2020 will see Gravel & Grape in its 6th year and offers three race options to experience the thrills and spills of the Breedekloof Wine Valley. This proper mountain biking challenge will be taking place from 08 – 10 May 2020.
There is the Gravel & Grape 3 Day Extreme, a challenging three-day stage race covering approximately 187km in total, the Gravel & Grape 2 Day Extreme which is just as challenging as the 3 day, but only covers Saturday and Sunday – a distance of 112km and the Gravel & Grape Adventure for the cyclist not quite ready for the long distances. The Adventure is a two-day ride that follows the same trails as the Extreme, and although it only covers 65km in total, the routes are still technical and challenging.
Featuring a unique route that pleases and punishes in equal measure, Gravel & Grape is an event that takes mountain biking back to its roots. With challenging technical riding, it is best suited for riders with a sense of adventure and a well-stocked arsenal of rock-hopping, berm-bending, switchback-sizzling talent.
The route has been crafted to reflect the rugged nature of the Breedekloof Wine Valley, but also to show its gentler side. Stunning views in a picturesque location and a cloverleaf format creates three days of pure mountain biking that will leave you gasping for more. The days are not long, but the terrain will put riders and their bikes to the test.