Four great trail events happening this winter

Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! Now is the time to get out there and take in the magnificence of the Winelands’ beautiful running and riding trails. Check out our rundown of all of Dirtopia’s great events this June/July.

Mid-Year Trail Run

Have you stayed fit for the first six months of the year? Well, keep on going or start all over! Muratie is the base for some of the most beautiful trail systems in the Western Cape as part of the Simonsberg Conservancy.

Second event with Cape Storm as a title sponsor – the gear will be for sale and up for grabs at the lucky draw!

VENUE: Muratie, Simonsberg Conservancy, Stellenbosch

DATE: 30 June 2019

REGISTRATION: From 08h00

DISTANCES: 7km & 12km

START TIMES: 12km – 09h15 and 7km – 09h30

COST: Pre-entries (closing 27 June)

7km – R125, 12km – R145

 All PRE-ENTRANTS who are under 18 years of age will pay only R50 entry fee! Late entries who are under 18 will

pay normal late entry fees

Wine Adventure Trail Run

Warwick is one of our favourite venues to host a trail run! Not only are the trails & views magnificent, but the hospitality at a beautiful site is such a pleasure and what better way to host our second Capestorm trail run. Brave the winter chill, enjoy a coffee & snack before the start and you can even taste wine on the route!

DATE: 14 July 2019

VENUE: Warwick Wine Estate, on R44 about 12 km from Stellenbosch

REGISTRATION: From 08h00 at the venue

DISTANCES: 5km, 10km & 15km

START TIMES: 15km: 09h00, 10km: 09h15, 5km: 09h30

COST: Pre-entries (closing date: 11 July)

5km – R110, 10km – R130 & 15km – R160

All PRE-ENTRANTS who are under 18 years of age will pay only R50 entry fee! Late entries who are under 18 will pay the normal late entry fee

Wine Walk to Warwick

This is a fun social walk starting at Delvera, through the beautiful vineyards to Warwick Wine Estate where we will taste their top-class wines. Bring good walking shoes, backpack with water, hat, snack (if you like), jacket and of course water bottle. This is a relaxed event with lots of socializing and so that you can enjoy the vineyards, Wineland scenery and Stellenbosch outdoors!

DATE: 20 July

VENUE: Start and finish at Dirtopia Cafe, Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch

TIME: For registration and coffee from 08h00, so that we can start the walk by 8h30/45 and will be back by 11h15/30 for a platter.

DISTANCE: Approximately 6km

COST: R250 per person. Kids U18 R150 and will receive juice instead of wine

INCLUDES: Food, wine, coffee, permit and marked route.

The Trail Centre will be open early for snacks and cold drink sales.

Stellenbosch Farm Run & MTB Challenge

After launching the new venue at Spier Wine Estate last year, this popular event on the MTB calendar is back and promises to once again offer a fantastic event for the whole family. If you’re not a mountain biker, don’t miss the trail run on the 27th which boasts beautiful scenic trails for the avid runner.

 

VENUE: Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

DATE: 27 & 28 July

REGISTRATION: From 08h00

For more information on the above events contact Dirtopia on 021 884 4752 or info@dirtopia.co.za and see the website: www.dirtopia.co.za. The Trail Centre & Café is open 7 days a week on the farm for mountain bike hire, permits for marked trails and outdoor equipment!