The Houw Hoek Tour is a non-competitive 2 day MTB stage event. The objective is to give MTB’s and newcomers to multi-stage events (NOT NEWCOMERS TO MTB) the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of scenic, fun and non-competitive riding. However, make sure that you are fit as each of the two stages are approximately 50 km, mostly on gravel roads (including jeep and single tracks) and that you can and love riding single tracks.
|Event Dates||1 & 2 May 2021 (Autumn event)
4 & 5 September 2021 (Spring event)
|Start times||Between 07h30 and 8h15 on both days|
|Registration||14h00 – 19h00 on 30 April at the Houw Hoek Hotel & 07h00 – 08h00 on 1 May at the Houw Hoek Hotel (Autumn event)
14h00 – 19h00 on 3 September at the Houw Hoek Hotel & 07h00 – 08h00 on 4 September at the Houw Hoek Hotel (Spring event)
|Start venue||The Houw Hoek Hotel|
|Finish venue||The Houw Hoek Hotel|
|Entry fee||R 1000 per person (individual entries, not team entries), which includes a Worsroll and chips on Saturday and a Hamburger and chips on Sunday, at the Hotel.
It excludes accommodation and a Houwhoek event T-shirt, which can be ordered @ R 130.
*Please ensure that you download and sign the indemnity form! download formAccommodation options
The Houw Houk Tour gives you the opportunity to cycle some of the W2W RACE routes. The Tour also aims to let you explore and experience what a multi-stage event is all about and offers a relaxed and supportive atmosphere as no timing is done.
To ensure maximum and effective Covid 19 protocol compliance, the start and finish of both stages (a Wildekrans loop on Saturday and Paul Cluver loop on Sunday) will be at the Houwhoek Hotel. To ensure effective social distancing there will not be a formal mass start. Riders can start between 7h30 and 8h15 from either the lawn at the back of the Hotel or from the tar road in front of the Hotel. If you feel uncomfortable to start on your own, guides will start every 15 min from the lawn at the back of the hotel.
The following accommodation sites offer a variety of sleeping facilities, within a 10km radius from the Houw Hoek Hotel. Please arrange own accommodation.
SEE www.elgingrabouwtourism.co.za for best accommodation options.
|Accommodation||Site/Email||Contact Number||Accommodation Type|
|Aanhouwen Cottages||http://www.summerescape.co.za/accommodation/aanhouwen-cottages-2358||082 299 5667||Self-Catering
|Apple Mountain Guest Farm||021 849 8771||Guest House|
|Applecreek True North||072214 2510|
|Arabella Hotel||http://www.africanpridehotels.com/arabella-hotel-spa.html||028 28400 00||Luxury Hotel|
||www.avolontelodge.co.za||021 859 2222||Self-catering Cottages|
|Back2Basics||www.b2bcamps.co.za||021 849 8519||Campsite|
|Barton Villas||www.bartonvillas.co.za||028 284 9283||Self-Catering|
|Beaumont||www.beaumont.co.za||028 284 9194||Cottages|
|Bodemloos Cottage||021846 8298||Self-catering|
|Botriver Hotel||http://www.bothot.co.za/||028 284 9640||Backpackers|
|Brookelands Stone Cottage||www.elginfarmstay.co.za||082 658 5744||Self-Catering|
|Button Quail Tents||www.buttonquail.co.za||072 820 6166
|Coot’s Cottage||021849 8692||Self-catering|
|Eikenhof Lapa Cottages||082805 6517||Self-catering|
|Elgin Hills Tented Camp||www.elginhills.co.za||021 846 8119||Luxury Tents|
|Elgin Training Centre||www.elf1.co.za||021 848 9413 / 082 761 0719 for Ilze Beyers||Backpackers|
|Galileo Farm||www.galileofarm.co.za||021 849 8692/ 076 151 0035||Self-Catering|
|Glen Stuart Cottages||021 844 0197||Luxury Cottages|
