The Apple Blossom was first held at the Elgin Country Club in 1995, way before the mountain biking craze or even single track riding and way before soft tails, hard tails, disc brakes or dropper posts ! Other than that, the fact remains the same, Apple Blossom is still treating the mountain biking world to the ‘extraordinary’ experience of majestic scenery, family enjoyment and pure fun. The Fruitways/aQuelle Apple Blossom Mountain Bike Ride’ will again be hosted by ‘Trail’s End’ Mountain Biking Hotel and Adventure Centre near the Elgin/Grabouw Country Club.

DATE                                      15th OCTOBER 2017
VENUE                                    Trails End, Elgin/Grabouw (gps 34 deg 08’ 32.7” S 19 deg 01’ 01.5” E)
DISTANCES                            60km; 30km; 10km; 2km

STARTING TIMES                   
60km @ 07h30;
30km @ 08h00;
10km @ 08h15;
2km Kids Fun Cycle @ 8h30

PRIZE GIVING/CUT- OFF          12h00

PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE             10th October  2017

REGISTRATION -                    
Sunday 15th Oct from 6.30am

Bring your family and friends to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere that surrounds this event and the beautiful Elgin Valley. Relax, socialize and enjoy good food, taste some award winning wines and craft beer. Lots of free kid’s entertainment, with jumping castles, face painting, popcorn and candy floss.
Make sure you stay for the lucky draw as there are some Great prizes!!

ROUTE DESCRIPTION                                         
Long route – A neutral zone of about 1km will start you off and take you into some open farm riding to warm the legs. You will then head towards Oak Valley to enjoy some of their great single track and your first ‘Mother’ hill will take you passed the iconic Oak Valley Flower tunnels onto Eikenhof farm. You will then be taken through a section of single track which is pure food for the soul before starting your next climb, its long but kind and will reward you handsomely. Crossing over the R321 you head down to the Eikenhof dam and up towards Sir Lowry’s pass and your journey back to Trails End will be down through the best of Gerhard Huiskens single track.

Medium route – fantastic new route! Easy and non-technical riding as you venture through farms only open for the Apple Blossom. You will experience a bit of everything, open farm roads, a few climbs and great single track, suitable for those wanting to take the next step up.

Short route - all on farm roads with some easy wide single track. Not technical at all and great for kids and beginners.

2km kiddie’s cycle will be in and around the field and Mum/Dad can run alongside.

60km - R200
30km - R160
10km - R100
2km - R40

From Cape Town, take the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass and turn left off the N2 on to the R321 at the Orchard Farmstall into Grabouw. At the 2nd stop street turn left and drive straight and follow MTB race signs.

Contact the Elgin Valley tourism office and discover all that the Elgin Valley has to offer.
Tel (021) 848-9838 or visit

                                                “LIFE IS SHORT SO ENJOY THE RIDE”