TransCape 2016 Day 5 – A Singletrack-Minded Day

Good things are worth the wait indeed, and no dorp more so than Greyton. As usual, Searle’s Restaurant kicked in with a kickass party, and if it were not for my ninja tequila-ducking moves, I would not have made it to bed before midnight.

Actually I snuck out like the #oom I am, but somehow still did not manage to duck some bug that came home to roost. So the steep climb from Greyton did not come easy, but at least the ride seemed to nip it in the bud.

This to me – with Grootvadersbosch Condervancy – rates as the best riding and most gorgeous section of the whole of the TransCape route. I’m not really a gravel afficionado, and would trade 120km of dirt road cranking for 40km of scaped trail any day of the week.

And here in the Greyton Hills, you are sure to find stunning sections of single-track that has been lovingly scaped over the years. Through in the manic pedal challenge of the Rusty Gate ascent, and you have a day that truly captures everything that is mountain biking here in the Cape Winelands.

Swooping single-track, death-defying downhills, rocky river crossings, endless vistas, gruelling climbs and blitzing speed segments. I am smitten and one thing is for sure: Greyton, I will be back 🙂

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