will be one of the most rewarding things you could do with your mind, body and soul - and of course with your trusty mountain bike.
The race village on 2nd and 3rd Nov 2012 (W2W Adventure) and 9th and 10th Nov 2012 (W2W Race) will be hosted at Grabouw Country Club. The finish of Stage 1, start and finish of Stage 2 and start of Stage 3 as well as the main marquee, tented accommodation, race briefings, awards and entertainment will ALL be happening here.
Dates: W2W ADVENTURE on 2-4 November 2012
W2W RACE on 9-11 November 2012
Start Venue: Lourensford Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Race Village: Grabouw Country Club, Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa - on 2-3 November and 9-10 November 2012
Finish Venue: Onrus Caravan Park, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
Entries Open: 14 Feb - 28 Feb 2012 for entrants on the 2011 W2W database (including Waiting List)
1 March 2012 for new registrations and entries
Entries Close: As soon as 400 teams (for each of the two events) have entered and paid!!
Format: 2 riders per team
Distances: 70 -80km per day
Check out the Wine2Whales website for more details.