Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Entry fee: R330
Kulula Tickets: R1953
Lanseria parking: R350
Waterfront parking: R50
Bribes to stay with the family: Amarula, chocolates and a Hollow Tree dinner
Buying the nephew's old bike: R1000
Permits for Bottelary Hills MTB to test the nephew's old bike: R50
Evening dress from the Chinese shop: R350
Buckled wheel: R80
Smiles: Unlimited :)
Monday, March 11, 2013
Cycle Tour registration done, bikes unpacked, pedals changed, seat height altered. So we were off to the Bottelary Hills mountain bike trail to test the bikes.
We took the green route from Protea Heights side. a few kilometers from the house, and you're cycling between vineyards. A long climb to get to between the fynbos, where we found a view of the sea and some hand-cut singletrack. More clim, then a twisty curvy downhill that reminded of sani2C.
Will definitely go back for more exploring when i'm in the area again :)
Day permits R50 per day (plus R50 deposit) from here:
- Devonvale Golf Estate: from 6 am
- Devon Valley Hotel : 24 hours per day
info on where to get permits here: http://bottelaryhillsmtb.co.za/
Long way up
Twisty curvy singletrack.