|Glenbrae Cottages||021844 0011||Self-catering|
|Goede Hoop||082458 3790||Self-catering|
|Goedvertrouw Wine Estate||028 284 9769||Guest House|
|Grabouw Lodge||www.grabouwlodge.co.za||021 859 3780||Lodge|
|Houw Hoek Hotel||houwhoekhotel.com||028 284 9646||Family Hotel|
|Inn on Highlands||www.innonhighlands.co.za||082 498 5246||Luxury & standard cottages|
|Iona Cottage||028284 9678||Self-catering|
|Klipkop Chalet||www.chaletklipkop.co.za||021 859 4836||Self-catering|
|Kogelberg Backpackers||021846 8337||Self-catering|
|Kolkol Mountain Lodge||www.kolkol.co.za||028 284 9406 / 082 654 5090||Mountain Lodge|
|Lavender Cottages||072 377 8251||Self-catering|
|Libertas Guest House||www.wheretostay.co.za/lavendercottages||072 377 8251||B&B|
|Lilybank Cottage||www.capestay.co.za||021 859 1258||Self-catering|
|Malplaas Cottages||www.malplaas.co.za||028 425 3004 / 083 662 1560||Self catering Cottages|
|Mountain View B&B||021 859 3952||B&B|
|MTO Ecotourism||021 859 2606||Self catering Cottages|
|Mizpah Youth Camp||021846 8224||Self-catering|
|Mofam River Lodge||http://www.mofam.co.za/||021846 8345||B&B|
|Oak Lane||www.oaklane.co.za||021 844 0248||Cottages on Farm|
|Oak Valley Cottages||www.oakvalley.co.za/cottage
||021 859 2510 /0825651559 /Riana@oakvalley.co.za||Self-catering Lux Cottage|
|Old MacDaddy Lux Trailer Park||www.oldmacdaddy.co.za||021 447 8105||Lux Trailer Park|
|Pippins Country House||www.elginvalley.co.za/member_view.aspx?id=189||021 848 9158 /083 738 3665 /firstname.lastname@example.org||Cottage|
|Porcupine Guest Farm||www.porcupinehills.co.za||028 284 9066||Guest Farm|
|Rockhaven Farm||http://rockhavenfarm.co.za/||021849 8518||B&B|
|Rose Cottage||083261 0674 / email@example.com||Self-catering|
|South Hill Guest House
||www.southhill.co.za||021 844 0033||Luxury Guest House|
|South Hill Lux Guest Villa||www.southhill.co.za||021 844 0033 / 082 774 1101||Lux Villa|
|Tinanda Guest Cottage||082728 2491||Self-catering|
|Tri-active||www.triactive.co.za||021 844 0975||Luxury tents|
|Villa Exner Boutique Hotel||www.villaexner.com||028 284 9066||Boutique Hotel|
|Vredenhof Lodge||082 552 5489||Lodge|
|Weltevrede Cottage||076405 7536 / anellacock@yahoo .com||Self-catering|
|Wildekrans Cottages||www.wildekrans.com||084 228 2824||Self catering Cottages|
|Wildekrans Guesthouse||www.wildekrans.co.za||028 284 9827||Guesthouse|
Village Cycles will service bikes and do repairs at Houw Hoek Hotel. Contact Jannie at 076 470 2565.
As leaders and trainers in Compex, TEAMXCEED we will be using Compex to assist with post day recovery.
DAN GROBLER BIOKINETICS,
supports and underwrites TEAMxCEED, the only registered Compex Competence Centre in South Africa.
As we get closer to our starting date, cyclists will invariably be planning their training and race tactics thoroughly and with care. Planning your post RACE STAGE RECOVERY to ensure that injury is dealt with (or avoided) is probably the most important factor in ensuring your best performance. Simply your body needs to heal itself as efficiently and quickly as possible.
TEAMXCEED is the only RECOVERY TEAM in South Africa who provides highly qualified Sports Masseurs combined with Compex recovery treatment
7 reasons why massage helps recovery:
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Sports Massage treatments :
Compex Treatments :
Put your name on the list when you finish each day. Masseurs will work in order from the list.
These are self-timed Strava and other GPS device results. It is not a full result list, as the MTB Tours are not officially timed.